This movie requires Flash Player 8. Download Flash Player 8

© 2021ApologeticsPress
(800) 234-8558
syndication   |  About AP   |  Sign up for E-mail Newsletter    |    Privacy Policy    |    Contact Us
Issue Features
View this issue online as it looks in print
Discovery Magazine 7/1/2005

A World Without Wrong

by  Zach Smith

The man ran into the bank, pointed a gun at the lady behind the desk, and shouted, "Give me all your money!" She quickly filled a bag with money and gave it to the man.  He took it-and then shot her! But, he didn’t run out of the bank. He didn't jump into a car and drive off. He wasn't even wearing a mask! He walked out slowly, and went about his business. Why didn't the police stop him? Why wasn't he put in prison for robbing the bank and killing the teller?

Imagine a world without right and wrong. People could do whatever they wanted to do-the world would be an absolute mess! If I wanted to rob a bank, that would be just fine. If you decided to murder someone, you could not be arrested for it. There would be no laws, no police , and no courts.

A world without right and wrong is a world doomed to die. Obviously, there must be right and wrong-we could not exist for long without them. But how do we know right from wrong? We have seen that individuals cannot have their own version of right and wrong,  so there must be a right and wrong that is higher  than  man.  It can­ not come from animals, because they have no sense of right and wrong. It cannot come from rocks and trees, because they cannot tell us what to do. There are rules to tell us what to do, and it is by these rules that everyone lives. These rules tell us that certain things are right and certain things are wrong. And where there are rules, there must be a Ruler.

This issue of Discovery magazine is de­ voted to understanding right from wrong. In the world today, few people are doing the right thing. Even some religious people have started following Satan to do wrong. We can know right from wrong, and we must do what is right. God has left us a standard of right and wrong, a guidebook to use in knowing what to do­ the Bible. In this Book, we learn about the One Whom we are to imitate-Jesus, Who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6).

Copyright © 2010 Apologetics Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

*Please keep in mind that Discovery articles are written for 3rd-6th graders.

This document may be copied, on the condition that it will not be republished in print unless otherwise stated below, and will not be used for any commercial purpose, as long as the following stipulations are observed: (1) Apologetics Press must be designated as the original publisher; (2) the specific Apologetics Press Web site URL must be noted; (3) any references, footnotes, or endnotes that accompany the article must be included with any written reproduction of the article; (4) textual alterations of any kind are strictly forbidden; (5) Some illustrations (e.g., photographs, charts, graphics, etc.) are not the intellectual property of Apologetics Press and as such cannot be reproduced from our site without consent from the person or organization that maintains those intellectual rights; (6) serialization of written material (e.g., running an article in several parts) is permitted, as long as the whole of the material is made available, without editing, in a reasonable length of time; (7) articles, excepting brief quotations, may not be offered for sale or included in items offered for sale; and (8) articles may be reproduced in electronic form for posting on Web sites pending they are not edited or altered from their original written content and that credit is given to Apologetics Press, including the web location from which the articles were taken. Further, documents may not be copied without source statements (title, author, journal title), and the address of the publisher and owner of rights, as listed below.

For catalog, samples, or further information, contact:

Apologetics Press
230 Landmark Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Phone (334) 272-8558

Web Store

Defending the Faith Study Bible

We are very excited to announce the NEW AP Defending the Faith Study Bible now available.

Featured Audio


Click the following link to visit our Multimedia section.

Featured Audio