Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
140105 ethics & law
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

140105 ethics & law

139
views

Published on

Published in: Spiritual

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
139
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • Common Law - in England (and other places) began in the church and developed largely independently of government although much of it has been incorporated into civil law all over time.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Controversial Issues Confronting Contemporary Christians © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 2. 1. Authority: to control, direct or strongly influence the actions & conduct of someone or something 2. Law: • A law is a set of rules and standards by which a society governs itself • Implies imposition by a sovereign authority and the obligation of obedience on the part of all subject to that authority; © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 3. 3. Govern: to control, direct or strongly influence the actions & conduct of someone or something 4. Government: a system by which a state or people are governed or controlled by the use of force © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 4. 5. Politics: to control, direct or strongly influence the actions & conduct of someone or something 6. Anarchy: The absence of government What is the problem with this? © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 5. James Madison: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” John Adams: “Whoever would found a state, and make proper walls for the government of it, must presume that all men are bad by nature.” © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 6. History shows that when a society rejects transcendent, universal norms for its art, culture, laws, institutions and families, then the inevitable result is anarchy leading to tyranny. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 7. R. J. Rushdoony Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 8. It is said that after God died in the 19th century, man died in the 20th. For when God is dead, man becomes an untamed beast. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 9. • Man is finite and imperfect (sinful), as such we cannot know what is true, what is moral or what is real apart from God • God in Christ reveals to all mankind the way (salvation), the truth (epistemology), and the life (ethics)
    • 10. Ministry of Education Ministry of Grace © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com) Ministry of Justice
    • 11. • Revealed Law: that which is revealed by God in the Bible. • Natural Law: revealed by God through conscience & reason (Rom. 2:14-16) • Municipal Law: man-made law developed through legislation & enacted by government; valid only as it conforms to revealed and natural law © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 12. • Case Law: a system of evolving law based on precedent setting decisions of judges on a caseby-case basis • Common Law: the body of precedents based on natural and revealed laws set by judges over many years; began in the church and developed mostly independent of state government © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 13. 1. Ordained by God • Daniel 4:17, 25 ‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers, and the sentence by the word of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men.’ 25 They shall drive you from men, your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you eat grass like oxen. They shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 14. 1. Ordained by God • Isaiah 33:22 (For the LORD is our Judge, The LORD is our Lawgiver, The LORD is our King; He will save us); © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 15. 1. Ordained by God • John 19:10-11 Then Pilate said to Him, “Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?” 11 Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.” © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 16. 2. Protectors of the Law • Exodus 20:1-17 • Deuteronomy 16:18-20 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment. 19 You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. 20 You shall follow what is altogether just, that you may live and inherit the land which the LORD your God is giving you. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 17. 2. Protectors of the Law • Deuteronomy 19:14-19 “You shall not remove your neighbor’s landmark, which the men of old have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess. 15 “One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established. 16 If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing, © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 18. 2. Protectors of the Law • Deuteronomy 19:14-19 17 then both men in the controversy shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days. 18 And the judges shall make careful inquiry, and indeed, if the witness is a false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother, 19 then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 19. 2. Protectors of the Law • Romans 13:1-4 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 20. 2. Protectors of the Law • Romans 13:1-4 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 21. Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado on First Day of Legalization Rocky Mountain News January 2, 2014 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper: "We can't sit idly by and allow this slaughter to continue.”
    • 22. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 23. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 24. 3. Sometimes evil • Mark 6:14-29 16 But when Herod heard, he said, “This is John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!” 17 For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; for he had married her. 18 Because John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 19 Therefore Herodias held it against him and wanted to kill him, but she could not; 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and he protected him. And when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 25. 4. Sometimes good • Nehemiah 2:1-9 …in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, that I took the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had never been sad in his presence before. 2 Therefore the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.” …4 Then the king said to me, “What do you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 26. • The Code of Hammurabi, the 6th Babylonian king, is the oldest preserved law code created in 1790 B.C. • The code contained 282 laws written in 12 tablets in the Akkadian language which was common in Babylonia. • One nearly complete example of the Code is left today, inscribed on a seven foot, four inch tall, in basalt stele. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 27. • This work is also a great • Society wouldn't source of information be the same if it about the society, weren't for this religion, economy, and code of laws. It history of this period. was the start of a civilized group of • Each part describes in people. detail a crime or incident, and the punishment/procedure for it. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 28. • Revealed by God to Moses at Mount Sinai (1450 B.C.) • Revealed Israel’s covenant with God distinguishing them from all the other nations Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 29. • 1215 first document to limit the king’s power by law and protect their rights. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 30. • 1697 government must tell you what you are being held for an show evidence against you • Passed during the reign of Charles II by Parliament to force the courts to examine the lawfulness of a prisoner’s detention. • Right of Petition © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 31. • 1628 Established “due process” • government could not tax without consent • Government could not quarter troops • 1689 Parliament replaced dominant power of King (legislative supremacy) • Trial by jury • No cruel and unusual punishment • Right to bear arms © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 32. 1. Pray for • I Timothy 2:1-3 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 33. 2. Pay taxes to • Matthew 22:15–21 Then the Pharisees went and how they might entangle Him in His talk. 16 And they (Pharisees ) sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men. 17 Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a denarius. 20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” 21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
    • 34. 2. Pay taxes to • Matthew 22:15-21 16 And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men. 17 Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 35. 2. Pay taxes to • Matthew 22:15-21 19 Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a denarius. 20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” 21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 36. 3. Be subject to • Romans 13:5-6 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 37. 4. Resist when evil • Acts 4:17-21 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.” 18 So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 38. 4. Resist when evil • Acts 4:17-21 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 39. 5. Dual Citizenship • Acts 5:29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” • Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)
    • 40. Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. © 2014 by Faith Bible Church (www.http://faithbiblechurchefc.com)