The Pre-existing And Universal Code

The Pre-existing and Universal Code

Morality: A doctrine or system of moral conduct; particular moral

principles or rule of conduct.

To say that modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's

age is to suggest that human morality changes with the passing of time. This

statement is just unacceptable. Morality is not something of a fad. It should

not go through trends like clothes or popular music, morality is the foundation

in which our society is embedded in, a foundation from which human values and

standards derive from. If we are to agree that these values and standards are

flexible within the boundaries of time, and that they contain within them no

ground rooted substructure in society, then there is no way in distinguishing

the difference between right and wrong. Morality is what identifies the

principles in which man exists, to seperate good from bad, and right from wrong,

and every society should strive to discover and achieve these principals.

Morality should not change over time even though cultures and social

stratifications do, what was morally right three thousand years ago is morally

right today and should be morally right three thousand years from now. Only

with universal principles can we as collective society discover what is right,

what is wrong, and what is best, therefore there exists not modern morality but

simply morality.

An empirical philosopher, W.T. Stace, argues that if we believe all

morals are culturally relative, it is impossible for us to judge what is best.

Although admitting he does not know what is best, he concludes that it is the

responsibility of man to discover what is. He does not dispute that moral

customs and moral ideas differ from country to country and from age to age, but

that the fact that one culture thinks something is right does not necessarily

make it right just as much as what we believe is wrong in our culture does not

necessarily mean it is wrong.

“The fact that the Greeks or the inhabitants of New Guinea think

something right does not make it right, even for them. Nor does the fact that

we think the same things wrong make them wrong. They are in themselves either

right or wrong. What we have to do is discover what they are.”1

The clashes in cultures between difference of morality does not mean

that morals are relative, all that it...

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... suggest that man is incapable (or perhaps too indolent) in finding the

truth. If we are to accept the vast differences in morals and ethics in the

world as a beneficial standard to society we then accept that there is no right

and wrong, and thus there is no action that is best, and no action that can be

justified. We must realize certain values and beliefs that are ignorant to

those commands of God. Part of man's mission is discovering the preexisting and

universal code that God intends for us to ascertain. This was the very reason

Jesus was sent to us almost 2000 years ago, and it will be the same reason for

his return, to help instill those morals, values, and principles. And when he

returns the moral standard he will preach will not change because of the passing

of time. He will preach the same code he did originally. A preexisting,

universal moral code that will serve as a foundation for man to build upon, a

foundation where all men and women, while still being able to maintain there

culture and identity, will be able to live by the same principles, and morals as

everyone else, a foundation where everyone knows what is right, what is wrong,

and what is best.

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