The Bible and Origins of Western Culture

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Our progressive culture is separated into those who believe in the Bible and those who do not. Many people believe the scriptures to be the revealed word of God that provides a moral foundation to human behavior that cannot be found elsewhere. Secularists say that moral issues are mostly matters of personal opinion, and that we are accountable to no one but ourselves. Secularists, however, offer no credible alternative framework for preventing the worst acts of human behavior while promoting the good ones.  

What makes murder wrong, for instance, is not some logical deduction, or that it feels wrong, but a Creator who commands, "You shall not murder." Likewise, what makes compassion a virtuous trait is not reason or emotion, but that same Creator who says, "Love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord."

 

The Bible has been scrutinized more than any other book in the world. Though many have tried, no one has ever been able to invalidate it. Many who have attempted such an endeavor have instead come become believe in it.

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