Since there is the One Supreme God who has created the Laws of Morality, it hardly seems rational to suggest that there are other viable laws of morality that violate the laws of morality present in nature which point to God and His mighty works. Therefore, if God is indeed the Author of morality, then it follows that His moral code should be the followed one, and He has outlined His moral code in the Bible: a code of righteousness, loving God and neighbor, justice, and mercy, and serving God. The Bible is a perfect and just intersection of all these concepts, summed up and pointing to one person: Jesus Christ, to whom the whole of Scripture testifies.
Though many may deny it, it is indeed possible to know things. The human capacity to reason has established that there are things that are, indeed knowable. Be it the tree planted in the front yard, the laws of gravity and motion, or the fact that that blue sports car cut you off in traffic yesterday, it is indeed possible to know certain things about life, reality, and existence. However, this veritable realization suddenly seems to vanish when one enters into the frenzied debate concerning moral philosophy. Here, it is argued, is a moral free-for-all. It is here that all reason and evidence fly out the window and people are free to pick and choose as they please, much like custom ordering a hamburger or a cup of coffee. “Who has the right to tell you that you are wrong?” it is argued. “It is not like there are any veritable truths to be discovered!” But wait… we just established that there are veritable truths to be discovered, which begs the question, should not people attempt to find the moral truth as well?
It is here that I lay the foundation of my case for the Bible being the moral truth. Certainly the laws of logic have convinced us that two contradictory things cannot both be true. Think about it, a person cannot both be guilty and non-guilty of the same crime, and that bus coming towards you when you try to cross the street certainly cannot both hit and not hit you at the same time; it is madness to suggest otherwise. Therefore, how can Buddhism and Christianity both be right? Or how can Humanism and Calvinism both be totally valid systems of living? Clearly one must be wrong and the other correct, or else the truth is that there are no absolute moral standards at all and absolutely nothing matters. Therefore, we need to establish which standard is correct.
The only standard which carries any weight is the one backed by the Supreme Creator of the Universe. He set the terms and created the natural laws and order of the universe, so it makes sense that His Law of morality must be the correct one, for He deemed it to be a part of the woven fabric of the universe itself.
How, might you ask? How did God weave moral laws into the fabric of the universe? Through the innate knowledge of right and wrong present in the internal workings of man. Though a child may have zero understanding of right and wrong in the Tabula Rasa sense, when they are corrected by their parents, they know innately what they have done wrong before the parent even begins to correct them. Even further, there is a similar set of moral values that have developed in most major cultures across the world. In ancient China, India, Mesopotamia, and Native America stealing, lying, disrespecting parents, and treating others cruelly were frowned upon. Even further, every major culture since the beginning of recorded history has implemented the Golden Rule. If there is no innate knowledge of right and wrong woven into the fabric of mankind, then how have all these cultures created moral systems that are so similar to each other surrounding these main values? Therefore, it is definitely assertable that there is a moral Law much like there is a law of gravity, a law of fluid dynamics, and the like. It is a law that has effects and is naturally enforced. In every culture where someone broke this moral law, they were punished and the situation was rectified. Therefore, there is the moral Law which is enforced as a law; there is the effect and the punishment, in that particular order.
Now, to some readers, this argument seems entirely pointless since, they argue, there is no God for His existence cannot be proven. In opposition to this, I direct them to read the book The Miracles by H. Richard Casdorph, an experienced and published medical researcher whose work appeared in multiple peer reviewed journals in addition to the writings of Lee Strobel, who outlines, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Biblical Jesus did, in fact exist, and the Gospels are very reliable accounts. However, the argument for the existence of God can be summed up thusly: what reason would the Apostles have had to lie? They were tortured, beaten, jailed, at odds with the government, and poor. If it was all a lie then what was the point? They received no financial gains, no political power, were considered fools by the western world, were jailed and tortured, and died horrible deaths. Hardly the story of those who have established cults or other religions. In addition, miracles have indeed been documented in modern medicine upon prayer to Jesus Christ. I believe these two arguments alone are sufficient for the testimony of the truth of the Bible.
Now, since there is the One Supreme God who has created the Laws of Morality, it hardly seems rational to suggest that there are other viable laws of morality that violate the laws of morality present in nature which point to God and His mighty works. Therefore, if God is indeed the Author of morality, then it follows that His moral code should be the followed one, and He has outlined His moral code in the Bible: a code of righteousness, loving God and neighbor, justice, and mercy, and serving God. The Bible is a perfect and just intersection of all these concepts, summed up and pointing to one person: Jesus Christ, to whom the whole of Scripture testifies. It is His life we are to emulate, His moral code that we ought to follow, and His will we are to obey. There is no other option but God and His way, and those who assert otherwise would have you believe that you can violate the Law of Morality.
John Paluska is a Communication Studies graduate of Regent University and attends Church of the Apostles Anglican in Fairfax, Virginia. This article is used with permission.