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Christian Morality

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Christian Morality A person faced with a moral decision has to consider every factor they can. To go about doing this is called a "blitz", a blitz is to write down all as much information as possible that we think is relevant to the situation in hand. That is the first thing to do. But you have to set yourself an aim. This aim is so you don't write down to many things as the more you have the less likely it is that an important factor will be omitted. Christians regard the Bible, Traditions of the Holy Church and the Holy Spirit as a solution and a guide to everyday life. It is a source of importance and spirit. ...read more.

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Nine of the Ten Commandments are acceptable only one is not. The 'golden rule' of Christianity is found in Matthews gospel. It is " Everything you do to others as you would have them do to you, for this is the law and prophets" In marks gospel Jesus said that the two most important commandments were 1. You shall not love your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength. 2. You shall love your neighbour as yourself. In these ways the passages on ethics from the gospel are similar to that of the Old Testament. The gospel teaches the behaviour into truth, the Old Testament says "I will put my love within them, and I will write it upon their hearts. ...read more.

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The role of the pope in moral decision-making in the Roman Catholic tradition is Roman Catholic Christians believe that the pope has special authority and that he is infallible when he speaks to, and in the name of the church on questions of faith or ethics. The Holy Spirit is; Christians believe that the spirit is the life-giving breath of God, where by the lower communications with the higher and the higher with the lower. In the New Testament, its views believe that the Holy Spirit, guides, teaches and leads the believers into truth. It is important to have a final aim and direction in mind when making a moral decision is because; there is usually more than one way of responding to a particular problem and first reactions are not necessarily best. A person should carefully consider and reflect on alternatives, seeking to understand the range commitment to act. Lee Fletcher ...read more.

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