ethics final

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ethics final
2014-05-07 10:08:21
final ethics test

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  1. Genesis 1:26-28:
    God told humanity to be fruitful (How do we interpret this??)
  2. Genesis 2:15:
    Humanity had an interactive process in taking care of the earth and the garden as God had made it.
  3. Matthew 24:6-8:
    Prophetic perspective where Jesus states there will be many disasters that happen before the end. However, that is just the start of the end.
  4. Matthew 24:21-22:
    There will be suffering in the world that is worse than anything anyone has seen thus far in life. Tremendous distress suffered by civilization
  5. Revelation 11:18:
    Announced from heaven the nations are angry; God’s judgment has come; those who have destroyed the earth will be judged
  6. 2 Peter 3:7: NASB
    Why should we worry if God is going to come and destroy the people anyways?
  7. Revelation 21:1:
    God is going to make a new heaven and a new earth that will last forever.
  8. 2 Thessalonians 3:7-13
    Paul: Expect others to work, support themselves, and not be a burden on society
  9. 2 Corinthians 8: 1-5
    Help others in need:2 Corinthians 8: 1-5 (written 49-50 CE)
  10. Romans 15:25-27
    Even though struggling to make own living, help others in need.Romans 15:25-27 (Written 56-57 CE)
  11. Matthew 25:31-40
    I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink
  12. Four principles of capitalism
    • 1. Ownership of private property
    • 2. The practice of free enterprise – to buy, sells, or trade without undue government interference.
    • 3. Competition in the production and distribution of goods and services.
    • 4. Profit is a motive and the most effective incentive in an economic system.
  13. Biblical Ethics and the Environment: A Synopsis:1.
    Biblical Ethics and the Environment: A Synopsis:1. God created humanity to live on Earth2. God created humanity to care for the earth.3. As a result of sin, decay, overuse and abuse, the world suffers the results of human activity, becoming less able to support life. The result may be a time of trouble unlike anything experienced in human history4. An aspect of God’s judgment is judging those who destroy the earth.5. God’s restoration of a new heaven and earth is a restoration of the entire world to be a perfect sinless state.
  14. “Limits of the Earth?” Areas of Focus
    “Limits of the Earth?” Areas of Focus:1. Feeding the World: Food demand greater than estimated future supply2. Deforestation: Forest destruction changes climate.3. Freshwater: Lack of water due to over use, pollution, aquifer depletion, etc.4. Natural Resource Depletion: Natural resources impact – social destabilization.5. Over-fishing: Ocean resources being depleted – fish stocks collapsing.6. Future Climate Change: Impact on humans and food and water resources. Greenhouse gas increases, temperature increases, drought and flood and other climate extremes increase.
  15. Population Increase Impacts:
    Population Increase Impacts:1. More food needed2. More water needed3. More energy needed4. More goods and materials needed5. More pollution from material, energy and water use6. Greater climate impacts/temperature increases