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Truth is the source of morals

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POSTED: June 11, 2013 9:30 p.m.

Morals can be defined simply as what a person has been taught and believes in regard to what is right and wrong.
The other day, I was flabbergasted to hear a radio talk-show host say that moral values are personal. In other words, a person should be able to choose their own moral values.
The problem with this is, first of all, the Bible says that it is the true source for moral teaching. In 2 Timothy 3:16, it is written that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” Another way of putting this is that “The entire Bible is God speaking to us, teaching us what is right and wrong.” The Bible is our moral compass.
Another problem with getting to choose your own moral values is that a person could justify stealing, or even murdering another human being. They could think it would be all right to commit adultery or lie.
Oh, I almost forgot — that is what’s happening in our society. I think it all goes back to not having an absolute-truth source to guide us through the murky waters of beliefs.

 

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