Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: Killing For Love , The Danger of Situational Ethics

Posted: November 11, 2014 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.” (1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ NLT)

Some people would do anything for love. According to, Gerald Uden (71) and Alice Louise Uden (74) allegedly killed their respective spouses, and even a couple of their kids, in order to be with each other over 30 years ago. The two had been living peacefully in rural Missouri despite law enforcement officials believing they were behind these crimes all these years. A break finally came in 2013 and both were arrested for their crimes of passion.

Whether an action was committed out of love, revenge, or even desperation, if it’s contrary to God’s word, then it’s still wrong. Situational ethics is a dangerous idea because it turns a blind eye to truth. Everyday, people act out on emotion, making excuses and justifications, but a wrong will always be a wrong, no matter the motives.

Take time to consider your ethical standards. Realize that even though you may wink at something, God does not. Live a life free from sin’s penalties and He will take care of you! You are loved!


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