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Divine Command: The Dilemma

Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

Divine Command Theory is the class of metaethical theories that describe Christian ethics.

Socrates’ well-known Euthyphro Dilemma is often used to refute Divine Command Theory. It poses a moral dilemma for Christianity. For the Christian, Socrates only needed to pose two questions:

Is an act good because God commands it?

Yes or No?

Or does God command an act because it's good?

Yes or No?


Thus, Christians are faced with two heretical options, either God is not good or God is not sovereign.

How would you answer my dilemma?


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