Koukl Back in Time to 2007 with Epperson and Enyart

KouklWe've heard that Greg Koukl has replied on his Stand to Reason program to our latest accusation, from last week, that he is a moral relativist. But before we get around to listening to that, we're first airing his audio, with Stu Epperson and Bob Enyart from 2007 when Bob first accused Greg. His defense is that he can't be a moral relativist because moral relativists openly claim that there is no single moral standard. But that's an admitted moral relativist. Then there are millions of human beings who change their views on morality with the blowing of the wind and they are, like Greg, effectively relativists. Consider similar observations. Donald Trump isn't a socialist, we could wrongly conclude, reasoning (incorrectly) that since he says he's not, then he must not be. However: - If you say you reject socialism, that doesn't mean you're not a socialist.
- If you say you reject racism, that doesn't mean you're not a racist. - If you reject legal positivism, that doesn't mean that you're not a legal positivist.
Jesus warns about this. It's called hypocrisy.
Someone can say, like Greg does, "I reject moral relativism" which is the belief that moral judgments cannot be absolute but only relative to one position or another. But that person can simply then be a hypocrite and actually guilty of moral relativism, if he shifts his moral positions from one standard to another, which is typically done to follow the culture. Greg's positions are that of the Body of Christ generally and that of our Christian leaders. (See kgov.com/superfluous and prolifeprofiles.com/dobson.) And tragically, the morality of the Body of Christ has imploded. So our evidence of the error of Greg's ways are...
Exhibit A: the Scriptures, Don't do evil that good may come of it. And,
Exhibit B: The imploding morality of the Body of Christ.

Today's resource: God's Criminal Justice System MP3 CDGod's Criminal Justice System: Does the Bible support the death penalty before the crucifixion? How about after the crucifixion? The death penalty forms the centerpiece of the Gospel. The first and last books of the Bible deal with execution, as do the Old and New Testaments generally. Enjoy this presentation of God's ideas about criminal justice. Many Christians pray for an open door to share the Gospel with a friend. That door opens with every newscast, and with the reading of every newspaper, for those who benefit from God's Criminal Justice System. Meanwhile, discover the unique style of Bob Enyart and enjoy all of his teaching tapes.

The Bible tells the story of human history and the work of God for His creation. And as all good stories do, Scripture has a plot! Grasping the big picture will help you reconcile many seemingly contradictory and controversial Bible passages. So consider listening to The Plot series based on Bob’s manuscript of the same title. Then enjoy these book studies and see how the big picture can help you to better know the living God.