Rawlings School of Divinity
Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (MA)
C. Fred Smith
Relativism, Exclusivism, Apologetics, Christ-Alone, Inclusivism, Pluralism
Christianity | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Sinclair, Brandon Keith, "The Exclusivity of the Christian Faith: A Case for Christ-Alone in a Culture of Relativism" (2021). Masters Theses. 704.
The proposition of absolute and exclusive truth in a culture permeated by relativism is among the most important discussions of today. The answer to this dilemma is imperative. Relativism has not only taken captive secular society, it has infiltrated the thinking of many professing Christians. The traditional Christian message has always been one of exclusivity and Christ-alone. The challenge for the Christian Apologist in a culture of relativism is three-fold: Establish the existence of absolute and exclusive truth, nullify the arguments presented by relativism as unreasonable, illogical, and fallible, and to make a solid case for the unsurpassable uniqueness of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. To accomplish this, steps must be taken within the local church to renew a culture of evangelistic apologetics. The exclusivity of Christ-alone and the Christian faith must be presented and established as the right and only alternative to the failed ideology of relativism.