Article - Morals: Right and Wrong (part 2)
Consider what our world would be like without morals. If there was no higher purpose in life than to serve one’s own selfish desires, then there would be no difference between a man giving a child candy and a man raping a child. The one would feel accomplished by giving a child candy while the other would feel accomplished by raping a child. According to this faulty reasoning, neither action would be right or wrong – just mere, neutral, even “normal” behavior. If God does not exist, then rape is no more excusable or inexcusable than any other action one may perform. Without God nothing is excusable or inexcusable. It is what it is! However, thanks be to God that there is a universal moral law. Since there is a universal law, there must be a universal Law Giver, namely, God. There can be no other reasonable or logical explanation. Those who disagree must produce answers to the following questions: (1) Is there a universal moral standard? (2) What is the standard? (3) What or who is the source of the standard? (4) Why must every man follow it? The Bible teaches that all humans are created in the image of God (Genesis 2:27; Ecclesiastes 7:29). We are born innocent, "good" and "right" (Deuteronomy 1:39; Isaiah 7:16). “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). One of God’s invisible attributes is His goodness which is seen (to an extent) in ALL mankind (Deuteronomy 6:24; Psalm 89:14; 3 John 1:11). What makes “right” right and “wrong” wrong? God does!
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