Deriving Moral Guidance from the Bible

Sermon text:  Romans 13:8-14 & Matthew 5:17-20

How do we use the Bible to tell right from wrong in the modern world? Christians have locked horns over abortion, sexual morality, and capital punishment. Since the human genome has been mapped, opening the door to genetic engineering and the possibility of cloning humans, how do we address those new developments as Christians? The writers of the Bible knew nothing about DNA or nuclear power or Greenhouse gasses. How do we draw guidance from the Bible today? 
    Biblical ethics can be summarized – and a summary is all we have time for this morning – by describing three kinds of moral reasoning. Two of them are false. Only the third is reliable...
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