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Explain how the teachings of both Jesus and St. Paul might influence the moral behaviour, attitudes and lifestyles of Catholics today.

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Explain how the teachings of both Jesus and St. Paul might influence the moral behaviour, attitudes and lifestyles of Catholics today. Marriage is very important to Christians because they believe it is for life. There are two parts to the New Testament teaching about marriage. One the teaching of Jesus about marriage and adultery and two the teaching Saint Paul gave in his letters. The teaching contained in the New Testament about marriage was given to two different groups of people, the Jews and the New Christians. In the story of the women caught committing adultery Jesus refuses to condemn her, and he says people should let her go. He does not say that what she has done is good, he condemns that when he says, "Do not sin again". However he insists that people should not judge others. ...read more.

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Carstens refuted kellyprice12's rationalisation . Concerning divorce Jesus taught that if a man divorces his wife for any other cause than unfaithfulness he is guilty of making her commit adultery if she marries again. Moral behaviour has been commented upon here in that you should avoid adultery; upon attitudes in that divorce should not be the solution; and lifestyle in that marriage has to be worked at. (Matthew 5:31-32) Marx oppressed kellyprice12's structuralism . When it comes to sexual immorality Paul warns the people against it, because they have a new status as Christians. In Chapter 7 of his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul emphasises the exclusiveness of marriage, "Every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have his own husband". He then goes onto say that sexual activity in a marriage is not normal, but necessary and human. ...read more.

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(1 Corinthians 7:10-11)codg dgr sedgdgw ordg dgk indg fodg dg. Paul also teaches that if a man has a wife and she is not a believer and she agrees to go no living with him he must not divorce her. Moral behaviour has been commented upon here in that divorce should be avoided; upon attitudes in that divorce should not be the solution; and upon lifestyle in that Christians must work at their marriage. (1 Corinthians 7:12) Paul mentions the marks of a Christian household and family life when he writes to the Christians of Colossae. He says wives should submit to their husbands and their husband should love their wives and not be harsh with them. Children should obey their parents and the parents should not irritate their children. Moral behaviour has been commented upon here in that you must respect your family; upon attitudes in that you should devote yourself to your family; and upon lifestyle in that you should help and love your family. (Colossians 3:18-21) ...read more.

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