Thursday, 29 May 2014

Postmodernism: A Convenient Way to Suppress the Truth

We live in the interesting age of postmodernism. 'Postmodernism' claims to be a very open and tolerant ideology as it does not agree that there is one truth, but that there are many truths. This implies that everything is an illusion and that there is no reality. However, if there is no reality, how can the postmodernism say with certainty that there is no reality. Is he not acknowledging reality by implying that reality is 'intrinsic' in everything? Since logic is not found in matter, and logic is real, otherwise thinking would not exist, there must be a reality.

The denial of one reality poses a great challenge to evangelism as postmodernists genuinely believe that there is no valid ground for any absolute truth. To postmodernists, God is a social construct that people create in their own minds. Yet, when it comes to world views, especially religion, they claim to object to how all religions think that they are right. This is to acknowledge that absolute truth, a reality that what people believe can be false. Indeed, what people believe in can be very false. Romans 1:23 states that  people have "changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things". This is to have one's own view of God, a violation of the 2nd Commandment that "thou shalt not make graven images of God" (Exodus 20:4).

Postmodernists are usually not hostile towards any religion, but feel upset whenever anyone claims that one's religion is right. Since they do not believe in any absolute truth, they see Christianity to be just like any other 'religion', and feel shocked and often upset whenever they are told that Christianity is not a (man-made) religion, but that it is the teaching of the Bible which is God's Word. Like the unrepentant thief or murderer running away from the police, postmodernists, "having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart" (Ephesians 4:18).

 It is when they humble themselves and accept that their philosophy is self-refuting and an attempt to deny the moral conscience they have, that the barriers towards accepting the Bible will break down, and they will be prepared to accept God's Laws for what they are - God's unchanging Laws.

If you are a postmodernist, I challenge you to see: