Applied Ethics

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What 5 sources or moral authority do Christians look to?
Scripture, tradition, the holy spirit, conscience and reason
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When looking at such issues, what is important to remember?
The emphasis on some sources of authority will be different depending on the denomination of the particular Christianity
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What is the definition of marriage, according to Christianity?
The voluntary union for life of a man and women
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What is the general Christian view of marriage?
The church has sought to promote marriage as the idea environment for happiness and raising children
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What was St Paul's opinion on marriage? And what biblical quote did he use to support him?
He argued that it was important for the couple to accept their duties to one another. They should also avoid lust and lack of control of their sexual nature. Genesis 2:24 "man leaves his mother and father and cleaves to his wife"
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What was St Augustine's opinion on marriage? And what biblical quote did he use to support him?
Saw marriage as sacrament (an outward sign of inward grace) ordained to allow humans to overcome sin and control sexual urges. Genesis 1:28 "be fruitful"
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What is the 4 fold purpose of marriage?
Partnership, please, procreation and purity
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Expand on the 'partnership' element of the four fold purpose of marriage.
Companionship - God did not create us to be alone, and specifically made us for companionship. Genesis 2:18 ("I will make him a helper fit for him") God designed the partnership of marriage to fulfil that yearning that will fortify both participants
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Expand on the 'pleasure' element of the four fold purpose of marriage.
God created us with a sex drive and He intended man and women to express their love with each other through the sex act in a covenant marriage, he engineered our bodies to fit together
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Expand on the 'procreation' element of the four fold purpose of marriage.
Marriage provides the perfect environment for the raising of children because it shows order and faithfulness. Also it is the passage for conceiving and bearing children. Jeremiah 29:5-6 "take wives, and have sons and daughters"
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Expand on the 'purity' element of the four fold purpose of marriage.
God purposely created marriage to protect humans from the consequences of sexual immorality. Hebrews 13:4 "let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterous".
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