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 Form 4 CRE: Christian Approach to law, order and Justice lessons

Biblical teachings on order.

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Biblical teachings of order.
- In the Old Testament, God is portrayed as a God of order.
- For example, in the Genesis account of creation, God created the world in six days.
- The creation stories therefore reveal the orderliness of God.
- We also see him as a God of order in the events of the Exodus. For example:
- God instructed the Hebrews on what preparations to make on the night of Exodus.
- He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud and during the night with a pillar of fire.
- He helped the Israelites cross the Red Sea.
- He gave them the Ten Commandments to guide them in their relationship with God and fellow human beings.
- After the Israelites settled in Canaan, God continued to be a God of order in
the major events of His chosen people such as the conquest against neighbouring nations and their exile into Assyria and Babylon.
- He also ordered the return of a remnant to Judah after the exile.
- God’s plan of salvation for human race is ordered from the time of creation
up to the time of Jesus Christ.
- In the New Testament, we see God as the God of order in the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ.
- Jesus’ ministry was also orderly because He started His ministry from His home area and went to all parts of Palestine and concluded in
Jerusalem where He was crucified and died for the sins of human beings.
- Jesus performed certain miracles to restore people’s health because sickness and suffering bring disorder to the body and to the mind.
- In His preaching, Jesus also followed a certain pattern and chose what to preach depending on His audience, for example, the Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6).
- During His ministry, He appointed the 12 disciples who later became apostles and spread the Gospel.
- Saint Paul, in the churches he founded, gave instructions on orderliness on some issues such as:
- How the Lord’s Supper was to be celebrated (1 Corinthians 11:17-33).
- Leadership in the church (1 Corinthians 12:27-31).
- How the spiritual gifts were to be used (1 Corinthians 14:26-40)