APOLOGETICS SESSION 8
God Exists: The Moral Argument
- How would you summarize, in your own words, the Moral Argument for the existence of God?
- Would you say that the Moral Argument for the existence of God is helpful to your own faith? Explain.
- Would you say that the Moral Argument for the existence of God could be helpful in evangelism? Explain.
- Which of the quotes from the video (below) stands out to you most personally? Why?
Quotes from Video
- The question is not “Can you be good without believing in God?” But the real question is: “Can you be good without God?”
- If there is no God, what basis remains for objective good or bad, right or wrong?
- If God does not exist, objective moral values do not exist. Here’s why: Without some objective reference point, we have no way of saying if something is really up or down. If there is no God, there is no objective reference point. All we are left with is one person’s viewpoint, which is no more valid than someone else’s viewpoint.
- “So in a world without God, there can be no evil, and no good. Nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.” -Richard Dawkins
- Is something good because god wills it? Or does God will something because it is good? Neither one. God wills something because He is good.
- The more a recording sounds like the original, the better it is.
- If atheism is true, there is no ultimate standard. So there can be no moral obligations or duties. Who or what lays such duties upon us?
- Just as our sense experience convinces us that the physical world is objectively real, our moral experience convinces us that moral values are objectively real.
- Atheism fails to provide a foundation for the moral reality every one of us experiences every day. In fact, the existence of objective morality points us directly to the existence of God.
- What stood out to you most from this session/discussion?
- Closing thoughts/comments?