Story of Me

by Frank Jones


However, in these post-Christian times, people don’t want to listen to God’s story; they want to make up their own. When they read the script of salvation, they discover that it’s all about God and His glory. But they were hoping to play a bigger part. Hence the postmodern revolt against the meta-narrative, which is really rebellion against the authority of God. The attack on the gospel takes two basic forms. As we have seen, these post-Christian times are characterized by relativism and narcissism. The relativist attacks God’s intellectual authority. He says, “I don’t want anyone telling me what to believe; I demand the right to think what I want to think.” The narcissist attacks God’s moral authority. He says, “I don’t want anyone telling me how to behave; I demand the right to do what I want to do.” Relativism is a sin of the mind, a refusal to believe sound doctrine. Narcissism is a sin of the heart, a refusal to live a holy life.
— Philip Ryken. "City on a Hill", 94-95.