The Reality of Morality

 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened… They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

Romans 1:21&25

I will attempt to keep this short and to the point:

Morality does exist.

I know this is not a radical statement. Many people would agree with it. Obviously people disagree on where morality comes from, but only a minority deny the existence of morality.

At least explicitly deny the existence of morality. These people usually ascribe to some form of Moral Relativism.

(Moral Relativism is a philosophy that essentially states that morality is situational, based on the individual, denying the existence of moral absolutes etc.)

This philosophy has many critics, and rightfully so. I am not going to spend time defeating the philosophy, I just recommend you do some research on your own if you are interested.

I have made an observation that troubles me- Many Christians ascribe to a form of Moral Relativism. Maybe not explicitly, but implicitly.

Consider these statements that I have heard or read in the last year:

“The Bible and the theory of Evolution can co-exist”
“I am against abortion, except in cases of rape and incest”
“It is not the governments responsibility to enforce morality”
“Although I am against homosexuality, it is not my place to prevent homosexual couples from getting married.”

(And I can already hear you preparing to call me a hypocrite, and thats fine because I am.)

Now hear me out. I know I touched on some of the most controversial issues of our day. I probably struck some nerves. I get that, be mad at me.

But listen, here is the issue I have with all of those statements-
They deny the truth of the Word of God.
And why is this important?
Not because of politics
Not because of society
Not because of equal rights
Not for any of those reasons.

This is important because when you deny the truth of the Word of God, then you effectively bring into question the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the very foundation of our Faith. 

Do you see the connection? Do you see why this is so important?!

If parts of the Bible can be discarded, or regarded as untrue.. Then the implications of this are huge. You can completely undermine the Christian faith!

I encourage you to ask this question: Have I exchanged the truth of God for a lie?

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