The Natural Moral Law, Part 2

“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”  (1 Cor. 1:25)

From The Christian Life in the Danger Zone

The natural moral law contains a vast amount of complex, specified, non-repeating information like we find in the DNA in living cells.  It contains a program of coordinated information like we find in the precise integration of the various forces that manage our local solar system, define the Milky Way Galaxy, and illuminate the larger universe.  The natural moral law is a top-down, front-loaded, ready-to-use right-out-of-the-box body of functioning information that performs perfectly in the area of human relationships, without any prior input or editing from us.

The point here is that a God-composed journey of faith life-script that takes us into the danger zone of taking up our cross and following Jesus Christ is in harmony with and operating at the highest level of the natural moral law at all times.  Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (Jn. 14:6), that if we follow Him the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth (Jn. 16:13), and that if we know the truth it will set us free (Jn. 8:32).  The most liberatingly safe and secure place in all of human experience in terms of eternal destiny and purpose, ironically is right in the middle of the danger zone of God-composed adventures of faith (Acts 5:20).  The Christian life in the danger zone is a pre-scripted plan composed by God in perfect harmony with the program of information contained within the natural moral law, even when it prescribes unwavering courage and steadfastness in the face of mortal danger defending our faith, in honor at the risk of our lives (2 Cor. 1:8-9).

The narrative stories of faith in the Bible tell us honestly and forthrightly that the giving up of ourselves to the higher ways of God, expressed through a journey of faith, is not just a temporary setback to our self-assertive claim to the presumed right to worldly conventional normalcy.  The narrative stories of faith in the Bible tell us plainly that there is an absolute and permanent break to all such claims to worldly conventional aspirations, when we are “called-out” into an adventure of faith that God uses to displace our otherwise normative life-plans.

This is the exceptional heritage of all Spirit-born Christians today.  A biblical-quality adventure of faith is an ascent into the heights of the natural moral law, whether we are called to be a successful and effective small town mayor, an appellate court judge, a housewife home-schooling three children, or a medical missionary doctor to native peoples living in the deepest regions of the Amazon rainforest.  Holy Spirit led adventures of faith will guide us into all truth no matter what is the direction or the route taken in a God-composed life-script.

A God-composed journey of faith life-script in harmony with the natural moral law demolishes the worldview of naturalism that permeates our modern culture.  Jesus says to the woman at the well: “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him” (Jn. 4:23).  By contrast the philosophy of naturalism theorizes that our mental capacities are merely the product of material particles having no correspondence to any system of absolute truth or purpose other than the momentary competitive survival of the fittest, ending eventually in meaningless existence and utter oblivion.  No two worldview realities for living could be more different.

When we surrender our will and way to Jesus Christ, we surrender our lives not only to a divine Being who is in perfect harmony with the natural moral law, but also to a Person of independent creative imagination who can craft journeys of faith that are unique, distinct, original, and indeterminate. This is a harmony of two perfect domains of information and reality that is an unbeatable combination.

Author: Barton Jahn

I work in building construction as a field superintendent and project manager. I have four books published by McGraw-Hill on housing construction (1995-98) under Bart Jahn, and have six Christian books self-published through Create Space KDP. I have a bachelor of science degree in construction management from California State University Long Beach. I grew up in Southern California, was an avid surfer, and am fortunate enough to have always lived within one mile of the ocean. I discovered writing at the age of 30, and it is now one of my favorite activities. I am currently working on two more books on building construction.

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