The Circular Logic of Postmodern Critics

Modern and postmodern critics of the Bible often say things like this, “The Bible isn’t the Word of God. It can’t be – it was written by man. Man is bound to make mistakes; only God is perfect.”

So here’s the challenge, critics: how does your dictum of man’s fallacy apply to your own statement about God’s Word. If man is bound to make mistakes, how can you prove that your own statement isn’t one of those mistakes? If man isn’t perfectly trustworthy, how are you trustworthy on this point?

In this way, Christians ought to constantly turn the lies of postmodernity back on their propagators. How does your own statement of “there is no absolute truth” not apply to itself? Are you the only being able to make such an absolute statement? 

Surely not. Now the conversation can begin with substantial claims and counter-claims, not cheap one-offs meant to end the conversation.

The Bible claims to be the Word of God, start to finish. Let’s start there.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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