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Some things are gray. Some things are black, white and every shade in between. There are absolutes, but not everything is absolute. That said, there is no such thing as relativism. Murky waters, points that don’t matter or points that matter to you individually are not the same thing as relativism, which is inherently contradictory.
God is not neutral. Christ is not neutral. The Bible is not neutral. There is no universal, relative path to God. You cannot be a fence straddler, lukewarm. Sometimes, and specifically in this instance of utmost importance, there is no third choice. It’s either yes or no. And choosing to not answer is answering no by default.
On that note, I refer you to this blog article:
… According to the Bible everyone, everywhere has an innate knowledge of God. Everyone knows something about God (specifically, his eternal power and divine nature). That knowledge, however, is suppressed. Humankind attempts to bury that knowledge beneath a sea of false worship. This means that apathetic agnostics and atheists old and new are not merely ignorant of God, they are actively resisting and defying what they know to be true. …
And that gets back to the concept that we all have a God-shaped hole in us. White Horse notes the ‘void’ and ‘vacuum’.
We were created for a purpose; to have a relationship with our Creator and to worship Him. That is our primary purpose, period. And without delving into the debate on personal will, “free will”, we do have a choice. Either to accept or to reject God.
- The Problem With Christians Who Don’t Believe in the Bible (urbanbellemag.com)
- Why Moral Relativism is Wrong (socyberty.com)
- The Contradiction of Cultural Relativism (socyberty.com)