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Ethics exist in every organized society as an agreed-upon system of behavioral norms and attitudes by which members live in as much harmony as possible. These rules apply first to public behavior but also hopefully to private as well. Ethics governs interpersonal relationships, business deals, political life and social life. It is temporal and voluntary.
Aristotle wrote his famous Nicomachean Ethics in 340 B.C.E which was widely accepted as the norm except that even he focused on the individual application more than the corporate. Perhaps he knew that controlling other people was pretty much a lost cause.
Morals are the same thing, but they are dictated by a single God through the Bible, hence their origin in the Judeo Christian traditions. Greeks, and other nations at that time, had a pantheon of gods, many of whom were reprobates and not worth emulating. Jews alone at that time were monotheists.
God alone is the one who expects accountability from those who violate moral codes since they come from Him. They are temporal, spiritual and eternal in their consequences. Morals demand a higher standard because God not man is the final arbiter. Ethics may vary from one society to another. Morality does not because God has one set of books, not two or more.
In practice this how it works. Socrates got a bad reputation in Athens for speaking out against evil and mismanagement. Political leaders felt the brunt of his criticism and based on their ethical principle, “the peace of the community,” told Socrates to commit suicide because he was, in effect, disturbing the peace. Socrates agreed with Athenian Ethics and drank the poison.
This would not have happened in a moral society. Here truth is superior to “an uncomfortable community” and life is precious, preferable to death. God’s laws not man’s comfort is the standard.
When a society veers away from a God-imposed criteria it loses its footing which leads to confusion. When abortion was legalized in mid-20th century America it marked a steady decline in public behavior so now we hear cursing by even the smallest children to a media unrepentant about slander and managed news. Today there is virtually no part of public life left uncontaminated by a loss of morals and spiritual anarchy.
In our fascination with the Greeks superior intellectual attainment and ability to recognize and applaud the human aspect of mankind they still crashed and have never regained that level of culture. Ethics works – it works wherever it is tried, but it cannot retain ascendancy when founded on humanistic principles. When man tries to govern himself, he fails.
In contrast is Israel which having been disciplined by a rightfully angry God, returned in 1948 to its homeland after many generations with its moral laws in tact.
Will America do likewise?
February 2011 I started this blog because I saw so many people either confused or unlearned on some major Biblical issues. Today I reblog this to remind you that things have progressed to a critical state in the religious war of Islam. America, in fact most of the world, has been sucked in. The war is not going to go away. We must take our stand with Israel, not because we want to but because God is on their side, and has said so repeatedly, and we need for our own safety to be there too. In the end, He always wins.
People who don’t care a fig about religion have been forced to examine the 3,000 year old religious war now dominating the Middle East and our lives as well. It’s easy to feel annoyed over this – like what business is this of ours? But it is.
First and foremost, God Himself in the earliest documents said that those who treat Jews badly will suffer consequences. Specifically, He said they would receive a curse. That should help us smell the coffee.
This promise is in Genesis 12:3 I will bless them that bless thee, (Abraham) and curse him that curses thee (Abraham’s offspring) and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. You may care little about blessing but surely suffering under a curse should get your attention.
Second, it is the cause of the millennial war between Muslims and Jews and our immediate on-going conflagration in the Middle East. And Israel these days has only America to stand by her side. If we do not, our whole nation comes under a curse!
The United States is a win-win nation and hated by Islam because we have blessed the Jews, allowed them, like any other ethnic group, to live, work, educate, marry, start businesses, and die in peace here. Thank God. That is what it means to be a free country. Our open society is hated by Islam because it affords protection to all. If you hate Jews or Muslims, or anybody, you can do it on your own time. But the USA is here for all. We are the land of the free and the home of the brave and must stay that way.
Christians have a responsibility to end the boycott of Israel and the Jews. Our savior is a Jew. Our Bible was largely written by Jews, New Testament included. The common law for the majority of the Western world is based on the Mosaic Law. Our US Constitution and the Bill of Rights are a reflection of the best of Judeo-Christian behavior, vision and goals.
People who are killing Jews, or trying to, are now publicly trying to kill or silence Christians, both in the public culture and from the White House and the culture of the administration of Barak H. Obama. Jews and Christians have been increasingly the enemy of the United States Democrat party. They do this by blaming them for all the economic ills and insisting that taxes and other rights and income belong only to them and their followers.
If you want to see what happens if you follow this theology (I use theology because it is a case where money is their god) look at the nation of Zimbabwe. They got rid of the farmers, either by killing them or forcing them to leave, and they took over the land because they all wanted land and all that money they would get by selling food.
They forgot something. Not one of the rioters knew how to farm. The result was no food, the farmers left the country and no one could eat. That poor nation became the trash can of Africa.
Yes, it can happen here; it can happen to your country too.