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Christians use the Bible, the Church’s teaching and conscience to help them make decisions about personal moral issues. Define each of these terms. Explain why Christians should use each of them.

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RE Coursework: Personal Morality Question 1: Christians use the Bible, the Church's teaching and conscience to help them make decisions about personal moral issues. Define each of these terms. Explain why Christians should use each of them. Personal morality is based upon the person's philosophy and principles to differentiate between right and wrong. Morals are created by influences in our lives, such as, family, friends, religion, education and social aspects. Christians believe the bible is how God communicates with them. Through the bible God tells them what is right and wrong. They accept the Bible as the rule by which they will determine things. Therefore a Christian can be guided by the words of God through the book. ...read more.

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The Church has a teaching role. The Church's responsibility was given to it by Jesus, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations." Christians use the Church for help as it passes on the word of God. Bishops come together to discuss Christian beliefs 'extraordinary magisterium' they need to make sure that any statements made are correct as many people totally follow their words. Although the Church does teach certain ideas, Catholics continue to discuss certain issues of the faith. This is for the reason that all Christians teach their role to others in the way they live their lives. Conscience is when individuals use their own judgement to come to a decision from analysis, thoughts and personal experience. ...read more.

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It formulates its judgements according to reason, in conformity with the true good willed by the wisdom of the Creator. Everyone must avail himself of the means to form his conscience' Therefore, Christians should work hard to form their conscience properly so that they will come up with the right answer to decisions they have to make. On the whole, Christians should use The Bible, The Church and their conscience to make decisions. The Bible can give a direct answer, or one can look for principles in the Bible that can be applied to the issue they are examining. The Church gives Christians the word of God through speech. The conscience formulates its judgements according to reason; it's the voice of God speaking from within you. ?? ?? ?? ?? Caroline Blundell Words: 461 Page 1 ...read more.

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