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Who Defines “Good?”


Who defines “good?”

You?

Me?

How does one measure virtue?

And how do you convince someone who’s vile that they’re not “good” unless you can point to a standard that goes beyond personal preferences, impressions and experiences?

Suggesting that there is a collective mindset that has proven to be beneficial – that there is a sociological evolutionary process that can produce a transcendent absolute that all actions can be compared to – is a theory that does not stand up historically or practically.

You can insist that man is his own god but with that premise comes the need to explain your existence as a lucky accident, your purpose as temporary distraction and your destiny as a meaningless conclusion.

Every adjective you use assumes a philosophical foundation that must be based on something beyond what is human in order for it to resonate as True. Otherwise, your approach to yourself and the world around you is an opinion that is as pointless as your next breath.

Yet, in the context of the gospel, everything you say is True because you were made in God’s image with a Purpose and a Destiny that was established by Christ’s death and resurrection. That’s the best and greatest exclamation point at the end of person’s experiential sentence they could ever hope for!

BOOM!

But in the context of a purely humanistic paradigm, you’re looking in a mirror insisting that you can find significance and meaning while intentionally ignoring Who created both you and the mirror to begin with.



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