Christianity: Ethics Biblical Texts

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Right to Life

'Do not commit murder' Exodus 20:13

'Before I was born the Lord called me' Isaiah 49:1

'You are God's temple...God's Spirit lives in you' 1 Corinthians 3:16

'All human life is sacred' Pope Paul VI

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Medical Technology

'Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing' Psalm 127:3

'Everthing is permissible...but not everything is beneficial' 1 Corinthians 10:23

God made humans in his own image Genesis 1:26

'Be fruitful and increase in number' Genesis 1:28

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Personal Responsibility

'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman that is detestable' Leviticus 18:22

'Flee from sexual immorality'! 1 Corinthians 6:18

'Avoid every kind of evil' 1 Thessalonians

Drug use damages human health and life Catechism 2291

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Social Responsibility

Prejudice and Discrimination

Good Samaritan Luke 

'There is neither Jew nor Gentile' Galatians 3:28

'racism is sin' The Methodist Church


Jesus says 'Adultery is sin' Mark 

'Love is as strong as death' Song of Songs 8:6


'Honour your father and your mother' Exodus 20:12

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Global Concerns


'God saw all that he had made and it was very good'' Genesis 1:31

'The Bible says God expects, even demands, that we be stewards of His creation' Christians for Environmental Stewardship


The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats Mathhew 25

'Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth' 1 John 3:18

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Jesus was called the 'Prince of Peace' Isaiah 9:6

'Love your enemies' Luke 

'Blessed are the peacemakers' Matthew 5:9


'Prepare for war' Joel 

'An Eye for and Eye' Matthew 5:38

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The Just War Theory

When is it just to go to war?

War must be the last resort.

There must be a serious threat.

There must me some chance of success.

Weapongs must be used proportionately.

The decision to go to war must be made by the legitimate authority.

The ultimate goal must be the restoration of peace.

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The Just War Theory

How should war be justly fought?

Non-combatants, wounded soldiers and prisoners must be treated humanely and with respect.

Weapons which cause large-scale destruction are not permitted.

Torture is wrong.

Civilians cannot be treated as targets for military operations.

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