Christianity In Ethical Decisions

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Explain the importance of Christianity in the ethical decision making of adherents. Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus the Son of God. Christians, adherents of Christianity follow the Bible and its various teachings. The Old and the New Testament give examples of the way Christians should live their life by following Prophets and Jesus himself. It guides them to make the correct ethical decisions in life fulfilling their role as Christians. Ethics is the decision between right and wrong influenced heavily by beliefs and responsibilities of an adherent. Through the Bible, teachings by Jesus through parables such as the ‘Good Samaritan’ educate them on the way they should behave in everyday situations. In this parable, a man is neglected by a priest and a Levite but is helped by a Samaritan, a person who was disliked in that time. It shows Christians that they should help everyone who is in need, leaving no one behind. Jesus also has the Commandment of Love, ‘you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart ... You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. The Commandments of Love underpins the relationship between God and his believers. The Ten Commandments are a list of religious rules given to the people of Israel by God. It outlines the behaviours that are not allowed personally or not to be tolerated in others. It is the moral foundation of Christianity. It is the fundamental guidance on how to achieve a fulfilled life as Christians can make ethical decisions according to the commandments as they know what is required of them, for example, ‘you shall not murder’. Due to this Commandment, Christians make the ethical decision to not murder. Also, the Beatitudes furthermore guide ethical decision making. They are another set of guidelines for Christians as to how they should relate to others through what is
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