Doesn’t the subjectivity of morality disprove God’s existence?


By BibleAsk Team

Morality and God’s existence

Some people claim that morality is subjective or relative and this fact disproves the existence of God, who is an objective absolute moral Being. But when they seek morality in society or judge a human behavior, they in reality become moral realists. Men are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). That image was most evident in terms of man’s spiritual nature. Man was created as a living being, with a free will, a self-conscious personality.

Most atheists are just as convinced as Christians that a mass murderer is an evil person because he killed innocent people. If morality is relative, then how could we have judged a mass murderer? Although many people have different standards of morality, they all still have common morality. For example, murder, stealing, and bearing false witness are always wrong. These are facts that all governments and societies hold.

The relativists claim that morality is intolerant while relativism tolerates all views. But can anyone tolerate evil? Can a society tolerate the actions of a thief? Both the relativists and the absolutists will reject that concept. Also, do relativists really tolerate absolutists’ views? For example: do homosexuals tolerate the absolutists that promote family values?

The real reason why some reject morality is because of their broken relationship with their Creator. Sin separates people from God (Isaiah 59:2). God created humans with a empty place in their hearts that only He can fill (Acts 17:27). Men were not created as animals with an inherent instinct that controls their behavior. Rather, humans were created to live in a loving relationship with the Creator.

The Bible shows that what is right and wrong is objectively based on the revelation of truth, which was shown in Jesus Christ (John 14:6). The Son of God is the greatest revelation of morality (1 Peter 2:22). Jesus came to show us what the Creator’s gracious character and will is for man (John 17:26). And His will is to be a moral, loving and just being (Micah 6:8).

The New Birth Proves God’s Existence

As men walk daily with God by faith, He transforms them miraculously. Their immoral hearts change into moral hearts that reflect His character and likeness. This divine supernatural transformation is one of the great evidences for the existence of God. For to transform a lost sinner into a “new creature” requires the power that originally brought forth all life upon this earth and throughout the Universe (John 3:3, 5; Romans 6:5, 6; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 3:9, 10). The New birth experience is a supernatural work, which is uncommon to the human experience.

The new nature is not simply the product of man’s resolution, purpose to do right (Romans 7:15–18), decision to adopt some positive beliefs, the will to change ones negative outlook on life and abandon hateful feelings, or even harbor sorrow for evil practices. It is the result of the working of a divine element given to a man, which produces a genuine hate for sin and thus causes a person to change.

By the Holy Spirit, believers are created anew in the likeness of the son of God, adopted as His children, and given the chance to live a new life by Christ’s power (Ezekiel 36:26, 27; John 1:12, 13; 3:3–7; 5:24; Ephesians 1:19; 2:1, 10; 4:24; Titus 3:5; James 1:18). In this manner, Christians become partakers of the divine nature and inherit eternal life (2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 5:11, 12).

However, the new believer is not born a full-grown, mature Christian; he first has the spiritual inexperiences and immaturities of infancy. But as a child of the Almighty, he does have the benefits and power to grow up into the complete stature of Jesus (Matthew 5:48; Ephesians 4:14–16; 2 Peter 3:18).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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