The Moral Vision of John
In a world turned upside down, where the killing of the unborn is cast as the virtuous expression of a woman’s “right to choose,” where same-sex marriage is touted as the pinnacle of interpersonal fidelity and commitment and those who oppose it on the grounds of the unequivocal teaching of both Testaments of Scripture are branded as intolerant, bigoted, and enemies of morality, it seems more important than ever to strive to regain our moral compass.
Emphatically, there is only one reliable source and authority for our ethical reflections and formulations. It is not the “talking heads” and self-appoint “experts” of our culture. Neither is it our legislators and Supreme Court judges. Rather, it is God’s inspired and inerrant Holy Word. To be sure, Scripture does not explicitly deal with some of the moral dilemmas of our day, such as cloning, stem cell research, or other ethical quandaries brought about by the advances of modern medicine. Yet while Scripture is not exhaustive, it is sufficient in that it provides an ethical framework for decision making that postmodern man ignores at his great peril.