Moral Relativism Debunked
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Eli Soriano Photo taken from usnews. But nothing beats the hurt that cuts deep into my heart by what happened during her wake. Yet, I consider that opportunity something of importance, a great chance that helped make me stronger.
It was because I have gained the best opportunity to defend someone dear to me. The person am talking about is Bro. Even though I considered my grandmother dear to me, so is Bro. Eli, ever since that moment when I learned the truth of the Bible through him. The last time I saw her alive was at the burial of my maternal grandfather. I think they said she insisted to come. PG from the Drawing of S. I was in Pampanga at the time and left in quite haste.
I had decided to visit her wake with my paternal uncle. At the wake, he introduced me to a few relatives.
Incidentally, this was because I had also attended the wake of my second-cousin who died in February. It was a car accident. I took a long look inside the coffin—a long last look at my grandmother, who, even in death, wore a smile. There were a few among our relatives who took notice of me. They eyed me strangely, and I thought I knew why.
I took a liking to one of the elder women who dressed familiarly simple. However it was definitely not right just as God would declare.
Or to backtrack, remember Ahab and Jezebel both had a sturdy marriage, they both succeeded in causing fear to the prophets of the LORD, brought Baal worship to its peak in the Northern Kingdom and even succeeded in getting Naboth's vineyard read 1 Kings but God was NOT a big pleased.
Later, it cost them their lives! Egoism- This is the self-seeking morality which is if it feels good for me, then it must be good.
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Again, this is faulty because this is where Communism takes itself too. For example, during the Cultural Revolution, the late Communist dictator Mao Zedong was seeking what was good for him not for the people. He was simply self-serving.
Cafeteria-style morality- This is how religion can go. For example, the Roman Catholic Church chooses certain commands from the Bible which they want to keep and ignore what they don't like. Sure they have the nine commandments BUT they have deleted the second and ignored the tenth when it comes to the catechism.
Also, the establishment of the Inquisition was based on cafeteria morality. Should it be mentioned that the Roman Catholic doctrines are determined by the Council of Trent on what's going to stay and what's going to leave the Scriptures?
Altruism- This is referred to as "ahimsa" in both Buddhist and Hindu philosophy in seeking as to never harm anyone which can be ridiculous, because it ignores self-defense. True it's wrong to strike somebody but when in danger, people have to defend themselves. Jesus told His disciples in Luke Libertarianism or man's free will- Man has a free will but his free will DOES NOT determine the moral system which he can decide which rules he wants to follow.
Again this can go back to egoism see number four and cafeteria style morality see number five. Determinism- This is the appeal that man is determined by his culture see number tworeligion see number oneenvironment, what he eats and by all things that impinge upon him.
However a reality is that recent studies show that environment does not necessarily make a man get that type of life. This will happen on God's appointed "day", the "judgment day" or the "last day" citing Acts Those who will not merit salvation will be thrown into the "lake of fire" Tagalog: After the judgment day will be the earth's destruction.
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