Friday, February 10, 2006

Briefly on the Euthyphro Dilemma

Holtz incorrectly believes that the Euthyphro Dilemma is an actual dilemma. Good is God's very nature; His commands flow necessarily from His moral nature. Since God is just, He commands things that are just for us. The good is not arbitrary, and it is not outside and above God; the good is the moral nature of God Himself. This is necessarily expressed in His moral commands, and these become our moral duties.