Did you hear about that jury trial for the evil cat who murdered the innocent mouse? Snuck up on her while she was trying to get some cheese for her babies, poor little thing. Did you catch that on Court TV?
No, you didn’t. We don’t have court cases for cats or lawyers for lions. We don’t call it murder when a dog drags home a backyard catch. But we do for humans. Why the difference? If the atheist is right and we’re just evolved animals, why doesn’t survival of the fittest fit into our consciences? Why do we march for justice and equality? Why do we care about the innocent and defenseless? Why don’t we just let the strongest survive?
Answer—Because we’re not animals. We’re people, created in the image of God. The apostle Paul wrote, “When Gentiles (non Jews), who do not have the law (the Bible), do by nature things required by the law . . . they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts” (Romans 2:14,15). Where did this idea of good and evil come from? From God. For morality to make sense, you need the law of God.
The next time an unbelieving friend calls something good/bad, uses the moral word should in a sentence, or reveals a concern for justice, ask a thought-provoking question—Why? Why would anything be just, unjust, bad, or good . . . unless there was a God who declared it to be so?