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An Ethic of Expectation

Christian ethics looks to the future. It knows that life is lived in anticipation of the redemption of the sons of God when Christ returns for his own, at his appointed time (Romans 8:9). There is a future hope; life does not come to an end when a person's last breath is drawn and he is buried in the cold and unwelcoming sod. The Christian's behaviour is modified by the fact that there is a day of accountability coming when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:9,10).

The Christian lives in hope (Romans 8:24). This makes him re-evaluate his conduct continually. In the final analysis, all Christian conduct is basically motivated by anew relationship with the Living God. This is made possible through the sacrifice of the Son and the continued action of the Spirit. This is the essence of Christian ethics.

Index to the topic

Ethics
Christian Ethics are Revelational
Biblical Ethics
Old Testament Ethics
New Testament Ethics
   A Trinitarian Ethic
   A Christ-centred Ethic
   An Ethic of freedom
   An Ethic of love
   An Ethic of the Holy Spirit
   An Ethic of expectation

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