Kentucky State Clerk Kim Davis and the Christian moral conscience

Here is a blog post worth the reading.

Christian Theology

In regard to the Kim Davis imprisonment the matter is much simpler than some imagine:

  • A Christian is under a constant and invariable duty to the moral law of God (as fallibly as we live that out).
  • That law is summed up by Jesus as loving God and loving our neighbor as ourselves.
  • The laws of men are subsidiary interpretations and applications of this higher law.
  • When they are contrary or contradictory to the laws of God, the laws of men are invalid.
  • They are false assertions of power without the authority of law.

Here’s a great example of this kind of moral thinking from one of the most influential American Christian ethicists:

“One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate…

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2 thoughts on “Kentucky State Clerk Kim Davis and the Christian moral conscience

  1. Kim is a person who has the opportunity to stand up for her Christian faith even unto jail. And some, and I like them, are using this to further their campaigns, and/ or also to stage their true beliefs, such as Mike Huckabee in particular, and to some extent also our Texas senator Ted Cruz. This is serious. This is man’s law versus God’s law, and only the true Christians will choose rightly. Bless them and may we treasure them for standing up for what they believe. God’s law reigns. Wonderful entry, Thanks much. jlehman1945

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