Brighton Church of Christ
Is There Such A Thing As Right And Wrong?
More and more people advocate that there is nothing absolutely right or wrong.
Pluralism, relativism, and a perverted tolerance are prevalent in our culture. More and more people do not believe in absolutes, and they advocate that there is nothing absolutely right or wrong. Like Pilate, many ask: “What is truth?” (Jn. 18:38). But common sense tells us there is such a thing as right and wrong. For example, a student can argue from now own with his teacher, that two plus two equals five, but it will still be incorrect! It may seem beneficial or encouraging to the student’s psyche and ego to believe that two plus two equals five, but the truth is, it is still wrong, and it will always be wrong!
If there is no right and wrong, and if there is no absolute truth, then obviously, for religion to advocate a standard of right and wrong would be ridiculous wouldn’t it? It would follow that one religion is just as good as another one. As one put it: “Religious pluralism is the view that all religions are equally valid as ways to God. Just as there are many paths up Mt. Fuji, so there are many paths to God. Differences among the religions are superficial; they all lead to the same goal.” But Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (Jn. 14:6). Jesus, speaking of God’s Word said: “Thy word is truth.” (Jn. 17:17). Psalms 119:142 says “Your law is truth,” and verse 151 says “all Your commandments are truth.” Since Jesus is the embodiment of truth, The Word that emanates from Him is truth, and is right, because it is the extension of Him. Thus, the only way one can be free from sin is to know and obey (abide in) His Word. (Jn. 8:31-32). Only then can one “discern both good and evil,” and distinguish between right and wrong, (Heb. 5:14). To say nothing is absolutely right or wrong makes God’s Word, morality, the Lord’s church, and Christianity irrelevant. Think on these things.