Jul 26, 2014

Euthyphro dilemma & Homosexuality

I agree with Matt Slick at carm.org in his writing "What is the Euthyphro dilemma?"  His answer to the question as to why evil is evil, and why good is good, is biblical.  The Euthyphro dilemma deals with these questions:

“Are moral acts willed by God because they are good, or are they good because they are willed by God?"

Said one writer:

"Philosophers both past and present have sought to defend theories of ethics that are grounded in a theistic framework. Roughly, Divine Command Theory is the view that morality is somehow dependent upon God, and that moral obligation consists in obedience to God’s commands. Divine Command Theory includes the claim that morality is ultimately based on the commands or character of God, and that the morally right action is the one that God commands or requires." (see here for citation)

The bible upholds the divine command theory of ethics. Good and evil are defined by God. Why is murder evil? Why is it evil to disobey certain commands of God, like what I can eat? Or, to disobey any rules from God about my sexual conduct, or what to do with my body?

Is is naturally discoverable either by human reasoning, or by the use of human standards of what is good and right, to know that homosexual is either good or evil?

How does the concept of "natural law" enter into this discussion?