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Moral law > Fear of truth
A comedian once said,
Christ died for my sins?
I hit myself in the foot with a shovel, for your mortgage.
Indeed: What do Christ’s death and my sins have to do with one another?
Traffic waves might illustrate.
Perhaps through his death, Christ “drove slowly without braking” enough, and endured the wrath of enough angry drivers, to erase the traffic wave my sins had left on the world.
Here’s why new metaphors for moral law, especially its more confusing parts, get me really excited:
Moral law is NOT just a random set of prohibitions made up by ancient Republicans.
There is an orderliness behind it that’s as real as physics. Like physics, moral law is discovered, not invented.
And to the extent we deviate from this moral orderliness, we can’t help but hold truth in suspicion, lest it convict us. And no amount of IQ points, education, credentials, bayesian reasoning, or rationalism can overcome fear of the truth.
Moral law makes geniuses into idiots, and vice versa.