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The Hoverboard is taking over. It is considered the hottest gift of Christmas 2015. There is one question. How far is too far? Videos of hoverboard accidents have popped up all over social media.

Below is a priest who earlier this in the Philippines was filmed riding a hoverboard down the aisle during mass while singing a song to his congregation. Needless to say he was suspended.


During a praise and worship session, a liturgical dance team took to choreography with it.


 

This pastor knew the perfect turn. Watch his delivery.


The problem with all of these videos is that ministerial ethics is in question.

Ministerial ethics is a religious code of behavior that is grounded in biblical truth. The ethical codes for the Assemblies of God, the Church of the Nazarene, Catholics or the Baptists might be different for each denomination, but they all have one basic agreed idea. Worship is a place for holiness. Usually ethical religious codes define a particular group, profession, or an individual. If a person does not have a code of ethics, he almost has a license to behave in any manner he chooses.

The Christian’s value system is influenced by scriptural standards, how he applies scriptural truth to his life. Situational ethics teaches that as long as it does not hurt anyone it is OK. This teaching is doing great damage to the church. In some instances, the majority of people who sit in the pew believe in situational ethics rather than moral ethics. If pastors do not address this ethical dilemma and do not live by obvious moral ethics, they contribute to the dilemma.

That means that there is a certain code of behavior that a pastor is to have and serve with. There are certain behaviors that should not be bought into the sanctuary. They should conduct themselves with respect when preaching or celebrating the memorial of Christ’s great sacrifice.

What do you think?

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