by Michael Grisanti | Aug 14, 2020
Presenting God as He Defines Himself
The postmodern world is known for its rejection of exclusive truth claims. Postmodernism views all truth as relative, and exclusive truth claims as arrogant, offensive, and impossible. As we live and minister in this post-modern context, how should we present God’s character to those to whom we minister and know?
On the one hand, we must navigate the fine line between beliefs and practices that are negotiable and those that are not. In light of biblical teaching on “liberty” and the issues of a weaker and stronger conscience, there are times when we must not be adamant for everyone to accept or arrange their lives according to our personal understanding or conviction. The following are some such examples: the music we listen to, the movies we watch, whether or not to drink, etc. There is room for disagreement on these issues. There are, of course, biblical principles that offer guidance on these matters, but broadly speaking, if the Bible does not explicitly or clearly address an issue, we need to allow for differing opinions rather than holding to our preference as an exclusive truth claim…