Ethical decision making

Most people would agree that human beings know the difference between right and wrong, or between good and bad actions.

Humans may not always choose to do the right thing, but they do have the ability to understand when an action is wrong.

Christians have different beliefs and approaches when it comes to ethical decision making. These include:

Approaches to decision-making

There are a variety of approaches to decision making and each approach has its positives and negatives.

There are two different types of theories:

  • deontological theory, which focuses on the actions themselves being right or wrong
  • teleological theory, which focuses on the consequences or outcomes of the actions being classed as right or wrong