The Teleological Suspension of the Ethical in the Cross

A. God commands the sacrifice of Abraham’s only begotten son whom he loved.

How is that ethical? Quick answer, it isn’t (Exodus 20:13). But God is God, and He can suspend the ethical on behalf of the teleological.

A’. God punishes the just for the justification of the unjust.

How is that ethical? Quick answer, it isn’t (Proverbs 17:15). But God is God, and He can suspend the ethical on behalf of the teleological.

That is to say, that the “ethical” is God’s will. In other words, the Divine Command Ethic is Biblical.

Appreciating Kierkegaard quite a bit presently.

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