Who Set The Rules?

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

The existence of objective moralvalues and duties shows that a moral law-giver exists... 

If there was no God there would be no objective moral values or duties; nothing objectivelly good or bad; nothing we ought or ought not do. But objective moral values and  duties do exist, some things are objectively good and some evil, so it follows that God exists.

But canʼt people be moral without believing in God?

Of course people can behave morally without believing in God. The point is if God does not exist there is no absolute standard of morality. Without God objective morality doesn’t exist. Without an objective moral standard there can be no objective moral improvement.

Canʼt society decide what is  objectively right & wrong?

No. Society is not objective, not absolute, it is changeable and has, at times, approved of evils such as slavery, racism, and religious persecution.

Isnʼt ʻrightʼ that which benefits humans?

If there is no God, then who says that humans are more important than any other form of life? Without God to define right and wrong, and give the true value of human life, favouring

humans is simply unjustified ‘Species-ism.’

Do moral laws come from the physical laws of nature?

No. If nature is all there is, and we are simply biological ‘machines,’ following nature’s lawsthen all we do is determined by the laws of nature. If so, free will, rational thought, morality, and accountability cannot even exist. This was the conclusion of the atheist, Professor William Provine, who wrote: “Let me summarise my views on what 

modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear … There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There no is no life after 

death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. 

That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no

ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either.” 2


What if nothing is right or wrong?  What if there are no oughts and ought nots?

One of the world’s leading atheists, Professor Richard Dawkins stated, “...there is at bottom no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.” 2 Philosopher of science, and atheist, Michael Ruse said,

“Morality is just an aid to survival and reproduction and any deeper meaning is illusory...” 3 Are rape, racism and religious persecution just socially unfashionable or are they objectively evil? If morality is just an illusion, and nothing is objectively right or wrong, how can it be objectively ‘right’ to hold people accountable for their actions? Shouldn’t people be held 

accountable for moral abominations?

We have no more reason to question the existence of objective moral laws than we do to question the existence of physical laws. We experience both, and what good reason is there to doubt their existence?


If God does not exist then objective moral values and duties do not exist.

Objective moral values and duties do exist. Therefore, God exists.

Who sets the moral standard?

Only the Creator can tell us why we are here and what we ought to doing to fulfil our purpose. Absolute morality is anchored in God. Good is what God is.

The Creator’s identity still needs to be determined.

1. Prof. Provine, W.B., Origins Research 16(1), p.9, 1994.

2. Prof. Richard Dawkins, Out of Eden, p. 133.

3. Professor Michael Ruse, "Evolutionary Theory and Christian Ethics," in The Darwinian Paradigm (London: Routledge, 1989), pp.

262, 268-9.


The first three articles show that science and objective moral laws point to the existence of a 

supernatural, uncaused, timeless, spaceless, unimaginably powerful, personal Creator and Fine-tuner of the Universe, who defines moral goodness. This is a good description of what most people mean by “God.” But there are so many gods. Who is the true God and how can we know?...

First - Some claim that “objective truth does not exist.” This claim cannot be objectively true therefore objective truth does exist.

Second - The true God must be good. He cannot be evil, because that would require Him to break moral duties that He was obliged to obey, and anyone obliged to obey a 

standard outside of themselves cannot be God. As God He must be the greatest possible good; full of impartial, unconditional love, A love so great that He would sacrifice His own life for us if necessary.

Third - The true God, the Creator of time, has identified Himself to us by giving us extraordinary evidence which only the true God could give -

He has accurately revealed the future, not in vague, ambiguous language, but clearly and specifically. See page 5...

But what about rape, racism, murder and child abuse, aren't they evil?