Friday, May 15, 2015 4:53 AM

Absolute Truth or Absolute Rights?

Friday, May 15, 2015 4:53 AM
Friday, May 15, 2015 4:53 AM

In our modern worldview, individual rights and individual autonomy have triumphed over ethical and moral values. Today we see the individual as supreme. The individual must be given the right to both impose upon others and restrict others. The ability to impose and restrict are contradictory, but in today’s modern society situational truth is the norm. There are no boundaries or absolutes.

This situational view of truth directs our societies’ discussion on ethics, and morals. This leads to contradictory positions.

On sex: sexually transmitted diseases are rampant causing tremendous psychological and financial cost to individuals and society, and in some cases illegal to transmit the disease, yet all sexual practices are encouraged and tolerated.

On marriage: Marriage between a man and a woman is the only way that the human race will survive, yet gay marriage is tolerated. Should gay marriage become the norm the human race’s survival would be in question.

On morals and ethics: Moral relativism is not a doable way of life. Even the relativist does not want others to decide it is okay to rape or murder his family; furthermore the relativist also expects others to be honest in their dealings, for without no society could function.

The Bible has seen these times before. The Bible tells us that there was a time when everyone did what was right in their own eyes and God declares it sin…there is nothing new in the new age.

Judges17.6 In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

« back