There are laws like abortion that may conflict with doctrines of the Catholic Church. People study the Bible to learn about God’s love, and ultimately people seek the true meaning of love to lead a healthy life. The Bible’s moral messages transcribe to today’s current issues in the world. The Bible contains the components to changing one’s behaviors in a moral manner reflecting the devotion to changing the world. When we act it is always best to do it with love.
‘A practical guide to biblical ethics’ was written to help Christians follow and understand God’s law, so that they may live a lifestyle that honours God. By using the expression ‘God’s law’, Smith means the moral will of God as to what is right and wrong. This is encompassed in the Ten Commandments and expanded on throughout the Bible. Kevin Gary Smith(2012:6-9) wrote the book for believers whose prayers are to live a righteous life. The book is, however, not written only for academics or full time pastors, but is aimed for all Christians to understand.
Morality indicates the relevant code of conduct about a certain aspect. It defines a particular religion or culture believes as good or bad. Religion is a group of people who follow a certain system of faith and worship. In addition, religious groups have common beliefs (Geyer and Roy 2). For example, Christians believe in living a faithful life to please their God.
Ethics is the explicit, philosophical reflection on moral beliefs and practices to clarify what is right and wrong and what human beings should freely do or refrain from doing. Therefore ethical guidelines are the guidelines set out to tell human beings what they should freely do and what they should refrain from based on whether it is right or wrong. Ethical guidelines in Christianity teach Christians how they should act so that their daily living reflects spiritual principles and supports the purpose and value of this world. For example the Ten Commandments were made by God to teach human beings to refrain from things such as stealing, murder and not loving your neighbour. Islamic ethical guidelines can be found in Islamic law.
God must need suffering to happen for a reason, but ... ... middle of paper ... ...ering is always going to be painful no matter if God is the one who is doing it to us or not. What we need to realize is that suffering with faith in God is much more justifiable than suffering without. In I Peter it says "However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. "(I Peter 4:16). So suffering as a Christian is all right because it means that you share an aspect of Christ's life, and you should continue to praise God.
When considering morality, worthy to note first is that similar to Christian ethics, morality also embodies a specifically Christian distinction. Studying a master theologian such as St. Thomas Aquinas and gathering modern perspectives from James Keenan, S. J. and David Cloutier serve to build a foundation of the high goal of Christian morality. Morality is a primary goal of the faith community, because it is the vehicle for reaching human fulfillment and happiness. Therefore, great value can be placed on foundations of Christian morality such as the breakdown of law from Aquinas, the cultivation of virtues, the role of conscience in achieving morality, and the subject of sin described by Keenan. Esteemed Christian scholar Thomas Aquinas
The preaching of repentance was particularly important for the disciples as they were to spread the good news which was that if one does truly repent, then they will be welcomed into the Kingdom of God. 16:16- "Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned". Today, the tasks of the apostles have similar meanings. To cast out devils is to fight injustice and do the will of God and to anoint the sick is basically to care for them. Modern disciples will still try to preach the gospel and spread the word of God.
The book of god revealed to the Christians was the Bible. This book is here to show the way of life of a devout human being. In the bible are guidelines to how one should live and spend their time in life. The bible talks about all the evils of man, and this fake illusion like world. It warns man of the punishments that are to come if man does not follow the way of god, and also assures great reward if one does follow and believe.
Catechism 2306 also proclaims the love god shows for those who strive to be violence free, and those who work to remove violence in the world... ... middle of paper ... ...y addresses the problem which has arisen, and therefore cannot help to come to a detailed decision in regards to scenario 3. Its main purpose is to serve as an aid in the decision making process, however any detail must arise from the discussion it may bring about, or be involved in. It has been shown that the church has a clear take on the issue of domestic violence and the moral decision making processes applied. God wishes us to be a violence free society, and through the elimination of domestic violence in relationships, we are moving forward to achieve this goal. The use of a Christian decision making model is useful in guiding any discussion in achieving a reasonable, fair, understandable, just, and Christian spirited decision, however the detail of any arrangement must be decided on by the people involved.
The text discusses in the afterlife only believers get resurrected, and they will unite with Christ. In the afterlife, the believers will rejoice with Christ and other believers. Another interesting theme I discovered is being honest. For example, the text says, “I will as much as in me lies keep all God’s Holy Commandments.” The quote represents being honest because it teaches the children to grow up and become honest with themselves as they follow and practice the holy commandments. For example, a child will learn to become honest with their self because