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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.

Index to the topic

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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