The Divine Command Theory


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Divine command theory is a meta-ethical theory which proposes that an action's status as morally good is equivalent to whether it is commanded by God. The theory asserts that what is moral is determined by what God commands, and that to be moral is to follow his commands.

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The Divine Command Theory

  1. 1. . ..would you be surprised? A believer told you that God had instructed them to give 10,000 pesos to charity.. .
  2. 2. . ..what would you say?
  3. 3. 1. Are there such things as moral truths? 2. How do we know them and what is their content?
  4. 4. Christian Ethics
  5. 5. The Five Ways of Providing the Existence of God
  6. 6. The Five Ways of Providing the Existence of God
  7. 7. The Five Ways of Providing the Existence of God
  8. 8. The Five Ways of Providing the Existence of God
  9. 9. The Five Ways of Providing the Existence of God
  10. 10. Christian Ethics The 10 Commandments
  11. 11. Why do you think God gave us the Ten Commandments?
  12. 12. As a way to get to Heaven? As a mirror to look at?
  13. 13. As a way to get to Heaven. As a mirror to look at. If you chose “A” you’re wrong.
  14. 14. As a mirror to look at.
  15. 15. In the same way, we don't realize what a bad state we are in until we look into the "mirror" of the Ten Commandments.
  16. 16. 1. “You shall have no other gods before Me” (God should always be Number One)
  17. 17. 2. “You shall not make for yourself any idols” (Don’t bow to anything but God)
  18. 18. 3. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain” (Don’t use your lips to dishonor God)
  19. 19. 4. “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy” (Don’t neglect the things of God)
  20. 20. 5. “Honor your Father and your Mother (It’s a “5” shaped like a Dad and Mom)
  21. 21. 6. “You shall not murder” (It’s a bomb shaped like a “6”)
  22. 22. 7. “You shall not commit adultery” (Adultery leaves a heart broken)
  23. 23. 8. “You shall not steal” (The thief’s mask looks like an “8”)
  24. 24. 9. “You shall not lie” (This number “9” is “lying” down)
  25. 25. 10. “You shall not covet” (The door and ring together look like a “10”)
  26. 26. Christian Ethics
  27. 27. Christian Ethics
  28. 28. Eight Beattitudes Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Sermon on the Mount
  29. 29. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Sermon on the Mount
  30. 30. Sermon on the Mount
  31. 31. Hindu Ethics
  32. 32. Buddhist Ethics
  33. 33. Buddhist Ethics
  34. 34. Buddhist Ethics
  35. 35. Fin