Sunday, 19 January 2020
We live in a time of many narratives about many aspects of life. The very word narrative, as the story or description that is how we see reality in various realms, has become ubiquitous. Fifty years ago, we hardly ever heard the term narrative except in literature. Postmodern Philosophy constantly tells us that there is no true meta-narrative. What does that mean?
It means there is no ultimately true story or view of the nature of existence or no ultimately true world view. Of course, that is just their assertion. Do those who assert this conclude this after rigorous searching and comparing world views and taking into account all the relevant evidence to come to this conclusion? Maybe some think they did so, but I think most just are asserting this position. It is their preference.
I have yet known of a post-modernist who has really sorted the evidence for the Biblical world view. There is the evidence of design that follows from the details of the forces of the universe stemming from the big bang. There is the amazing integrated complex order of a cell that is as complex as New York City. Then there is the evidence from the Biblical material itself. For example, the credibility of the accounts of Luke in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts are amazing. The day of Pentecost itself amazes. So does the testimony in I Cor. 15 on the resurrection of Yeshua. The evidence of continuing miracles today done in the name of Yeshua (Jesus) should astonish and cause wonder. Craig Keener's massive two-volume scholarly study is only a small sample! This is dishonesty and shallowness in the postmodern assertion.
Meta Narratives provide the organizational key to tying together all the various aspects of existence. The Biblical world view is the true truth narrative. Without it, we are adrift on a sea of subjective assertions. Commitment to the truths of the Bible should make us careful about quickly buying into the shifting narratives of our day, many based on subjective prejudice.
This excerpt was taken from my article.