The Morals of Christ : A Comparison with Contemporaneous Systems (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Morals of Christ: A Comparison With Contemporaneous Systems For, he says, On these two commandments (positive) hang all the Law and the Prophets (negative); or, when he generalizes st'ill farther these same commandments into the Golden Rule - One positive precept Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you do ye even SO to them; and so fulfill the Law and the Prophets. The Mosaic morality said, in substance, DO nothing that is wrong; the morality of Christ, DO everything that is right. The substance of the former, is, Thou shalt do no evil; that of the latter, Thou shalt do good; the substantial command of the former, Thou shalt not hate that Of the latter, Thou shalt love; the principle of the former, justice; that Of the latter, benevolence. The Ten Commandments might more appropriately be called the Ten Prohibitions; while the Sermon on the Mount is the real commandment. In the Old Testament there was restraint and warning put upon the moral man; in the New, liberty and impulse. In the former man Was a slave, under bonds against vice; in the latter he is free, under incentives to virtue. The Mosaic morality said substantially, DO nothing in morality, lest it be an injury; the Christian morality said, Do some thing in morality, since it may be good. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 26 Apr 2018
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