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The Revelational Christian Ethic and Capital PunishmentRuth AskewJuly 5, 2019Capstone EssayETHC101-B021
Table of ContentsI.Introduction----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3II.The Revelational Christian Ethic----------------------------------------------------------------- 3III.Capital Punishment-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5IV.Conclusion------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7V.Bibliography---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------92
IntroductionIn this paper, I will discuss the question, “Should Christians support capitalpunishment?”. Although it is a big controversy, there are many things to consider thatgoes along with that question such as the death penalty and assisted suicide such aslethal injections. To be able to answer these questions to its full potential, our moralcompass needs to be evaluated and come to a conclusion of if it is justifiable or not.To be able to have a conclusion to this question, there has to be a vigorousdiscussion pertaining meta-ethics and applied ethics. My personal opinion will beapplied when concerning the methodology that Christians should abide to when itcomes to determine the morality of these questions. It is in my deepest desire thatwhen researching this topic, that arguments with and against the questions states willallow fellow bothers and sisters in Christ not to want to justify capital punishment. Inthe Bible, there is sufficient information on exercising caution when decisions areneeded to be made and these decisions are not excluded from Gods plan.A Revelational Christian EthicWhat is meta ethics? It is an “attempt to see behind the scene of someone’s moralpresuppositions in order to discover and evaluate the beliefs and methods on whichthey are based”. When we talk about good, bad, right, or wrong, meta ethics starts tobe in a troubled position. To be able to understand different theories mentioned, it isimportant to first and foremost, understand the morality which can also be known as“Revelational Christian Ethics”.In the beginning book of Genesis, God mentions that we are all created in hisimage. Because of this, we were given the right to choose from wrong and right. To beable to access these decisions, God has placed in our hearts the knowledge and3
intuition to be able to make these sort of important decisions. Although we have thisinside of us, it does not mean that we are perfect and have access to the right choicesall the time. Since we are aware of Gods righteousness, it is important to mirror himbecause he is the best role model to mirror but, that doesn’t mean that we will alwaysbe right. God has a way of communication towards his children like prayer; and attimes as well, revelations through visions. God is able to unveil the truth to us throughthese resources and that is what helps us come to a decision in resolving moraldilemmas.

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