Do not forsake the assembly Help those who are in need
Conflict Area: When people need help at the time of the assembly
Eating Meat offered to Idols:
Do not worship idols All foods are clean; eat any of
them with thanksgiving
Conflict Area: When food offered to idols is eaten
Do not kill The man who murders should be
put to death
Conflict Area: When the state must execute a murderer
Do not kill A mother's life is more valuable
than a child's
Conflict Area: When a mother's life is in danger from a pregnancy
Do not divorce and remarry Stay in the state you were when
you were called
Conflict Area: When someone who has been divorced and remarried
For each conflict situation, one principle must take precedence
over the other.
Note that one must reason from the underlying principles, not
from similar situations. Example: Two couples live together for
a year and separate. One couple is married; the other is not.
The situations are similar. The principles that apply are
different. They are not in conflict. The marriage covenant
makes the difference as to which principle applies.
Do not commit fornication Do not divorce and remarry