The Relationship Between Biblical Teaching and Ethical Behaviour
All Christians share the belief that the Bible is divinely inspired.
We all turn to it to be challenged and inspired by it, and to expose
ourselves to the divine perspective. For the church the Bible is
normative. That is to say the church places itself under the authority
of scripture. The Biblical definition of ethics is connected with
doctrine and they are not offered apart from a set of guidelines and
teachings of the Bible.
Biblical teaching is the study of good behaviour, motivation, and
attitude in light of Jesus Christ and biblical revelation. The
ultimate standard of Christian conduct is Christ Himself. The goal of
a Christian in their thinking and in their behaviour is to be come
more and more like Christ. Following the claims made by the Books of
the Bible, the message is a contribution to the ongoing and continuous
account about the character and will of God and the description about
the nature and will of God is the proper basis for answering any
ethical questions. The reality is determined on the basis Biblical
Whereas Ethical behaviour is system of moral principles by which human
actions and proposals may be judged good or bad and are the rules of
conduct recognised in respect of a particular class of human actions,
including decent principles of an individual. The Bible addresses some
of the discipline that deals with questions such as how should a
person act? What is right and wrong? The Bible sets its own agenda as
it highlights the foundations of all ethics and Gods standard for
human behaviour. Scripture is the final authority in ethical matters.
The moral and ethical directions of the Bible are no less personal in
their subject for they are addressed to individuals who must decide.
In this essay l am going to be looking at the relationship between
biblical teaching and ethical behaviour. Because Biblical teaching and
ethical behaviour do not correspond easily; each have a quite
different purpose, method, set of presuppositions and subject matter.
I am to discuss how biblical teaching addresses ethical behaviour and
how they both have a correlation and do not correspond basically l
will be looking at their similarities and differences. I am going to
include examples from both biblical teaching and ethical behaviour so
that l can compare and comment on the views from both perspectives. I
will then add my own personal views on the relationship of both.
Lastly l will end the essay with a conclusion with an analysis on
whether they have or do not have similarities or differences.
Biblical teachings give guidelines to how a person should behave
ethically because it is written in the bible that Jesus encouraged his
followers to behave in ways that were morally good and that our belief...