When Albert Einstein published his theories of special and general relativity, the world was both enthralled and mystified by this seemingly new concept. The implications of Einstein’s theories rocked the very foundations of astrophysics. Oddly (some would say inevitably) the idea of relativity began to be spoken of in decidedly non-scientific contexts. But how do we apply relativity to abstract philosophical concepts, such as the value of human life?
For example, I value the Hebrews as a historically unique people called out by God as a separate nation, designated by God as His own people. Yet Adolf Hitler did not see it that way, hence the Holocaust. Is that too merely a matter of relativity? And what about the unborn baby in the womb? As you can see, the slope is getting more slippery, and we need a firm place to stand.
Well, here to help us with this slippery slope is Dr. D. James Kennedy, in a message he delivered at Yale University, called “Absolutes in a Relativistic Age.”
Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930-2007), founder of Truth In Action Ministries, was perhaps the “most listened-to Presbyterian minister in history” because of the outreach of pulpit through television and radio. For 48 years, Dr. Kennedy served as the senior pastor of Coral Ridge...