A Christ-Centred Ethic
The NT ethic depends totally upon Christ and the salvation
provided by Christ. In the same way that salvation is by faith, so the moral
conduct of all believers is based upon a life of faith in the Lord and the
obligations brought about as the result of a life lived in communion with the
Saviour (Ephesians 2.10). In other words, works spring out of faith and
communion with Christ and are not the result of human effort. Conduct is
dependent upon a love relationship with the Lord.
Because Christians enjoy a life, which is freed from the
shackles of sin, they are now able to be free to serve God and man as was
originally intended prior to the fall of Adam. An unbeliever cannot live
according to Christian principles because there is no Christ-centeredness, nor
any relationship between the sinner and the Saviour.
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