The Ethics of Duty. Chapter 3. The Ethics of Duty. Duty and Religion – Ultimately, saved by faith and not by good deeds. We are put on this earth to obey God’s commands.
Advantage of Religion: Provides sanctions.
Criticism: Sanctions are too remote.
2. The “Laws of Nature” not only describe how things are but how they ought to be as well.
3. We can grasp the “Laws of Nature” because God has made us rational creatures.