Should Biblical Morality be forced on society?
No Flash Support? Use this Audio Player!
Download the MP3
Dave: Jeff, you’ve argued for morality as an ABSOLUTE value. Does this mean Biblical views of right and wrong should be given to society as a whole?
Jeff: First other than a belief in absolute truth and morals, I wouldn’t suggest all society follow the Biblical rules. For instance, I think it’s the most important thing in the world to train a child to worship God! But I can’t place that expectation on others by law!
Dave: An important note would be that morality seems to be embedded inside of us apart from any Scriptures.
Jeff: Yes, we all have a sense of absolute morality.
Dave: But, some of those standards are worth imposing on all people and some cannot be.
Jeff: Exactly. Worshiping Jesus! Not everyone should be forced to do that.
Dave: At the same time, if something is clearly wrong…
Jeff: …such as beating someone up, or stealing, society should make laws to punish those who do wrong.
Dave: So, law should based on clear absolute morality and not community preference or Biblical rules.
Jeff: Otherwise law becomes capricious or overbearing… or both.