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by Glen Gaugh on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 4:51am
Justice simply is doing right.  So what is right?  The answer is both debatable and absolute at the same time.

“Debatable” if you believe in no absolute sense of right and wrong; if you don’t believe in absolute truth that comes from someone greater than yourself; if you acknowledge such a truth, yet do not abide by it, especially when situations make it so easy to bend or even break the rules.  All you have in this case are the treaties you make with others on how you agree to let them treat you, and on how you agree to treat them.  For example, parents decide all the time that it is either ok to abuse their children, or let their children abuse them.

“Absolute” if you believe that there is an absolute truth, from someone greater than you, that is knowable and doable with clear understanding.  Without having the number handy right at this moment, it is shown that children who grow up with a strong belief system, no matter what is taught in that system, grow up stronger, more confident, and with fewer long-term effects of trauma or loss than those who grow up with no strong belief system.  The belief in Christ and the Bible is, to me, the most consistent and compatible with doing right toward God and others.  For example, “Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right,” and, “Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

In all honesty, everyone beliefs in absolute truth.  Even the statement, “There is no absolute truth” becomes an absolute truth the moment it is uttered.  It is an absolute truth, however, that offers no help and no satisfaction to anyone who holds to it.  The substantiated historical claims of the Bible, the attested-to spiritual freedom and blessings of the Spirit of Christ, and the lived prosperity of those who live in a land where basic Biblical principles are still the foundation for the rights and government of its people, all speak to the unified message of hope and salvation that Jesus Christ offers.

And demonstrates that the true way to give and receive justice was authored by God himself.

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