Context for Christian Moral Reflection
Reflecting on our morals, as Christians, can sometimes be a difficult task. As Christians, we all hold many morals and beliefs on specific issues and happenings that occur in our world. We are surrounded with different ethical concerns. How we approach these issues depends on our morals and ethics. As Christians, we gather information on our morals through passages and teachings that occur in the Bible. The Bible is full of important stories that can be interpreted and applied to our every day lives and common issues in the world. McCarthy states that, “The primary role of Scripture in moral discernment is to open our lives to seeing and experiencing […]” (McCarthy, 44). The Scripture can give great insight to how to live a moral life and also reflection on our moral beliefs.
From Scripture, we can gather much information on how to be moral beings. The scripture includes many different stories that were told by Jesus that offer messages on how to live ethical and moral lives as Christians. Almost every passage in the Bible can be interpreted as delivering an important ethical message. For example, the Ten Commandments provide a list of rules to follow in order to reach the kingdom of Heaven. The Ten Commandments play an extremely significant role in our journey in becoming the most moral and ethical people we can be as Christians. Also, the Beatitudes provide another list of ways for us, as Christians, to continue our path to heaven and being moral individuals. Although these passages provide lists on ways to be good people, they also require prayer and studying in order for the reader to receive the most important message from the readings. As stated before, there are several important passages from the Bible that give significant information that can be used for moral reflection. One of the most important of the passages in the Bible is the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are a list of blessings and lessons from Jesus...
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