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The Supremacy of Christ and Truth in a Postmodern World

by Voddie Baucham

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In this audio of the second session of the 2006 Desiring God National Conference, listen to Voddie Baucham talk about truth in the postmodern world. In preparation for this mp3, here is what Voddie had to say about the topic:

Truth is under attack in modern American culture. Rare is the person who believes that there are facts that correspond with reality (truths) and that those facts are true for all people in all places and at all times. Common, however, is the man or woman who believes that all religions are the same (religious relativism), that tolerance is the ultimate virtue, and that there is no absolute truth (philosophical pluralism). Innocuous as there beliefs may seem, they are dangerous. They lead down a path filled with peril. If all religions are the same, then no religion is true. Moreover, if we believe there are no absolute truths, and all truths are equally valid, this will ultimately lead us to nihilism wherein all ideas lose their value. Ultimately, the only thing that will matter is who has sufficient power to exercise his or her will. Much of this capitulation to secular culture's demands, stems from the fact that over the years Christianity in America has been more American than Christian. I am not speaking of a decline in morality here, though there is ample evidence that the lack of biblical morality in the modern American church has hampered our ability to communicate the gospel to our culture in a winsome and effective manner. I am talking about something deeper, something more fundamental. I am talking about one's worldview. The fact is that what we believe determines how we behave. My goal is not to tell Christian what to do but to challenge what we believe. Currently, much of what we believe is shaped by our culture, and , unfortunately, much of what our culture, believes on a fundamental level is diametrically opposed to biblical truth.*

Special thanks for our friends at Desiring God for giving us permission to podcast these sessions. *Copyright 2006 Desiring God


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