Have you ever heard of the
Wicked Bible? No, I am not making a joke. Back in the very earliest days of printing with movable type, someone made a mistake in setting the words of the seventh commandment, and out came a Bible which read,
Thou shalt commit adultery.
And as ridiculous as it sounds, I have a legitimate question:
Why not? There are those who argue for the abolition of divine law, but for that to be possible, the law itself must be arbitrary. That is, God could just have easily said
Thou shalt steal as to say
Thou shalt not steal.
Now I’ll guess that you intuitively know that is not the case. God said
Thou shalt not steal because it is intrinsically wrong. And it is intrinsically wrong because it is harmful. Now, what does that tell us about the nature of God?