Making Biblical Decisions

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Instructor: Dr. John M. Frame
Lessons: 10
Discipline: Practical Theology
Course Group: Biblical Ethics

Christian morality has always been challenged and rejected by unbelievers. But today even many believers have lost their moral footing. Moreover, believers who want to live ethically are frequently confused by the complexities of ethical decisions. Even so, with proper study of the Bible's system of ethics, Christians can learn how to evaluate problems in ways that lead to biblical solutions.

Course Goals:

  • Describe the Bible's system of morality in terms of ethical standards, goals and motives.
  • Equip Christians to understand the biblical standards that apply to modern dilemmas.

63 min.

Lesson 1: Ethics in Scripture

Establish a definition of Christian ethics, examine the threefold criteria of good works and present a biblical threefold process for making ethical decisions.
70 min.

Lesson 2: The Normative Perspective: God and His Word

Explore the authority of God and his word in ethics.
77 min.

Lesson 3: The Normative Perspective: The Attributes of Scripture

Explore the proper standards for ethical decisions by investigating the divine authorship and the attributes of Scripture.
87 min.

Lesson 4: The Normative Perspective: Parts and Aspects of Scripture

Examine the different ways the various parts and aspects of Scripture communicate God's norms to us.
100 min.

Lesson 5: The Situational Perspective: Revelation and Situation

Focuses on how a proper understanding of situations can help us understand God's revelation.
87 min.

Lesson 6: The Situational Perspective: Pursuing Our Goal

Focuses on the overarching goal that God has laid before us, namely, the success and triumph of his kingdom as it spreads from heaven to cover the whole earth.
90 min.

Lesson 7: The Situational Perspective: Understanding the Facts

Identifies the major components of the ethical situation we encounter in the modern world, and to explain how each component bears on the ethical decisions we must make.
73 min.

Lesson 8: The Existential Perspective: Being Good

Explores the existential perspective by looking at the relationship between goodness and our being, focusing on how goodness relates to who we are.
102 min.

Lesson 9: The Existential Perspective: Intending Good

Investigates the existential perspective on ethics by looking at the ways our motives and intentions affect the morality of our decisions.
67 min.

Lesson 10: The Existential Perspective: Choosing Good

Explore how Christians actually make ethical decisions, how we go about choosing good.