What is the solution to the apparent "dilemma" presented by Socrates' question? It is
important to realize that the question assumes a distorted biblical view of God.
First, there is an objective and absolute moral standard,
which denies the first option’s suggestion that moral ethics are capricious and discretionary
whims of God.
Second, this objective and absolute moral standard is rooted and embedded internally in
which denies the second option’s suggestion that the moral standard is external to and higher
Morality is based on God’s character and
nature. The moral standard is neither above God nor merely willed by Him. With morality grounded in His holy
and immutable character, the moral standard is fixed, absolute, and timeless.
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