The Ethical Systems And Morals Essay

1575 WordsOct 11, 20167 Pages
There are three ethical systems and they are known as antinomianism, situationalism, and generalism. “Antinomianism, which literally means “against/ instead of law,” holds that there are no binding moral laws, that everything is relative”. (Geisler, 2010) With antinomianism we would go against what laws and morals do exist. Some Christians fall to the belief in antinomianism mainly due to the fat that we sin and God forgives. “In the case of Christianity, the controversy arises out of the doctrine of grace, the forgiveness of sins and atonement by faith in Jesus Christ. If God forgives sins, what exactly is the disadvantage in sinning, or the reward of obedience?” (Theopedia) “According to Fletcher, his position is neither a lawless relativism, which says there is no law for anything nor a legalistic absolutism, which has laws for everything. Rather, he contends that there is one law for everything the law of love.” (Geisler, 2010) With situationalism you have to look at a particular situation and not necessarily laws and morals because the only law that truly matters in situationalism is love. “Love should be the motive behind every decision. As long as Love is your intention, the end justifies the means.” (All About Philosophy) Joseph Fletcher created the idea of situationalism from a verse in the bible 1 John 4:8 “God is Love”. (All About Philosophy) “Ethical generalism is the view that the rationality of moral thought and judgement depends on a suitable provision of
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