Christianity Bible Teachings

Basic Bible teachings for each topic of the AQA GCSE RS Christianity Ethics exam. relates to the 'evaluation survival guide' i've also uploaded.

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General Principles

'Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness"... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.' Genesis 1:26-27

"Love your neighbour as yourself" Matthew 22:39

'So in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you' Matthew 7:12

'Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interestsof others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God to be something as grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.' Philippians 2:4-7

'My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.' John 15:12

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1. The Right to Life

Abortion and Euthanasia

  • 'Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness"... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.' Genesis 1:26-27
  • "You shall not murder" Exodus 20:13
  • 'Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come? No man has power over the wind to contain it; so no one has power over the day of his death.' Ecclesiastes 8:7-8
  • "Treat others as you want them to treat you" Matthew 7:12
  • "Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others" 1 Corinthians 10:23
  • "You yourselves are God's temple [...] If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him" 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
  • "All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalms 139:16
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1. The Right to Life cont.

Abortion

  • "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13
  • "Before I was born the Lord called me" Isaiah 49:1
  • "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart" Jeremiah 1:5
  • 'If two men are fighting and hit a pregnant women and she gives birth prematurely [...] if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life.' Exodus 21:22-23

Hospice Movement

  • "I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him." Isiah 57:18
  • "Love is patient, love is kind [...] It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." 1 Corinthians 13:4,7
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2. The Use of Medical Technology

Fertility treatments, gene therapy, genetic engineering and cloning

  • 'God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them' Genesis 1:24
  • "Be fruitful and increase in number;" Genesis 1:28
  • "You shall not murder" Exodus 20:13
  • "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb" Psalm 127:3
  • "Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children are a reward from him" Psalm 127:3
  • "Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others" 1 Corinthians 10:23
  • '"Everything is permissible"- but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"- but not everything is constructive.' 1 Corinthians 10:23
  • "Man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh" Genesis 2:24
  • "Before I was born the Lord called me" Isiah 49:1
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2. The Use of Medical Technology cont.

Surrogacy

  • Sarah's slave Hagar bore a child for Sarah and Abraham Genesis 16:1-6
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3. Personal Responsibility

Sexual Relationships

  • "You shall not commit adultery" Exodus 20:14
  • "Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body" 1 Corinthians 18
  • "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body" 1 Corinthians 6:20
  • "You should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honourable," 1 Thessalonians 4:2-5

Sexuality

  • "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable" Leviticus 18:22
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3. Personal Responsibility cont.

Drugs

  • "Dont destroy yourself by getting drunk, but let the Spirit fill your life." Ephesians 5:18
  • "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body" 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
  • "Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred and you are that temple" 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
  • 'Avoid every kind of evil' 1 Thessalonians 5:22
  • (no prohibition on alcohol- Jesus turned water into wine & drank wine at the last supper. St Paul advises a friend "Stop drinking only water. Take a little wine to help your stomach trouble")
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4. Social Responsibility

Marriage and Divorce

  • 'The LORD God said, "It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." [...] the LORD God made a woman from the rib he'd taken out of the man, and he brought her to man. Man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman', for she was taken out of man." For this reason man will leave his father and mother and and be united to his wife and they will become one flesh.' Genesis 2:18-2
  • "What God has joined together, let man not separate" Mark 10:9
  • "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces and marries another man, she commits adultery." Mark 10:12
  • "A man who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery- unless his wife has been unfaithful" Mathhew 19:9
  • 'Love is as strong as death' Song of Songs 8:6
  • "Each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfil his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body doesn't belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body doesn't belong to him alone but also his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:2-4

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4. Social Responsibility cont.

Family and The Elderly

  • "Honour your father and your mother so you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you" Exodus 20:12
  • "Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old." Proverbs 23:22
  • "Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD." Leviticus 19:32
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4. Social Responsiblilty

Prejudice and Discrimination

  • 'So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;' Genesis 1:27
  • 'Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living' Genesis 3:20
  • 'Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us?' Malachi 2:10
  • "You shall love your neighbour as yourself" Mark 12:31
  • "All of us are one in Christ, whether Jew or Greek, male or female, slave or free" Galatians 3:28
  • "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you"  Matthew 7:12
  • "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."  John 15:12
  • "If someone that they love God, but hate their brother (or sister), they are a liar for you cannot love God if you do not love your brother (or sister) 1 John 4:20
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5. Global Concerns cont.

World Poverty

  • "If anyone has material possesions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with our words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:17-18
  • 'A man ran up to [Jesus] [...] and asked. "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" [...] Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack. Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." He said. At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had a great wealth. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples [...] "Children, how hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."' Mark 10:17-25
  • "The poor are blessed and the kingdom of heaven is theirs" Luke 6:20
  • "The poor are waiting for justice" Luke 1:17
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6. Conflict

War & Peace; Crime & Punishment

  • "Blessed are those who work for peace." Matthew 5:9
  • "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:4
  • "Love your neighbour as yourself" Matthew 22:39
  • "...all who take up the sword die by the sword..." Matthew 26:51-55
  • "If someone has done you wrong, do not repay him with a wrong [...] conquer evil with good." Romans 12:17-21
  • "Never yield to evil, practice good, seek peace, pursue it." Psalm 34:14
  • "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also." Matthew 5:38-39
  • "In [God's] hand is the life of every living thing and the breathe of all mankind" Job 12:10
  • "Do not kill" Exodus 20:13
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5. Global Concerns

The Environment

  • The Creation Story in Genesis 1&2
  • "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good" Genesis 1:31
  • 'When you are besieging a town and the war drags on, do not destroy the trees. Eat the fruit, but do not cut down the trees. They are not enemies that need to be attacked!' Deuteronomy 20:19
  • 'The Godly are concerned for the welfare of their animals' Proverbs 12:10
  • 'Do not keep an ox from eating as it treads out the grain' Deuteronomy 25:4
  • 'Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the groung."' Genesis 1:26
  • "The earth is the LORD's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it" Psalms 24:1
  • "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the m,ountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands [...] This will be the LORD's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed." Isiah 55:12-13
  • "You have lived on Earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter" James 5:5
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6. Conflict cont.

Crime

  • 'Do not take or covet what is not yours' 10 Commandments
  • 'Be honest in your dealings- do not lie' 10 Commandments

Punishment

  • "If anyone injures his neighbour, whatever he has done, must be done to him: fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. As he injured the other so he is to be injured."
  • "Why do you look at the spec of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" Matthew 7:3
  • Do not judge, or you too will be judged." Matthew 7:1
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Tam

Thank you, you're a nice person.

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