I find it very sad that most mainline seminaries, such as Princeton and Union Theological, have become peddlers of postmodernist drivel. In the show ER, they apparently show one patient completely frustrated with the lack of answers such a worldview provides.

Now, some people think that asserting that there is objective truth is judgmental and mean spirited. In fact, they are so against it, they will shout you down for it.

As Muslim philosopher Ibn Khaldun observed in his superb work, The Muqaddimah:

[T]he intellect should not be used to weigh such matters as the oneness of God, the other world [heaven], the truth of prophecy, the real character of the divine attributes, or anything else that lies beyond the level of the intellect [of man]. That would mean to desire the impossible.

One might compare it [human intellect] with a man who sees a scale in which gold is being weighed, and wants to weigh mountains in it. The (fact that this is impossible) does not prove that the indications of the scale are not true (when it is used for its proper purpose). However, there is a limit at which the intellect must stop. It cannot go beyond its own level (Chapter 6 “Methods of Instruction,” Section 14; parenthesis are translator’s interpretations, brackets are our own).

The human mind senses there is something bigger, but has invented thousands of philosophies and religions. It is apparent there is something out there, “He has also set eternity in their heart” (Ecc 3:11). “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (Rom 1:21).

We do not need futile explanations. We need answers.

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