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ethics under scope

Here’s a video on the Introduction to Christian Ethics that kicks off a church monthly series on Christian ethics at South Bay Alliance Church:

This lecture lays the foundation for ethics and touches on the inter-play of the Christian worldview, apologetics and Presuppositionalism.

Here’s the handout:

HAND-OUT: FOUNDATIONS FOR CHRISTIAN ETHICS

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: Today we will explore the importance of studying Christian ethics and provide a general direction of defending Christian ethics from the perspective of life and worldview so that you can live out and articulate God’s requirement in our lives.

I. What is Ethics and Christian Ethics?

Secular view: “Ethics may be defined as the philosophical study of morality..Morality has to do with right and wrong conduct and with good and bad character.”[1]

Christian view: “Ethics is theology viewed as a means of determining which persons, act and attitude receives God’s blessing and which do not.”[2]

 

II. Why Study Christian Ethics?

 

 

 

 

III. What is the Basis for Christian Ethics?

 

 

 

 

 

IV. What is the relationship of Christian ethics to Life and Worldview?

Worldview

 

Metaphysics

 

Ethics

 

Epistemology

 

 

 

 

Life

 

 

 

 

Conclusion:

 

 

 


[1] Paul W. Taylor, Problems of Moral Philosohy (Encino, CA: Dickenson Publishing Company Inc., 1972), 3.

[2] John Frame, The Doctrine of the Christian Life (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed., 2008), 10.

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