Instead of aiming to reject every pagan influence, let’s keep our focus on Jesus. The radically humble and loving way that God came into this world remains significant. While we should affirm biblical teachings and be grateful for the special revelation God has given us, we should recognize that God shines light on others—even heathen outsiders—who may have something to teach us.
How do we determine truth in a pluralistic society in which everyone is encouraged to create their own reality? In a world steeped in relativism, there are many mixed signals. What is true? More importantly, how can truth ameliorate the devastating impacts of people crafting their own versions of reality?