A standard is that which is set up and established by an authority as a criterion, test, or reference. In matters that concern the soul, a standard is the source of right (true) answers to questions which concern the salvation of the soul.
It is obvious that standards are necessary in ordinary activities of life. There are standards to properly operate a football, basketball, or baseball game. There are standards to mail letters and packages through the Post Office. There are standards for paying taxes on properties, autos, and incomes. In fact, without these standards, chaos would prevail.
The Bible is God’s standard for men. But when it comes to the abiding by the God’s standard, people will reject it. Why? Because people either do not realize the Bible is God’s standard for Christian living and worship, or they know it and do not care!
When people reject the Bible standard (either knowingly or ignorantly), they will establish themselves as the authority and develop their own standard. They establish for themselves a false standard. There are many feeble appeals to humanly originated standards.