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What does the Lord require?: a guide for preaching and teaching biblical ethics 1 edition

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Situational ethics, made popular in the 1960s, teaches that "all we need is love." Loving is how we should be, but it does not tell us what to do. A biblical ethic can provide guidance and begins with the light of Scripture. But how applicable is the Bible's moral standard to the complex issues we face today, such as stem cell research, euthanasia, racism, gambling, and environmental care? And how does a person use Scripture in making or evaluating ethical decisions? Trusted Bible scholar and teacher Walter Kaiser answers these questions by connecting eighteen tough ethical issues to eighteen key teaching Scriptures, including, for example, poverty with Isaiah 58, genetic engineering with Genesis 1:26-30 and 2:15-25, substance abuse with Proverbs 23:29-35, cohabitation with 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, and war with Deuteronomy 20:1-20 and Romans 13:1-7. Through authoritative teaching from Scripture, suggested expositional outlines, and insights from years of teaching this material at Gordon-Conwell and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Kaiser demonstrates how to connect Scripture to ethical issues and train congregations to think biblically about ethics. The result is a vital text for teaching pastors, a stimulating resource and guide for preaching, and a foundation for developing Bible studies. - Publisher.

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What does the Lord require?
a guide for preaching and teaching biblical ethics
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Published 2009 by Baker Academic in Grand Rapids, MI .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction : Living and acting as God would have us live and act (Psalm 15)
The poor, oppressed, and orphans (Isaiah 58)
Racism and human rights (Genesis 9:18-27 ; James 2:1-13, 25-26)
Gambling and greed (Matthew 6:19-34)
Media, entertainment, and pornography (Philippians 4:4-9)
Adultery (Proverbs 5:15-23)
Cohabitation and fornication (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)
Divorce (Malachi 2:10-16)
Abortion and stem cell research (Psalm 139:13-18 ; Exodus 21:22-25)
Homosexuality (Romans 1:24-27)
Crime and capital punishment (Genesis 9:5-6 ; John 8:1-11)
Suicide, infanticide, and euthanasia (Job 14:1-6)
Genetic engineering and artificial reproduction (Genesis 1:26-30 ; 2:15-25)
Alcoholism and drugs (Proverbs 23:29-35)
Civil disobedience (Acts 4:1-22)
War and peace (Romans 13:1-7)
Wealth, possessions, and economics (Deuteronomy 8:1-20)
Animan "rights" and factory farms (Isaiah 11:6-9 ; 65:25)
Care for the environment (Psalm 8:1-9)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and indexes.


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BS680.E84 K35 2009

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