Biblical morality is a term I’d like to use to specify the difference between worldly morality and Biblical morality. Those of us living in the western world may have confused the two as one “universal good”.
To some degree they do overlap. However they are still distinctively different. There are levels of morality in the Biblical since whereas worldly morality is based on situational and emotional needs.
- Be kind to others.
- Love your family.
- Respect your elders.
- Don’t take things that don’t belong to you.
- Don’t kill.
- We shouldn’t cuss at people.
- It’s bad to lie.
- Cheating is not nice.
- Having lots of money is a blessing.
- Equal rights for men, women and same sex lovers.
These morals can vary depending on the situation and the emotion. Be kind to others but only to those that are kind to you. Love your family If they cared enough about you. Respect your elders accept the rude ones. Don’t take things that don’t belong to you unless your doing it to feed your family or help a friend. Don’t kill unless you work for the government military or assassins. We shouldn’t cuss at people if they’re not cussing at us. It’s bad to lie accept when someone you love needs you to. Cheating is not nice if you care about the other person. Having lots of money is a blessing if you can buy everything you want and not worry about other people. And lastly Equal rights for men, women and same sex lovers but we are not allowed to judge their actions.
We can find worldly morality in most religions of the world (Such as the Eightfold Path of Buddhism). It is more like a “feel good” way of life and that your actions are strongly justified by your emotions and situations. Which can turn a bad action into something good. People could have many excuses for doing bad things like “I killed him because he took my moms favorite necklace” or “I stole his jacket because my daughter was colder than him.”
- Be kind to others even if they’re mean to you. (Luke 6:27)
- Love your family even if the hate you. (Leviticus 19: 17-18)
- Respect your elders always because they are wise in their own way. (Leviticus 19:32, 1 Timothy 5:1)
- Don’t steel no matter what. (Exodus 20:15)
- Don’t kill no matter what. (Exodus 20:13)
- We shouldn’t cuss because God will not accept a fowl mouth into heaven. (Proverbs 4:24)
- Don’t lie because bearing false witness in any situation is evil. (Exodus 20:16)
- Cheating is not nice, it’s punishable by death. It is adultery. (Exodus20:14)
- Having lots of money is a blessing Only if it’s used to feed the poor and clothe the homeless. (Matthew 19:21)
- Equal rights for men women and same sex lovers. Men and women are built to be different and complement each others strength. Same sex lovers are an abomination forever. (Genesis 2:24)
Biblical morality puts a hard line between good and bad regardless of emotional and situational sympathy or respect of persons. This type of “strict” law is why most people run away from the bible, try to demonize it or call it a myth. It is, at first very difficult to perceive especially for westerners.
Within the Biblical text the concept of good morals is apart of the meaning of righteousness which means equity of character and justification (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance H6666 and G1343). Biblical justification is given through knowledge of The Most High Gods laws, Deuteronomy 11:1, Proverbs 1:7, 2:5; 1 Corinthians 15:34; Psalm 119:66-68.
Having knowledge of The Most Highs judgment is very important. Biblical judgment is also an execution of either a prize or a dreadful punishment, much like if we are convicted of a crime we stand before a judge knowledgeable enough to pass appropriate judgment upon us. However instead of a worldly law, the most high god will execute judgment according to his righteous judgments that he ordained as heavenly laws since the beginning of time until the end of all creation.
If we profess Biblical Godliness we must be doers of the law not hears or else we will not be justified before Christ. Romans 2:13-14. Therefore in conclusion, Biblical morality is much more strict than worldly morality. Biblical morality can only be found in the Biblical text of Genesis-Numbers. It is also deeply woven into the spiritual character of The Most High God and Christ. It is our way of knowing what he likes and dislikes. Knowledge of The Most High Gods laws will make us just before him and righteous in the sight of sinners.