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Without an objective moral law-giver, all morality is subjective and situational. So how can we know for sure what is right and wrong?

Key Points:

  • If there is no objective moral law-giver (who Christians call “God”), there is no consistent basis for judging right from wrong. We are left with nothing but subjective opinions and convictions that are only valid for the people who agree with them. 
  • “God wills something because he is good.” God expresses his moral nature to us through commands, such as “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). 
  • Healthy people recognize that right and wrong do exist. Any time anyone ever points out a moral wrong, they are affirming their belief in objective morals.
  • The existence of objective, timeless morality points us directly to the existence of an objective moral law-giver: God.

Quote This:

Leviticus 19:18 Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

See Also:  Apologetics, Skeptics, Worldview

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. How do you personally decide the difference in right and wrong? Explain.
  3. Name some good people who are/were religious. Name some good people who are/were not religious. Try to do the same thing for “bad people”.
  4. Do you agree that everyone, to some extent, makes objective moral judgments? Give some examples.
  5. “Without God, there isn’t any absolute standard of right and wrong.” Explain why you agree or disagree.
  6. “God’s nature provides an objective reference point for moral values.” Explain this statement. Do you agree?
  7. Read Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:37-39. How does God define for us his moral standards? 
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.