In the News...Moral Absolutes?

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According to the survey, just one out of every six adults (16 percent) claim they make moral choices based on the content of the Bible.

That means a lot of "Christians" are making decisions without regard to what Christ taught. Jesus once said to the people of His day, "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46).

When asked whether they believe moral truth is based on absolute standards or is relative to the circumstances, about one third (35 percent) said that moral truth is absolute—that is, it is not dependent on circumstances. Another third (32 percent) said that morality is always determined by the situation. The remaining third (33 percent) said they do not know if moral truth is absolute or relative.

You can know, though—absolutely! Pontius Pilate, struggling over the immorality of condemning an innocent man to death, asked Jesus Christ, "What is truth?" (John 18:38). Jesus, though, while praying to His Father, clearly stated that God's Word is truth and that we are sanctified by it (John 17:17).

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