The quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the divine law, or to the principles of rectitude. This conformity implies that the act must be performed by a free agent, and from a motive of obedience to the divine will. This is the strict theological and scriptural sense of morality.
Morality cannot be forced on any one, this is contrary to scripture. Mankind has a choice, to live a moral life, or to ignore just, and moral ways, to become just another person in a vast network of unrighteousness. Many hate the Christian lifestyle because we are, (as it is written.) a peculiar people, separated from the lust and pride that envelops this world.
"Morals are subjective to individuals and should be examined and concluded for themselves." This is true, but with each decision come a responsibility to accept its consequences. To Live in Christ or to die in sin, that is our moral choice.
Mankind's idea, and concept, of morality falls very short of that delivered in the gospel.
The man being the head of the house is commanded by the Lord to raise up his children in the fear and submission to the Lord, being His creation. A man must know what moral ideas and attributes that his children shall have as they progress into manhood.
For as it is written; “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”
“(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)”
Moral judgments are not the result of being born, but are learned. A man that does not teach what morality is to his family is guilty of withholding vital information. The choice that children make in life are a result of these teachings. Lets take an example; A man doesn't tell a child that stealing to wrong and that child becomes a thief, another, a man doesn't tell a child that homosexuality is an abomination to God, and will never be acceptable to their own family. Are these things a teaching of morals, or just opinions?
A mans responsibility to his household;
“And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
Morality in scripture is mentioned by the words;”Wisdom and Knowledge.”
“The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.”
Let us read the responsibility of truth and morality;
“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.”
Get wisdom, get understanding, these are the tools for choices in morality. Without these, moral choices will cause grief and discord within the home and within the way a man sees the world, and how the world sees the man.
“she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.” Moral choices are a two edged sword. On the one hand they will(according to scripture.) bring honour to the man, but on the other hand (Ignoring the laws of Good Doctrine.) will bring about shame and dishonour.
Moral choices by many today in the way they live, has brought about much controversy and hatred to them. Homosexuality and same sex marriage are the two most prominent today.
These two moral choices have divided many a nation and peoples. These moral choices are an abomination to God, and are listed as lifestyles that will not enter into the kingdom of Heaven. But these are moral choices. If a man desires to choose to live in these manners, he accepts the consequences for his actions.
The problem lies with, how a man, who adopts children, teaches these children about morality.
In the Bible a man that does not know the truth, cannot teach the truth, so therefore, the moral choices taught by these men cannot be considered as truths, but as a choice of immorality.
Can man dictate morality, can man force others to accept moral choices being contrary to what a man believes?
The answer is simple, No.
The Bible is clear on these things.
For as it is written;
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Think about these words when making moral choices. Ars.
1Co 11:3 1Ti 3:5 Deu 11:19 Isa 38:19 Pro 4:1-9 Mat 13:30 Webster, TSK.