Updated: Nov 11, 2019
Join Veteran SGT Steve McFarland for Tuesday evening's edition of Warriors for Life - Healing Through Faith Virtual Group Support.
Tonight's Topic: Part 3 - "Integrity versus Situational-Ethics"
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Have you ever been told to "go with the flow" when you knew that "the flow" was going in the wrong dierection? A wise man once said "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything". We call those people "pragmatists", because the just follow the crowd, but as we saw from Daniel and his three friends, there ARE "hills" worth defending, and "hills" worth dying for, because there IS a higher-standard.
Keeping in mind what we learned from the book of Daniel, we are going to consider Integrity versus Situational-Ethics. They are, by definition, antithetical to each other, because Integrity requires that we do the right thing all the time, while situational-ethics allows for doing what is expedient in each situation. Situational-ethics doesn't acknowledge any higher-authority, so our question is "Are they mutually-exclusive?"
Theologians and philosophers have been debating this topic for centuries, but being neither a theologian nor a philosopher, we are going to look at it from a Biblical perspective. Two particular questions come to my mind; 1) Is it ever okay to lie?, and 2) Is it ever okay to break the rules?
Who, in the Old Testament, told a WHOPPER of a lie, and is mentioned in a New Testament "Hall of Fame"?
Who, in the New Testament, frequently thumbed his nose at the "establishment" and double-dog-dared them to do something about it?
The answers may surprise you, and help us build an ethical-framework for living our lives today with integrity, because there ARE still "hills" worth defending, and "hills" worth dying on.
Warriors for Life Healing Through Faith – Tuesday, 5 November 2019 at 4:30 PM PT, 5:30 PM MT, 6:30 PM CT, and 7:30 PM ET
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