Effects of Christianity on Behaviour, Attitude and Lifestyle.

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G.C.S.E Religious Studies

Effects of Christianity on Behaviour, Attitude and


Justice and Reconciliation

SKILL AO1 [Beliefs]

This is what Christians believe about Justice, it’s best summed up in the Catechism of the Catholic Church “Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor.”  Virtue is the keyword it means adopting a particular attitude or lifestyle at the heart of how you behave, it is what u owe God and your neighbor which includes all your friends, family, strangers and last of all your enemies.

The Christian framework would be in the 10 commandments. Our behavior towards God is based on the first 3 commandments

  • “I am the Lord your God you shall not have strange Gods before me.” This means that you must not make anything else God, no superstitions or Atheism and Agnosticism.
  • “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain this means you must respect the Lord and his name.”  “The Lords name is Holy” Psalm 29. Blasphemy also comes under the Lords name is vain.
  • “Remember to keep holy Sabbath Day” The Lord blessed the seventh day after he made all things in six days and made it Holy Exodus 20:11, Sunday was also the say of Jesus’ resurrection.
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The rest of the commandments from 4-10 would be known as a social justice this is what we owe to the other people like our neighbor, friends, family, and enemies.

  • Honor your father and mother, we must always respect our parents, we are to look after and support them in old age and illness.
  • You shall not kill, Human life is sacred (holy) it involves the creature action of God and we are made in the image and likeness of God.
  • You shall not commit adultery, which also included Fornication-sex between an unmarried man and woman.
  • You shall not ...

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