So then how does man know that lying is innately wrong? How then do we know stealing your neighbor’s wheelbarrow is wrong? Is it simply that the ‘wrong’ is enacted without another’s permission, or that they have been violated or harmed? WHO and WHAT measure dictates what is wrong?
Who ultimately determines WHAT yardstick is used? I say my 35 inches is just as good as your 37 inches, since they are both opinions, yet WHY is 36 inches the only measure that counts as to what is verifiable, reliable, and true, every time?
Who decides WHY there are 24 hrs to the day? The board of timekeepers, or the keeper of time Himself? Wall Street, or He who made the sun so we could track time?
We KNOW the answer to these questions could only be satisfied by the human conscience as wired by the Creator of the brain. Hitler KNEW his actions were wrong. Abraham KNEW lying about Sara was wrong. Mr. Timex KNEW he did not create the second or the minute hand. The conscience is a btich, so unlike the laughing hyena who will steal his brothers meat, then go sleep like a baby after having his stomach satisfied, feeling he did nothing wrong. And he is correct, even though he be a ravenous beast. (But men are not beasts are they………….? Hello/goodbye evolution)
Yet, he that reads, having stole his neighbors tomatoes, KNOWS he did amiss, and that he greatly erred. How we know THIS, is precisely how we know EVERYTHING. Let God be true, and every man a liar. Want to know God more? Deal with the inescapable sin issue.
Tis a far greater crime to lie to oneself.
The things that are made are clearly seen, so that we are without excuse, as to God’s hands in creation and purposes. Any doubts? Just look at the testimony of the plumb line, the carpenter’s level, and the mariner’s compass. The correct measure and trinity of truth, all speaking with one accord; God’s word is good. No question about it.
To ignore these truths is punishing- to explain them away is deceitful- to mock them is perilous. And of course, any conscience knows I am telling the truth.