In preparation for this lesson, read 2 Timothy 3:10-17. Write down your thoughts about how we should make ethical decisions.

The lesson is divided into three sections:

Threefold Criteria
Threefold Process

Goals and Objectives of Lesson 1


In this lesson, we would like to accomplish the following: 

1. We hope you will become deeply committed to making biblical ethical decisions.

2. We hope that you will learn the key biblical principles regarding Christian ethics.

3. We hope you begin making wiser ethical decisions as a response to the teachings of this lesson.


When you have done the following, it will show that the goals are met: 

1. Use all the resources and complete all the written assignments of the lesson, expressing your own thoughts and attitudes regarding making biblical ethical decisions.

2. Obtain a satisfactory grade on the test, demonstrating that you can identify the meaning of Christian ethics, the definition of an ethical judgment, the ultimate goal of our lives, the three perspectives of ethics, and the contents of key Bible passages related to the topic of Christian ethics.

3. Answer the application questions in the study guides, showing how you have applied the teachings of the lesson to your life.

"Instructions for Lesson 1" 

Carefully read the "Instructions for Lesson 1." You may want to print them out so that you can refer to them as you proceed through the assignments.

If you are new at doing Third Millennium lessons, read the "General Instructions for Assignments." 

Note about Greek and Hebrew

Once in a while, the lectures of Third Millennium courses include words in Greek or Hebrew. Don't worry about this, because a knowledge of these languages is not necessary for the course. Furthermore, when a Greek or Hebrew word is used in a study guide, glossary, or quiz, it will be transliterated (using English letters). However, it may be helpful to at least look at the alphabet of these biblical languages and learn something about the way they are transliterated. If you are interested, you may look at the following resources:

For Greek, see the following PDF document:
Greek Alphabet

For Hebrew, you may look at the following web site called "Judaism 101"


Each lesson has a glossary of terms and names used in the lesson. You can find it in the "Resources" section of the lesson.

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