Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Moral Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air

Justin Taylor:

Francis Schaeffer once described moral relativists as those “who have both feet firmly planted in mid-air.” An even more vivid illustration is that of Cornelius Van Til (The Defense of the Faith):
Suppose we think of a man made of water in an infinitely extended and bottomless ocean of water.
Desiring to get out of water, he makes a ladder of water.
He sets this ladder upon the water and against the water and then attempts to climb out of the water.
So hopeless and senseless a picture must be drawn of the natural man’s methodology based as it is upon the assumption that time or chance is ultimate. On his assumption his own rationality is a product of chance. On his assumption even the laws of logic which he employs are products of chance. The rationality and purpose that he may be searching for are still bound to be products of chance. 

On the contrary, our worldview is summarized well by Isaiah 26:4:
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

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