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Chapter One The use of the Bible in social ethicsLeadership ConceptFrom the introduction Chris Wright has clearly described the basic of Christian ethics Ethics must take account of the Bible Ethics is applied faith Christian faith not merely a hypothetical religious experience it has to do with the relationship between people and God working out our social ethics true to the nature and content of the bible and appropriate to the world we liveResponding from a traditional Chinese church perspective Wrights hermeneutical summaries and his theological deduction are indeed helpful Especially for those who are deeply influences by the conservative evangelicalism fundamentalism and dispensationlism The old school mindset in general ismore concern for the individual salvation the evangelism of gospel and personal spirituality As the Chinese churches beginning to face increasing contemporary issues today equality in society economy unjust moral complication and the value humanity eg We realized that the relevance of faith is no longer avoidable and Christians need their biblical responsesWright outline a method of using the Bible in each of these directions inductive and deductive methods to correlate the Bible with the realm of social ethic and to bridge the gap between a number of conflicting pointsChristian normally arrived at a biblical view of their issues haphazardlyWright see this a non serious way of towards the bible He revisit the nature of the Bible present the four major co-ordinates as fundamental namely The Creation The Fall The Redemption and TheNew CreationWright four major fundamental Creation Fall Redemption and New Creation is fully appreciated as mentioned in the essay this method has many good benefits it is canonical affirming Christology as the center in both Old and New testaments This approach is comprehensive it has a much wider perspective looking at the state and any secular form of authority and power it is community oriented instead of just individual and it enables the Bible to be contemporaryWright also attempts to bring
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