4 Personal Questions About Biblical Christian Ethics • What is the source of all Christian Morals? • How are moral values known for a Biblical Christian? • What are Christian Ethics Relative too? • What is the Highest Good for a Biblical Christian?
1.The source of a Christian’s moral values is…? ______________________ ·Morals are not found in _____________________________________________ that change like the weather. 2.How are Christians to know what their moral values are…? ________________________________ ·General: ___________________ – God’s law, despite man’s attempt to twist it, has been written _______________________…in their __________________. The Character of God Man's Choices OR Societies Decisions Special & General Revelation Romans 2:15 in the hearts of all men Conscience
1.But as SIN gets worse and worse, even these sins become more and more accepted by SOCIETY. In other words even _______________ follow some inside (______________) law that says certain things are wrong. a.___________________ b.___________________ c.___________________ d.___________________ Humanists Universal But as _____ gets worse and worse, even these sins become more and more accepted by _____________. Lying SIN Adultery Murder Child Molesting Society
·Special Revelation: 1.________________ are revealed to Christians in the _________. A.Some are __________ and ______ to know. ·_____ _____________________ – Old Test. (Exodus 19,20) ·_____________________________ – New test. (Matt. 5-7) ·Looking at the example of _________ __________ - The Gospels Absolutes BIBLE Clear Easy Ten Commandments Sermon on the Mount Christ's Life
Outside of God’s Clear Standards & Law / Authority Not as clear b. Some situations are _________________, but the bible still gives us enough to know and make wise decisions through: ·A _______________________________ ·General revelation: nuggets of ___________ in nature ·Special Revelation: The _________ that we use to test all ___________ ·______________ ·Working of the _________________ in wisdom ·_____________________ / the _______________ ·Like taking a multiple choice test (Eliminating choices using these methods) Desire to please God Truth SIEVE Truth Prayer Holy Spirit Common Sense Situation
Tomorrow: What Christian Ethics are Relative too & The Highest Good for a Biblical Christian