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Ethix Chapter 4. Who are You to Judge?. Memory Verse. Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged .” John 7:24 “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment .”. Memory Verse. Matthew 7:1 “Do not , or you will be .” John 7:24

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ethix chapter 4

Ethix Chapter 4

Who are You to Judge?

memory verse
Memory Verse

Matthew 7:1

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

John 7:24

“Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”

memory verse1
Memory Verse

Matthew 7:1

“Do not , or you will be .”

John 7:24

“Stop by mere , and make a judgment.”

context
CONTEXT

“What is the context for Matthew 7:1?” you ask.

GREAT QUESTION!

In a nutshell, he was really condemning hypocritical judging, where we judge others but refuse to follow the standard by which we judge. (p. 53)

We’ll talk more about this in our reading this week.

is truth important
Is Truth Important?
  • On a sheet of paper, write down three reasons why you think truth is important?
moral relativism
Moral Relativism

Definition: Morals can be true for some but not others. It depends on a person’s beliefs.

  • What is wrong with this idea?
  • Why is it impossible to live as a relativist?

“There are no moral boundaries.”

truth vs relativism
Truth vs. Relativism
  • What are some examples of cultural relativism in America today?
  • What are some examples of absolute, universal laws?
memory verse2
Memory Verse

Matthew 7:1

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

John 7:24

“Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”

memory verse3
Memory Verse

Matthew 7:1

“Do not , or you will be .”

John 7:24

“Stop by mere , and make a judgment.”

memory verse4
Memory Verse

Matthew :1

“Do not , or you will be .”

7:

“Stop by mere , and a .”

truth survey discussion
Truth Survey Discussion
  • Read over feedback on Truth Surveys.
  • Identify one or two statements made that contradicts what we discussed last week. Read the response to the person sitting next to you and explain how you would respond to that person. Switch and repeat.

*If you can create an opportunity to follow up with people you surveyed, do! Obviously we want to speak in love, but now you can dialogue with them given the information you learned last week.

let s review tuesday
Let’s Review… (Tuesday)
  • What are the primary differences between relativism and absolutism?
  • What was the point of the conversation Sean had with his dad about Schindler’s List? What shortfall does it highlight regarding relativism?
  • Why is it impossible to live as a relativist? Explain the points of the two stories “You can’t steal my stereo!” and “Everyone in the class fails”?
memory verse5
Memory Verse

Matthew 7:1

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

John 7:24

“Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”

memory verse6
Memory Verse

Matthew :1

“Do not , or you will be .”

7:

“Stop by mere , and a .”

let s review thursday
Let’s Review… (Thursday)
  • What are the primary differences between relativism and absolutism?
  • Read pp45-46 (Impossibility of Living as a Relativist)
  • Why is it impossible to live as a relativist? Explain the points of the two stories “You can’t steal my stereo!” and “Everyone in the class fails”?
three more problems with relativism
Three more problems with relativism
  • Disagreement is Overrated
  • The Fatal Flaw of Relativism
can you find the problem
Can you find the problem?
  • The proponent (follower) of moral relativism says that there are no absolutes that apply to all people, in all places, for all times, so people ought to follow their personal or cultural values.

This is a self-refuting statement!

three more problems with relativism cont d
Three more problems with relativism Cont’d
  • Disagreement is Overrated
  • The Fatal Flaw of Relativism
  • Relativism is a close-minded and intolerant view
    • Tolerance means to recognize and respect someone’s beliefs without sharing them.
moral relativism1
Moral Relativism
  • Close books and list the three additional problems with moral relativism. (You can do it with your table partner if you need.)
  • Disagreement is overrated
  • The fatal flaw of relativism
  • Relativism is a close-minded and intolerant view
social contract theory
Social Contract Theory
  • Discuss examples for each of the four reasons why the Social Contract Theory won’t work.
the existence of god
The Existence of God
  • In your assigned groups of 4 (which I will tell you in a minute), read and discuss the argument I assign your group. One person from each group will need to explain clearly the basic idea to the class in layman’s terms with an example. You are welcome to use the example from the book, but try to think of another in addition if you can.

*Everyone must participate in discussion to get points.

the existence of god1
The Existence of God
  • The argument from a first cause
    • God is eternal.
  • The argument from design
  • The argument from morality
    • Every human culture known to man has had a moral law.
  • The argument from information
    • Information requires an information giver.
  • Argument from the resurrection of Jesus Christ
one final question who are we to judge
One Final Question: Who are we to judge?
  • What is so important to keep in mind when reading Scripture?

CONTEXT!!!

  • How should we judge others?

In righteousness

  • When is judging okay?

When we judge actions without hypocrisy

one final question who are we to judge1
One Final Question: Who are we to judge?
  • Let’s look up passages from box on page 54 and discuss.
    • Matthew 7:15-20
    • Matthew 10:11-15
    • Matthew 16:6-12
    • Matthew 18:15-17
  • Discuss examples of the difference between being judgmental and judging (refer to page 54 below box).
small group discussion 2
Small Group Discussion #2
  • Have you ever been called judgmental, arrogant, or intolerant? Do many Christians deserve these labels? What can we do in conversation and lifestyle to avoid such labels, so our views can be heard fairly?
poster project
Poster Project
  • Your group will answer the assigned review question from page 54 in poster form. You are to use the rubric to guide you and are to be clear in your answer so you can present quickly and easily next weekThursday.
  • Remember to bring posters and materials tomorrow!
remember
Remember…
  • Bring poster board and markers (creative materials) to class on Friday
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