The Bible and Ethics, Gooding and Lennox, 384 pages
Turn the other cheek? Love your enemies? Throughout the centuries, Christians and non-Christians alike have marvelled the ethical teachings of Jesus Christ. Gooding and Lennox help us unpack and apply the fundamentals of Christian ethics by leading the reader through a tour of ethical teaching in both Old and New Testaments.
The 37 chapters of this book are organized into three parts:
- The Moral and Ethical Teachings of the Old Testament,
- The Moral and Ethical Teachings of Jesus Christ, and
- Christian Ethics.
Nearly every chapter contains ideas and probing questions to help generate lively discussion in a group study of the book.
Quote-Worthy: “…if anyone is going to be admitted into God’s kingdom and empowered to live according to Christ’s ethical standards, there must first come revolutionary change of the heart.”
As followers of Christ, if we truly want to live a life worthy of the Gospel, we must understand both the Bible’s ethical standards as well as God’s provision for believers to live in progressive victory over sin. The reputation of the very message we preach is at stake!