Moral Decision-Making in Areas of Christian Liberty

How do we make decisions in situations where moral absolutes might not apply or be clear? Justin Taylor suggests asking eight Biblical questions from the book, Ethics for a Brave New World, to help ensure we are thinking Biblically:

1. Am I fully persuaded that it is right? (Rom 14:5, 14, 23)
2. Can I do it as unto the Lord? (Rom 14:6–8)
4. Can I do it without being a stumbling block to my brother or sister in Christ?
(Rom 14:13, 15, 20–21)
5. Does it bring peace? (Rom 14:17–18)
6. Does it edify my brother? (14:19)
7. Is it profitable? (1 Cor 6:12)
8. Does it enslave me? (1 Cor 6:12)
9. Does it bring glory to God? (1 Cor 10:31)

Read the explanations for each test here. The second edition of Ethics for a Brave New World, by John S. Feinberg and Paul D. Feinberg, comes out in November.

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