Ethics is a natural duty to be kept as a human being.
1. Characteristics of Christian ethics
Matt.7:12 "Therefore, whatever you want
men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
It is a phrase that explains why humans need ethics.
"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth
good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings
forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
But because of the selfish and violent nature of humans, it is easier to do evil than to do good to others.
b) Pursue absolute good!
Matt.5:44 "But I say to you, love your
enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you,
and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
Because humans are relative beings, they make judgments on good and evil from their own standpoint.
Jesus told me to love my enemies, to bless those who curse me, to treat those who hate me, and to pray for those who persecute me.
c) Never do evil!
Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight
of all men.
God never wants us to do evil in any situation.
Don't revenge, but forgive indefinitely
Matt.18:21~22 Then Peter came to Him and said,
"Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive
him? Up to seven times?"
Jesus told his disciples to forgive his brother's sins indefinitely.
2. Details of Christian ethics
Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin,
when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
The cause of many sins is due to excessive greed.
Ex.20:15 "You shall not steal.
If you do not abandon your greed, you will steal something from others.
But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do
not boast and lie against the truth.
Envy is hating others prosperous.
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer
has eternal life abiding in him.
Hate is dislike others.
Ex.20:13 "You shall not murder.
Murder that takes other people's live is the greatest sin specified in the Ten Commandments.
Rev.21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving,
abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters,
and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with
fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
Ex.20:4 "You shall not make for yourself
a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above,
or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the
There are idol worshippers among those who are punished the
lake of fire after the last judgment.
1Cor.8:1 Now concerning things offered to
idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up,
but love edifies.
Pride means overestimating yourself and disrespecting others to boast about yourself.
Matt.11:29 "Take My yoke upon you and
learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you
will find rest for your souls.
Luke14:11 "For whoever exalts himself
will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Humility is the mind to lower yourself and raise your opponent, and not to boast of your talents or materials.
Matt.5:28 "But I say to you that whoever
looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery
with her in his heart.
1Cor.6:18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin
that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality
sins against his own body.
Humans, like animals, have sexual instincts for reproduction.
Matt.5:32 "But I say to you that whoever
divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes
her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced
Ex.20:14 "You shall not commit adultery.
Adultery means that a married person has a sexual relationship with another person.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom
of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters,
nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves,
nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will
inherit the kingdom of God.
"A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor
shall a man put on a woman's garment, for all who do so are an abomination
to the LORD your God.
God wants us to live in the nature of our original creation.
It is also a social problem, such as AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases due to homosexuality, and no healthy family is formed.
Mark10:6~9 "But from the beginning of
the creation, God 'made them male and female.'
Mark10:11~12 So He said to them, "Whoever
divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
Recently, divorces between married couples for various reasons are rapidly increasing.
Rev.21:27 But there shall by no means enter
it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie,
but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
Ex.20:16 "You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbor.
Lie is to tell a false
to others deliberately for their own benefit.
Matt.5:22 "But I say to you that whoever
is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of
the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall
be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall
be in danger of hell fire.
Eph.4:31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger,
clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all
It is also a great sin to be angry, abusive, or fooled by your brother.
Matt.7:1~3 "Judge not, that you be not
Rom.14:10 But why do you judge your brother?
Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand
before the judgment seat of Christ.
Humans like to make easy judgments about others and gossip about his mistakes..
Matt.5:34~35 "But I say to you, do not
swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne;
Luke12:1 In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
o) drunkenness, lewdness
If you drink a lot, you are likely to become profligate, make mistakes, assault, or sexually corrupt.
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