Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ten Commandments (5) - Basis for Civil Law

The Ten Commandments are often described as the basis for Civil Law.
Every legal system needs a moral basis for law making. In a society where most citizens are Christians, basing the law on the Ten Commandments seems like a good idea. In the following posts, I will focus on this third use of the law.

The first thing to understand is that the Ten Commandments cannot be translated directly into civil law, because they were designed for the old covenant. They need to be fed through the lense of the new covenant before they can be used as a guide for civil law. I plan to examine the Ten Commandments in detail and identify those that are still relevant after the death and resurrection of Jesus.

1 comment:

Ted M. Gossard said...

Very interesting, Ron. I need to keep reading....