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Examine and comment on the relationship between Biblical teaching and ethical behaviour

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Examine and comment on the relationship between Biblical teaching and ethical behaviour. All Christians share the belief that the Bible is divinely inspired. We all turn to it to be challenged and inspired by it, and to expose ourselves to the divine perspective. For the church the Bible is normative. That is to say the church places itself under the authority of scripture. The Biblical definition of ethics is connected with doctrine and they are not offered apart from a set of guidelines and teachings of the Bible. Biblical teaching is the study of good behaviour, motivation, and attitude in light of Jesus Christ and biblical revelation. The ultimate standard of Christian conduct is Christ Himself. The goal of a Christian in their thinking and in their behaviour is to be come more and more like Christ. Following the claims made by the Books of the Bible, the message is a contribution to the ongoing and continuous account about the character and will of God and the description about the nature and will of God is the proper basis for answering any ethical questions. The reality is determined on the basis Biblical judgment. Whereas Ethical behaviour is system of moral principles by which human actions and proposals may be judged good or bad and are the rules of conduct recognised in respect of a particular class of human actions, including decent principles of an individual. ...read more.


7:7) as is evidenced by the Ten Commandments. And, the Old Testament Law is a guide to bring non believers to faith in Christ (Gal. 3:24). Likewise, the New Testament creates laws which dictate morality for those who are Christians. The laws in the bible dictate the way a person / Christian should act. A simple example to illustrate this would be. If a school teacher has a rule that notes may not be used in taking a test, then it is immoral for a student to use notes in taking one of this teacher's test, it is not ethical because it goes against the teachers rule. In biblical terms it would be committing sin because it will be seen as cheating and in the bible cheating is prohibited because the bible states that thou shall not lie. But the problem is that social laws overlap with Gods laws in biblical teaching. For example, if another teacher has a rule that notes may be used in taking a test, then it is moral for a student to use notes to take the tests this will be ethical socially. But in Biblical teaching it will be seen as cheating, this is because the bible says thou shall not cheat whether given the permission to do so or not. ...read more.


The "family" should teach children to relate to both father (male) and mother (female). Throughout Scripture, only heterosexual marriage gives children the family relationship God appointed. Basically what lm trying to prove is that Even if Homosexuals seek the right to marry, and if human law would agree, what about the requirements of Divine law. Making Bible teaching and ethical behaviour have a difference between them. As a Christian l would be expected to follow the biblical teachings only but because l think both biblical and ethical behaviour are trying to make the world a better place l would follow both perspectives on how a person should behave. This is only because that there are some rules from both sides that l agree and disagree with. For example l would disagree with the biblical rules on abortion because l think that abortion should take place in some circumstances i.e. due to rape as a result the baby might not be wanted or teenage pregnancy because most teenagers are not ready to become teenage parents. As l mentioned above that both ethical behaviour and biblical teaching establish laws that dictate human behaviour. It is common for the social laws to conflict with the biblical teaching laws. Because the way Christians and society appeal to different authorities for what is right and wrong. Overall they both have similarities and differences to how a person illustrate declare good behaviour Charlene Mapira ...read more.

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