I was an atheist once. I also was a moral relativist.
Truth was subjective. It was like asking me what my favorite color was. It was based on what my heart felt. And for me, everyone was right. I was a highly tolerant human being, after all…
…except towards, of course, anyone who didn’t agree with me.
When we’re morally relative, there has to be a truth to which all else is relative. And what, dear friends, is that truth?
As the author of Mama Bear Apologetics points out, truth isn’t a “what,” it’s a “who.”
Jesus is truth as is everything God put into motion since the beginning of time. Think about it. From where does you sense of justice come from? Why do you find murder to be so heinous? Why do you feel the right to an apology or guilt when you hurt someone?
If morality is truly relative, then the understanding of these things shouldn’t be universal.
But they are because we have a God who has hardwired them within us. And when they start to wear due to some sort of psychosis, maybe say, in the case of sociopathy or psychopathy, what really is the root cause there?
So also I will make you sick, striking you down,Micah 6:13
Desolating you because of your sins.
There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation;Psalm 38:3
There is no health in my bones because of my sin.
Fools, because of their rebellious way,Psalm 107:17
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
Moral relativists will say there is no truth. And our question should be, “Well, how can I know that is true?” And if there is no truth then what they’re saying is in fact, unknowable.
I think we understand the problem here.
There are real knowns in this world. Nobody loves pain. Nobody loves watching someone they love get hurt. Gravity is a thing. The world keeps spinning on its axis without our help.
And Jesus died for our sins.
We never want the truth when we can’t control it. And I’m sorry, but control is the last thing we need on this planet. Look around.
What we do need is a good Savior and the ability to humble ourselves enough to bow to Him.
Because we can distort the truth all we want, but He cannot and will not be distorted.