8241 ethics, basis of

8241 ethics, basis of

The ultimate foundation of ethics is the character and will of God, which is made known supremely through Jesus Christ and in Scripture.

The foundation of ethics is the revealed righteousness of God

Ro 1:18-20 See also Ps 97:6; Ro 2:14-15

The basis of ethics revealed in Scripture

All Scripture 2Ti 3:16-17

The word of God Lk 11:28; Jas 1:22 See also Ps 103:20; Ps 119:17; Jn 17:6; Rev 3:8

The commandments of God Dt 11:26-28; Jdg 2:17; 2Ch 34:29-31

The will of God Mk 3:35 See also Ps 143:10; Col 4:12

The commandments of Jesus Christ Jn 15:10 See also Jn 13:34; Jn 14:15; Jn 15:12-17; 1Co 14:37

The example of Jesus Christ Jn 13:15 See also Ro 15:2-3,7; 2Co 8:9; Eph 5:1-2,25; Php 2:5; Col 3:13; 1Pe 2:21

The ethical teaching of Jesus Christ In the Sermon on the Mount: Mt 5:22,28,32,34,39,44; Mt 7:29
Jn 1:9; Jn 3:18-19; Jn 5:19; Jn 12:48-49; Jn 13:34; Jn 14:6; Jn 15:22; Jn 17:6

Areas of life in which ethical conduct is expected of believers

In sexual behaviour Ro 1:26-27 See also Lev 18:22-23; 1Co 5:1

In government Ro 13:1 See also Mt 22:21 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:25; Jn 19:11; Ro 13:2-5; 1Pe 2:13-14

In rewarding individuals 1Co 9:7

In punishing individuals Gal 6:7

See also

1160God, unchangeable
1403God, revelation
1610Scripture
2339Christ, example of
4005creation
5215authority
5326government
5708marriage
6236sexual sin
8309morality

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