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3.1 Christian Ethics Christian Ethics is a system of values based on Christian scriptures and the teachings and character of the Christian prophets and Jesus Christ as they are narrated in the Bible. In Christianity, the books comprising the Bible are believed to be inspired by God. They are the Page of 22 31
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ETHICS 1 - Ethics and Moral Reasoning in Everyday Life works of Divine Revelation, making the Bible the major source of knowledge about what is right and wrong. Christian Ethics is derived by interpreting the moral significance of the behaviors of individuals in the biblical stories, over and above the Bible stating directly what counts as ethical in the form of moral codes. Overall, Christian Ethics is concerned fundamentally with “spiritual formation”. ————————————————————————————————————— Activity 10 Read Luke 6: 27-42 on “The love of enemies” and “On Judging Others” and Luke 10: 25-37 about “A Lawyer’s Question” and “The Parable of the Good Samaritan” in the New Revised Standard Version of The Bible. Based on your reading, answer the following study questions: 1. What is love in the Christian sense? What is the significance of this kind of love to the question of how one ought to live? Why does one need to love one’s enemies? 2. Who is one’s neighbor in the Christian sense? How does one determine who is one’s neighbor? 3. Jesus Christ said that second to the commandment to love God with all of one’s heart, soul, mind and strength, is the commandment to love one’s neighbor as oneself (Mark 13: 29-31; Matthew 22: 37-39; Luke 10: 27). How does love of one’s enemies and the parable of the good Samaritan show this commandment? ————————————————————————————————————— Christ and the New Testament Christianity is derived from the name of Jesus Christ who is believed to be the Son of God and the savior of humankind. Christ’s significance in the Christian religion is marked by a shift in the way God is perceived. In the Old Testament, God is perceived as a God of justice. In the New Testament, God is perceived as a God of love. The surest sign of this love is Christ being God’s gift to humanity. As stated in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” Christ’s teachings are reflected in the way he lived his life and the way he interacted with people. He reflected on the traditions of his time and interpreted them in new and original ways that revolved around the virtues of faith, love, and charity. In contrast to the traditional doctrinal affirmations of God’s word in the Old Testament, the teachings of Christ are reflected in the New Testament in the form of parables, pithy sayings, and actions that reflect everyday experiences but which are also designed to startle so that
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