theology September 4, 2021 How does interpreting a book lead to objective morality? Bob Bosch | PentecostalTheology.com How does interpreting a book lead to objective morality? bookdoeshowinterpretingleadmoralityobjective PentecostalTheology .com Previous article“I think theists are more likely to think than the… Next articleRivers of Living Water No Comments Reply March 19, 2020 Aaron B Lister It doesn’t. Reply March 19, 2020 Larry Koester Depends which book you are talking about. But would not the manufacturer ‘s owners manual be the most reliable information rather than some know it all down the street. Reply March 19, 2020 Anthony Rowden It doesn’t. There could be objective moral values even if the book did not exist but God still existed. Reply March 19, 2020 Daniel Harrow That’s a pretty complicated question. I would say in short that the testimony of the Spirit is just as important as the book. Kinda gotta have both to arrive at morality. Reply March 19, 2020 Enrique Moreno It’s amazing, how did you arrive at asking this question ? Reply March 19, 2020 William Travis Dauchy Interpreting a book, the Bible would lead to subjective morality. IE the morality you acquire would be subjective to the Bible. Reply March 19, 2020 Matthew Timothy Neal Do you mean how does interpreting a book lead to knowledge of an objective morality? Reply March 19, 2020 William Travis Dauchy Subjective; based on Objective; not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts. Reply March 19, 2020 Jesse Johnson When a person truly believes on Jesus as their Saviour, God gives them the Holy Spirit who lives inside of them. It is the Spirit that causes us to understand the Bible’s truths. Without the Holy Spirit, we’re left to our own interpretation. 1 Corinthians 2:9-16 KJV But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. Reply March 19, 2020 Richard Avirett The book doesnt give people morals… it is written on your heart… Reply March 19, 2020 Billy Myers Are you reffering to “Origin of Species”? Reply March 19, 2020 Rick Holtsclaw Morality does not emanate from a Book but from the heart that has been infused with same from the moment of conception. Every man and woman, every child, has the moral law of God written upon their heart for two-primary reasons: 1) The protection and continuation of the species; a bulwark against self-destruction in narcissism, debauchery, lust. 2) So that Judgment in Eternity can manifest with equity in due process…mankind will be “without excuse.” So then, even if the most remote aborigine never sees or hears a Scripture, they intuitively know that murdering their neighbor is wrong and they know that stealing their neighbor’s property is wrong. It is the atheist that seeks to deny and refute the reality of God’s moral code etched upon our heart, but the atheist, in their nihilistic moral relativism, are also “without excuse” when they stand in the Judgment of the Condemned before the “second death” in Hell (Romans 1:18-32; Revelation 20:11-15). Reply March 19, 2020 David Popiden How can morals be objective if they are based on the opinion/will/nature of anyone? If a thing is objectively true or moral it is no matter who agrees or says so rather than because anyone in particular says so. Reply March 19, 2020 Law Olivier So you’re saying there are situations where it’s okay to torture an infant to death? Reply March 19, 2020 Cayton Mcdonald Objective morality exists within us already BECAUSE of God Reply March 19, 2020 Jeremy Block Depends on the authority of the book Reply March 19, 2020 Harold Goldman Morality exist because god exists it’s not about a book. For objective morality must be outside of humanity or else it’s just public opinion Reply March 19, 2020 Andrew Forderhase Objective morality is not derived from a book. It exists independently. But there is a book that can help us properly discern it and adhere to it. Reply March 19, 2020 Jimmy Dickerson Interesting… A “book” doesn’t.. God does.. Nice strawman though. Reply March 19, 2020 Harold Goldman Without an unchanging moral lawgiver exists there can be no unchanging morality Reply March 20, 2020 Jamie Bennett Bob, do you always use equivocation in your statements? Interpretation doesn’t lead to objective anything. Interpretation is the discovery process one uses to discover the objective truths that already exists. We do this in the hard sciences, in history, in cosmology, in literary criticism, in art, in reasoning and in natural revelation and in Scriptural revelation. Do you have a clearer question you’d like to ask concerning any of those? Reply March 20, 2020 Billy Detzel Interpretation does not. Believing what’s contained therein does. Belief, trust, faith… all these words are used interchangeably in the Bible. And there are indicative of someone who’s life—starting in their soul—has been changed. Transformed. That change is what enables a person to believe what’s contained in Scripture. The Bible already has objective morality in it. It’s been written primarily by the Holy Spirit. He is holy and pure and righteous and all together good. So when He says that doing one is good and another is bad people who’s lives He’s already regenerated will believe it. He’s not going to provide contradictory information. Now some people in this group are going to take issue with stance I’ve taken. So I’ll just say this. I’m talking to Bob Bosch not you. ? Reply March 30, 2020 Richard Carson This is not what any thinking Christian is arguing. You are confusing Ontology (the origin or source) with Epistemology (how we know something). Part of how we know Objective Morals is through the Bible, but it is not the only source. The Bible is not the origin of morality. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Cancel replyComment Name Email Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.