- For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, - Romans 2:14-15
Lewis Chafer states, “There are... moral features in man’s constitution which may be traced back to find their origin in God … A blind force … could never produce a man with intellect, sensibility, will, conscience, and inherent belief in a Creator.”1 That pagans, without having God’s written Law, value and practice the moral standards of God’s Law demonstrates an innate knowledge of God’s Law. Such knowledge did not evolve. Instead, God placed it within the conscience of humanity at Creation.
Another way to express the Moral Argument is by presenting two premises and drawing a conclusion.
- Premise 1: If God does not exists, then objective moral values do not exists (i.e., laws require a law-giver).
- Premise 2: Objective moral values do exist.
- Conclusion: Since objective moral values exist, God exists.
- Lewis Sperry Chafer, Systematic Theology, 8 vols. (Dallas: Dallas Seminary, 1947) 1:155, 157.