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The Christian Essentials class has ended as of March 2, 2014, however this website will continue to have all of Dr. Wayne Grudem’s teachings from the past 11.5 years and may cover topics you are studying in the Bible. There are other teachers included in the 300+ lessons. Click on Messages to start your study.
 

Announcement about ending my teaching of this class at Scottsdale Bible Church, taken from a statement read Jan. 26, 2014 (by Wayne Grudem) Click here to read


WHY DID I WRITE MY NEW BOOK ON CHRISTIAN ETHICS?

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Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral ReasoningI wrote my new book Christian Ethics (Crossway, 2018) for Christians who want to understand what the Bible teaches about how to obey God faithfully in their daily lives. I hope the book will be useful not only for college and seminary students who take classes in Christian ethics, but also for all other Christians who seek, before God, to be “filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,” with the result that they will live “in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increas­ing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:9–10).

But the book also contains a challenge. I am concerned that teaching about ethics has been neglected in many evangelical churches today—partly because the issues seem complex, partly because pastors do not want to be accused of sounding “legalistic,” and partly because the surrounding non-Christian culture is hostile to Christian moral values, so anyone who teaches biblical ethics is likely to be criticized by unbelievers. Therefore, I hope this book will help to meet a need among Christians today for more biblical ethical understanding. And I hope the book will challenge Christians to live lives of personal holiness in the midst of a secular culture.

 

This book is similar in its method to my earlier book Systematic Theology, because both books seek to explain “what the whole Bible teaches” about various specific top­ics. However, Systematic Theology dealt with theological topics such as the Trinity, the person of Christ, the atonement, and salvation, while this book deals with ethical top­ics such as lying and telling the truth, war, abortion, euthanasia, racial discrimination, divorce and remarriage, homosexuality, stewardship of money, wise use of the environ­ment, and many other topics.

 

I hope it will be useful for all Christians who seek to experience the great blessing of God that comes from walking daily in paths of obedience, knowing more of the joy of God’s pres­ence, and experiencing his favor on our lives.


Dr. Wayne Grudem is the teacher of Christian Essentials class. He became Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in 2001, after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He served as president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as president of the Evangelical Theological Society (1999) and as a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He has written more than 100 articles for both popular and academic journals as well as a number of books including: Systematic Theology: An Introduction of Biblical Doctrine, Politics - According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture. The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, The First Epistle of Peter (TNTC), Business For the Glory of God, Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth, and The TNIV and the Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy. He also served as General Editor for the ESV Study Bible (2008).

He has his own website which has extra lessons, videos and outlines for you to see - WayneGrudem.com

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