Originally Posted by Tom
What I am dealing with is Reformed Christians who
tell me that in the case where if we do not lie, it will probably result in the murder of someone.

They told me that no matter how one slices it, if I did not lie
I would be complicit in the murder of someone.
And that view is the paradigm of "Situation Ethics" in which XXXX (insert your circumstance here) overrides the authority of Scripture. In fact, Joseph Fletcher who popularized "Situation Ethics" used a similar paradigm to discredit Christians who followed the law of God as their rule of life. Everyone is prone to sin but it is sin nevertheless and there are consequences to sinning, either temporally or eternally or both. Interestingly, the same is true to those who desire and strive to do what is right. "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." (2Tim 3:12) And, ironically, some of the most harsh persecutions come from those who profess to be believers against those who strive to live a godly life. rolleyes2


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simul iustus et peccator

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