Biblical Ethics / The Moral Foundations of Life / The Philosophy of Sin: Ethical Principles for the Christian Life


Oswald Chambers was, above all else, a teacher of spiritual truths.
Now, in this 3-in-1 volume, you have timeless counsel for today’s
Christians from the author of the ...

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Oswald Chambers was, above all else, a teacher of spiritual truths.
Now, in this 3-in-1 volume, you have timeless counsel for today’s
Christians from the author of the classic devotional My Utmost for
His Highest.

In BIBLICAL ETHICS you’ll be reminded that the ultimate aim of
Christ’s atonement is that God may readjust humanity to Himself.
This calls for a moral response on our part, involving thought,
feeling, and will that fl esh out the ethical principles of the
Christian faith.

THE MORAL FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE takes you deep below the
surface of everyday life where the foundations for the faith-fi lled
life are laid. Chambers’ instruction in righteousness sheds the
blazing light of Scripture on the dim regions of the soul.

In THE PHILOSOPHY OF SIN, Chambers helps you understand
what is wrong with humanity. Sin breaks hearts, spoils lives, and
crushes human potential. And sin can only be put right through
Christ’s atonement, which makes possible human repentance and
appropriation of faith.

“I have found in this book some of the most arresting truths I have
yet met with.” – From the Foreword by David Lambert

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572930353
  • Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 811,799
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was born July 24, 1874, in Aberdeen, Scotland. He came into a personal relationship with Jesus as his Savior in his teen years under the ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and studied art and archeology at the University of Edinburgh before answering a call from God to the Christian ministry. He then studied theology at Dunoon College. From 1906-1910 he conducted an itinerant Bible-teaching ministry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

In 1910, Chambers married Gertrude Hobbs. They had one daughter, Kathleen.

In 1911 he founded and became principal of the Bible Training College in Clapham, London, where he lectured until the school was closed in 1915 because of World War I. In October 1915 he sailed for Zeitoun, Egypt (near Cairo), where he ministered to troops from Australia and New Zealand as a YMCA chaplain. He died there November 15, 1917, following surgery for a ruptured appendix.

Although Oswald Chambers wrote only one book, Baffled to Fight Better (since updated and titled Our Ultimate Refuge), more than thirty titles bear his name. Mrs. Chambers, a court stenographer, compiled the rest of her husband's published works from her verbatim shorthand notes. For half a century following her husband's death she labored to give his words to the world.

My Utmost For His Highest, his best-known work, has been continuously in print in the United States since 1935 and remains in the top ten titles of the religious book bestseller list with millions of copies in print. It has become a Christian classic.

The Oswald Chambers material is published and licensed exclusively by Discovery House Publishers through arrangement with the Oswald Chambers Publications Association, Ltd.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to Biblical Ethics 9

Foreword to The Moral Foundations of Life . 11

Foreword to The Philosophy of Sin 13

Biblical Ethics

The Moral Imperative—I 17

The Moral Imperative—II . 23

Moral Institutions—I . 29

Moral Institutions—II 33

The Moral Individual—I 40

The Moral Individual—II . 46

The Moral Individual—III 53

Spiritual Evolution 58

Spiritual Construction—I 64

Spiritual Construction—II . 69

Spiritual Construction—III 74

The Fundamental Offense . 79

Is Christianity Worthy of God? . 85

The Ethics of Enthusiasm 91

Personality—I 99

Personality—II . 105

Personality—III 110

Personality—IV 114

Where Jesus Christ Tells . 118

With Christ in the School of Philosophy . 122

I. How to Think about God 131

II. How to Think about the Lord Jesus Christ . 136

III. How to Think about Man . 139

IV. How to Think about Sin . 144

V. How to Think about the Atonement . 149

VI. How to Think about the Scriptures 153

VII. How to Think about Our Fellowman 156

The Moral Foundations of Life

The Will in Discipleship . 161

Direction of the Will 170

Freedom of the Will . 180

Habit 188

Dust and Divinity . 197

Behavior 205

Attention 212

Natural Growth in Supernatural Grace 221

The Way of a Soul . 231

What to Think About 239

Thinking Godliness 249

The Mind of Christ . 258

Our Lord on How to Think . 268

Education in Holy Habit . 277

The Philosophy of Sin

The Philosophy of Sin 291

Educative Insight into Redemption 302

Salvation 310

Reality 320

Judgment . 330

Backsliding 340

Temptation . 349

Conscience 357

Humanity . 365

Harmony 376

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