Ethics of Personhood
Human history is tragically full of examples of the persecution and oppression that arise when those in power create their own definitions of human personhood and rights so as to exclude and misuse certain groups of people. Scripture is clear that God has given all human beings dignity, personhood, and rights. The biblical understanding of personhood provides the essential foundation for ethical decisions about how to treat other people. Without this understanding, society is free to degenerate into violence, oppression, and exploitation of the weak by the strong.