5 - Morality - Understanding the Moral Argument

December 20, 2020

5 - Morality - Understanding the Moral Argument

The moral argument is perhaps the best argument someone can offer for the existence of God. 

However, before I show you the moral argument, we must discuss what are called, "objective moral values", or "objective morality".  These are things that all cultures, across the world would see as objectively wrong.

This means that it doesn't matter what culture you are apart of, everyone would see something like murdering children, or raping 3-year-olds for fun, as objectively morally wrong.  

So that would mean that objective moral values DO exist.  Now for the moral argument. 

It is a 3-part argument and goes like this: 

The Moral Argument - Ultimate Apologetics Guide For Defending Your Christian Faith

The distinguished philosopher, Dr. William Lane Craig, whose website ReasonableFaith.org is an absolute gem, explained this argument further in this video:


William Lane Craig on Moral Argument - Ultimate Guide to Christian Apologetics


Dr. Craig has said in many interviews that this is one of, if not his favorite go-to argument, when presenting at college campuses and debates throughout the world.

But Why Does God Allow Evil?

The problem of evil is a serious one.  How could a good and loving God allow evil in His world?  Well the emotional side of the answer is not such an easy one.  It is never easy to comfort someone who has just encountered great loss.

However, logically speaking, the answer is pretty simple.  You see, people look at evil in the world, and say, "How could a good God allow all this evil?"

But logically, the answer is actually pretty straight-forward.  The fact that there is evil in the world actually points TO a God.  Here's why.

If there's evil in the world, then there must be good in the world (because otherwise how would you even know what evil was without knowing what good is).  If there is good and evil, then there must be a moral law, something that distinguishes between good and evil, right and wrong.


If there is a moral law, then there must be a moral Lawgiver, someone who established that moral law in the first place.  Thus, God.  Here is a quick video that explains the concept a bit more:

The Question of Evil - Ultimate Guide to Christian Apologetics
In this next section, we begin to really delve into moral relativism.