quiz 8 - HUMA 201(A) Study Guide for Quiz # 8 According to...

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HUMA 201(A) Study Guide for Quiz # 8 According to Geisler: Why are moral laws hierarchically graded? All ethical obligations are moral laws and Christians have an ethical obligation to obey civil laws. Even commands to obey government or perform ceremonial duties are divine commands (AKA ethical responsibilities) and involve a moral duty. Distinctions between civil, ceremonial, and moral laws are not rigid. The law of God is unified and interpreting. Some of the conflicts in commands are clearly between two commands which are both moral in nature. Are all sins equal? All sins are not equal because of the whole concept of degrees of punishment in hell and graded levels of reward in heaven. There is even one sin so great that it is unforgivable. There are also higher and lower moral laws. Does God punish people for breaking all moral laws? God does not hold the individual responsible for personally unavoidable moral conflicts, providing he keep the higher law. It is impossible to take two opposite courses of action at the same time and God will not hold a person responsible for doing what is impossible. What are the three principles of absolutism? Love for God over love of man Obey God over government Mercy over veracity According to Hoffecker: On what are Christian ethics based? Christians base their ethics on God and the Bible.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course HUMA 201 taught by Professor Kemeny during the Spring '08 term at Grove City.

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