I’ve received some feedback regarding my last blog post. I agree it was confusing and didn’t clearly communicate my main point. Here’s a post to hopefully clear that up.
My main point is that the In-Between-ists were correct in their understanding of where morality comes from, but they negated it by saying, “That’s just my worldview.” Another way to phrase it, “That’s just my truth, not everyone else’s truth.” This, unfortunately, is a type of relativism.
Let’s use a common analogy. The analogy says that worldviews are like looking at the world through different colored glasses. For example, the Christian worldview is like looking through rose-colored glasses, the atheist worldview is like looking through blue-colored glasses, etc. But there’s a problem with this analogy. When you go to the Optometrist you don’t pick out glasses based on what color you would like to see the world. Instead, you chose glasses that help you see the world more clearly than you did before.
The In-Betweenist responses communicated that they see the world through rose-colored glasses. They also affirmed that others may see the world through different colored glasses and that’s okay.
But that’s not okay because it diminishes the Christian worldview to a type of relativism.
The blunt reality is that the Christian worldview sees the world more clearly than any other worldview. This is for two reasons. One, because general revelation (the world around us) was made by God and thus communicates God’s truths through creation. Two, Jesus as God is the embodiment of truth itself (John 4:16). Therefore, God’s Word (special revelation) communicates all truths that we do not gleam from creation.
The truths found in general and special revelation (like moral claims) are not just one of many possible truths, they are the only truth. Therefore the In-Betweenist responses diminish the value of the truth they hold to.
The Christian worldview helps people see the world more clearly. In terms of morality, the Christian worldview helps people clearly determine what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s good, and what’s evil. No other worldview does that.