Man was created with a conscience. No other living creature exhibits this build-in sense of right and wrong. No beast feels guilt or sheds a tear as it wipes out weaker creatures. No animal thinks about why things are or are not "fair." No other living organism values selfless sacrifice and condemns selfishness.
The Bible says God wrote the law on man's heart. In Romans 1:19-20, God says He makes Himself evident to everyone so that no one can claim that He does not exist. Our conscience is one of these undeniable evidences. The intricate design of nature is another. If evolution is true, there is no evidence for the existence of God from the observation of nature, because the origin of everything can be explained by natural laws of science. The real goal of evolution is removing any accountability to our Creator by denying the obvious evidence from creation which points to His existence. To this the Psalmist replies in Psalm 14:1, "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'" The biblical meaning of a fool in this passage is a person who goes about life acting as if God does not exist.
This is as true of the scientific conclusions we reach as it is of our moral behavior.
- Bruce Malone
...[even unbelievers] show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another... -Romans 2:15 KJV
Psychology, the study of the mind of man, points to the uniqueness of man in creation. Since man was made in the image of God, he has capabilities far beyond any other creature. The following is a partial list of attributes that are uniquely human:
- Complex emotions
No animal shares these characteristics. Man stands above the rest of creation in his abilities, attributes, and accomplishments. Man's very uniqueness is a stamp of God's handiwork.
The Genesis Record, p. 74
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness..." -Genesis 1:26
In his best-selling novel, The Closing of the American Mind, Alan Bloom made the following startling conclusion; "There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says that he believes, that truth is relative".
Once absolute truth is rejected, truth becomes situational and subjective. In other words, each of us can decide, based on our current situation, what we want to be true at a given moment. This is called "maximum autonomy." Any notion that God has authority over our will, spirit, or actions is considered narrow-minded and limiting. Such ideas can be very inviting. But there is a catch that comes with all this freedom: it comes attached to the idea that we are an accident and that everything that exists (including ourselves) are mere products of time plus chance. Once this idea is accepted, it is impossible to believe that anything really matters, for whatever anyone does, creates, changes, or enhances is no less an accident-because it is being done by an accident. So where is the value of anything? Of what value is life?
When people substitute their own arbitrary values for the absolute truths which our God and Creator revealed to us through the Bible, they selfishly do what is most beneficial for themselves, to the detriment of society.
The Closing of the American Mind, p. 25
Piercing the Darkness, p. 566
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.