Similarities Between Criminal And Civil Law Versus Mosaic Law

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the similarities and differences between criminal and civil law versus Mosaic Law. According to Plait, P. (2010), “People seem to accept that our laws are based on the morals of the Old Testament laid out in the Commandments.” To begin we must get a clear understanding about what each of them actually mean prior to going into specific details. In the United States, there are two types of cases: criminal and civil. Criminal cases refer to illegal actions against state and federal laws. These actions are ultimately punishable by prison time and/or fines. Civil cases typically concern disagreements between individuals pertaining to legal rights and responsibilities that are owed to each person. Understanding law begins with understanding the Bible. Many of our laws can be traced back to the bible, such as thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not bear false witness among other things. In the Holy Bible, 1 Timothy 1:8-10 tells us, “Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine.”
Criminal Law
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