to get something for nothing instead of Scriptural means of obtaining possessions (purchase, labor, or a gift of generosity). Yet in 2016, it was claimed that a police motorcyclist reached speeds of 200km/hr on a major highway during a pursuit, but only received guidance. What do the Scriptures teach about obedience to Bible authority? The inherent problem with police pursuits. "The end justifies the means." Many non-instrumental "churches of Christ" are involved in many of these same works: parties, sports, using their buildings for banquets and meals and "activities" for the young people. Morality, mankind, invitations, family, creation, audio, articles. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do (Isaiah 46:10-11). Happiness and love are admirable goals, but they do not justify disobeying God's teaching about marriage and sexual purity. "Oh, that would violate the law." Exactly. In one instance, an officer doing in excess of 200km/hr in pursuit of an offender was stood down and disciplined.
No one is entitled to an end result. This is how healthy societies operateby setting rules that everyone must follow, and then punishing offenders. Likewise, if God tells us what means to use to do the work but we use a different means, we are still following human teaching. Specific Applications: What about Today?
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Here we see why the philosophy "the ends justify the means" sprang into existence. Victoria Police has been similarly criticised in the wake of the Bourke St deaths for not releasing its pursuit policy. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. Galatians 1:8,9 - If we preach a different gospel we are accursed. Also missing in the ends/means ethics discussion is an understanding of the providence of God. But God says "to obey is better than sacrifice." Remember what happened to Nadab and Abihu for changing God's revealed non - farm Employment order of worship. Obedience Includes Both the Means and the End. We want to consider the Bible teaching about the concept then we will look at specific applications in society.
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