Integrity Moments - May 13, 2013


Moral Relativism
By: Rick Boxx
May 13, 2013


In 2002 the Barna Group performed a study to determine how people make ethical decisions. Their results landed into four primary categories.

44% of the people surveyed make ethical decisions based upon what pleases them personally. 17% make decisions based upon family values. Another 17% make their ethical choices based upon fear, or to please others. Finally, 22% of the people make their ethical decisions based on biblical values.

Over the next few days we’re going to discuss each of these approaches, but three out of the four reflect a philosophy called “moral relativism.”

“Moral relativism” was also prevalent in the time covered by the book of Judges. In Judges 21:25, we read, “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

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Originally published May 13, 2013.