THE SUPERIORITY OF CHRISTIAN SEXUAL MORALITY
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The Christian claim of moral and ethical superiority in response to pagan accusations of immorality and social disruption was in fact the logical outcome of their doctrinal self-deﬁnition; for Christians insisted that right living came from right belief. Their superior way of life, they claimed, was the tangible hallmark of their superior belief – their belief in the one transcendent God who is the Judge of the living and the dead. The Apologies, Apocryphal Acts, and Martyr Acts all base their moral self-deﬁnition on their theological self-deﬁnition. That being the case, the moral mandates in each literature betray the similar but much more divergent and controversial interpretations of what it means to be “in the world but not of the world” as the worshipers of the one true God.