How do you know what is right and what is wrong?
This is one of the biggest challenges that we all face every day.
Some people will say that humans have a deep-down understanding of what is right and wrong.
Maybe it’s come from our upbringing, as we follow the example of parents and friends.
Or perhaps it’s from our society, as together we try and work out the ‘norms’ of acceptable behaviour through dialogue and discussion.
Yet, when we use crowdsourcing to make decisions about ethics, we place a great deal of faith in our own ability to make true judgements.
Sadly, history is full of examples of when people have got it terribly wrong.
This is why we need an anchor for our ethics… and this is why the Bible is so important and useful.
The Bible is grounded on the idea of love: love for one another that comes from God’s love to us.
Through the Bible, God helps us know our weaknesses, and he shows us how to be saved from the just punishment we deserve as we all, naturally, live independently from him.
That’s why the Christian scriptures are so deeply practical for people of all ages.
And this is why the officially-approved curriculum taught in Special Religious Education (SRE) is so deeply valuable for children in our public schools.
The best place to learn right and wrong is to turn to the Bible.
And the best thing about the Bible is that in those words we learn about true love and true forgiveness, as we hear how Jesus gave his own life as a sacrifice for us.
This is the best lesson any student can ever learn.