How does the evolutionist explain Morality?

Author: BibleAsk Team

The Evolutionist and Morality

Evolutionists teach that humans evolved by natural selection from lifeless unconscious matter over billions of years. This idea of the survival of the fittest doesn’t harmonize with the fact that humans are moral beings with ethics of right and wrong. Because, how can they explain that some humans may choose to show compassion and even empathy in selfless self-sacrificing acts to help others? Evolution ideology promotes the preservation of self only whereas morality promote sacrifice, goodness and love.

How can the evolutionist explain the act of a fireman that tries to save a little child from his burning house by endangering his own life; a mother that tries to feed her hungry child and deprives herself; a sister that gives her kidney to her brother who is dying and thus jeopardize her own longevity? This sense of moral obligation must be explained in some way other than evolution which only promotes self-preservation.

The difference between the atheist and the believer in God is that the atheist may chose to be moral to avoid legal or social incrimination but he has no real reason for acting right because there is no ultimate moral authority that governs him. To him each person is his own authority.

To the believer this authority comes from God.  The Holy Spirit leads the believer “into all truth” (John 16:13). To the atheist, who is without God’s Spirit, the truth is “foolishness,” because it is “spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14). To the atheist, this lack of ethical authority leads to anarchy for who will decide what is right and wrong? For example, atheists will want to kill unborn babies while believers will see this act as murder which is a clear violation to God’s command “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). So, where do you draw the line?

Can an evolutionist act ethically? Certainly. Some evolutionist adopt the knowledge of right and wrong, and live exemplary lives. But they have no ultimate logical reason to do so and no authority to answer for. They may do it simply because they want to. Atheists can’t provide a rational reason for Morality. Morality exists and is logical only if we believe that there is a Creator who designed it (Romans 2:15).

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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