Marriage under Natural Moral Law and Situation Ethics

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Introduction

  • Apply NML + SE to NT
  • Origins of SE - strong response
  • Robinson - shift
  • OT = JL + NML, background
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Transitional

  • Define Marriage
  • NML Marriage - Gen. 1:28 - purpose
  • SE Ethics - 1 Corinth. 13 - consistency - Bible = relative
  • MD love - connect 21st century ideals with fund. Mark 12:31
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NML Marriage

  • Predetermination - Matt 19:5-6 - absolute God's will
  • Available - Heb. 13:4 - honour M = honour God
  • Brother Andrew - intrinsic link
  • Lord Acton - G = consistent + definitive - changing M = changing G's design - implies falliablilty - defies omniscience of deity
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SE Marriage

  • 1 Corinth. 7:7 - singleness - defies Gen. decree
  • Re-evaluate - Robinson - inseparable link 
  • Cemented - 1 John 3 - future love still please G (w/ confidence present)
  • Same-sex understood now -  Rev. Giles Fraser + Colin Coward - G's love more relevant
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Conclusion

  • Differences - NML - G's L paramount - SE practical 4 Church relevancy
  • Mark 12:31 @ forefront - continued growth = in action - SE follows teaching
  • Robinson - significant 4 survival
  • NT still relevant - applied -c-b-c- under most loving thing to do
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