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Christians will sometimes feel that it is appropiate to break certain laws. Christians will consult God (by praying) and the bible before making a decision like this to seek guidance.

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Christian Law Teaching- PARTS A & B A) Christians will sometimes feel that it is appropiate to break certain laws. Christians will consult God (by praying) and the bible before making a decision like this to seek guidance. Although there are some good reasons why God has forbidden some activities and commanded others (our protection and the protection of others, for example), it is a mistake to assume that God's protection is the only reason for the 10 commandments or any other of His moral commands. The true foundation for all morality lies with God Himself. Christians would therefore make sure they didn't break the 10 commandments : "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. "You shall have no other gods before me." (Exodus 20:2-3, NIV - Because there are no other gods, because there is no one greater than God, because nothing deserves first place in our lives, we must naturally have no gods (whether images, money, or whatever) ...read more.

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This command's main point is that mankind shouldn't swear by His Name and then renege. If His Name is used in a vow, it must above all things be kept. "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:8-11, NIV). God here explains clearly how this command and His nature coincide--God rested and wanted His Old Testament people also to rest . "Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. ...read more.

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These commandments are in the bible, and its what God expects us to go by. The bible teaches christians to 'pay to ceasure what is to ceasure' (this means taxes etc), and 'Pay to God whats to god' - this means to worship and to follow the Christian community. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- B) Most Christians believe in punishing criminals, however most do not believe in the death penalty as christians believe it goes against the will of God. Many Christians who oppose capital punishment use the passage of Scripture in John 8, where Jesus refused to condemn a woman caught in adultery and then confronted the religious leaders of that time about their own darkened hearts. Jesus declared that he came into the world to fulfill the law, not to destroy or overrule it (Matt. 5:17-19) - Christians will try and follow what Jesus says. Jesus Rehabilitation is a method that is likely to be more popular with Christians who in general do not approve of corporal punishment under any circumstance. Christianity teaches us that we should have forgiveness. So therefore, this is the way we should treat criminals, using prison as rehabilitation but not as a punishment/torture. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...read more.

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