Moral Law

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In a sense, all laws are moral in nature. The moral law ultimately encompasses laws in both the ceremonial and civil categories. Traditionally, though, Christians have distinguished "Moral law" as a category separate from Ceremonial and Civil. On this understanding, the Moral Law includes laws which are not Civil/Judicial Law, and which are not fulfilled by Jesus and abolished with the Sinai Covenant. Laws in this category describe behaviors which God loves or detests, but which do not warrant a response by the Civil Government. Parents and Ecclesiastical Government are given authority to impose limited penalties for breaches of the moral law. God reserves for himself the right to penalize all breaches of moral law capitally, via the Second Death.

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