Category Archives: Ethics

Unions

I had an interesting discussion on another board concerning Unions. I tried to piece it together into a cohesive article. I have a couple of observations before getting into it.

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Sermon on the Mount: The Obedience of the Righteous Part 2 Matthew 5:27-32

We are in the section of the Sermon which I titled Righteousness Affects Your Obedience. It comes between two statements by Jesus which act together to show the unity of this section. The first is, For I tell you, unless … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Obedience of the Righteous Matthew 5:21-26

We are in the section of the Sermon which I titled Righteousness Affects Your Obedience. One reason that I like that title is many think that obedience precedes, or causes, righteousness while the biblical approach has righteousness first and this … Continue reading

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The Potter and the Clay

The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy. (Proverbs 29:1) This proverb came to my thinking recently, maybe in the context of me not “stiffening my neck” so much, but I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Reverse

I had a discovery tonight. There is a very popular line within Christendom which I don’t like and I believe is wrong-headed and faithless. My own pastor uses it fairly frequently. It is: Pray as if everything depends on God … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Permanence of the Law – Matthew 5:18

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place. (Matthew 5:18) In the previous article, I passed fairly quickly over … Continue reading

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Flesh vs Faith Part 9: Gideon’s Strength

And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? (Judges 6:14 KJV) I’ve had Gideon’s story come up a couple … Continue reading

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Capitalism and the Attack on the Imago Dei

All men matter. You matter. I matter. It’s the hardest thing in Theology to believe – GK Chesterton Like many, I have been watching the events in Wisconsin unfold. We have similar things going on in my state of Ohio. … Continue reading

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Imago Dei: Still The Image

I have been mulling over the Image of God, what theologians call Imago Dei – Latin for Image of God. I brought it up in my blog on Christian Ethics, as biblically, ethical treatment of others is based on their … Continue reading

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Ideal World or The Kingdom of God?

Several years ago, I taught a class on Christian Ethics at the local Moody Extension School. Through my studies, I became more convinced of my suspicion that the Church is mistaken when they make evangelism or even some “tend the … Continue reading

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