He Is…The Moral Absolute

It is not that there is a moral absolute behind God that binds man and God, because that which is farthest back is always finally God.  Rather, it is God Himself and His character who is the moral absolute of the universe. 

In prior posts, we discussed the metaphysical component of existence (the nature of reality and cause as to being and existence). And saying again, as in the area of metaphysics, we must understand that this is not only the best answer — it is the only answer for understanding the existence of morals.  The only answer in the area of morals, as true morals (including the problem of social evil), turns upon the fact of God’s being there.  If God is not there (not just the word God, but God Himself being there objectively – the God of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures), there is no answer at all to the problem of evil and morals.  Again, it is not only necessary that He be there, but that He is not silent.  There is a philosophic necessity in both metaphysics and morals that He is there and that He is not silent.  He has spoken, in verbalized, propositional form, and He has told us what His character is.   

As I sit here on my little piece of earth watching the dawn of a new day, I ‘know’ that He is there.  I am aware of Him.  At the deepest place inside my being, at the deepest level of consciousness, I ‘know’ Him…the only true and wise God.  I stake my eternal life to Him, in Him, and on Him.  

God’s son, Jesus Christ, takes us by the hand and leads us to the Father..to the infinite-personal God.  And we know Him.  There is nothing in the all of life that compares to this level of knowing.  We can know the God who is there.  

The disciple/Apostle/friend, travel companion of Jesus Christ wrote a letter to us saying…. 

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.  This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. 

And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. 

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. (1 John 4:9-16 NLT) 

Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – He Is There and He Is Not Silent 

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