...today especially, when we ponder into whose hands we have increasingly consigned the keeping of our cultural inheritance and the responsibility for transmitting it to later generations, can we feel other than deeply worried?
- Harry Blamires, Recovering the Christian Mind
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
- Ephesians 5:15, 16
In evil days - days when the Lie of secularism, relativism, and materialism has captured the souls of so many - Christians in all disciplines must be vigilant and diligent.
We must be vigilant to guard the truth of God against the many counterfeits which commend themselves, not to sound thinking, but to convenience, advantage, or moral agreeableness.
And we must be diligent to apply our Christian thinking and worldview to all areas of life and culture, so that we might draw out the knowledge of the glory of God in all we think, say, and do (1 Cor. 10:31; Hab. 2:14; Prov. 25:2).
This is no time for pussy-footing around the issues, being careful not to offend any of our colleagues with forthright assertions about God, His truth, and the way the world works. If we continue to allow the transmission of our cultural heritage to pass through the hands of unbelieving academics and politicians, the dilution of that heritage will continue apace, until all the truth of the Christian provenance of much of the world's greatest culture is effectively washed out.
All truth is God's truth, as Arthur Holmes so ably put it. That being the case, those of us who deal with truth should represent it as such, whether that truth is in the area of Biblical exegesis, historical analysis, artistic interpretation, or scientific endeavor. Every time we fail to connect the truth with which we are working with the knowledge of the glory of God, we leave the field of truth vacant to be occupied by the forces of unbelief. Truth is what God says it is, not what human beings decide. So if we want the next generation to know the truth, know it as God's truth, then we'd better represent it as such in every situation, as often as we can.
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T. M. Moore
Senior Theologian and Historian