As we begin to consider how moral law and moral agency (the ability to understand moral obligation, to choose between moral options and experience guilt and / or virtue) apply to human beings as those created in the image of the ultimate, eternal moral being (God), I would like to make a point that is often overlooked.
It is assumed and stated by some that everything that happens within the realm of human activity is mysteriously the will of God. This is most often stated with the assumption that exercising this amount of control exalts God. However, when this assumption is applied to human behavior that is specifically forbidden by God (unrighteousness – fornication, idolatry, adultery, homosexuality, theft, coveting, drunkenness, etc. [1 Co.6:9-10]) it creates confusion about the moral nature of such behavior. If God, the ultimate moral being, causes human beings to do that which is morally forbidden by God, is such behavior actually immoral?
In a world that suffers from moral confusion, those committed to Biblical truth should bring clarification and potential moral healing, not further confusion. To realize that God calls those created in His image to honor the same moral standard that He has eternally honored is of utmost importance. That standard is ultimately defined by one word; LOVE.