This primarily means the Bible for some, although as Catholics we accept as equally true the teachings of the Apostles handed down through the bishops and known as Tradition. For both the Bible and Tradition, we believe we must obey because the teachings come from God, not because they are wise, will ensure a long life or prosperity. Christian ethics may be contrasted with Utilitarianism, whose adherents simply "do what works." Utilitarian ethics allowed the Holocaust, slavery, and totalitarian Communism. Because Christians do not believe humans made themselves or occurred "naturally," we do not believe we are free to do whatever su... ... middle of paper ... ...?
Secondly, the Divine Command Theory helps answer the question, “why should one be bothered with ethics at all?” (Rachels, p. 50). Believers believe there will be a day when ... ... middle of paper ... ...God due to this skeptical theory. In the next section of the text, Rachels defines the Theory of Natural Law as solution to morality that is independent of religion. In closing, The Divine Command theory is a religious approach to morality. By this approach morality is determined by the commands of God and free from objectivity.
The Idea of Morality Cannot Work Without the Existence of God Morality is the set of concepts about wha tis good or bad, right or wrong, in human charater or conduct. God demands that moral judgements are universal and based on religion. However, other schools of thought, e.g. the ideology of Anarchy, claim that if this 'morality made by god' is the case, then 'each person is his own god'. We must first understand how morality 'works' and then see if this method of working is possible without the existence of God.
God the Son has done these things, but this discussion is about God as God, not God as Man. I believe that Greach is right in the important points he has made in this article. I cannot think of any argument to his logic if I am coming from a Christian point of view, believing that there is a God, and that he is the almighty being that the Church tells us he is, the Bible supports, and the religion reinforces. He makes his points very clearly logical what can and cannot work according to what we deem as true and false statements, what contradicts one another, and what truths we think we know and are quite possibly false. I like what he said and can find no provable, logical argument using our beliefs of and in God therefore I believe that he is correct.
Moreover, if one sincerely thinks that he can get to heaven by doing good works – he still won’t be able to do it. The only hope he’ll have is to truly understand the point James was making and change his beliefs ASAP! (Of course that’s easier said than done – but either way, it has to be done). So, in conclusion, we must remember that the Bible does not contradict itself. The only reason why we might think that way is because we misinterpreted the Scriptures.
Instead they believe it's: 'Because God chose you, you will serve God and be saved'." While Calvinism emphasizes God's authority and power, which is good, it fails to recognize the relational aspect of God which gives us free will, and therefore does not uphold true biblical doctrine. I. Total Depravity/Inability Total Depravity/Inability is the first point in T-U-L-I-P. Total Depravity can be described as being spiritually and morally depraved of anything righteous. The whole root of Calvinism is embedded in this one point.
Montesquieu's beliefs were also similar to many of the other philosophes. They criticized the established church and 'certainly opposed the ritual forms of both Catholic and Protestant worship'; (O'Brien et al 631). One of Montesquieu's key arguments throughout the novel when dealing with religion is that God's precepts are more important then anything else. He says 'for, whatever religion one may have, obedience to the laws, love of mankind, and respect for one's parents are always the principal acts of religion'; and no matter what your religion is, you should acknowledge 'God loves mankind, since he founded a religion to make them happy; … and you are certain to please him by loving them also; that is to say performing all the duties of charity and humanity towards them, and in not violating the laws under which they live'; (101).
Here we touch on an important point, namely that it is best to keep the truth of Scripture than the words of Scripture. We must admit , therefore, the limits of our human language to talk about things so high , beyond our crisis, our understanding . The Trinity is not a biblical teaching , how is she become a doctrine of Christianity? For many, it was mad... ... middle of paper ... ...the world . God is seen as the Supreme Being in the world in Christianity and other religions.
It is seen the bible that God is sovereign no one can question Him. We may not understand many things, but we must follow His way of doing things, not just go with emotions like Inclusivists. The bible says that Jesus is the way the truth and the life. In my opinion, If that is what it says, then it is the truth, and he should embrace that truth as it is. Works Cited Nash, Ronald.
Posing the question of whether or not God is a necessity for morality brings up further, less easy to understand questions such as whether things have intrinsic value if there is no God, and if so, what things do have intrinsic value and why would they? In order for there to be a moral basis and standard outside of the one presented by the Christian God due to its the commandments and other such rules surrounding the bible, there must be another sort of justification... ... middle of paper ... ... something, the are useful in themselves. Things that have intrinsic value are the things we want in the first place, what we achieve from the usefulness of things with normal value. Certain things can have intrinsic value for certain people, but happiness can be seen as something that intrinsic value in all individuals. Happiness is not used in order to gain something else, other things are used to gain happiness.