The grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of African American teenager, Mike Brown. Now we’re all left to wonder, “What do we do now?” The refrain that echoes in my mind is, “Back to the Bible.”
Christians must seek the Bible’s answers to today’s questions. That’s not a new idea. But current events like those in Ferguson press the sense of urgency. We have to proclaim biblical truth and we have to do it more boldly. Many seek “the voice” on these issues, but God has spoken and still speaks today.
The Postmodern Mindset
The culture habitually neglects the Bible in their hunt for answers and meaning. Many people believe there can’t be just one God who makes standards that apply to all people in all places. To demand that all people live according to a universal moral standard instituted by a personal God is viewed as repressive. But the result is a hole in the middle of our morality. We don’t have a central narrative that unifies the human experience. So no single perspective can serve as a common standard. As a result, all viewpoints have equal validity. But what many people are seeing without realizing it is that a relativistic view of morality renders all truth claims equally flimsy under the weight of real suffering. …read more