[The following is a draft.]


   (3) Right and Wrong Are Real and Absolute.


   And, yes, this admission leads to complications…


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   Two observations:

   (1)  The Bible accepts such a difference and underlines it.

   (a)  Corollary: 1: The 10 Commandments are foundational to determining right and wrong, along with other Old Testament laws. Add to this, Jesus repeatedly referred to the importance of O.T. Law, not to earn salvation but simply to obey God.

   (b)  Corollary 2: O.T. laws are usually very generally expressed.

   (2)  This kind of statement, as a “wall motto,” is not popular.  It can quickly brand you as a judgmental bigot¹.

   (c)  Corollary 3:  Accepting and believing this does not make one an authority on determining what is right and wrong, however. Gray areas arise that call for praying about, sharing, discussing, and making decisions.

   (d)  Corollary 4:  Justice and mercy regarding judgments based on these values matter here. (See forthcoming #7.)


   ¹ The irony here is that almost everyone has a “personal limit” as to what is definitely right or wrong regardless of what one says. Ex: Enjoying the butchering of a newborn baby or a small child is “universally” WRONG. Stepping in a stopping such behavior is RIGHT. Letting a child have an opportunity to learn is RIGHT. Forcing a child to see and follow only one way is WRONG. Ending such a restriction is RIGHT. (Yet even here, some would have some argument about this.)