Ethics-Unqualified Absolutism

Ethics-Unqualified Absolutism

One ethics system that I subscribe to is unqualified absolutism that according to Geisler, there are many moral laws which guide Christians and these laws must never be broken. One such law is telling the truth and always standing by it no matter the repercussions (McDonald, 2010). 

One of the reasons that make me to personally subscribe to this ethics system is that it helps in solving dilemmas. For instance, since moral laws such as always telling the truth are absolute, one should always tell the truth no matter the consequence (Shaaba, 2017). For example, as a Christina, if I witness someone stealing, I should tell the truth on who I saw stealing and what was stolen. I can do so without feeling any form of guilt.

Another reason for subscribing to the unqualified absolutism ethics system as a Christian is because it supported by the Biblical teachings. In Heb. 13:8, the Bible says that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” and this implies that the truth shall remain the truth. While the Bible talks of different levels of moral laws, one is not justified to break any of them and should therefore follow all (Chiesa, 2011). This implies that as a Christian, I should follow all the Biblical teachings and consider them while making decisions and taking actions especially when facing a dilemma. 

In conclusion, following unqualified absolutism ethics system helps me as a Christian to not look at the outcome of my actions or decisions but on my Christian values and the moral laws quoted in the Bible. For example, I should always tell the truth no matter the consequences of the truth being known.

 

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