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Relativism Isn't a New Concept

The enduring presence of relativism, from the Biblical narratives of Eli and Samuel to its contemporary manifestations, is a striking reminder of its relevance throughout history. In today's post, I aim to bridge the gap between the past and the present, uncovering the parallels that resonate with us today.


In the biblical account of Eli and Samuel, we encounter a society grappling with the allure of relativism. The Israelites, as depicted in Judges 21:25, had drifted away from seeking divine guidance, opting instead to follow their subjective truths: "In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what seemed right in his own eyes" (Judges 21:25, CSB). This echoes the spirit of modern relativism, where individuals craft their moral compass, detached from absolute truths. Everyone thinks they can "live THEIR truth" which is fact... is fiction.


Samuel's pivotal moment, marked by his humble submission to God's will with the words "Speak, your servant is listening" (1 Samuel 3:10), stands as a beacon of light amidst the prevailing darkness of relativism. His willingness to heed God's voice in a time of moral ambiguity is a timeless lesson for us all. Just as Samuel positioned himself to receive divine guidance, we too must anchor our lives in the unchanging truths of God's Word.


In our modern world, athletes and coaches hold significant influence through our platforms. By using our voices to combat the rampant tide of relativism and champion values of integrity, respect, and righteousness, we can encourage a generation to embrace a more principled way of living. Our actions and words have the power to shape a culture that upholds moral absolutes and fosters a society grounded in truth.


The echoes of relativism reverberate across the ages, reminding us of the enduring struggle between subjective truths and absolute values. As modern society attempts to navigate this complex landscape, may we draw inspiration from Samuel's unwavering faith and the timeless wisdom of Scripture, anchoring ourselves in the unchanging truths that transcend the shifting sands of relativism.





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