Throughout human history, there has been a movement to constantly change and evolve the way that we treat other human beings and I have to wonder is this the best way to maintain a society? Throughout history there have been examples of a certain type of people that was thought to be lesser than another type of people. One of the most obvious examples of this in the US is slavery, but there was also the Jews in Nazi Germany. Though it is positive that it is no longer accepted to participate in these activities in most of the world, why is it that these practices were considered acceptable at one point?
Why is it acceptable to force people to work for you at one time and then suddenly it is not, or to torture and kill them and suddenly it is not? Is it possible that the morals change over time or is it more likely that there is a moral standard that is set and humans refuse to accept it? An observation that I have made over time is that humans have a deep desire to control other humans (I write more about that here.) But are humans even capable of creating a moral standard? I argue no in another post. If humans have a history of changing their morals over time, where can we get our moral standard from? I argue from God and his word, the Bible and I will share a few reasons why.
The ten commandments are vague enough to be timeless
The ten commandments are set up in a way where everyone agrees with at least the last seven commandments, it is only the parts about how we should think about God where people start to disagree. These are rules that tell you how to act in general and then come in a book that gives you many examples of how to act. These are rules that have nothing to do with technology, the drugs of the time, the language of the time or anything else that changes with the times. This is part of the definition of what makes up a moral standard.
The ten commandments apply to everyone because there are ten of them
This seems like a very obvious one but like I stated in the previous reason, the first three commandments are the ones that deal directly with God and the other seven have to do with how you deal with other people. This means that even if you are not a Christian, the last seven commandments can give you guidance on how to treat people in your everyday life. This is what makes these commands so important and life changing, if you apply these to your life, your life will change. Your life will change because you will be a more honest, trustworthy, and attractive person that more people want to be around.
They are given in a book with a lot of stories to give you specific examples
There are a lot a fortune cookie type of quotes out there, and many of them can be very useful to your life, the problem that some people have is in trying to effectively implement them into their lives. It is much easier to implement these lessons in your life when you have a specific example to follow. The Bible literally contains hundreds of pages of parables, historical text and words of wisdom to help everyone through their everyday life. If you are intentional with implementing these things in your life, your life will improve in numerous ways that I wrote about in this post.
There are things that change literally everyday that we as humans have to deal with, how we treat other people should never change because they always deserve our love and respect. In order to accomplish this goal there needs to be a specific moral standard that is accepted in society. There have been too many human started tragedies for anyone to believe that humans are capable of creating this moral standard, therefore, we need to look at rules that have stood the test of time and come from a timeless being that can lead us through our lives. My pick for this is God and his written word, the Bible.