Scripture and the Moral Argument: Seven Quick Points

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ONE: When Christians argue that God is the ground of morality, they are not arguing that we need the Bible to have moral knowledge. God, not scripture, is the ground of morality, right and wrong, good and evil! The apostle Paul was quite clear: a person can know deep moral truths even if they have never heard the scriptures.

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The Moral Argument Simply Stated

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Before we begin, we should note that insofar as belief in God makes better sense of various features of the universe, these features provide evidence for God. So the case for the existence of God does not depend on any one piece of evidence.

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The Argument for God’s Existence from Moral Laws

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1)      There are moral laws. If our moral feelings were human inventions or the outcome of a blind meaningless process like evolution, we could safely and rationally ignore them when it was safe and convenient to do so.  But the moral rules seem binding and inescapable.

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Am I a Right Wing, Hate Filled Bigot?

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To the best of my knowledge, there are other writers on this blog who will disagree with me. So, please hear me out to the end of this piece is some of my opinions offend you.

I am against Brexit; I voted to remain.  I have no problem with high-levels of taxation or redistributing wealth.[1] I think, all other thing being equal, immigration and cultural diversity are good for society.

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Can Christians Disagree About Politics? Six Quick Thoughts

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Political discourse has become a little apocalyptic; we have started to view political competition as if it is a war between good and evil. On both sides of the Atlantic late-night talk show hosts, comedians, journalists, editors and academics talk in Manichaean terms, as if they have been caught up in the ultimate battle for the soul of the West.

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