Humans have a way of justifying themselves. A way of deciding their own versions and perceptions of happiness, peace, love, right from wrong, justice… my question is how can all of these individual takes be perfectly correct at the same time?
They can’t. And that is the problem.
If we continue to entertain the idea that there is no presiding God, no ultimate judge over us, no final influence of right and wrong, then we can continue to argue our own individual and conflicting versions of justice, our own versions of what loves is, our own version of justice and the list goes on. Do you see the problem here? Your own innate desire to distinguish right from wrong is in itself a God given trait. Who gave us the idea of right from wrong anyway? Where does that even come from? Why do we understand some things to be wrong and right as a majority? What is the origin of those thoughts? Why am I guided by my inner morality to be a good law abiding citizen? These are supposedly “inner feelings” of good right? If we say that there must without doubt be an overall origin or designer of that moral good that we are so naturally hardwired with.
We are flawed as long as we continue to deny a creator because without the ultimate and dominate influence of him that created us, a God that is higher than man and rules over man, we don’t have a presiding moral guide or a basis for explaining why we need to have positive morals or where they or we originate from to begin with. Morals are instilled and taught, they do not just appear and yet the majority understand that to kill or rape is something you should not do. Why is that? Where does that internal general prompting come from?
My issue with conflicting moral perception is that if I feel justice served for a man that kills is to kill, but then another disagrees and says no that would make you just as bad, imprison him, then who gets the final call? How do you prove that this person has more moral standing that the other person? We are all human after all.
So who decides right from wrong?
God does, and his word is his heart, his judgement, his ruling and his reign. We are all flawed rejecting our very creator as he gives us the moral guidelines and very essence of how to live life for he is life itself.