Joh 7:16 -17 Jesus answered them by saying, My teaching is not My own, but His Who sent Me. If any man desires to do His will (God's pleasure), he will know (have the needed illumination to recognize, and can tell for himself) whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking from Myself and of My own accord and on My own authority.
By being willing to please God, illumination comes in terms of what is and isn't from God. Putting aside our own moral choices to take on His moral standards is what pleases God; not being a god unto ourselves with all the folly that leads us into. We are then as disobedient children that pay the price for foolishness.
When we are unwilling to honestly seek to please God we are blind to the truth; no matter Who tells us. The choice is ours: Live for ourselves or live for God. When we live to obey God, the truth opens up to us, and we recognise those Whom He has sent.
I have noticed that the moral code of the message of Christ is what keeps many repudiating His message of love and forgivenesss. The cost of obedience to God's moral standard is thought too high a price to pay. Easier to say there is no God and therefore no moral code.
Sad thing is... the true cost of each one living according to his own standard .... is chaos.
Look at our world today:
If it feels OK... do it! Who is going to get hurt by it?
My right to my body gives me the right to terminate your right to live if you happen to be growing at an inconvenient time in my body.
The clamour today is: My rights are paramount and you better believe it! That they clash with your rights is of no import.
No. One standard for all will remove chaos. That is the truth.