Friday, October 06 2006
"The first thing to get clear about Christian morality between man and man is that in this department Christ did not come to preach any brand new morality. The Golden Rule of the New Testament (Do as you would be done by) is a summing up of what every one, at bottom, had always known to be right." Mere Christianity
It is true, in a sense, that Jesus did not preach any new morality. There has never been any new morality in the history of humanity. From the beginning of human existence God has created, redeemed and called us to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The new things about Jesus are that:
Jesus did not come to give us a new morality. He came to give us new life.
"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10).