Apologetics Pt 17
The Conclusion of the Moral Argument
So far, we have introduced the Moral Argument, defined our terms, explored the premises and now we can wrap it up with the conclusion. Here’s the argument once more:
- If God exists, objective moral values and duties exist
- Objective moral values and duties do exist
- Therefore, God exists
So remember, all these arguments I’m sharing with you are deductive in nature, which means that if you agree with the premises, you are bound by the rules of logic to agree with and affirm the conclusion.
So, I would urge you to return to the previous blog posts on this argument, examine the premises for yourself and see where you get to. Why not make a comment if you have any questions?
The Moral Argument complements the Cosmological and Teleological arguments by telling us about the moral nature of the Creator of the universe. It shows us that this supreme being is, in its very nature, good.
I think the moral argument is one of the most effective of all these arguments for the existence of God. This is because it connects with people’s everyday experience, which previous arguments don’t. Everyone experiences the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of life every day. It takes a particularly hard-headed, hard-hearted and I think naive person to deny the objectivity of moral values and duties, and therefore the existence of God.
Well, that wraps up this series of arguments for now! It’s been fun, and I hope you’ve got something out of them. Remember that we are to “give a reason for the hope that is within us, but do so with gentleness and respect”, 1 Pet 3:15. We are to win people not arguments. Let these arguments strengthen your own faith and give you confidence to share that faith. Allow these arguments to give you the freedom to share your personal experience of what Jesus has done for you, without being restricted by fear.