DeYoung: What’s Wrong with the “Wrong Side of History” Argument?

In an article posted at The Gospel Coalition today, Kevin DeYoung discusses this phrase, “wrong side of history,” and 3 reasons it is inadequate for argumentation.

It has become one of the most common refrains. When Vladimir Putin acts like an international bully, geopolitical leaders are quickly dismissive of his thuggish behavior as being on the “wrong side of history.” Closer to home, when Christians and other religious conservatives maintain that marriage is between a man and a woman, you can count on a chorus of voices declaring confidently that these old bigoted views are on the “wrong side of history.” The phrase is meant to sting, and it often does. It conjures up pictures of segregationists clinging to their disgusting notions of racial supremacy…

Continuing reading this insightful article.

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