God and the moral law

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  1. Jarlaxle

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    Is God the author of moral law or does the moral law have an author? Is it even a created thing or is it immortal like God? Or more strangely (at least harder to envision) is the moral law an integral part of God?

    To make it separate from God seems to put boundaries around God when in fact there are none. So, it seems that the moral law is a part of God, but I am having a hard time even remotely grasping such an idea.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Yelsew

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    Moral law exists because God exists!

    For the one who does not believe in God there is no moral law! It's "do your own thing...whatever that may be."

    All religions have a god, a supreme being, and the morality of the religion one adheres to has its basis in that fact...even atheism!
     
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    The moral law is a reflection of God's character. It exists because He exists. Whereever and whenever God is, there is automatically a moral law, so it is eternal and omnipresent just like God is. It exists wholly within God because it is what He is.

    It reflects what we ought to be because we ought to be like our Maker in character. It doesn't reflect what God ought to be, it reflects what He is. God doesn't KEEP the law, He IS the law. Whatever He does is lawful because whatever He does is by definition consistant with His character.

    I don't know if this helps you wrap your mind around this at all. Its a profound thing, really..... Confusing sometimes, right on the edge of what can be held within our finite brains.
     
  4. Yelsew

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    The moral law is a reflection of God's character. It exists because He exists. Whereever and whenever God is, there is automatically a moral law, so it is eternal and omnipresent just like God is. It exists wholly within God because it is what He is.

    It reflects what we ought to be because we ought to be like our Maker in character. It doesn't reflect what God ought to be, it reflects what He is. God doesn't KEEP the law, He IS the law. Whatever He does is lawful because whatever He does is by definition consistant with His character.

    I don't know if this helps you wrap your mind around this at all. Its a profound thing, really..... Confusing sometimes, right on the edge of what can be held within our finite brains.
    </font>[/QUOTE]Hear! Hear! Bravo! Rightly said Russell55!
     

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