Part 13 Did morality evolve?

The last objection to objective morality is… 3.     Morality evolved People who believe in the theory of evolution make a case that morality is simply a matter of genetics.  There are major problems with this viewpoint.  According to this view, natural selection works in the genes.  Morality can be explained mechanistically through chance genetic mutations […] Read More

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  What happens when two objective morals come into conflict?  When this occurs it is called a…   2.     Moral dilemma Some people argue against objective morals by presenting a moral dilemma, one that seems to indicate that in the end all morals are relative.  The Bible actually helps us with an example. In the […] Read More

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Now if moral relativism isn’t true then the only option is objective morality is true.  However, relativists have some… IV. Three Arguments against Objective Morality 1.     Cultures practice different morals A key reason for being a moral relativist is the fact we observe what seems like different morals for different cultures.  One culture believes a […] Read More

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Part 10 Who is the positive moral hero of relativism?

I am continuing the conversation I had with Hito (part 9) while hiking in Yosemite.  I then asked him… Who is the positive moral hero of moral relativism? He looked at me and said I’ve never been asked that question.  I pointed out the moral hero of helping the poor is Mother Teresa.  The moral […] Read More

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Part 9 A relativist cannot say what Hitler did was wrong

Additional problems with relativism to share in a conversation I will continue the story of my walk with Hito that I introduced in part 2.  You will get to peak in on the actual conversation and by doing so I hope you continue to learn how to expose major weaknesses of moral relativism. Before we went […] Read More

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Part 8 Moral relativism is not an ethical system

Arguments against Moral Relativism  1.    Not an ethical system Herein lies the first problem; moral relativism is not an ethical system.  Why?  The reason is best summed up with these questions; what is the difference between a moral relativist and a person without morals?  How does a relativist make moral decisions?  He decides whatever he thinks […] Read More

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Part 7 Pleasure and power as ethics

The moral relativist says all morality originates with people; either the individual decides or society creates the moral rules.  Let’s look at each one: Pleasure as ethics – Other names this can go by is “I say relativism” or “individual ethical relativism” or “ethical subjectivism.”  The basic belief is that individual preferences offer the only […] Read More

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Christians Love the World

The more I thought about Chris Tse and his YouTube video [see my post: I am Sorry He Calls Himself a Christian] the angrier I got.  However, I calmed down and then fashioned a response to his poem.  I looked more to the positive aspects of Christianity. What belief system in the world can match […] Read More

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Part 7 Testing the Christian Worldview

 My series, Understanding the Christian Worldview parts 5 & 6, demonstrates how to test a worldview. The question we must ask, how does the Christian Worldview stand up when tested? First Christianity must provide an answer for the following topics: God, ultimate reality, origin of life, ethics, death, problem of evil, meaning of life, and […] Read More

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You Cannot Lose Your Salvation! Part 1

Over the last few weeks I focused on answering objections to eternal security.  I tried to demonstrate that it is possible to have an intellectual belief but inwardly never be a true follower of Jesus Christ.  I gave this as an explanation for why some people seem to lose their salvation.  I also answered two […] Read More

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Do Objective Morals Exist?
Answering Tough Questions
Counting the Cost
Is God the Author of the Bible?
God’s Holiness and Love Wins
Ministering to Mormons in Utah
Challenging a Jehovah’s Witness
What Ever Happened to Hell?
Accurately Interpreting the Scriptures
Understanding the Christian Worldview
Accused of Partnering in Wickedness
Set Apart Christ as Lord
Sharing with Knowledge & Wisdom
Becoming a Good Ambassador for Christ
How to Persuade Others
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