Table of Contents
- 1 What is law as a Christian?
- 2 What are the three principles of Christian ethics?
- 3 What did Jesus teach about the law?
- 4 What God says about the law?
- 5 What are the Bible principles?
- 6 What ethics does the Bible teach?
- 7 What did Paul say about the law?
- 8 Why do we need to follow the law of God?
- 9 What does Paul say about the law?
What is law as a Christian?
“The law of Christ” (ὁ νόμος τοῦ Χριστοῦ) is a New Testament phrase. Some Christians hold the belief that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the inauguration of the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31–37 and Ezekiel 37:22–28 “replaces” or “completes” or “fulfills” the Law of Moses found in the Hebrew Bible.
What are the three principles of Christian ethics?
Christian ethics, also known as moral theology, is a multi-faceted ethical system: it is a virtue ethic which focuses on building moral character, and a deontological ethic (divine command theory) which assesses choices.
What did Jesus teach about the law?
According to Matthew 5:21–26 and 5:27–30, Jesus also held that observance of the law should be not only external but internal: hatred and lust, as well as murder and adultery, are wrong. The Jesus of Matthew in particular is a moral perfectionist (5:17–48).
What God says about the law?
Romans 13:1-2 says: “Obey the government, for God is the One who has put it there. There is no government anywhere that God has not placed in power. So those who refuse to obey the law of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow.”
What are the Bible principles?
- The Bible. The basis for our Christian belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters of faith and practice.
- Christian Character.
What ethics does the Bible teach?
Ethicist John Barton says there are three basic models, patterns or paradigms that form the basis of all ethics in the Bible: (1) obedience to God’s will; (2) natural law; and (3) the imitation of God.
What did Paul say about the law?
Paul reconciles Jewish law with Christian faith by using Jesus’ words “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another” (John 13:34). He states that this single commandment is a fulfillment of the entire Jewish law (Galatians 5:14).
Why do we need to follow the law of God?
God created man to rule over the Earth. One answer is that God is calling us to obedience and relationship with him through obedience. By obeying his call to take care of this earth we learn more about him and can grow in understanding of his heart and desires for our lives. Obedience also leads to personal growth.
What does Paul say about the law?
He continues to say that his mind desires to obey God’s law, while his flesh makes him “a slave to the law of sin” (Romans 7:21–25).