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Wondering What to Believe?

  1. Does Nature Give Proof of God?
    8 Digging Deeper
  2. Can I Hear God's Voice?
    8 Digging Deeper
  3. Who is God?
    8 Digging Deeper
  4. Who Wrote the Bible?
    8 Digging Deeper
  5. Can I Trust the Bible?
    7 Digging Deeper
  6. Is there a Right and Wrong?
    7 Digging Deeper
  7. Why Does God Allow Evil?
    9 Digging Deeper
  8. Who Am I?
    7 Digging Deeper
  9. What is the Meaning of Life?
    7 Digging Deeper
  10. Does God Love Me?
    5 Digging Deeper
Lesson 6, Digging Deeper 5
In Progress

Is there a standard when determining what is right and wrong?

In order to live in society, every person must have some kind of answer to this question. If you don’t believe there is a right and wrong, then could you legitimately criticize or condemn anything anyone else does? If you say that there is no right and wrong, would you say the same thing if a shooter entered your home and murdered your children or those dear and precious to you? Would you want the murderer caught by the police and punished for his action? If you believe there is no right or wrong, then the next person you meet could rob you, injure you, and even permanently maim you, and you would necessarily have to agree with their right to do so.

It is difficult to see how anyone could survive in a society where there was no sense of right and wrong. There can be no condemnation of injustice unless there is a sense of justice. Even atheistic, godless governments have laws condemning and punishing murderers, rapists and thieves. Were the Nuremberg trials of 1945-1946 right in condemning the leaders of Nazi Germany of “crimes against humanity”? If there is no right and wrong, then how could anyone condemn Hitler, Stalin and Mao for killing 100 million innocent people?

If you believe there is a right and wrong, then it is right to ask, “Why do you believe that?” And the next question would be, “What is your basis or standard of right and wrong?”