Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Bliss-less-ness Of Ignorance

The proof is in the pudding, and the pudding is thin, shallow and unsweetened. Most Christians cannot clearly explain the gospel of Jesus Christ, much less tell anyone why they believe what they believe about the rest of life. By and large, we cannot give an answer for our faith. And, apparently, we are living with a myth that is producing a nation of shallow believers. No one really enjoys a shallow person.

Only a few seem to care about giving an answer? You may be one of the few, the proud, the disciples who do, but you are few. Most have adopted a Christianized moral relativism. It goes something like this. They know what they believe. They encounter someone who doesn't believe like they do. They have a discussion. They have no proof for what they believe, even though they know the other person must be wrong because their preacher or Sunday School teacher said so. But, since they cannot prove what they believe, they just "agree to disagree." Practically, they are moral relativists, "Each person decides what is right for them. There are no absolute truths."

They say ignorance is bliss. It is not. For the believer, it is embarrassing, an admission that we have failed to be a true disciple of Christ. It is also an invitation - an invitation to fight ignorance with the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ found in the Word.