By Norman L. Geisler

Love Your Neighbor is a concise advent to Christian ethics. It starts off with a glance on the biblical foundation for morality, defines and describes a variety of philosophical techniques to the topic of ethics, then connects biblical morality with the assumption of absolute fact in philosophy.

The ebook then strikes from its philosophical foundation to a pragmatic software of Christian ethics, contemplating a variety of social, biomedical, and private matters. It doesn't take a partisan or denominational method of those concerns, yet squarely faces them with an open brain and open Bible.

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There are special interest groups that inform leaders in government of issues and attempt to influence them accordingly. The command of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount to be salt and light applies to having a positive moral impact on the world (Matt. 5:13-16). 31 They cite two examples of how laws that have changed in America have influenced public opinion. The first of these is slavery. They point out that slavery was such a divisive issue in the 1800s that people were willing to divide the nation and go to war over it.

Paul includes this in the context of a passage that deals with other sins such as idolatry and pride. Some have tried to use this passage to indicate that homosexual sin is worse than all other sin. This approach comes across as arrogant and selfrighteous and does little to bring repentance and healing in the gay community. This passage clearly speaks against homosexual sin. It does not label it as categorically worse than the other sins. In fact, as just indicated, the reference to homosexual sin is followed by a lengthy list of other sins (vv.

Org. Accessed March 2, 2007. Chapter 19: Ethics and Politics Should Christians legislate morality? 30 Though some Christians believe that they should not be involved in politics, this is not a biblical idea. If there were ever a vivid example refuting this fallacy it is the life of William Wilberforce in overthrowing slavery in England, as portrayed in the film Amazing Grace. Christians in democratic nations like the United States have the privilege of influencing the policies of their government every time they go to vote.

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