The divine command theory suggests that an act is right if it has ben commanded by God, and morally wrong if God has forbidden it. God has absolute authority and decides alone what is right or wrong, and human reason has no contribution to the decision. He is the most reliable source of guidance for humans and provides them with laws that they should live by. Humans just have to accept these laws and respond to God’s commands. According to Emil Brunner, the divine command theory means that by doing what God wills or commands
This course suggests that by investigating various avenues and approaches of ethical analysis within the context of a Christian worldview, and Biblical absolutes; and by studying the exercise of leadership and specific cases of ethical dilemmas that require moral judgment, I would be expected to promote the understanding of the role of values and ethics as leaders– as the only way to have ultimate success and a lasting impact in the workplace (church or business). I believe that the Christian perspective to ethics premises on the assumption that ethical behaviour for the Christian is not only about issues of right and wrong, but it is also about choosing God’s best for each situation; and a personal values framework with a decisioning basis
Explain what Fletcher understands by Christian love and it’s roles in the moral decisions making process of situation ethics. (30 marks) Fletcher explains situation ethics through the six fundamental principles and Christian love. Joseph Fletcher, states “Only one thing is intrinsically good; namely love: nothing else”. He states only love is good. Actions are not intrinsically good or evil but this is depending upon whether they promote the most loving result.
Part III: Presuppositions * The author assumes that the readers have a preconceived idea of how to properly define justice. * The author assumes that the readers will agree with him about the book’s validity on the topic of justice and the authenticity and accuracy of scripture. * The author assumes that his readers are not in need of generous justice themselves. * The author assumes that the readers have a basic understanding of the gospel of Christ. Part IV: Book Summary The idea of justice in the world today is often misconstrued; the most commonly accepted definition of justice is giving someone what the rightly deserve.
Some however may question, how do you name a conscience if it is not a physical matter and one cannot distinguish where it originates from? One of the two main philosophers to support that conscience is the voice of reason is Thomas Aquinas. Aquinas believed the conscience primarily to be a substance of reason; a moral guide that has been placed in us by God in order to make us more inclined to do his will here on earth. He believed that at conception or at some later stage, God gives each person a conscience to be able to discern morally right and wrong. Does this mean then that people who do not have faith or a believe in God are consciousness?
Humans then incorporate both of these laws into human law, which is the basis for how we act. As the laws the humans follow come from God, they must be holy and should not be rejected by ‘disparaging the dictate of reason’. Natural Moral Law creates a connection between what is natural, rational and moral. Aquinas’ ethical theory claims that laws which are discernible through nature are intrinsically good because they were created by God. It is therefore known through reason that we should follow these natural riles from God, because the opposite is equivalent to ‘condemning the command of God’.
The American Association of Christian Counseling and The American Counseling Association comparison Paper Tairra Booth Liberty University Abstract Ethic codes are very important in the working environment to maintain boundaries between the client and professional. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) are two organizations that have specific ethic codes that the professional and the client must adhere to in order to protect their rights. The ACA focuses more on counseling in a secular context as oppose to the AACC who uses biblical truth as a foundation of its ethical codes. Each organization, although one being secular and one being more religious base, hold quite a few similarities in their codes as well as a few difference. Discussed here will be a few of the differences and similarities between the two organizations The American Association of Christian Counseling and The American Counseling Association comparison Paper Introduction Ethic codes assist professionals in deciding what is considered to be “right” or “wrong” within the particular organization in which they work for.
Research and Publication 8. Resolving ethical issues While the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC, 2004) code of ethics “mission is to designed, assist members of the organization, better serve their clients and congregants, and to improve the work of Christian counseling worldview, to help reach the primary goals of the AACC, to bring honor to Christ and His church, to promote excellence in Christian counseling, and bring unity to Christian counselors." As well as the ACA code of ethics this document was divided into three units. 1. Ethical standards 2.
Some of these will include a compare/contrast of Christianity and other forms of study such as Epistemology, Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology. Entwistle also describes five different disciplinary relationships: enemies, spies, colonialists, neutral parties, and allies (Entwistle, 2010). This is for the purposes of understanding the nature of how these relationship contribute to the understanding of the integration of psychology and Christianity. Antagonists, or enemies are secular or Christian because both hold an opposing the view that there is no integration of psychology and Christianity. Members of the Christian faith who have a background in psychology would be the Spies who are only interested in the “benefits of their own religious system” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 182).
With god/s grounding the moral the foundation of the moral becomes arbitrary because it would only be good because god says its so. Also calling god good would not make any sense since he decided what good is or isn't, so how could he be good unless the moral was grounding him? If piety was a certain care of the god’s we could look to do always what is Pious and in return we would be worshiping/caring for the god/s if they exists. If the God’s are looking to something the “moral,piety” then if you act pious in your actions through life you will be in a way worshiping the god’s, because you are honoring what they already honer. The problem with this idea is when people think god grounds the moral