RGS6036.E1.ex2.7

RGS6036.E1.ex2.7 - Name: Exercise Number: 2.7 Exercise...

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Name: Exercise Number: 2.7 Exercise Theory Title: Divine Command Theory 1-Theory Description The Divine Command Theory simply holds that an act is moral solely because God command us to do it. It becomes immoral because God prohibit us from doing it. The Divine Command Theory is the view that morality depends on God’s teachings and that moral obligation consists in obedience to God’s commands. As explained by Frankena, this theory, which is also known as theological voluntarism, is the belief that the standard of right or wrong is the will or law of God (Frankena, 1973, 28). Theorists hold that God has issued command and laws to his creatures. These commands are displayed in the bible or can be found by following our moral intuition. We should follow these commands and that’s all there is to ethics. They explain that if God is our creator, then he created morality. Thus, following God’s commands ultimately makes us acting morally right. Cline explains that if God wills something, then it's good. If God wills that something not be done, then it's
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RGS6036.E1.ex2.7 - Name: Exercise Number: 2.7 Exercise...

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