Outline the basis of Christian ethics (7 mks)
Christians accept the Bible as the world of God.
God communicates to His people through the Bible. Offers answers to questions in
relation to the life of a Christian e.g. the Ten Commandments guides a Christian on day
to day living.
It refers to sense of right and wrong that governs a person’s choice between right and
wrong. Christian conscience thus guides a Christian to choose what is right based on Christian
Faith in God.
Faith is a strong and unshakable belief is something or someone.
Christian faith is the trust in God, its actions and promises.
As a personal experience, faith in God motivates a Christian to make decisions that show confidence and loyalty to God is word.
Teachings of Christ.
The teachings of Jesus Christ guide Christians in making morally upright choices.
Secular State Law
The constitution of any nation regulates the behavior of its citizens. The constitution gives guidelines on how people should behave in relation to others and to the state.
Through revelation, God guides Christians on how they should approach certain issues hence determine behavior.
Traditional African Culture
Some values in traditional African culture are compatible with Christian teaching hence
they are part of Christian ethics e.g. honesty, fairness etc.
The Church Community
Christians receive guidance on moral behaviours from the teaching they get from them religious
leaders and/or during worship.
Church and ceremonies are a source of Christian ethics e.g. in marriage rituals, the partners
promise to be faithful to each other. In baptism, the converts denounce Satan and promise to live
a life that praises God.
Sources of Christian ethics in summary
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