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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Written On Our Hearts

Although cultural relativism dictates differences in practices, it is a universally accepted fact that the mores any given individual culture are to be adhered to.  Humans usually voice this expectation when another has wronged them by somehow impinging on something they feel entitled to.  Most people, who are not sociopaths, agree that there exists a standard by which we should treat each other; but, feel that for some special exception they are entitled to omit themselves from the obligation now and again.  Unlike the Law of Gravity or the Second Law of Thermodynamics, we may choose to disobey The Law of Human Nature.  Entropy is apparent in today’s society as prophesied by the Bible and illustrated by inevitable social degeneration and decline.   In Matthew 24:12 Jesus says, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”  All of this talk of entitlement smacks of fleshliness and certainly the law we should choose to follow is to love our neighbors as ourselves.  

The Moral Law is not merely a herd instinct or a social convention.  Nature verses Nurture cannot explain the impetus behind all of the behaviors that humans exhibit.  While hunger, thirst, or sexual desire are strong driving forces in our lives; and, we are hopefully taught, by loving caretakers to suppress or express them accordingly, there lies a deeper guidepost.  The idea of subjectivity flies out of the window when it is juxtapositioned beside the truth.  God’s law is written on our hearts as evidenced by our conscience. 

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