Issues in Christian Ethics
Biblical perspectives on contemporary ethical issues facing the church and the minister: special emphasis on ethical theory, euthanasia, homosexuality, reproductive technologies, and divorce and remarriage.
How can a Christian know what ethical rules are right and how to defend them? For example, is it morally permissible to forego procedures like kidney dialysis or to withdraw life support from people who have had a stroke or heart attack and are unconscious? Or, is there nothing the church can say about homosexuality since science has proved that those who practice this lifestyle are genetically programmed to do so? Or has this actually been proved? And, what if a couple wants desperately to have a child but cannot by natural means? Because so many couples have succeeded in having a child using in vitro fertilization technology, does that mean this way of having a baby is morally acceptable? And finally, divorce and remarriage are rampant even in the church today. Is divorce ever mandated or even allowed by Scripture, and if so, in what instances? What does Jesus teach about divorce and remarriage, and is there any explanation of why the rules on this matter are what Scripture presents?