Col 2:1-10; 2Co 11:2-4; 2Ti 4:1-5; 1Co 15:1-4.
COL-11-171022 - length: 63:26 - taught on Oct, 22 2017
Thanksgiving: celebrate on Sunday Nov 19.
no Thursday Bible study.
Christmas eve service Sunday morning Dec 24; New year’s eve service Sunday morning Dec 31; both regular time -
regular Bible study Thursday Dec 28
Truth is constructed by people based on their experiences.
Post-modernism is a reaction against modernism.
Modern: The human mind, unaided by God’s revelation, can discover objective truth.
Post- Modern: Objective truth is OUT; experiences are IN.
It knows what it is against: objective truth, authority, reason, absolutes, standards of right and wrong..
But it has no coherent idea, no agreement, about what it is for.
“Postmodern thought is, at its very essence, an adventure and an expression of life experience.
Postmodernism is an attempt to question the world that we see around us and especially not to take other people’s views as the final truth.
Postmodernism puts everything into question and radically interrogates philosophies, strategies, and world views.
There is no such thing as a definition of the postmodern. It is a mood rather than a strict discipline.
Postmodernism, with all its complexity, is an attempt to find new and more truthful versions of the world.”
Post-modernity rejects any notion of objective truth.
It insists that the only absolute in the universe is that there are no absolutes.
Tolerance is the supreme virtue, and exclusivity the supreme vice.
Truth is not grounded in reality or in any sort of authoritative “text”.
Truth is simply constructed by the mind of the individual or else is socially constructed (by the group).
[Michael Kruger, ‘The Sufficiency of Scripture in Apologetics’, The Master’s Seminary Journal, Spring 2001.]
Whatever works for you.
Whatever solves my problems.
There is now a course of study in our universities called feminist physics.
Here is a list of 12 characteristics of postmodern people.
How compatible is postmodernism with Biblical Christianity?
1. They are reacting to modernity and all its tenets - especially the use of reason to determine the truth.
They reject objective, universal truth. Everyone’s ideas are equally valid.
They’re skeptical and suspicious of authority.
They are like missing persons in search of a self and an identity.
They have blurred morality and are into whatever is expedient.
They want to live and let live. Tolerance is the ultimate virtue. The ultimate sin is to impose one’s views on things, especially right and wrong, on another community or culture.
They believe that truth claims are fictional, and instead they tell stories.
They are searching for the transcendent experience.
They are living in a media world unlike any other in history.
They are on a quest for community.
They live in a very material world.
They believe that words have no objective meaning in themselves, and meaning is derived by the reader’s life experience and engagement with a text.\
2. They reject objective, universal truth. Everyone’s ideas are equally valid.
3. They’re skeptical and suspicious of authority.
4. They are like missing persons in search of a self and an identity.
5. They have blurred morality and are into whatever is expedient.
6. They want to live and let live. Tolerance is the ultimate virtue.
The ultimate sin is to impose one’s views on things, especially right and wrong, on another community or culture.
7. They believe that truth claims are fictional, and instead they tell stories.