What About MORAL LAW?

Published September 2, 2015 - 3 Comments

Defending morality AND Liberty!

Some say that to stop immorality we need moral laws. In truth there is no such thing as immoral law; for only moral laws can be considered law at all. — Immoral behavior is lawless by nature; neither God, nor morals move one bit at the whim of government.

For example legislation can no more make the killing an innocent legal, than it can make it a crime to protect ones family or property and to posses the arms to do so. Such acts are not law, but lawless. Rights are not granted Constitutions or compacts. They are the birthright of all mankind. All posses the right to defend them as well as a duty to do so with honor.

Civil government exists to protect life, liberty and property; while church government defends moral law, not with force of arms but with the greater force of being a bold vocal example in society. When either body abdicates their role to the other, we earn for our apathy a tyrannical government, or a tyrannical church. Two evils that liberty can avoid.

The real question is which moral laws civil government should enforce and which should be left to churches and people to affirm by good example. The answer lies in history. — A government granted authority beyond SIMPLY protecting life, liberty and property; will without fail become a tyrant over liberty, property and morality.

Do not think my words excuse immoral behavior. Quite the contrary. Yet WE do not need to legislate social morality. WE need to follow the laws of nature and natures God as pillars of social morality. WE act moral, we defend the weak, WE seek to be principled. We leave the role of civil government to punish civil crimes alone, so that WE need not watch our door every hour for robbers.

All principled men are lesser magistrates. — No law that violates the law of God, nor that fails to preserve liberty can ever be true law. Such perverse ordinances can and should be disobeyed, for to support tyranny, is to commit treason against the King of Kings.

Approach with great caution the role of civil government, courts, punishments and power; for few crimes are greater than corruption of justice! By restraining government in this way, we protect liberty, leaving t0 the people the great task of preserving morality by action, rather than by the shirking our duty to legislators who will destroy liberty and morality.

— Gav


Bill - September 2, 2015 Reply

I like what you said, but I think you have to be more specific than just saying history is the guide. Concepts like good/evil or justice can only be defined by the Lord.

When a Muslim country cuts off a thief’s hand, they’re protecting property. Thieves should be punished, but the only way we know what is a just punishment for a thief is to look at the civil law of the Old Testament. The proper punishment for a thief is restitution and a fine paid to the victim. Anything else is unjust.

God’s law leads to a very free society, it is what led to the American Revolution and much of their law. If you reject theonomy (the belief that the civil law of Israel applies to us), you reject the only absolute basis for determining whether a law is just or unjust.


qopel - September 28, 2015 Reply

The Bible condones rape and slavery. Don’t tell me religion has the moral high ground.

Tionico - September 28, 2015 Reply

Please provide text references from the bible demonstrating your claim. Please remember that not everything in the bible is prescriptive. Much of it is merely descriptive.

Yes, a form of slavery is described as prescriptive…. but do not discard the context. In the example of the thief above, once caught and tried, the thief must restore what he stole, most often several times over. If he cannot pay, he becomes an indentured servant until the last penny is paid off. Same with one who borrows and cannt repay. Once repaid, or when the Year of Jubilee comes round, the debt is cancelled and the servant/slave is again free. Do not equate this form of “slavery” with the theft of men as prqctices by moslems, which led to the sale of millions of africans as oermqnent chattel. These are two difeferent things entirely.
As tio rape, your error is similar, but I will leave that one for now. If you will make false claims in regards biblical law or morality expect to be called out on them. Such false teqchings as your qre proof that far too few have any understqnding of biblical truth or law.

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