Monday, January 5, 2015

When Moralism Isn't Bad

"Moralism as a stand-alone product really is heretical and bad.  But it is apparently not bad to sound moralistic sometimes, like when you are summarizing the import of the Old Testament." - Wilson, AC, p58.

So telling Bible stories to little children and summarizing them with some sense of "the moral of the story" isn't always a bad thing to do.  Jesus did.

Matthew 22:37–40 (NKJV)

37 Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

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