CHRISTIAN SOURCES OF WISDOM AND AUTHORITY - ISSUES OF RELATIONSHIPS

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  • Sources of Wisdom and Authority - Issues of Relationships
    • Family
      •  ‘It is very important to reaffirm the family, which remains the essential cell of society and the Church... 
        • ... women, who play a fundamental role in passing on the faith...'
          • POPE FRANCIS
    • Marriage
      • But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 
        • a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ 
          • MARK 10:6-8
      • To have and to hold....
        • For better for worse....
          • For richer for poorer....
            • In sickness and in health....
              • Till death do us part...
                • According to God's holy law....
                  • this is my solemn vow
                    • CHRISTIAN WEDDING VOWS
    • Adultery
      • 'You shall not commit adultery'
        • Exodus 20:14 (Ten Commandments)
      • “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard.
        • I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery. 
          • Matthew 19:8-9
      • Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
        • Mark 10:9
    • Sexual relationships and Homosexual relationships
      • St Thomas Aquinas' Primary Precepts
        • 1) Self-preservation + of the Innocent
        • 2) Continuation of the species through reproduction
        • 3) Education of children
        • 4) To live in society
        • 5) To worship God
      • God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.
        • GENESIS
      • ‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. 
        •  They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.'
          • LEVITICUS
      • The law is made for....
        • lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious....
          • ...for those practicing homosexuality
            • 1 TIMOTHY
      • A marriage is not the same as the union of two people of the same sex
        • To distinguish is not to discriminate but to respect differences.... 
          • At a time when we place emphasis on the richness of pluralism and social and cultural diversity, it is a contradiction to minimise fundamental human differences.
            • A father is not the same as a mother. 
              • POPE FRANCIS
    • Gender prejudice
      • There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus
        • GALATIANS
      •  ‘A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 
        • 1 TIMOTHY

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