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Month: April 2021

Foundational Issues (7) – Discussing Moral Issues in a Pluralistic Society

To briefly summarize what I have written so far: Christians believe that both physical and spiritual reality exist, that morality is a part of reality, and that only the Bible gives sure knowledge of morality. They believe that man is made in God’s image, but fallen. Government is therefore necessary to restrain sin, but it …

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Foundational Issues (5) – Are people capable of living moral lives?

As I wrote last week, the Bible gives certain knowledge of ethical matters. But this begs the question: can people do what they know is right? Are people capable of living moral lives? As with all great questions there are a number of answers. On one extreme are determinists. They believe, in short, that everything …

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Foundational Issues (4) – Ethical Epistemology: How do we know what is moral?

There are essentially four ways we come to know things: observation, reason, feeling, and authority. Observation is the source of most of our scientific knowledge. We, for example, observe that water boils at 212 degrees and freezes at 32 degrees. We can’t figure these things out using abstract reason; these are things we observe and …

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