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Moral Teaching of St. Paul

Background
Paul (used to be Saul) apostle to gentiles (Non Jew)
Said faith should be expressed actively in love
He, however was Jewish
Believed in Monotheism: Look at Decalogue

Agape and Spirit
St. Paul analysed humans a having, body, mind (psyche) and spirit (pneuma). The…

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Pauline Ethics
No one can earn a place in heaven, they simply accept it as a gift from God then
they can, through their behaviour, reflect what they have accepted.
P. Ramsey `A Christian must determine which rules of action are the most love
embodying.' And `Loyalty, righteousness, faithfulness, the…

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Cooperation in the Church (ROMANS)
Each Christian is part of Christ therefore to look after and respect Christ, we
must look after and respect one another. We should not focus solely on
ourselves. We must make decisions carefully + with integrity e.g. don't
exaggerate
"Each of you must judge himself…

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Sexual behaviour in church of Corinthian was `liberal' or `progressive' in its
attitudes
NOT ASSOCIATING WITH SINNERS (I Cor 5:913)
Immorality was not just sexual but greed, idolatry, slander, quarrelling,
drunkenness and swindling. Paul wanted to `clean up' the church of Corinthian.
`Of those who are outside, God is the…

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Don't get marriedmeans lower standards. Therefore easier to keep God's will at
the time, sexual fidelityespecially to a wife was very uncommon. Husband could
tell wife (in secular marriage) that if he had sex with e.g. a prostitute, it was only
to fulfil his sexual urges he still loved her.…

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Theme of Christian's imitating God remove all traces of sexual immorality,
impurity and greed from their lives. Ethically it matters a great deal what
Christian's saysome even maintain that it matters how they say it.


The Household rules (5:22 6:9)
Wives and husbands are to be dedicated to one another,…

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