What are "Christian values"?
I see people from time to time refer to "Christian values" or "Christian morals", and I was wondering what people mean when they say that. What are these values? What sets them apart from the values of other people?
Paragraphs, please. Giant blocks of text make my brain scream.
Where'd all the actual Christians go? So far, we've got 1/6.
- dmbarry777Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here is a list of ten values or principles for living that are emphasized most strongly in the Bible:
1. Worship only God
Bible references: 1 Samuel 15:23, Matthew 6:31-34, 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-31, Luke 10:25-28, Acts 14:11-15, 1 Corinthians 10:14, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:5, Colossians 3:5, Philippians 3:18-19, 1 Timothy 6:6-11, 6:17-20, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Hebrews 13:5, 1 Peter 4:1-6
2. Respect all people
Bible references: Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 7:12, 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-31, Luke 6:31, 10:25-28, John 13:34-35, Romans 13:8-10, 15:1-2, James 2:8
3. Be humble
Bible references: Matthew 5:5-9, 20:25-28, Mark 9:35, 1 Corinthians 10:24, Ephesians 4:1-6, Philippians 2:2-8, 2 Timothy 2:22-25
4. Be honest
Bible references: Exodus 20:15, Leviticus 19:35-36, Deuteronomy 16:19-20, 25:13-16, Psalms 15:1-5, 24:3-5, Proverbs 10:9, 11:1, 11:3, 12:22, 16:28, 19:1, 20:10, 24:28, 28:6, 28:20, Isaiah 33:15-16, Zechariah 7:9, Mark 10:19, Luke 3:12-14, 16:10-12, 2 Corinthians 4:1-2, 2 Corinthians 7:2, 2 Corinthians 8:21, Ephesians 4:25, Philippians 4:8-9, Colossians 3:9, Hebrews 13:18, 1 Peter 2:12, 3:10
5. Live a moral life
Bible references: Exodus 20:1-17, Matthew 5:27-28, 15:18-19, Mark 7:20-22, 10:11-12, Romans 13:11-14, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:16-26, Ephesians 5:1-7, Colossians 3:5-10, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-9
6. Be generous with time and money
Bible references: Leviticus 19:9-10, 25:35-38, Deuteronomy 15:7-11, Proverbs 14:21, 28:27, Isaiah 58:10-11, Matthew 5:42, 6:1-2, 25:31-46, Luke 6:38, 12:33, 21:1-4, Acts 20:35, Romans 12:6-8, 2 Corinthians 9:5-7, Hebrews 13:1-3, 13:15-16, 1 Timothy 6:17-19, 1 John 3:17
7. Practice what you preach; don't be a hypocrite
Bible references: Psalms 50:16-17, Isaiah 29:13-15, Jeremiah 7:1-11, Micah 3:11-12, Matthew 6:1-7, 7:1-5, 7:21-23, 15:7-9, 23:1-33, Luke 20:46-47, Romans 2:21-24, James 1:22-27, 2:14-24, 1 John 1:5-7, 2:3-6, 2:9, 4:19-21
8. Don't be self-righteous
Bible references: Proverbs 26:12, Isaiah 5:21, Matthew 7:1-5, 9:10-13, 18:10, Luke 6:32-42, 7:36-50, 18:9-14, John 8:1-8, Romans 2:1-4, 3:23, 14:1, 14:10-12, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 13:1-7, 16:14, Galatians 6:1-3, James 2:12-13, 4:11-12, 1 John 1:8
9. Don't hold a grudge
Bible references: Leviticus 19:18, Psalms 37:8-9, Proverbs 10:12, 12:16, 15:1, 15:7, 19:11, 20:22, 24:29, Matthew 5:21-26, 5:43-48, Romans 12:17-21, 1 Corinthians 6:7-8, Ephesians 4:26, 4:31-32, Colossians 3:7-8, James 1:19-20, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, 1 Peter 3:9, 1 John 2:9-11, 4:19-21
10. Forgive others
Bible references: Matthew 5:7, 18:21-35, Mark 11:25, Luke 17:3-4, Colossians 3:12-14, Ephesians 4:32
- 6 years ago
All "Christian values" boil down to one thing: believe what "Christians" tell you, or you will spend eternity in the tortures of hell. I wonder what Jesus Christ, who made peace "through the blood of His cross" with His entire creation - "whether those on the earth or those in the heavens" - (Colossians 1:20), would say about these "Christian values." Scriptures tell us that God is LOVE (1 John 4:8). Now, that's a value I am interested in!
- Anonymous6 years ago
'Christian values' are common sense moral decisions we all take on a day-to-day basis but are hijacked by Christians and labelled as 'Christian' decisions. Christian leaders insist that humans cannot make moral decisions alone above and beyond The Bible.
The abolition of the slave trade is the most common example of a Christian value simply because those who promoted it were Methodists. Yet there is nothing in The Bible which instructs the afore mentioned abolition, therefore the decision to abolish slavery was taken above and beyond The Bible. In other words; it was an example of a morally positive movement originating in the humble minds of 'sinners' above and beyond God's word.
- 4 years ago
Christian values are living according to the example of Christ and the Holy Family. Where Christ saw injustice He sought to gently educate them and since He lived according to His own words, He was highly regarded.
Christ was human for a certain time, but He IS also eternal and hence all instinct towards the 'golden rule' and all instinct for virtue comes from Him no matter where it is found. Every religion that ultimately concedes that man cannot change the words that Christ gave us will ultimately end up following Christ, even if it is at the very last moments when confronted with their personal judgment at the last moment of their life.
Those who reject Christianity almost always do so for reasons that ultimatey prove to be self-serving.
For every 'bad seed' (who was always a person, not Christ) there was always many more who WERE living according to Christian values of faith, hope, love, the beatitudes.
A true Christian does not point the finger at the sins of others, because he/she knows that all of us are sinners and God meets each of us on our journey to faith according to where we are on the path to Heaven.
Christian values ALWAYS mean that no matter how you are persecuted and ridiculed and oppressed, you will NEVER fail to come to the aid of your enemies when they need help.
Humility and a love of God and wanting to bring all of His children to Heaven, where HE wants them, is a purpose given to all Christians.
Those who go to Hell are not sent by God. They simply, like Satan, cannot abide the thought of spending eternity praising God as their creator and divinely superior to them.
Rejection of Christianity in this time is largely due to the repression of Christianity as an integrating force in the general public, but it is also due to people learning of what CHristianity is from those who view it with disdain and fear.
Christianity says that all of us are equal, it does NOT say that all of us will have the same material success on earth.
Anti-Christianity is largely promoted through instilling hatred and fear of it by making people ignorant of the fact that not one service or science or college or hospital or scientific study or charitable enterprise is in place today, without first having existed through the voluntary service of Christians.
Christianity breeds excellence and that will often bring profit.
Corruption feeds off of the profit of others, which is why all the services that started out CHristian were invaded and overtaken by authoritarian government, which views mediocrity, not excellence, as a sufficient goal.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Following is a representative list of statements that can help you establish a Christian World View. This list is not exhaustive. But it is a good cross-section of biblically-derived principles that should help as you seek to understand a biblical world view. As you study them, notice how they would affect your beliefs and actions about various topics: God, church, evangelism, creation, worship, family, sin, salvation, homosexuality, abortion, etc.
Principles are like a fountain from which other beliefs and actions flow. The closer you are to biblical beliefs, the better able you will be to carry out the commission of our Lord and Savior to make disciples of all nations, to glorify Him, and to understand His creation.
There is a God (Isaiah 43:10,11; 44:6,8; 45:5).
The Christian Trinity is the only God (Gen. 1:26; Zech. 12:10; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 1:1).
God has revealed Himself in three ways: In creation, in the Bible, and in Jesus (Rom. 1:18-20; 1 Cor. 15:3; John 5:39; Acts 10:43; Heb. 1:1-3; John 14:9).
God created the universe and all that is in it with order and design -- the universe is not an accident (Gen. 1; Isaiah 44:24; 45:18; Jer. 27:5; Neh. 9:6).
All life on earth was created by God with a design and a purpose -- life did not evolve (Gen. 1:11,12,21,24,25; 1 Cor. 15:38,39).
The unseen supernatural world is just as real as the physical world (Eph. 6:12; Job 1:6; Mark 5:2; Matt. 12:22)
God made man in His own image distinct from the animals -- man did not evolve (Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7; 1 Cor. 11:7).
Man, from conception, is human and possesses dignity due to being made in God's image (Job 31:15; Ps. 22:10; 139:13; Hosea 12:3; Luke 1:41-44).
The first humans were Adam and Eve (Gen. 2; Rom. 5:14; 1 Cor. 15:22,45; 1 Tim. 2:13).
Adam and Eve were the first family (male and female) according to the purpose of God for procreation and glorifying Him -- homosexuality, therefore, is unnatural (Gen. 1:28; 2:21-25).
Man is morally responsible and answerable to God (Ex. 15:26; 1 Kings 11:38; Rom. 2:16; Ps. 50:6; 82:8; James 1:21).
God gave dominion of the earth to Adam and Eve and, thus, to their descendants (Gen. 1:28; Titus 1:7)
Man is steward of God's creation and is to subdue the world in a manner consistent with biblical revelation (Gen. 1-2; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:1-6; Rom. 5:12-14)
All people have sinned and are in need of salvation (Rom. 3:23).
Only God can save. Man cannot save himself (Matt. 19:25-26).
Jesus is the only way to escape the judgment of God (Acts. 4:12; John 14:6).
The Christian Gospel is the key to the conversion of all people (1 Cor. 15:1-4; Mark 8:35; 13:10; Rom. 1:16)
The Bible is the inspired revelation from God and correct and authoritative in all it addresses (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Acts 17:11; Amos 3:7).
The Bible reflects the true and moral character of God; therefore, truth and morals are knowable and absolute, not relative (Exodus 20:1-17).
Government is ordained by God and is God's provision for order and safety in society (Rom. 13:1-7; John 19:11).
Christians are to follow the laws of the land except where they contradict the Bible (Acts 5:29; 4:19).
Christians are to evangelize the world (Matt. 28:18-19; Ps. 22:17).
All areas of life are subject to God and should have Christian principles guiding them: personal, public, and political matters, as well as medicine, science, art, literature, etc.. (Gen. 1:28; Matt. 28:19-20).
All areas of life are Christian mission fields: political, medicine, science, art, literature, education, technology, family, economics, etc. (Gen. 1:28; Matt. 28:19-20).Source(s): The Lightning Srikes
- JeanineLv 61 decade ago
They are just referring to the values the bible speaks of. Here are few.
19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
- EdgarLv 44 years ago
- 1 decade ago
There is not a single value that is exclusive to Christianity.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's funny you ask....All religions (except those stupid ones that are built out of hate/anger) have one basic rule. The golden one. "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." There is no need for religion, it's man made, just like the bible, Koran, Tora, etc.... Good ppl attract other "good ppl" and that is all you need:-) We find each other:)