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1 Moral AUTHORITY CRISIS

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4 THE WORD “ETHICS” THE WORD “ETHICS” “… “… a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture. The rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group,”

5 THE WORD “MORAL” THE WORD “MORAL” “…of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical”

6 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 1: Part 1: The basis for Christian ethics. The morality and ethics of Jesus Christ.The basis for Christian ethics. The morality and ethics of Jesus Christ. The basis for Biblical morality. The Ten Commandments, etc.The basis for Biblical morality. The Ten Commandments, etc.

7 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 1: Part 1: The translation from LAW to GRACE.The translation from LAW to GRACE. The Ethics and Moral doctrine of the early Church and its traditions.The Ethics and Moral doctrine of the early Church and its traditions.

8 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 2: Part 2: The REAL work of the HOLY SPIRIT to change the lifestyles of God’s leaders and ministers.The REAL work of the HOLY SPIRIT to change the lifestyles of God’s leaders and ministers. Morality with an ETERNAL VIEW.Morality with an ETERNAL VIEW.

9 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 2: Part 2: Situational Ethics and the new contemporary Moral world view.Situational Ethics and the new contemporary Moral world view. Divorce and remarriage.Divorce and remarriage. Homosexuality.Homosexuality. Governmental honour.Governmental honour.

10 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 3: Part 3: Moral leadership for God’s congregation.Moral leadership for God’s congregation. Practical moral leadership using practical and real principles. Practical moral leadership using practical and real principles.

11 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 3: Part 3: Ministers and their PEERS. Maintaining good, healthy MORAL and HOLY relationships.Ministers and their PEERS. Maintaining good, healthy MORAL and HOLY relationships.

12 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 3: Part 3: MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! It’s a rich man’s world. Pastors and leaders justifying great wealth in a starving world.MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! It’s a rich man’s world. Pastors and leaders justifying great wealth in a starving world.

13 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 3: Part 3: MORAL LEADERSHIP and SEX. Sex is God’s idea! How can we keep from dishonouring it?MORAL LEADERSHIP and SEX. Sex is God’s idea! How can we keep from dishonouring it?

14 WHAT WE WILL STUDY WHAT WE WILL STUDY Part 3: Part 3: The Minister and moral failure. God’s M.A.S.H. units.The Minister and moral failure. God’s M.A.S.H. units. Handling POWER and AUTHORITY. How to remain authentic.Handling POWER and AUTHORITY. How to remain authentic.

15 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:1-7 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the L ORD.” L ORD.” 2 Then 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel.

16 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:1-7 Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the L ORD.

17 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:1-7 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the L ORD respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering.

18 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:1-7 And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. 6 So the L ORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted?

19 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:1-7 And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

20 THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS How we view God and His authority shows the foundations of our ethics and our morals. How we view God and His authority shows the foundations of our ethics and our morals. Offerings are a tool that exposes our ethics and morals. Offerings are a tool that exposes our ethics and morals.

21 THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS God expects us to overcome our own selfishness and through His power, achieve a lifestyle of “BLAMELESSNESS”. God expects us to overcome our own selfishness and through His power, achieve a lifestyle of “BLAMELESSNESS”.

22 THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS When we refuse to surrender our natural ideas of morality to God, we will become abusers, destroyers and murderers. When we refuse to surrender our natural ideas of morality to God, we will become abusers, destroyers and murderers.

23 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:16-24 And the L ORD L ORD said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.

24 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:16-24 Then Cain went out from the presence of the L ORD and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch.

25 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:16-24 And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son—Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael,

26 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:16-24 and Methushael begot Lamech. 19 Then Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah. 20 And Adah bore Jabal.

27 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:16-24 He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute.

28 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4: And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.

29 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4: Then Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me, even a young man

30 MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE MORAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 4:16-24 for hurting me. 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

31 THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS SIN BEGETS SIN. Good and righteous ethics and moral living are a STANDARD, a WALL, a BULWARK against destruction. When it is breached it flows fast. SIN BEGETS SIN. Good and righteous ethics and moral living are a STANDARD, a WALL, a BULWARK against destruction. When it is breached it flows fast.

32 THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS SIN creates streams of decay in relationships. First, there was murder between family then there was unfaithfulness among husband and wife. SIN creates streams of decay in relationships. First, there was murder between family then there was unfaithfulness among husband and wife.

33 ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 9:1-11 So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2 And 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth,

34 ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 9:1-11 on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you.

35 ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 9:1-11 I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. 4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. 5 Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning;

36 ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 9:1-11 from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man. 6 Whoever sheds man’s blood,

37 ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 9:1-11 by man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man. 7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply in it.”

38 ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 9: Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: 9 “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, 10 and with every living

39 ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 9:1-11 creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11 Thus I establish My covenant with

40 ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE BIBLE GENESIS 9:1-11 you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

41 THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS The believer in Jesus Christ, who is truly a committed Christian, understands that Ethics and Moral code goes well beyond human opinion and societies of man. The believer in Jesus Christ, who is truly a committed Christian, understands that Ethics and Moral code goes well beyond human opinion and societies of man.

42 THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS THE BIBLE ON MORAL ETHICS Good, moral, life-giving ethics comes from HEAVEN NOT FROM EARTH. Good, moral, life-giving ethics comes from HEAVEN NOT FROM EARTH. Without God, where can man possibly derive his MORAL foundations? Without God, where can man possibly derive his MORAL foundations?

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