Christian Ethical Worldview

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In order to determine how one is to approach to ethical situations, it is necessary that a greater ethical framework is established. This process is referred to as metaethics. Metaethics is concerned with abstract questions involving the greater worldview which determine one’s moral philosophy. It is necessary to establish a narrative as a framework for their metaethics, which begins and ends with the glory of God for the Christian. The aim of this paper is to briefly establish the Christian narrative rooted in the identity of God in order that a Christian ethical framework may be established.
Nature of God In order to establish the Christian worldview, it is necessary to begin with God, who is the starting point of the Christian narrative.
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The fact that God created man in his own image means that they are like him. Man was given goodness, existence, intelligence, creativity, language, love, power, rationality, and personality as a limited analogical reflection of God’s own personality. All that God created was good. Man was God’s chosen means of spreading his glory throughout the whole earth through their unique reflection of himself. Man was created sinless, living in perfect communion with God. The first man, Adam, was commanded to rule over the world and subdue it. This design for Adam was clearly a finite reflection of God’s own power and authority. God saw it fit to create a partner for Adam, which was once again a reflection of God’s own personal and communal nature manifested in the trinity. Everything that man was was a finite reflection of God, who they were living in communion …show more content…
Man is totally deserving of eternal punishment due to their attempt to become like God. Out of his perfect divine love, the second person of the trinity became incarnate in order that fallen humanity may be reconciled to peace with the Father. Jesus Christ was the fully divine and fully human image of the invisible God. He came and perfectly manifestly the glory of the Father on earth in a way that all humans were intended to. If one were to want to know what the image of God looks like, or what the straight pole is, one must look to Christ, for he obeyed the Father and loved other in a way that was full of grace and truth to the glory of God the Father. He subdued and ruled over creation, fulfilling the command that God gave to Adam and Eve in the garden. Jesus himself provides an ethical framework for what a human should look like; he reveals the extent to which humanity has fallen from their original state and is no longer able to reflect the image of God purely or

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