Finding meaning in our journey through life, calls for our need to establish a foundation that provides meaning and a framework that equal and fair to all.
When we are dealing with such an in-depth topic of the human condition, I believe that the subject matter itself outweighs a simple approach to this subject. We must be careful that what is being said supports the topic clearly. There is no easy approach to looking at what makes us human.
Hating father and mother? Didn’t the Lord say that we were to honor our father and our mother (Exodus 20:12)? Hating wife and children? Doesn’t Paul tell husbands to love their wives–the way that Christ loved the Church (Ephesians 5:25)?
God himself is available for both moral direction (through natural law and special revelation) and moral strength through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit.
A second attempt to reject God as the basis of morality is to view objective moral values as brute facts in a godless universe. There are objective moral values, but they are not related to God, because there is no God.
Physical battles involve spiritual ones, and it works in the opposite as well. We must recognize that it is only the Gospel and the sight of Jesus in his saving grace that can give us faith and genuine obedience. Command and threats are part of Scripture, and we need to acknowledge them, and when we do so, we will more deeply feel our need for Jesus Christ, but commands and threats, even when nicely issued as helpful suggestions, cannot fill our sails with faith, hope, and love. Apart from the Gospel, the law is the most terrible burden and can lead us to either despair or the delusion of self-righteousness.
It is difficult to isolate a fixed sense in which philosophers understand the ‘subjective’ and the ‘objective,’ even though they agree that there is a sharp contrast between them—leading to a certain looseness of understanding of the distinction itself. In philosophical discussion and debate, one has to be careful to make clear the exact sense in which one intends the notions of ‘subjective’ and the ‘objective’ to be understood in the context at hand.