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Unformatted text preview: HUMA 201(A) Study Guide for Quiz # 8 According to Geisler: (198-204) Why are moral laws hierarchically graded? (199) (1) All ethical obligations are moral laws, and Christians do have an ethical obligation to obey civil laws. (2) Even the commands to obey government or perform ceremonial duties are divine commands and, as such, involve a moral duty. (3) The distinctions between civil, ceremonial, and moral laws are not rigid. (4) Some of the conflicts in commands are clearly between two commands which are both moral in nature, even by those who distinguish between moral and civil or ceremonial laws. Are all sins equal? (198) No. There are at least three levels of sin with corresponding judgments. Does God punish people for breaking all moral laws? The popular belief is wrong. All sins are not created equal. There are clearly higher and lower moral laws. What are the three principles of absolutism?(203-204) (1) Love for God OVER Love for Man God comes before loving your neighbor (2) Obey God OVER Government Moral Law is more important than civil law (3) Mercy OVER Veracity We can lie in special situations According to Hoffecker: (BCW 293-320, 351-410) On what are Christian ethics based? (353) Christian ethics are based originally and ultimately in God who defines righteousness and then rules the world with these rules....
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- Spring '08