Category: Morality and the Bible (13 Posts)

One pro-choice argument for abortion is that the unborn are not human, are less than human, or are merely potential humans. In this video, we’re going to first walk through the development of the unborn to demonstrate that it’s unscientific, illogical, inconsistent, and arbitrary to hold the position that abortion is acceptable, but murder is […]

A common objection against the Bible is that it is immoral because it condones slavery. Here, we’ll cover six points. 1. By What Standard? First, let’s remember that those who argue that the Bible is immoral needs to justify the moral standard they are using to judge the Bible. We would argue that secular moral […]

A common argument against the Bible is that God is immoral because He commanded the Israelites to commit genocide. This is a summary of Michael J. Kruger’s excellent article, “Is the God of the Bible a Genocidal Maniac?” Deuteronomy chapter 20, verses 16-17 says this: “But in the cities of these peoples that the Lord […]

A common argument against Christianity and the Bible is that the God of the Bible is immoral. For example, popular atheist Richard Dawkins writes this in The God Delusion: “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a […]

Jeff Durbin analyzes three responses to the problem of morality that atheism has. Generally speaking, atheists suggest that their basis for morality is either 1) preference, 2) societal convention, or 3) the desire to survive and flourish. Learn the problems with these proposed solutions to the problem of morality. Video Transcript So the atheist has […]

What does the Bible teach about sex before marriage? Sex before marriage is clearly a sin, according to the Bible. Below are several Scripture passages that speak on the topic of sex before marriage. 1 Corinthians 7:2 – Sex Before Marriage and the Bible 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should […]

Many people wonder if the Bible teaches that drinking alcohol is a sin. It is not a sin to drink alcohol, but it is a sin to get drunk with alcohol. Furthermore, a person should consider other people when deciding whether to drink alcohol or not. Bible Passages About Drinking Alcohol 18 And do not get […]

What does the Bible teach about tithing? Was it just an Old Testament concept, or is it also a command that Christians should obey from the New Testament? Old Testament Passages About Tithing Below are several passages from the Old Testament about tithing. 30 “Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land […]

What does the Bible teach about suicide? Can someone who commits suicide still be saved? While suicide is a serious sin, it can be argued that a person who commits suicide can still be saved. Suicide Is Murder According to the Bible Murder is the unjustified taking of human life. Suicide is murder because it […]

There is debate concerning what the Bible teaches about tattoos. Does the Bible allow or prohibit tattoos? Bible Passages About Tattoos Leviticus 19:28 You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord. The Answer – Does the Bible Prohibit Getting Tattoos? What Is the “Tattoo” in Leviticus […]

Some argue that certain things God says or does in the Bible are immoral. However, if we apply the Bible’s own standard against what God says and does in the Bible, we will find that everything God says and does in the Bible must, by definition, be moral and right. God is not above the […]

Some argue that God is immoral because the Bible condones slavery. However, there are several responses to this argument. God sometimes works within fallen systems instead of eliminating them. Slavery in the Old Testament was merciful in that it spared innocent life. Sometimes, “slavery” in the Bible is voluntary indentured servitude, which is not wrong. […]

The Moral Argument Concerning the Midianite Virgins Some argue that it was immoral for God to give the Midianite virgins to the Israelites in Numbers 31:17-18. However, there are several responses that answer this alleged problem in the Bible. 17 Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man […]