we had three great services sunday. I started a sermon series on John Wesley’s three simply rules. Starting with the First rule Do no Harm. I used the scripture from Romans 12 and chapter 13. where the apostle Paul said that we should be careful about doing the things that Jesus has already warned us about. Such as lying, cheating, coveting, murder, stealing, and so on.
There are two different point of views about not doing in harm. The first group is called deontology which comes for the word deon which means obligation. They believe it’s simple not to doing any harm as long as we follow the rules. The next group is teleology which means end or purpose. So Teleology believes that some actions that are questionable is ok, has long as the end is ok. For example the means of war. War is ok, as long as the end result is peace. But teleology has means that some of our simple actions aren’t so innocent and simple. Such as watching TV, or sitting on the couch. If watching TV keeps us from drawing closer to God, or sitting on Couch keeps us from leading our neighbor to salvation in Christ, then is our simple and innocent actions are very harmful.