Tag Archives: ethics

Virtue can’t hurt you

When a society makes virtues (high moral qualities) undesirable, it’s in trouble. A culture that mocks virtues will gravitate toward anarchy. Virtue is continually under attack. It’s easy to abandon it. I need to oppose the evil inclinations within me … Continue reading

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Desire or conscience–which leads you today?

Not getting what you want is often a blessing in disguise. Some desires are helpful; others are harmful. It helps to know the difference. Satisfying a wrongful desire, doesn’t end it. Instead, its demands return even stronger. Wanting more can … Continue reading

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12 CQ — A dozen Conscience Questions for the courageous

Ask these questions in your heart. Then listen for answers. You might get silence on some questions and that’s alright. However, you might have a specific situation come to your mind. If so, be courageous and do what you can … Continue reading

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Conscience & Divine interference will take you to peace & joy

Without Divine interference, my life would be a wreck. The risen Jesus rescues me! Christ-followers let the living Jesus daily interfere with and disrupt their life. My best decision was to ask Jesus to continually interfere with my life. We … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit — Goodness!

Goodness and selfishness repel each other. They refuse to peacefully coexist. People are designed to run on goodness. Alternative fuels mess up their engine. Humans tends to naturally drift into badness, but we have to intentionally pursue goodness. Greatness isn’t … Continue reading

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You can’t (or at least shouldn’t) legislate immorality

When people try to impose their immorality on you, kindly hold fast to what you know is morally right. You can’t (or at least shouldn’t) legislate immorality. Coercion and Christ’s love contradict. Coercion can compel outward compliance, but Christ’s love … Continue reading

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“Judge not,” doesn’t mean “applaud wrong”

“Judge not,” doesn’t mean that we should applaud unethical behavior. If I hadn’t earned God’s judgment, I wouldn’t need His grace. “The wages of sin is death.” The Good News isn’t that God’s okay with your behaviors. It’s that God’s … Continue reading

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When desires determine ethics

Your desires are not definitive of who you are, or determinant of your destiny, until you begin to obey them. Resist ungodly ones. When our desires determine our ethics, right is soon replaced with wrong and often we no longer … Continue reading

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It’s impossible to find good people

Humans like to divide people into the “good guys” and the “bad guys” and proclaim themselves to be part of the “good guys.” However, if we are good, why do we consistently think, say, and do bad things? Good and … Continue reading

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Feelings are a poor ethical guide

It’s popular to obey the destructive voice of lust. Lust and temptation are widely obeyed inner voices that lead to misery. Wrong often feels right. That’s why your feelings are a poor ethical guide. What the human race has in … Continue reading

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