Lesson 1: Ethics in Scripture
Section 2: Threefold Criteria

II. Threefold Criteria
A. Proper Motive
  1. Faith
  2. Love
B. Proper Standard
  1. Commands
  2. All Scripture
  3. General Revelation
C. Proper Goal
1. Explain the teaching of the Westminster Confession of Faith regarding the works of unregenerate people.

2. What are the three basic criteria for making a moral evaluation?

3. According to the lesson, what two key elements are necessary before a motive can be considered good?

4. What is our standard for making a moral evaluation? Explain the different aspects taught in the lesson.

5. According to Scripture, what should be the ultimate goal in all that we do?

6. What does Dr. Frame teach about whether the commands of Scripture are still binding today?

7. Make sure you are familiar with the contents of the following Bible passages:

Matthew 7:9-11
James 2:14-20
Hebrews 11:6
Romans 14:23
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Matthew 22:37-40
James 2:9-10
1 Corinthians 10:31


1. How do you tend to feel about the works of non Christians? How has this lesson changed the way you evaluate them? Does this change your love and respect for them? Explain.

2. How do you tend to evaluate your own actions, attitudes, thoughts and feelings? How has this lesson changed the way you evaluate them? Does this make you sense a greater need for Christ? Explain.

3. Reflect on the mixture of motives you often have for making decisions. What are some of the most common influential motives? How can you change and develop better motives?

4. What do you normally tend to use as a standard for making moral decisions? How has this lesson changed your view of where you should find your standards?

5. What has been the main goal in your life? What should it be? Is there anything you need to change in this regard?
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