In his best-selling novel The Closing of the American Mind, Alan Bloom made the following startling conclusion: “There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering university believes, or says that he believes, that truth is relative.”

Once absolute truth is rejected, truth becomes situational and sujective. In other words, each of us can decide, based on our current situation, what we want to be true at a given moment. This is called “maximum autonomy.” Any notion that God has authority over our will, spirit, or actions is considered narrow-minded and limiting. Such ideas can be very inviting. But there is a catch that comes with all this freedom; it comes attached to the idea that we are an accident and that everything that exists (including ourselves) are mere products of time plus chance. Once this idea is accepted, it is impossible to believe that anything really matters, for whatever anyone does, creates, changes or enhances is no less an accident-because it is being done by an accident. So where is the value of anytning?

When people substitute their own arbitrary values for the absolute truths which our God and creator revealed to us through the Bible, they selfishly do what is most beneficial for themselves, to the detriment of society.

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, September 21.

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