gracemeow asked: hi! i'm a christian, but whenever my friends ask me about God and how we can believe in Him when we can't see him or when there isn't any solid proof of Him, i never really know how to explain it to them. do you have any advice for me? i was also wondering about the concept of evolution because i don't believe in it but whenever i try to explain my point of view to my atheist friends, they tell me about how scientists have proof and im not sure what to say to them... thanks!
Next time your talking to your friend ask him/her if they’ve ever been in a situation where they knew what they were about to do was wrong.
For example, maybe they lied to their parents.
Your friends will most likely say that they have been in a situation like that because, each of us has acted in ways that we knew were not right.
The reason why we knew right from wrong is because a universal moral law is embedded on our hearts. Unbelievers try to deny the existence of this law. They say morality is created by individuals or cultures. While it is true that moral codes differ from one culture to the next, the differences are minor. The deep principles (prohibitions against murder, theft, lying, etc., plus the positive values of honesty, fidelity, and courage) are universal.
If your friend says, “all morality is relative”, then ask him/her if lying is wrong for all people. Maybe he/she thinks it’s ok to lie to their parents, teachers, friends, if it befits them. BUT as soon as they find out their parents or teachers have lied to them, they’re sure to be angry. Why? because deep down they know lying is wrong. The moral law says so.
And the existence of this law points to God’s existence. I mean, if this law is written on all hearts, there must be a law writer. ;D
The moral argument of God’s existence is based on the evidence of an absolute moral law which gives us reason to believe in the existence of The Moral Law Giver (God). After all, these universal laws cannot be the creation of sinful humans, all whom belong to a specific time and place. Since the law transcends time, place, and culture, the Giver of the law must transcend these conditions. Right?
By asking your friends the right questions, you can prompt them to admit that there is in fact a universal standard of right and wrong. Through their acceptance of the moral law, you can point them to the Moral Law Giver who is the God of the bible. :)
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