HOW CAN WE TURN THIS PHILOSOPHY TO OUR ADVANTAGE?
It is true that the age of modernism and the scientific
method was basically an atheistic age, which did its best to do away with
anything which was not based on the scientific method. That included
Christianity, and anything which was metaphysical.
Postmodernism shows us that this anti-God philosophy has
left mankind with an ache in his heart for something more than the scientific
method; science does not have the answers to all of our needs. Science has one
way of looking at life and its circumstances, but it is only one way and not
the only way.
As Christians we do not believe that it is possible to do
away with all the findings of science (we benefit from them every time we go to
a hospital, or fly in an aircaft) but we also know that there are some aspects
of postmodernism which leave the door open to reality and truth in experience
and religion. We state that it is possible, contrary to postmodernism
prevarication, to know the truth declared in Scripture; this truth shows us how
to experience a correct and vital relationship with the One and only Living
God; while we know this, we can be assured that we have eternal life now.
This knowledge is not just rational 'knowing' it is experiential at the same
From the point of view of logic, something cannot be right
and wrong at the same time. Either Christianity is true or it is false. It
cannot be true and false at the same time because that would mean that the
falsehood would cancel out the truth. Either the claims of the Word of God are
true or they should rejected completely. Either Christ is the one and only
Saviour, as the Word of God maintains, or He is the biggest con-artist that
ever set foot on this planet. You cannot have it both ways at once.
If everything is relative then life makes no sense. If you
agree with me as an employer that you will work for £350 per week, but at
the end of the week I only pay you £200, you would not be very happy,
even if I did add that, in my way of thinking, this was the equivalent.
Adherence to this kind of reasoning makes as much sense as the overall precepts
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