The Distinction Between Legal and Moral

The god of [any given] system is the fountainhead of [its] morality. This is why Christians have an easy distinction in their minds between “legal” and “moral.” But for those who believe that there is no intelligence beyond our corporate and collective intelligence, there can ultimately be no such distinction. Right? Christians worship the God who is outside all our systems—He is transcendent—and that is why we can distinguish sins and crimes.

I thought that was really helpful. Thanks, Doug.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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