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Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in which he commented on the Old Covenant and summarized his teachings. Christian ethics is a branch of Christian theology that defines virtuous behavior and wrong behavior from a Christian perspective. Systematic theological study of Christian ethics is called moral theology. Christian virtues are often divided into four cardinal virtues and three theological virtues. The curriculum for seminary formation of Catholic priests commonly includes multiple, required courses in Catholic moral theology. The four sources are scripture, tradition, reason, and Christian experience.

Childress and Macquarrie state that “Many Christian ethicists have claimed that Jesus Christ is the center of the biblical message in its entirety and the key to scripture”. Other Christian ethicists “prefer a more Trinitarian rendering of the message of scripture”. Christians today “do not feel compelled to observe all 613 commandments” in the Torah, but the Ten Commandments often figure prominently in Christian ethics. The Prophets ground their appeals for right conduct in God’s demand for righteousness. Much of Christian ethics derives from Biblical scripture and Christians have always considered the Bible profitable to teach, reprove, correct, and train in righteousness. The New Testament generally asserts that all morality flows from the Great Commandment, to love God with all one’s heart, mind, strength, and soul, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself.

Paul is also the source of the phrase “Law of Christ”, though its meaning and the relationship of Paul of Tarsus and Judaism are still disputed. The Pauline writings are also the major source of the New Testament household code. The Council of Jerusalem, as reported in Acts 15, may have been held in Jerusalem in about 50 AD. Its decree, known as the Apostolic Decree, was held as generally binding for several centuries and is still observed today by the Greek Orthodox. This section may stray from the topic of the article. Christian ethics developed during Early Christianity as Christianity arose in the Holy Land and other early centers of Christianity while Christianity emerged from Second Temple Judaism.