Among the many topics you will discover in Bible college is Christian ethics, which is all about understanding how the teachings of Christ in the Bible influence your moral choices and actions. It’s not just academic knowledge; it’s about putting these principles into practice in your everyday life.
Understanding Christian Ethics
Christian ethics is the study of how the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, shape our moral decisions and guide our behavior. In VOBC, you will dig into the Scriptures to discern the moral principles and values that should govern your life as a Christian. Incorporating the study of the life and teachings of Jesus, the Ten Commandments, and the ethical dilemmas encountered by biblical figures is an integral part of the curriculum.
As you explore Christian ethics, remember that it’s not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about applying these principles in your daily life. Your college experience should be a transformative one, where you learn to live out your faith with integrity and authenticity.
What’s a Moral Dilemma?
As you journey through Bible college, you’ll inevitably encounter ethical dilemmas and moral challenges. Examples of such behaviors might include practicing “white lies,” employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to complete your homework, or failing to cite your sources in assignments properly. If you can’t practice truth now while in “Bible College,” how will you do it later?
The dilemmas you face today are not really roadblocks but opportunities for growth and deeper understanding. It’s also a time to build character. The Bible offers numerous stories of individuals confronting moral dilemmas, providing a wellspring of inspiration and wisdom. Among these accounts are the narratives of Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, David and Bathsheba, The Good Samaritan, The Rich Young Ruler, Peter’s Denial, and Abraham and Isaac.
A Life-Long Pursuit
As you can see, Christian Ethics is not a subject that you’ll master overnight. It’s a life-long pursuit that requires continual self-reflection, practice, prayer, and study. As you continue your studies at VOBC, I pray that the principles in God’s Word will continue to guide your decisions, actions, and interactions with others (and for now, especially in your homework.)
Our mission at VOBC is to empower a generation of Visionary Leaders to share the message of Christ with the world. Engaging in the mission goes beyond mere preaching. Living out Christian ethics is a testament to your faith, serving as a beacon of hope that can illuminate the lives of those around you through your example. In the words of Francis of Assisi, “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”
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