God in his word has explained what is right and what is wrong; many in the world seem not to understand right and wrong. The reason being they do not know God.
Yes, they know there is a God, but they do not know him or what he has done for them. The Bible speaks of such individuals, for they have existed in all ages.
Isaiah spoke of them: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
God gave his Son to die for mankind (John 3:16), he gave man his word for mankind to know how to serve him (2 Tim. 3:16, 17). In this word is found examples that show how individuals obeyed God to become his children. (Acts 2:38; 8:2939).
God added them to his family (Acts 2:47). These same people once were like those who did not know God. They learned of him and became His children. It changed their lives and it can still change lives today.
What many forget is that man was created in the image of God and given the ability to make choices. Those who do not know God make wrong choices.
God gives man this license when it comes to physical things. When it comes to spiritual things God has made it clear how he desires things to be done.
Yet even in spiritual things God lets man choose whether he is going to follow God’s word or human reasoning.
John recorded these words, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
On another occasion he said, “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:48).
God tells man what is right and what is wrong, but man must follow him if he wants to go to heaven.
Man, down through the ages, has tried to come up with ways of pleasing God. Some turned to making idols, while others worshipped the creation of God rather than God himself. And still others changed what God commanded to suit their own way of thinking (Rom. 1:22-25; Matt. 15:9).
God spoke concerning man’s ways and thoughts compared to his, through the prophet Isaiah, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isa. 55:8, 9).
Man trying to follow his own way fails to see right from wrong – God is still the answer.
God’s way will lead to heaven, while man’s way will lead to destruction.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Matt. 7: 13, 15).
There is a right way and a wrong way, but God is the one to decide what is right and what is wrong.