Some Skeptics reject God’s standard of right and wrong. They say what God declares to be morally permissible in some cases is repugnant; and in other cases what God says is immoral is itself wrong to declare as such. It is therefore wrong, they say, to judge people on such a flawed system of morality. But what if we didn’t use God’s standard, what if he allowed you to use your own standard? How would you fare?
Let’s presume for the sake of argument that there is an afterlife of either eternal reward or eternal punishment.
Have you ever violated your own moral standard? Have you ever done anything even you believed you shouldn’t have?
Is lying wrong? Do you lie?
Is stealing wrong? Ever taken something that didn’t belong to you?
If at any time you’ve ever run afoul of your own conscience I think it’s safe to say you’ve also violated your own moral standard. Think about that. If you were judged only by your own loose standard of right and wrong, you’d still be guilty. So why is the thought of God’s system of rules being the controling factor so disconcerting?