Situation Ethics March 22, 2016

Certain acts–such as lying, premarital sex, adultery, or even murder–might be morally right, depending on the circumstances. That was the view of author Joseph Fletcher as expressed in his controversial book, Situation Ethics, written in 1966. He wrote, “all laws and rules and principles and ideals and norms, are …only valid if they happen to serve love…” He believed that the end justifies the means. Do you suppose that belief explains how so many today justify their immoral lifestyle, and disguise it as love? But it is totally at odds with Bible truth. Paul the Apostle strongly condemned the view, “let us do evil that good may come.” Our Lord Himself said, “you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” As long as we hold to so-called situation ethics, we can never be free, never distinguish between right and wrong. We need to turn to the One who said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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