The Bible

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The Bible

In the Holy Bible, teachings guide all types of human beings to a better

understanding of life. Many of these verses reach out to man through teachings

of human nature and how to create society's moral values. A personal favorite

verse that may reach out to every man and not just those who practice the Judaeo

- Christian religions is :

" The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor

shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man

shall be put to death for his own sin. " ( Deuteronomy p178,


because it tells of a rule that every man should live by - it demands justice to

isolate the criminal and thereby shield any innocent relative of any unjust

punishment. This is illustrated in the United States justice system and how

society punishes it's wrongdoers.

This verse delivers the message that every man, despite size, color,

religious preference, or personal background, should assume responsibility for

his actions.

Throughout time men who have entered the courthouses scattering

the United States, like the colorful leaves scattered across peoples' yards

during autumn, have pleaded innocence - blaming parents and their unjust

upbringing. They scream to the jury that it really wasn't their fault, but the

fault of their parents because if they had a perfect childhood then they

wouldn't have committed the crime. It is true that the values that children

develop in their early years are important in influencing future decisions but

how does this explain the many adults that climb above their horrible childhood

and become successful happy individuals. This proves that the individual is in

charge of his every move and every action in life - he is in charge of his own

destiny. Sin is never forced...