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The Moral Argument for God’s Existence.

  An atheist might say you can be good without believing in God. However the question isn’t can you be good without believing in God but can you be good without God? Here’s the problem if there’s no God. What basis remains for objective good or bad, right or wrong? If God does not exist objective moral values do not exist. Here’s why. Without some objective reference point we    really have no way of saying something is up or down. Gods nature however provides an objective reference point for moral values. It’s the standard which all action and thoughts are measured. However, if there is no God then there is no objective reference point. All we are left with is one persons view point as opposed to some other persons view point. This makes morality subjective not objective.  It’s like a preference for vanilla ice cream. The preference is in the subject not the object. Therefore it doesn’t apply to other people. In the same way subjective morality applies only to the subject. It’s not va

Are All Religions Right?

In our culture today there is this accepted idea that all roads lead to God. There is this analogy that says all religions are like blind men feeling different parts of an elephant. As the blind men trying to determine what an elephant is like, one feels the trunk and says, “An elephant is like a snake.” Another feels the tail and says, “An elephant is like a rope.” Another feels a leg and says, “An elephant is like a tree trunk.” Therefore, the argument goes, they are all right because they are only seeing part of the truth.

The problem with this elephant analogy is that the person using the analogy is assuming that they themselves are not blind. They are basically saying, “let me tell you how all religions really work.” However this is an enormous and arrogant claim that requires near-omniscient knowledge. How would this person know how all religions work? Why should this person be exempt from the very analogy they are using?

Here’s the point. As soon as someone makes the claim that there are no absolute truths they have just contradicted themselves. To say there are “NO” absolutes IS an absolute.

Here is where the distinctiveness of Christianity stands out. Followers of Jesus don’t make exclusive claims on the basis of their own knowledge, but on the basis of Jesus’s knowledge. If he is the very Son of God, it is reasonable to trust what he says about the way God works. Why? Because he’s the only person that has been resurrected from the dead to eternal life, as is testified to by the Scriptures. If a person is going to make absolute, all-encompassing truth claims, they better have access to some source of knowledge that is absolute and all-encompassing. This is the very thing that sinful people lack.

Here is the question, who determines how someone can enter into God’s heaven?

Suppose there is this person who owns this amazing house and they invite everyone to come and live there. This house is free from all the problems that plague humanity. It is also the place where you can experience perfect love, peace and tranquility. When people begin to arrive they are stopped at the entrance and asked to change their clothes. Some people were okay with it however, some were not. Those that were not decided that they were going to enter the house their own way. Some try to dig a tunnel under the house and come up to the floor. Some try to enter the house through one of the walls that had no door. Some try to enter the house through the windows. Some even tried to enter the house through the roof. None of these ways worked and they were quickly removed from the property.

Doesn’t the person who owns the house have the right to determine how people will enter that house? In the same way, God is the one who determines how people enter into His heaven. And that way is through Jesus and him alone.

Here are a few of the truth claims to this reality.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6 (NIV)

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” - Acts 4:12 (NIV)

For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, - 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)


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