Morality and Religious Ethos: A Discussion between Paul and His Disciple


  • Nicolae CRETU Rev. PhD(c.), Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Arad, Roumania


In this article, we will discuss the aspects of morality that the Apostle Paul discusses with his disciple Timothy in his second epistle. Here we have analyzed the character traits that the contemporary Christian must pay attention to. In 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Paul has an important pastoral discussion about the future of the religious life and draws many signals about how people will be in the afterlife. We grouped these nineteen signals into 5 main categories, and they represent the analysis of the present study. Knowing the aspect that this epistle is a pastoral epistle and knowing that the principles of public life influence the religious ethos of the Christian, here we will present some features to which contemporary Christians must be careful. KEYWORDS: morality, indiscipline, hedonism, violence, religious ethos