Ethical Framework Of Christianity

Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based upon the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Christianity states that Jesus was born in the year 7 B.C. of a virgin birth, to his mother Mary and father joseph in Jerusalem. He is believed to be born as the Son of God, who was sent to earth to die for the sins of humans. The ethical framework of Christianity and teachings of Jesus Christ presents the concept of virtue and sin, or a distinct difference between right and wrong. Christian ethical framework parallels the deontological viewpoint of ethics as well as contrasting the consequentialism viewpoint of ethics.
Christianity is a religion that has deep roots all over the world, being the world’s largest religion, with around two billion followers.
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IT is believe by Christians that the ten commandments are handed down from God himself. The first commandment is that you should worship no other God but the one true god of the holy trinity. Two, you shall not have false idols. Three, You shall not take the name of the lord your God in vain. Four, Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Five, Honor your father and your mother. Six, You shall not murder. Seven, You shall not commit adultery. Eight, You shall not steal. Nine, you shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Ten, you shall not covet. The Ten Commandments are the ethical backbone and structure of the Christian religion. They are presented in a deontological standpoint. The model of the Ten Commandments describes actions you should or should not do. They do not account for the thought process behind actions, or the outcome of the action, but on the fact that morality is in the action itself by adherence to the rules of the Ten Commandments. This is a perfect illustration of the concept of the Deontological framework of …show more content…
Lets examine the basis of consequentialism, which states that virtue is a product of intent. Take for example that an armed robber in a bank who is holding everyone at gunpoint. He states, “give me money or I will kill everyone in this bank until my demands are met.” A police officer hiding in the corner draws his weapon and fires at the suspect killing him, which saves everyone in the bank. In the ethics of Christianity this action would not be justified. Regardless of the situation or good intention of the officer to save everyone’s life, he broke a commandment as a produced outcome of his action. However, in the ethics of consequentialism the officer’s actions would be viewed as virtuous because of the produced outcome. Even though he committed a murder, he saved the life of every individual inside of the bank. The officer also had good intentions in his actions, which Kant would view as

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