Absolutism: Don’t we all have to find truth for ourselves?
We’re looking at the things that trouble people the most about Christianity. Now, we come to one that could be put like this: “Christians believe they have absolute truth. They have some things everyone should believe and everyone should do. But people who have absolute truth,” the objection goes, “undermine freedom. They tend to oppress people who are different than they are and impose their views on others. Everyone should be free to determine their own truth and what is right or wrong for them.”
What do we say to that? There are three things to say. Truth is a lot more important than you would think, freedom is a lot more complex than you would think, and Jesus is a lot more liberating than you think. Those principles are found in this passage. Let’s look at them.
This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 8, 2006. Series “The Trouble with Christianity: Why it’s so Hard to Believe it”. Scripture: Galatians 2:4-16.
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