Moral Absolutes are God Grounded and God Revealed
Before the mountains were brought forth You had formed the earth… from everlasting to everlasting, You are God (Psalms 90:2).
Nazi genocide is wrong. All rape is wrong. Child abuse is wrong. These heinous actions are universally wrong. These are evil acts. Individuals and society are bound to right ethics by God. Righteous laws are good in and of themselves because they come from a good God. The God inspired moral code in scripture outlines the duties of mankind. It’s not just an axiomatic system, nor is it true and binding inasmuch as they are self-evident truths, first principles, or discerned by pure reason. They are absolute because they reflect the nature of God’s divine being. Our conduct is to be regulated by the law that comes to man by the authority derivative of a good and immutable God. A moral relativist cannot declare that anything is always right or wrong within his worldview and remain consistent. All non-theistic worldviews ultimately lead to the denial of unchanging ethical laws. Moral absolutes are true and must not be violated. God alone is the one who makes unchanging moral standards true. Moral absolutes (MA’s) not only point to God, but without God, no one can have any moral absolutes. The denial of MA’s self-defeating inasmuch as MA’s are presupposed within that denial, thus God must exist.
People declare that all things are relative out of one side of their mouth, and then defend environmentalism as if it is always true out of the other side of their mouth. They know that relativism is not true! Obviously, relativism is a self-voiding notion, but they just do not want to be tough-minded and think through life’s important issues. Thus many throw around relativistic canards without ever thinking critically about the ground of their claims.
see my book on the necessity of universal moral norms: There Are Moral Absolutes