As followers of the Bible Answer Man and Christian Research Institute know, truth as we have known it is under siege. It is being assailed on multiple fronts by a seemingly endless barrage of “ism’s”; such as postmodernism, relativism, hedonism, and philosophical naturalism to name just a few.
To many Christians, truth has apparently become less and less defensible, either because they perceive that truth has become so deconstructed, relative, subjective, and vaporized that—like Humpty Dumpty—they don’t know if it can ever be put back together again, or they believe—perhaps tactically more than rationally—that objective truth exists, but they’re simply bewildered and befuddled as how to defend their convictions and instincts.
This is where the Christian Research Institute and the Bible Answer Man broadcast come in. It’s where serious Christians can make a difference by knowing where you stand, by standing your ground and, I think perhaps more importantly than anything else, by standing together. Not standing on the perennial shifting sands of cultural and intellectual fashion. Not on porous platitudes of politically correct secularists whose only God is tolerance. The Christian faith stands on the unshakeable rock of revelation, its God’s Word tested through the ages.
I love what C.S. Lewis once said, “Enemy occupied territory–––that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage.”[i] What we have to grasp is that while truth is under siege God hasn’t called us to sit for truth, he’s called us to stand for truth.
When truth is under siege there’s no time for impartiality, indifference or ignorance. This also is certainly not a time for cowardice. It’s a time for righteous revolutionaries, people willing to stand their ground because they’ve witnessed the deadly consequences when godless ideologies are not halted in their tracks.
If you recognize that truth is under siege, and that heresy advances as orthodoxy retreats, there are some options. You can study and that means getting into the Word of God and getting the Word of God into you. It means praying, to attempt to stand against today’s assaults on truth without the power of prayer is sheer folly. Finally, consider standing with the Christian Research Institute and the Bible Answer Man broadcast. If you’re not already a member of the Bible Answer Man support team you can go to our website at www.equip.org or call us at 1-888-7000-0274. You can give a donation to the support of our work as all week we will be highlighting the impact CRI and the Bible Answer Man has made in people’s lives during our annual Listener Appreciation Week.
[i] C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1980-renewed), 46.