An Important Ethical Issue Represented Throughout The New Testament

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An important ethical issue represented throughout the New Testament that can sometimes be overlooked is the unity that Jesus and God should bring to any diverse community. There has been to debate as to the resurrection of Jesus and how the people should live their lives prior to his return. In 1 Corinthians and 1 Peter, the passages show different perspectives of Paul and Peter who are trying to bring to commonality of Jesus into prospective. People have made decisions based on their beliefs to the social ladder, while other continue to suffer. The two passages look at two different audiences, Corinthians and the exiles in the Asia Minor area. These passages show that putting others before themselves is how people should live, as well as all people should suffer in one way or the other because that is what Jesus did for them. The New Testament looks to emphasize the importance of unity in a community. In 1 Corinthians, Paul has two main sections, instructions and concerns, and answers to their questions from a previous message. Paul instructs the Corinthians to get rid of the divisions that are present in the community, but more specifically in the church. In 1 Corinthians it is stated, "that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” (1 Corinthians1:10) He feels that it is important to get rid of the divisions present because everyone should be equal. Paul emphasizes this saying, " Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we…

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