The Moral Rules In The Book Of Genesis And The Ten Commandments

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Despite the region and time, various religions emerge throughout the human history to regulate the actions and behaviors of individuals and groups, ensuring the proper operation and advancement of societies. Christianity, as a classical religion, also obtains the same function, conducting its believers on various aspects in their daily lives with the Ten Commandments. Since the Ten Commandments are revealed by Moses in Exodus, the second book of Bible; instead of Genesis, the first book of Bible; some argues that the family members of the patriarchs are given no moral rules to respect in the Patriarchal Age. However, many de facto rules that regulate the life of the family members of the patriarchs are actually revealed or implied in the Book of Genesis, corresponding the Ten Commandments and furthermore explaining the standards of the Hebrews …show more content…
For example, the narration of the cause of the flood in Genesis 6 leads to further discussion of good and evil. God saw that “the wickedness of man was great in the earth” and “every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5), thus we can assure that a moral standard absolutely existed at the time as the terms like “wickedness” and “evil” merely contain derogatory connotations. It remains obvious that one can not determine if something is good or evil without a moral standard. Also, God is omniscient and rules the world with logic according to the attributes of God in Christian Theology. Based on this unprovoked moral standard , God initiates the flood in the seventh chapter of Genesis to destroy all humans but the family of Noah. Although the actual “wickedness” of the humans is not really explained in Genesis 6:5, it is clear that God has a certain extent of moral rules that he expects his people to

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