Reason & Argumentation: Argument from Morality

Today, we’re talking about the tools of apologetics, specifically the argument from morality. The moral argument of apologetics states that there is a true right and wrong, and humans have a moral obligation to do the right and avoid the wrong. The argument isn’t saying that everybody AGREES on what is right and what is wrong, just that such a moral standard exists. Think about it … if there is a moral law of right and wrong, then there must be a moral LAWGIVER. Of course, that would be GOD.

Most people would be hard-pressed to say that acts like murder or slavery are morally acceptable. In doing so, they are admitting that there is an objective standard of right and wrong. Atheism, on the other hand, rejects the existence of God, and by doing so, must also reject an objective standard of right and wrong. If there is no God, then no moral standard can exist; issues like murder and slavery become just one person’s opinion versus another’s.

There are other tools of apologetics, such as the argument from creation, that we’ll discuss at another time. Until then, find more apologetic resources at Stay bold! 

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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