Lesson 7: The Situational Perspective: Understanding the Facts
Section 3: Humanity


III. Humanity

A. Society

  1. Solidarity

  2. Commonality

  3. Community

B. Individuals

  1. Character

  2. Experiences

  3. Body

  4. Roles

1. Explain each aspect of the unity of humanity, as taught in the lesson, and explain the differences between them.

2. What is the main emphasis of the lesson in its teaching about humanity as a society? What point is Dr. Frame making?

3. Explain the corporate nature of the Fall.

4. What does the lesson teach about the redemption of social structures?

5. What is the main emphasis of the lesson in its teaching about humanity as individuals? What point does Dr. Frame make?

6. Do our physical maturity and our intellectual ability influence our moral obligation? Explain.

7. What point does Dr. Frame make in his explanation of Romans 7:18-24?

8. What is Dr. Frame's view of how genetics influence human behavior and responsibility?

9. How do social roles affect moral behavior?

10. Make sure you have memorized Dr. Frame's definition of the "Cultural Mandate," as taught in Lesson 6.


1. How do the concepts of human solidarity, commonality, and community affect the way you make ethical decisions? Do you sometimes make ethical decisions thinking only of yourself as an individual?

2. How does the concept of individual uniqueness affect the way you confront temptation? How does it affect the way you look at others who struggle with temptation?

3. What is the most important thing you learned from this whole lesson? Explain why it made an impact on you.
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