God's Immaterial Laws
Our reality follows rules that do not change; within nature these laws are obeyed and there is no exception to the rule. Our universe must adhere to these laws; otherwise, we would not survive as humans. We can objectively see the effect of these laws in action, explain them on paper and mathematically measure them.
It is a fact that science rests on these rational laws that govern the world we live in. By measuring and analyzing these laws, important discoveries about our reality have been made. Most scientists agree that there is order in nature.
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and INVISIBLE, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. - Colossians 1:16-17
It is quite evident that the laws of logic exist. The law of non-contradiction states that something cannot be both true and not true at the same time. Without the laws of logic, it would be hard to function properly in life. Important knowledge about these laws are knowing whether or not it is safe to jump out of a plane without a parachute at a high elevation, or understanding why lemonade is safer to drink than gasoline. Without them we wouldn't even know what side of the road to drive on.
The laws of mathematics are important for daily life. It helps us to do everyday things such as banking. If you went into the bank and asked the teller for two one-hundred dollars bills and she gave you two one dollar bills instead, how would you make distinction between the representation of the amounts without mathematics.
The laws of science are used to describe the function, or the effect on matter. Through repeated observations, in the same conditions, using the laws of physics and mathematics, we can predict what will happen. We should know that we will break our legs if we jump off a high elevated roof of a large building because of what we know about gravity. Similarly, by experiencing a hot stove we learn not to touch it again in the same manner.
We must use the laws of logic, mathematics, and science to function in a proper manner every day. To deny them would be folly..
When it comes to absolute moral laws the skeptic disagrees, but they do not contest the other laws above. To say that absolute moral laws do not exist would be saying that rape and child molestation is not absolutely wrong. The effects of those who have gone through these horrible experiences would never say that it was ever a good thing. If this was perpetrated against you, your family, or someone else you love, it would be a horrible experience. It never has and never will be considered a good experience.
Absolute morality is not about what society dictates, or what man imposes on another. Morality is beyond the confines of society. If society is the measure of morality, then who, or what society defines it? Child molestation is wrong because we know that it is wrong by the effects of it. It would be irrational to think otherwise.
These laws that we apply and understand through repetition are concepts, which are immaterial. The laws of logic, mathematics, science, and morality are not made of matter and cannot be found tangibly in nature. Gravity cannot be sent in an envelope to your grandmother in Australia. You can send her a written representation of gravity, but that is not the same thing.
The nature of these laws are universal to our reality. One plus one equals two no matter where we are. It would be illogical to say that you want one plus one to equal twenty-five. You can believe this because you want to, but it doesn't change the fact that it equals two. Beliefs change, but absolutes don't. The laws don’t change because of our opinion of them, or because we want them to be something different. Putting a cape on and jumping off a skyscraper will not make you defy the laws of gravity, even if you believe you are Superman.
The soda in your refrigerator will not become hot coffee when you wake up in the morning tomorrow. If the conditions are the same, the properties will stay the same today, and into the next. Likewise, the absolute that child molestation is wrong will not change because some pervert wants it to be good.
The above truths are absolute because they are repeatable and consistent with our reality. Relative truth and opinions resolve back to a person who makes an individual man-made claim. Opinions are always changing, but absolute truths do not change regardless of those opinions. Absolute truths are proven by that which is absolute in itself.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been CLEARLY PERCEIVED, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. – Roman 1:19-20
WHERE SHALL I GO FROM YOUR SPIRIT? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, YOU ARE THERE! If I make my bed in Sheol, YOU ARE THERE! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, EVEN THERE your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. – Psalm 139:7-10
“For I the LORD DO NOT CHANGE.” – Malachi 3:6
The absolute laws are set in place so that God can fulfill His purposes. His absolutes are fixed in heaven and on earth. To deny these laws is to deny the source of these laws and render them to man-made relative opinion.
Thus says the LORD: If I have not established my covenant with day and night and THE FIXED ORDER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH - Jeremiah 33:25
The source of absolute laws come from God who characteristics are eternal, unchanging and immaterial.
…FOR APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING. – John 15:5
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If logic cannot be applied universally, then logic alone cannot conclude on those that trust in something that is immaterial, because in itself, logic is immaterial.