I thought this post tied in nicely with the last two I’ve done on morality. Please read this over at Chief of the Least and then come back to see my thoughts on it. I’ll post a quick thought in the comment section below.
In some circles, a thought is posited as to cast a skeptical light on Scripture’s veracity as a moral authority/guide:
Many written moral codes predate the Bible and even the Ten Commandments (IE Hammurabi Code)
What’s interesting about this argument is that the Bible itself explicitly confirms it. The Bible account displays a moral code that predates its own writing and even predates the stone tablets of Mt Sinai. From the beginning a moral code was expressed in the garden, with God’s displeasure of Cain’s murder of Abel. Not long after that Noah and Enoch were portrayed as righteous men long before a written moral law could show them righteous. Certainly, all manner of foreign ancient civilizations lived by some sort of common moral code.
This is how it should be.
There is a beautiful reality called “common grace” which would include God’s care to protect and preserve all sorts…
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