Ethics Archive

Should Christians be tolerant?

Today tolerance is being redefined to mean that all views are equally valid and all lifestyles equally appropriate. As such, the notion that Jesus is the only way is vilified as the epitome of intolerance. Rather than capitulating to culture, Christians must be equipped to expose the flaws of today’s tolerance, while simultaneously exemplifying true […]

Is euthanasia ever permissible?

Organizations such as the Hemlock Society are aggressively seeking to legalize euthanasia (Greek: eu = good; thanatos = death). In their view “mercy murders” for the diseased, disabled, and dying is a step into the light. From a Christian perspective it is a step into the dark. First, in Christian theology the timing and terms […]

Is suicide an unforgivable sin?

In a society of stressed–out people, suicide is not a singularly secular problem. Nor is it relegated to any particular segment of society. Indeed, according to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages fifteen to twenty–four. As the incidence of suicide continues to skyrocket, I am frequently […]

Is capital punishment biblical?

Christians who believe in capital punishment and those who do not both use the Bible to buttress their beliefs. So, what does the Bible really teach regarding capital punishment? To begin with, it should be noted that in the very first book of the Bible God clearly communicates his position with respect to capital punishment: […]

Is it ever morally permissible to lie?

In the interest of truth, I should first disclose the fact that Christian theologians are divided on this subject. Some—like Saint Augustine—believed that it is never permissible to lie. Others—like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who had ample time to contemplate this issue from the perspective of a Nazi prison cell—held that under certain circumstances lying was not […]

Hank Hanegraaff interviews Joe Dallas: Homosexualty & Sexual Ethics – Part 1

Hank Hanegraaff interviews Joe Dallas on the topic of Homosexuality and Sexual Ethics. Part 1 of 2. www.equip.org http

Hank Hanegraaff interviews Joe Dallas: Homosexualty & Sexual Ethics – Part 2

Hank Hanegraaff interviews Joe Dallas on the topic of Homosexuality and Sexual Ethics. Part 2 of 2. www.equip.org http

If jealousy is sin, how can God be jealous?

God is referred to in Scripture as jealous, and jealousy is referred to in Scripture as sin. The second commandment explicitly says that God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:4–5; cf. 34:14); yet, in Galatians Paul condemns jealousy in the same breath as idolatry (Galatians 5:19–20). How can this be? First, there is such a […]

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