Denying the Right of Non-belief
Secular humanism sees itself as the norm, so their critiques of the religious right tend to see it as a movement seeking to reinterpret the world in very narrow terms. Rather, Christian faith seeks to recall men to the reality of God and His word.
This is not a new phenomenon. In the 5th century B.C. the Greek philosopher Heraclitus tried to define the “universal principle” by which all things could be understood. He called it logos, which has been translated as word, law,or reason. This logos was the fundamental principle that governed all things.
When the apostle John wrote the gospel that bears his name, he redefined this logos (word in the Authorized Version) as none other than the second person of the Triune God, not an idea or a process, but a person now incarnate in human flesh, Jesus Christ.
No doubt the Greek thinkers of the day objected to John’s usurping of the philosopher’s language in order to identify Jesus Christ as the One Who governed all things. What John did under inspiration was to deny the right of non-belief to dictate even the language of debate. The first principle, John was saying, was God, now incarnate in Jesus Christ.
John was not re-interpreting reality, but declaring it in terms of the reality of the sovereign God. This is what Chalcedon does. We declare the sovereign Lordship of Christ over every area of life and thought. He is the alpha and omega, the first and the last. He is not only the first principle; He is the only principle which determines all of reality. The purpose of Chalcedon, and the duty of all believers, is to proclaim the totality of the claims of God and His Christ.
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Topics: Christian Reconstruction, Theology, Gospels, The