This is the first Contradict – They Can’t All Be True video that does not present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that, I apologize. Watch the other videos to hear the Gospel message.
Before the Modern world, we blindly trusted in authority. For God, that meant we just trusted the Bible as the Word of God and believed whatever the Church taught us.
In the Modern world, we trusted in logic, reason, and science. These were helpful tools in helping us interpret the Bible.
In the Postmodern world, an emerging worldview that hasn’t yet fully replaced Modernism, we are confronted with many opposing beliefs, religions, morals, and customs and many of us can’t apply our logic and reason to justify why one belief system is true and another false, especially since we can see elements of truth in all of them. This has led to relativism. We now trust in experience and intuition to guide our beliefs concerning God.
I found a God Bless All Nations bumper sticker. This is a good depiction of postmodernism. Words and symbols can be deconstructed to mean anything an individual wants. In relativism, everything goes. What’s true for you is true for you.
Overtime this can leave us in a state of being dazed and confused, and when it’s been so long, we can’t tell what’s true anymore. God Bless All Nations! If God is blessing nations why don’t we see flags representing countries? Are religions now nations? Or it is trying to say that religions are now so spread out over the world that these religions can be found in many nations, and since God blesses all nations, then he must therefore be blessing all religions too? Of is it trying to say that God can be found in all of these religions and that that God blesses all nations? Or is it saying that America isn’t a Christian nation? Or is it saying that Americans shouldn’t say “God Bless America,” they should say “God Bless all Nations?” In postmodernism, it can mean anything I want it to mean, and you can’t tell me I’m wrong, except I think words do have meaning, and so do symbols… these meanings can change overtime, but we still have to be able to recognize the different definitions, but in postmodernism changes can happen overnight based on some video or image going “viral,” and we don’t have to recognize the contradictions anymore, since everything is now true! So I am left in complete frustration. Come Lord Jesus, Come!