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What is Christian morality?
Christian morality is the belief that the best way to live is in keeping with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, including loving God and neighbors, living by the 10 Commandments, and living by the Golden Rule to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
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" 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your… neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" (Matthew 22:37-40 NIV). To believe in God first you need to have faith in God.
I only know of one source of Christian morality - The Ten Commandments, summarised by Jesus in two commandments: Love God, - with all your heart, soul and strength; and Lo…ve your neighbour - as yourself. This may be good exercise, but I never heard such as "Four sources of Christian morality." One could venture to say: The ten Commandments, or: The BibleThe Holy SpiritPrayerDaily Crucifixion
A great resource to look at is Rev Dr David Goodhew's book, Church Growth in Britian 1980 to the Present (Farnham, Ashgate Publishing, 2012)
Generally speaking, Christians make moral choices based on the Bible. The Bible is believed to contain everything their God says about how they should live.
From the teachings of Jesus.
Another answer from our community: Morality is by definition "A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct". So really morality can by definition be based of…f of one mans opinions of what is right and what is wrong while Christian Morality is based on God;s standard (The Bible) of what is right and what is wrong.
In reality, morality has nothing to do with Christianity or any other religious faith. Religious faith claims morality in order to gain credibility, and persuade people to do …things they wouldn't do for "just some dude in a costume, in some building with a cross shape attached to it". Morality is a powerful force in human life, which is used as reasoning for almost everything we do. ("The war was fought for freedom", "I hit you because you needed to understand") But the problem of where morality comes from has plagued Philosophers for centuries. I included a Related Link below of one Philosopher's crack at the problem. It is the best I've come acrossso far.
I don't belive it is right to set down rules of Christianity because it becomes legalism and conformity rather than an inward transformation. The moral of Christianity are all… summed up in one law that currently stands and by which we will be judged. That law is the law of love at work within our character. Love God with all your heart and love your neighbour. Jesus said this to the rich young ruler. But I also believe that God has opinions, likes and dislikes that only his spirit can teach and a people need to get more and more of God's word into their hearts in order to tune in to what God requires in their lives. Not every current moral issue is recorded in the bible with an instruction (ie smoking as an easy example) but the bible says that he will lead his sheep, they will hear his voice and follow him.
Morality can be catagorized into many different groups. Some believe morality is based off of emotions. Others believe that morality is based off of whether one's action creat…es more pleasure than pain to the population in general. Christian morality, by the definition of most philosophers, is based off of the belief of a supreme God Who determines what is moral and what is not. The difference can create controversies. For example, while Christian morals point more toward a society that shouldn't allow the use of marijuana, utilitarians argue otherwise because the pleasures outweigh the pains of its use.
"Morality" is far too general a term to have any real meaning. For example, 'Relative Morality' is no morality at all, as virtually anything can be rationalized by the human m…ind. 'Christian Morality' is a particular kind of morality based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. While people may or may not adhere to it as they should, it DOES provide a consistent baseline by which to judge ones actions.
There is no difference. The teaching varies and that makes the differences even in the same religion. thinkunity.com
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Christian morality is based on the classic "golden rule", which basically is "do onto others as you would have them do onto you." (matthew 7:12) so if you value your own life…, don't kill other people. if you want to keep your money, don't steal from others, etc. the whole meaning of this is to treat others with love and respect, including your enemies, in the hope they will see god's love in you. it can make a huge difference in your life. and if you still don't get it, talk to a local pastor or something, I'm absolutely sure they can explain it better than I ever could :) hope I helped!
The moral teachings of Christianity are founded on the second great commandment taught by Jesus, "You shall love your neighbour as yourself." There is very little that is not …captured by that command.
Christian Morals was created in 1716.