No Changing the Rules

An Unfair Change

Have you ever, perhaps when you were a child, played a game with someone who changed the rules in the middle of the game? Maybe it was a game you had never played before and, always right before a move that would benefit your opponent, he\she reveals a rule they “forgot” to tell you. Or maybe it was a game of “cops and robbers” or a variation; you use your weapon against your opponent and he\she suddenly has a “shield.”

The Ends and the Means

Varied Scenarios

In considering ethics, one is presented with varied scenarios dealing with what is moral or correct. Differing theories concerning a proper ethic have been explored throughout human history, ranging from utilitarianism to nihilism to universal moralism. The discussions by philosophers and thinkers can be an interesting study, but in the end any ethic which denies the overall authority and power of God is faulty.

Biblical Ethics Exercise #4: Socio-Economic Support

Physical Labors In this series of articles we will be exploring the realm of Biblical Ethics by considering example case studies and the arguments in support of and opposed to differing sides of ethical questions. This article will will look at: Is it right for the body of Christ to engage in work projects with the goal of bettering the standard of living in a different region of the world? A Specific Question To set the stage for this particular question, what is in view is not specific disaster relief for an affected area, nor the caring for brothers and sisters in Christ with needs throughout the world.

Biblical Ethics Exercise #3: Participation in Religious Associations

Choices of Association In this series of articles we will be exploring the realm of Biblical Ethics by considering example case studies and the arguments in support of and opposed to differing sides of ethical questions. This article we will look at: Is it right to participate in religious associations supported by those who teach falsehood for the sole purpose of evangelism? To set the stage for this particular question, it is to be assumed that the original participation in such an association is NOT for the purpose of acceptance (e.g.

Biblical Ethics Exercise #2: The 'Underground' Church

Hiding the Light

Over the next series of articles we will be exploring the realm of Biblical Ethics by considering example case studies and the arguments in support of and opposed to differing sides of ethical questions. In this installment:

Is it right to hide the activities of the church and the identities of individual Christians in a highly persecutory environment?