Objective morality of Christianity

Athetotheist wrote: Fri Dec 22, 2023 6:20 pm What makes an opinion of a god objective? A bunch of likeminded followers writing books about that god?

I’ve explained this already:

“God is not merely good, but goodness; goodness is not merely divine, but God.”
C.S. Lewis

https://quotefancy.com/quote/780720/C-S … ne-but-God

As stated in 1 John, God is love.

[1Jo 4:8 KJV] 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

[1Jo 4:16 KJV] 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

For Christians, the basis of objective morality is God, who is by nature good. The commandments of God are not good because God decreed them to be good, but because God is good.

Humans have a sense of objective morality because we’ve been created in the image of God. Humans reflect the nature of God, including His goodness. Since animals have not been created in the image of God, they do not possess morality.


Objective morality would have to apply to all people at all times at all locations. Since God is the creator of all and above time and he is the source of morality and goodness, then the morality instilled in us as image bearers of God would make it objective.

This would even be true before any religious texts have been written (like the Torah). People would have an objective sense of morality before any followers wrote any books.