Jeffrey BrannenFebruary 15, 2011 at 9:40 am
Is it possible that a 2 Kingdoms approach here would help make some sense of the matter?
In the Common Kingdom, deception (spying, undercover operations, etc.) are part of the tools of the civil government to catch those who are harmful to the state.
In the Redemptive Kingdom, deception is out.
What do y’all think?
That’s an excellent question. 2 kingdoms>2 moralities.
Just like in Islam it’s wrong to lie to a fellow Muslim, but okay to lie to an infidel. Or like it’s wrong to steal from a fellow grifter, but okay to steal from outsiders. Or like the Omertà.
Of course, that does raise the question of whether 2k proponents can generally be trusted to honor their contractual agreements. A handshake in church is binding, but a handshake on the sidewalk is not. Something like that.