chapter  Chapter 4
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William Lane Craig's First Rebuttal

ByWilliam Lane Craig

In this chapter Craig, in response to Wielenberg, explains that in his view there is a hierarchy of sources of obligation but God's commands are the ultimate source. The general command God has given humanity is to “love your neighbour” and this functions as an umbrella instruction such that God does not then have to give specific commands to each person for every particular situation in order for them to have moral obligations. Craig also argues that Wielenberg's model seems to deny free will and that this undermines his case for objective morality.