Manual of Bible Morality; A Text Book for Elementary and Academic Schools and for the Help of Parents in Training Their Children at Home - By Shaler G

Manual of Bible Morality; A Text Book for Elementary and Academic Schools and for the Help of Parents in Training Their Children at Home - By Shaler G

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... legislation has been to define, to regulate, and to protect them. Hence it is not surprising that we find in the Decalogue--that wonderful summary of human duty--the prohibition of the Eighth Commandment. The Design of the Precept. In view of the facts above stated, it is easy to see that its design was to protect every individual in the peaceful and secure possession, use, and enjoyment of his own property against the selfishness, the injustice, and the violence of his fellow men. To this end it clearly recognizes and virtually affirms the equity and the validity of the rights of property. It renders those rights most sacred by giving to them the sanction of the Almighty, and by placing them under the protection of his infinite sovereignty. Thus they are lifted far above the plane of mere social or political conveniences up to the plane of moral obligation. And this was done that they might be more effectually protected. He who violates the precept knowingly and intentionally is guilty of a crime against society and a most grievous sin against God, and becomes at once amenable to the righteous judgment of both. The transgressor may possibly escape, by concealment or by flight, the justice of the State; but he cannot escape the justice of God. He may rest assured that, sooner or later, his " sin will find him out." The Extent of the Precept. David, in one of his sacred songs addressed to the Almighty, says: "Thy commandment is exceeding broad." This is especially true of the precept before us: "Thou shalt not steal." Here are only four words, but they mean a great deal. They mean that thou shalt not, in any way whatever, take thy neighbor's goods without his knowledge and free consent. To do so is to steal....show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993993
  • 9781236993991