Personal Narrative: A Personal Code Of Ethics

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Is it ethical to submit an assignment without properly referencing your sources of information? Through this exercise I have learned a valuable less in humility, one that has brought me to my knees. I am thankful that God is merciful to my mistakes. My intentions to walk closer to God and explore his Word were lost in the busyness of everyday life. My time was so consumed with enjoying the many blessings God bestowed that I neglected to spend time with Him. God said in Exodus 20:3 “Thou shall have no other gods before me.” Everything in life was taking precedence over my time spent with the source of all my blessings. My priorities were; my job, a surgery, travel, a precious baby grandchild, all these blessings that God…show more content…
There will be grey areas of ethical dilemmas because there are mysteries we do not yet understand. We must have boundaries and rules to follow and there will still be times when we must make decisions outside the realm of strictly set boundaries. A consequentialist theory would say it is justifiable to tell a lie to save someone’s life. During World War II a young Jewish girl named Anne Frank was saved from Nazi Germans by people telling lies to spare her life. In the book of Joshua 2: 1-3 the Lord allowed the prostitute, Rahab to hide the spies to save their lives. It appeared acceptable in the eyes of God for Rahab to lie to save lives. We must always make moral judgements based on the details of the situation at the time because what may technically be a wrong action could be acceptable in different circumstances. There are existential ethics, which take the approach that our ethics come from within ourselves. Teleological ethics take an approach based on the goal of happiness. Deontological ethics which are duty oriented, believing that moral behavior can be attained through dutiful actions. However, Christians ethics is the Word of God as revealed through the discernment of the Holy Spirit as

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