Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Non-existence of Moral Absolutes

"Kaitlyn said... Ray, this is an interesting verse, but it relies on moral absolutes . . . I shall decide if my ways are 'perverse' or not."

Kaitlyn, you are bound by moral absolutes whether you know it or not, just as you are bound by the law of gravity, whether you know it or not. A criminal may steal a car and drive dangerously on a freeway as the law chases him, but his pleading ignorance will not exonerate him from civil law. He clocks up its wrath every time he transgresses its precepts. The same happens every time you violate God’s Law. Each time you lie, steal, lust, fornicate, commit adultery or blaspheme, you are storing up the Law’s wrath, and God will see to it that you get exactly what you deserve, on the Day of Judgment.

Of course you don’t believe that. Otherwise you would be a Christian. You are like a man who says that the law of gravity has no influence over him at all. He jumps from the tenth floor to show you, and as he passes the third floor he calls, "See I’m flying." He’s right. He is flying. But he will eventually suffer the terrible consequences of his foolishness.

Science discovered that when a certain object moves at a certain speed it supersedes the law of gravity, and can fly. If we could go back 500 years in time, almost every thinking scientist would have said that such talk is utterly foolish. They would have maintained that it was impossible for an object the size of a 747 jumbo jet to fly like a bird. However, we now know that even though the law of gravity remains, the flying object has moved into a higher law, the invisible law of aerodynamics.

Ignorant people mock at the fact that the Christian has discovered a higher law than the law of sin and death. Their thought is that everyone dies, not knowing that there's another law of which the Bible speaks. Listen to what the Apostle Paul said, "The law of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death" (Romans 8:2). I know that you are different than the normal atheist. Take no notice of the ignorant scoffers. Please, open your mind and soften your heart. There's so much more out there (in the realm of the invisible) than we can begin to imagine.

By the way, you will never see that your ways are perverse until you (with a tender conscience), judge yourself by the perfect standard of God's moral Law. How about you take some time to carefully read the Sermon on Mount (Matthew Chapters 5-7), and give me your thoughts?