Does The Moral Argument Prove There Is A God?

The Moral Argument for the exist of God: God alone makes sense of objective moral values, and since objective moral values exist, then God exists.

All people have some sense of moral “right or wrong” Read Romans 2: 13-15 (NIV);

13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)

To support this scripture, unless someone does not listen to their conscience then torturing a baby for personal pleasure would be alright to do. In the skeptic’s mind though they usually rationalize this out to be a result of evolution as a form of naturalism. If they truly believe this, then moral responsibility doesn’t exist! The atheists’ claim that morals are a direct result of culture, personal choice, and evolution then what’s to say that torturing a baby is wrong? By that standard the atheist/naturalist cannot judge what Hitler did was wrong either although he knows it IS WRONG!. Moral Relativism comes to mind; “a philosophy that asserts there is no global, absolute moral law that applies to all people, for all time, and in all places”. Gobbledegook! Nietzsche wrote, “You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, it does not exist.” So then anarchy is also not out of the picture to the naturalist!

Of course, atheists can be moral. Even the atheist was created in the image of God, Imago Dei (Hebrew: צֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים; tzelem Elohim) and has the God-given capacity of discerning right from wrong; they just don’t want to accept God or the accountability that God wants from us. Read 2 Peter 3:3-7:

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last day’s scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

This scripture is a clear warning to scoffers and mockers! Seek the Lord Jesus Christ and finally become accountable. And yes the Moral Argument proves there is a God.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Christians Cannot Judge?

A favorite “quip” and “accusation” now among unbelievers and liberal thinkers of today is “A Christian is not to judge!” “How can you call yourself a Christian and judge me?” All this is being directed at the Christian with “judgmental” undertones strangely enough.
Well let’s read what the Word of God has to say about “judging”.

When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!
The Apostle Paul
1 Corr 6:1-3

And I know that the critics and certain readers are going to say “Well YOU are seeming to be hypocritical as you see me “judge” Buddhism, Catholicism etc. So why is that okay? Read 1 Thess 5:21

21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

We must make judgments based on absolutes and today’s moral relativism simply does not hold up to Biblical scrutiny. Paul judged the Galatians; read Galatians 3:1

1 You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?

Directly from the Words of Jesus; John 7:24
24 “Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

I will end with what I believe to be the linchpin of Christian Apologetics, and you will find it in the scriptures in the first Book of Peter; 1 Peter 3: 15

15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

God Bless

Brian Mason

Should We Be Able To Do What We Want As Long As It Doesn’t Hurt Anybody?

Have you ever heard this before? “People should be able to do what they want as long as it is between two consenting adults”? Or “Do what you want but don’t violate anyone’s rights”? I am sure you have. However to read into those two statements (and there are many more of that ilk) they can be very self defeating and against Moral Standards.

“People should be able to what they want as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody” opens up a huge can of worms. What if a person could hurt someone and they were allowed to get away with it scot free? Saying “We should be able to do what we want” is in essence saying we can do anything as long as someone else is not hurt? There are definitely actions that can harm another person such as Binge Drinking or Pornography and they are done in the privacy of your own home! Binge drinking, and suicide can be hazardous to one’s self and others. Watching porn in the privacy of your own home is also hazardous! The Pornography industry’s harm is apparent;

One of the most common psychological problems is a deviant attitude towards intimate relationships such as perceptions of sexual dominance, submissiveness, sex role stereotyping or viewing persons as sexual objects. Behavioral problems include fetishes and excessive or ritualistic masturbation. Sexual aggressiveness, sexually hostile and violent behaviours are social problems as well as individual problems that are linked to pornography.

“Our findings are very alarming”, said Dr. Claudio Violato one of the co-authors of the study. Dr. Violato, Director of Research at the National Foundation for Family Research and Education (NFFRE) and a professor at the University of Calgary, said “This is a very serious social problem since pornography is so widespread nowadays and easily accessible on the internet, television, videos and print materials”.

( Tue Mar 12, 2002)

How about the notion of “Do what you want but don’t violate anyone’s rights”? From a relativists point of view rights are none existent. Relativism is defined as “the philosophical position that all points of view are equally valid, and that all truth is relative to the individual”. Look at the statement and ask yourself “How can you do ANYTHING without violating someone else’s rights?” Again this statement is self-refuting if you are a relativist.

We must remember that the freedoms that we humans have are important. Freedoms must be placed in the context of Moral Standards. Humans instinctively know that there are Moral Laws commanded upon us by God. Read Romans 2: 14-15

14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law.15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)

God Bless

Brian Mason