16. BIBLE ETHICS
The verses quoted herein have been taken from the King James Bible, Oxford Standard, from 1769 beginning with the Book of Joshua. Some verses have been shortened. The reader will find the used biblical abbreviations at the beginning of the Bible. The contents of this brochure focus only on the wisdom, i.e. morality of the Bible, not on the history recorded in the Bible.
Ethics is a teaching on the morality of people. Morality is the most important element of each world view. Morality which is not based on the unchanging moral law, referred to as the Law, but on people, is low-quality and dangerous. Morality determines the quality of the world view of an individual, various organizations of people, voluntary as well as criminal, religious as well as secular. Healthy morality does not follow the principle that the end justifies the means. For instance, the atheist and materialistic world view proclaimed that everything socialism, i.e. its power, promoted was moral. This amoral principle of the churches was used in the crusade war against Albigensians (1209-1229). The same applies to Hussite wars: amoral means will not bring you any good. Michael Gorbachev’s effort was creditable as he understood pestilent government without true morality of both leaders and subordinates. The opinion of faithful terrorists that they serve their God and religion by their suicide and by killing the innocent and that they will get to heaven thanks to that is fallacious. These examples show how important a clear definition of morality is. After November 1989, morality was disturbed by opinions spread in the press that, for instance, computers, cars and power plants can become morally obsolete. They can become obsolete, but only technically, not morally. This false view contributes to the assumption that it is possible and appropriate to adjust, change and improve the moral standards of the Law. Human power may use and misuse the laws of nature, including the Law, for their objectives but going beyond the standards of the Law by anyone and anytime is amoral and it always supports a decline in moral health of individuals as well as the whole society. The decline in moral health is also projected into diseases of the physical body.
In order to prevent people from laughing at the unchanging Law, the Lawmaker provided the Law with a perfect sanction, the law of retaliation, i.e. justice, for keeping or not keeping the standards of the Law. However, this sanction does not usually apply immediately but it is delayed, sometimes until some of the future reincarnations of the person. Without this time delay in retaliation there would be no human freedom to choose from the light of the Law or the darkness of amorality. Without the delay in retaliation for violating or observing the Law there would be no justice of the Lawmaker but a coincidence or wilfulness of the more powerful.
The Byzantine emperor Justinian participated in the difficult recognition of this fantastic educational justice by people when he excluded reincarnation from the Christian teaching in 553 AD. The best mistress in the Law, Alma Excelsior, who lived in Boskovice na Moravě and died in 1956, confirmed the existence of reincarnation in her literary work. Her work is a gift for the starting Philadelphic culture in which the Czech Republic and EU have an important predetermined role in the cleansing of democratic ideals.
Morality assumes knowledge of the standards of the Law, discipline, restraint, self-control, self-education and meekness before the Law and its Lawmaker. The counterpart of the violation of the Law, i.e. sin, is virtue. More and more evidentiary scientific discoveries show that the amazing intelligence embodied in the mineral, plant, animal as well as human world could not be created from a chaos of atoms and molecules, by itself, without an author of this fantastic intelligence. The existence of the most powerful and highest intelligence cannot be excluded from the ethics and morality.
The objective of this brief brochure is primary, i.e. opinion prevention from mistaken development of people and democracy, i.e. from the natural consequences of amorality that cannot be prevented by any human or divine power of the darkness, i.e. the obstruction of light in us and around us.
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František Venzara, Manager of the Association of the Friends of the Moral Law
I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded thee. Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou may act wisely everywhere thou go. This book of the law should not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein. (Joshua 1, 5.7)
If you forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you. (Joshua 24, 20) By “Lord” we understand the Lawmaker of all natural laws and we call him the Highest and Most Powerful Intelligence in the universe.
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the Lord. They turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the Lord; but they did not so. (Judges 3, 12; 2, 17)
The Lord kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up. (1 Samuel, 2, 6 the Bible of Kralice). The same verse is in the Daily Watchwords of the Unity of the Brethren from 1995: The Lord kills and makes alive, he brings down to the hell and brings up. Daily Watchwords of the Unity of the Brethren, 1995.
For by strength shall no man prevail. (1 Samuel 2, 9). The strength of a man does not lie in any strength. (The same verse from the Bible of Kralice.) Strength is blind. It has no intelligence. Human power has intelligence and human power has allowed the control and use of the powers of Nature and the powers of the universe, i.e. nuclear power, to a small extent. However, all described powers are powers of the lowest existing level of the universe, i.e. the material level. However, there are also spiritual powers that were used by the Old Testament prophets, e.g. 2 Kings 4, 1-7, and mainly by Jesus as miracles that are described in the New Testament. Jesus said: “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also.” (J 14, 12) An example is our contemporary, Satja Sai Baba, Indian, who has verifiably materialized precious stones in his empty hand. Spiritual powers are obtained from the wisdom of the Law.
Samuel spoke unto all the house of Israel: “If you do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtoreth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only.” (1 S 7, 3) Ashtoreth is the female counterpart of Baal. Baal was the god of gods of the ancient Semitic religion who represented the Sun and its life-giving power.
Do not turn aside: for then should you go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain. For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it has pleased the Lord to make you his people. I will teach you the good and the right way. (1 S 12, 21-23). J. A. Comenius depicted the vain things as darkness that is only created by obstructions to the light. Darkness does not have its own electromagnetic radiation.
Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. (1 S 15, 22)
As says the proverb of the ancients: “Wickedness proceeds from the wicked.” (1 S 24, 14) The wicked prefer their will from the will of the Lord embodied in the Law.
For you are my lamp, oh Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. (2 Samuel 29.30)
He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God, he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain (2 Samuel 23, 3.4)
The Lord said: “If you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, then I will lengthen thy days.” (1 Kings 3, 5.14) The length of life and its circumstances, changes in good and bad periods, are determined before birth. This programmed length of life is extended by observing the Law.
If you shall at all turn from following me, you or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes, then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them, ... … (1 Kings 9, 6.7) See also 2 Chronicles 7, 14.19.
The words of the queen of Sheba to Solomon: “Because the Lord loved Israel for ever, therefore made you the king, to do judgment and justice.” (1 Kings 10, 1.9) Solomon (translates as serene) ruled around 960 BC. Israel split into the kingdom of Judea and Northern Israel around 933 BC. Northern Israel ceased to exist in 721 BC after the war with Assyrians.
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people, talk of all his wondrous works. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders. (1 Chronicles 16, 8-14) The scientific-technological progress uncovers, reminds and uses the wonders and miracles of the Lord.
For the Lord searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. (1 Chronicles 28, 9)
For great is our God above all gods. But who is able to build him a house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? (2 Chronicles 2, 4.5) The latest astronomic discoveries already confirm that besides the 4% material universe there is a spiritual, delicate universe that represents 96 percent of the universe.
The Lord is with you, while you are with him; and if you seek him, he will be found of you; but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. (2 Chronicles 15, 2) If you are an atheist, try to establish a connection with the Highest and Most Powerful Intelligence; however, you cannot do this by falling silent and then saying: “Lord, I will acknowledge your existence if you let me win 100,000 crowns in the lottery.”
Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. (2 Chronicles 20, 20) People who love God are given assistance.
Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preserve them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. (Nehemiah 9, 7) This verse confirms the existence of divine, i.e. purely spiritual beings who implement and monitor the plan of the development of the universe and life in the universe.
Our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments. They cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them. But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee. Thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear. Yet many years didst thou forbear them. Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly Behold, we are servants this day (Nehemiah 9, 184.108.40.206.36). The ancient slavery has been replaced by the slavery of people to their passions.
Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither. (Job 1, 21) Another reincarnation verse. The ecumenical translation omitted the word “again”. The bearer of human individuality is not the physical body, but human spirit that lasts permanently and that cannot return to its old physical body. Therefore, when the spirit goes through the purgatory, it will obtain a new physical body with which the human spirit is connected soon after the conception of the selected new mother. See the last chapter of the Evangelist.
What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? (Job 2, 10)
Does God pervert judgment? Or does the Almighty pervert justice? (Job 8, 3) Unlike people, God know our past so the feeling of divine injustice when something bad happens to us is only based on our unawareness of our reincarnation past which spiritual beings realize up to the 7th reincarnation. Experiencing, or burning out, our past violations of the Law eliminate the obstruction that prevents us from further spiritual progress. The sooner you get rid of all negative numbers in your account of spiritual development by humble life and by being good to others, the better.
For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one. (Job 5, 2)
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? (Job 9, 4)
He alone spreads out the heavens. (Job 9, 8) Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain. (Psalm 104, 2) It is spatial expansion which the contemporary astronomers demonstrate by blowing a balloon.
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; if iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles. For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear: because thou shalt forget thy misery. Thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid. But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost. (Job 11, 13-20)
He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons. (Job 13, 10)
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate. (Job 15, 34) thou hast gone a whoring from thy God. Their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception. (Hosea 9, 1.11)
But the counsel of the wicked is far from me! (Job 22, 18)
If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. (Job 22, 22, 26-28)
The Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. (Job 27, 2-6)
For the price of wisdom is above rubies, neither shall it be valued with pure gold (Job 28, 18.19) To be wise means to learn continuously and to observe the standards of the Law and to live an impersonal life, i.e. to live for the others. Children provide this for their parents and the wage of the employer to the employees.
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment. (Job 32, 8.9)
His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth: Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man, to bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living. (Job 33, 25.29.30) Another reincarnation verse. For the pit see number 44.
Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways. Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath, all flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust. Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just? (Job 34, 10-11)
There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. (Job 34, 33)
Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. (Job 36, 21)
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night, but the way of the ungodly shall perish. (Psalm 1, 1.2.6)
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makes me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4, 9)
The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. (Psalm 5, 7)
Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity! (Psalm 6, 9) His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. (Psalm 7, 17)
For thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. (Psalm 9, 11)
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. (Psalm 9, 18)
Hell means underworld, pit. Eastern religions use the term Kamaloka, i.e. a place of passions, while hell is the lowest part of Kamaloka. (For the Lord will not cast off for ever. Psalm 3, 31) Even this verse is a reincarnation verse. Only reincarnation allows a long-term development of people, without which it is not possible to reach the predetermined objective of human development. It is a free will of people whether they will approach this objective or move away from it. Therefore a proper education, not improper education that defies the Law, is one of the most important tasks of each holder of power, especially the state power.
The wicked boasteth of his heart's desire. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. (Psalm 10, 2.4)
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. (Psalm 12 9)
How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved. (Psalm 13, 4) A spiritual person grows in us not only by studying the Law, but especially by winning the fight with the darkness inside and around us, i.e. the fight with the evil. The spirit leaves behind the overthrown obstruction of light which loses its power over the spirit. From this point of view, darkness is only an assistant to our positive spiritual development. He who experiences evil in accordance with the Law, writes off its value from his negative account of the spiritual development.
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart, he that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour, in whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord, he that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not, he that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. (Psalm 15, 2-4)
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. (Psalm 18, 29. 30)
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. (Psalm 19, 8-10)
For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back. (Psalm 21, 12.13)
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord. (Psalm 22, 28) This verse also presumes reincarnation.
I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23, 6) Another reincarnation verse that can be interpreted in the following way: I will not return to heaven, i.e. the divine dimensions, for the first time or the last time when I permanently leave my physical body. A person, his or her spirit and astral body experiences short-term leave from his or her physical body every night.
Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. (Psalm 25, 8.9)
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. (Psalm 26, 4.5)
Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. (Psalm 27, 11)
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity. (Psalm 28, 3) If you join the wicked during your life on earth, it is even worse.
I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me. (Psalm 31, 12)
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 33, 12) And which learns about and fulfils the Law of Wisdom and Love. Blessed is the man who finds shelter in him. Such a man becomes trustworthy and wise.
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. (Psalm 34, 15.20)
The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil. (Psalm 36, 2.4.5)
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. The wicked want to slay such as be of upright conversation. But the wicked shall perish into smoke shall they consume away. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. The Lord shall help them, and deliver them. (Psalm 37, 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. (Psalm 38, 5.6) A person should never give up, even in these difficult and seemingly hopeless situations, and should never violate the Law, for instance by a suicide in order to escape the difficulties. It is much better to ask for the help of the spiritual being and to turn away from evil.
I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. Mine enemies speak evil of me, “When shall he die, and his name perish?” (Psalm 41, 6)
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. (Psalm 51, 15)
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. (Psalm 53, 2) Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. (Psalm 53, 2, ecumenical translation) Today this tendency of the darkness to spoil everything and to disfigure everything is demonstrated for example by graffiti on new facades and destroyed seats on trains, by the artificial voices of singers, by destruction of planted trees.
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent. (Psalm 58, 4) This reincarnation verse can be interpreted in the following way: the wicked who have been born in previous lives and went astray, i.e. the way of the darkness, belong among the cockle. However, even they have the possibility to turn to the way of light of the Law in their new life under favourable educational circumstances.
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me. They run and prepare themselves without my fault. (Psalm 59, 4.5)
He is a God that judgeth in the earth. (Psalm 58, 11.12)
Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. (Psalm 62, 11)
Thou, which hast showed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. (Psalm 71, 20) The depths, another word for the purgatory and hell, i.e. Kamaloka, also the realm of silence, see No. 44. In Proverbs 2, 18, Kamaloka is called the realm of shadows.
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever. (Psalm 92, 8) Evil and good blossom in time and therefore life situations cannot be solved only from the point of the present view.
Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. (Psalm 94, 17)
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes. I will not know a wicked person. I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord. (Psalm 101, 3 – words of the king David.)
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the Law of the Lord. (Psalm 119, 1)
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. So shall I keep thy law continually forever and ever. Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. (Psalm 119, 22.214.171.124.72)
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy Law. I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end. Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Thy Law is the truth. Great peace have they which love thy Law: and nothing shall offend them. (Psalm 119, 126.96.36.199.130.142. 165)
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (Psalm 121, 8) Another reincarnation verse without which there would not be the justice of the Law on earth.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, we shall fill our houses with spoil. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. (Proverbs 1, 10-19)
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. (Proverbs 1, 22.31) And you will not suffer from depressions and seek help at a psychiatrist.
If thou seekest wisdom as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures, thou will find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity. (Proverbs 2, 4.6.9) This wisdom is hidden in the natural moral Law. Amorality or deliberate rebellion against the Law means not observing the standards of the Law.
Wisdom will deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things, who leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness, who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked. (Proverbs 2, 12-14)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. Depart from evil. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence. (Proverbs 3, 188.8.131.52)
Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. (Proverbs 3, 29)
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. (Proverbs 6, 32)
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me (wisdom) love death. (Proverbs 8, 36)
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. (Proverbs 3, 13) The knowledge of the holy is understanding. (Proverbs 9, 10)
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. The righteous shall never be removed. (Proverbs 10, 16.27.30.)
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. Where no counsel is, the people fall. As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death. Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. (Proverbs 11, 184.108.40.206)
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death. (Proverbs. 14, 32)
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. (Proverbs 15, 24)
The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. (Proverbs 16, 4) The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. (Proverbs 16, 17)
A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. (Proverbs 16, 29)
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord. (Proverbs 17, 15)
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. (Proverbs 17, 23)
Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good. He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die. (Proverbs 19, 2.16)
Say not thou: “I will recompense evil!” (Proverbs 20, 22)
The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord. (Proverbs 20, 27)
The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them. (Proverbs 21, 7) It is a logical demonstration of the Law.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (Proverbs 22, 6.15) J. A. Comenius accepted this opinion, too.
Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. (Proverbs 23, 4)
Withhold not correction from the child! For if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. (Proverbs 23, 13.14)
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh. (Proverbs 23, 20) The main cause of war slaughters is collective and continuous eating of flesh of killed animals.
She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. (Proverbs 23, 28)
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out. (Proverbs 24, 16.20)
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink, for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee. (Proverbs 25, 20.21)
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring. (Proverbs 25.26)
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. (Proverbs 28, 4)
Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit. (Proverbs 28, 10)
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. (Proverbs 29, 11.16)
Give not thy strength unto women. (Proverbs 31, 3) The retaliation for misusing sexuality is AIDS, especially in some African countries. Sexual power can be transformed into spiritual power.
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it! For he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Co (Lamentations 5, 4)
Wisdom giveth life to them that have it. (Lamentations 7, 12) Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city. (Lamentations 7, 19)
A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. (Lamentations 8, 1)
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. (Lamentations 8, 11)
Wisdom is better than weapons of war. (Lamentations 9, 18)
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5, 20)
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. (Isaiah 9, 15)
For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off and turn aside the just for a thing of nought. (Isaiah 29, 20.21)
Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled. When thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled. (Isaiah 33, 1)
Keep ye judgment, and do justice:. (Isaiah 56, 1)
Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence! (Isaiah 62, 6)
Ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said: “We will not walk therein.” (Jeremiah 6, 16) Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it. (Jeremiah 6, 19)
For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare. (Jeremiah 13, 22)
I give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls? (Jeremiah 17, 10; 44, 7)
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God. And not that he should return from his ways, and live? But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? (Ezekiel 18, 23.27)
For the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord. (Hosea 1, 2)
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live. (Amos 5, 14)
Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 1, 3)
Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour. (Zechariah 8, 16.17)
Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3, 7)
Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you. But they that sin are enemies to their own life. (Tobias 12, 7.10)
She preventeth them that desire her, in making herself first known unto them. But the multitude of the wise is the welfare of the world. (Wisdom of Solomon 6, 13.24)
All gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and silver shall be counted as clay before her. (Wisdom 7, 9)
And they that love him shall be filled with the law. (Wisdom of Sirach 2, 16)
Make not thyself an underling to a foolish man; neither accept the person of the mighty. Strive for the truth unto death, and the Lord shall fight for thee. (Wisdom of Sirach 4, 27.28)
Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull. (Wisdom of Sirach 6, 2)
Let not the parables of understanding escape thee. (Wisdom of Sirach 6, 35)
Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee. Depart from the unjust, and iniquity shall turn away from thee. (Wisdom of Sirach 7, 1)
Bind not one sin upon another; for in one thou shalt not be unpunished. (Wisdom of Sirach 7, 8)
Use not to make any manner of lie: for the custom thereof is not good. (Wisdom of Sirach 7, 13)
Reproach not a man that turneth from sin, but remember that we are all worthy of punishment. Rejoice not over thy greatest enemy being dead, but remember that we die all. Strive not with an angry man, Open not thine heart to every man, lest he requite thee with a shrewd turn. (Wisdom of Sirach 8, 220.127.116.11)
Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, Meet not with an harlot, lest thou fall into her snares. Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman. (Wisdom of Sirach 9, 1.3.8)
The beginning of pride is when one departeth from God and who will honour him that dishonoureth his own life? (Wisdom of Sirach 10, 12.29)
Commend not a man for his beauty Answer not before thou hast heard the cause: neither interrupt men in the midst of their talk. Marvel not at the works of sinners. (Wisdom of Sirach 11, 2.8.21)
Blessed is he whose conscience hath not condemned him. (Wisdom of Sirach 14, 2) Conscience is created by the experience from the purgatory, Kamaloka and it works in a similar way as physical pain, e.g. during appendicitis.
He (Lord) himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsel. Before man is life and death; and whether him liketh shall be given him. (Wisdom of Sirach 15, 14.17)
Learn before thou speak, and use physick or ever thou be sick. Go not after thy lusts, but refrain thyself from thine appetites. (Wisdom of Sirach 18, 19.30)
Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent: for if thou comest too near it, it will bite thee. He that keepeth the law of the Lord getteth the understanding thereof. (Wisdom of Sirach 21, 2.11)
A hot mind is as a burning fire, it will never be quenched till it be consumed. (Wisdom of Sirach 23, 16)
Stumble not at the beauty of a woman, and desire her not for pleasure. (Wisdom of Sirach 25, 21)
He that worketh mischief, it shall fall upon him, and he shall not know whence it cometh. (Wisdom of Sirach 27, 27)
Beware thou slide not by it, lest thou fall before him that lieth in wait. (Wisdom of Sirach 28, 26)
Remove sorrow far from thee: for sorrow hath killed many, and there is no profit therein. (Wisdom of Sirach 30, 23) For sorrow creates death, sorrow undermines strength in the heart. (Wisdom of Sirach 38, 18)
Gold is a stumbling block unto them that sacrifice unto it, and every fool shall be taken therewith. (Wisdom of Sirach 31, 7)
A very little is sufficient for a man well nurtured! Sound sleep cometh of moderate eating: he riseth early, and his wits are with him: but the pain of watching, and choler, and pangs of the belly, are with an unsatiable man. (Wisdom of Sirach 31, 19.20)
Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words. He that seeketh the law shall be filled therewith: but the hypocrite will be offended thereat. (Wisdom of Sirach 32, 8.15)
A man of understanding trusteth in the law. (Wisdom of Sirach 33, 3)
My son, prove thy soul in thy life, and see what is evil for it, and give not that unto it. By surfeiting have many perished; but he that taketh heed prolongeth his life. (Wisdom of Sirach 37, 27.31)
This is the book of the commandments of God, and the law that endureth for ever. All they that keep it shall come to life; but such as leave it shall die. (Baruch 4, 1)
The Syrian king Antiochus wrote to his whole kingdom, that all should be one people, and forbid burnt offerings, and sacrifice, and drink offerings, in the temple; and that they should profane the sabbaths and festival days and pollute the sanctuary and holy people, set up altars, and groves, and chapels of idols, and sacrifice swine's flesh, and unclean beasts, hat they should also leave their children uncircumcised, and make their souls abominable with all manner of uncleanness and profanation o the end they might forget the law, and change all the ordinances. And whosoever would not do according to the commandment of the king, he said, he should die. And when they had rent in pieces the books of the law which they found, they burnt them with fire. And whosoever was found with any the book of the testament, or if any committed to the law, the king's commandment was, that they should put him to death. (1 Maccabeus 1, 41.45.47.-50.56.57)
Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5, 18)
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. I (Jesus) say unto you that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5, 38.39) An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth expresses the objective justice of the Law, while Jesus perceives the attack as retaliation and settlement of an old violation of the Law. If the attacked tries to return the blow, the negative item of his karma account would be renewed or increased if the revenge would lead not to one tooth out, but two teeth out. It is not always good to be used by the justice of the Law, it is better to keep the principle that retaliation is a matter of the state power. If that does not work, it is up to God.
Love your enemies and pray for them which persecute you. (Matthew 5, 44) This piece of advice is again in correspondence with the Law and it is more efficient than using violence, revenge, only seemingly justifiable.
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7, 12)
Jesus answered them, and said: “My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.” (John 7, 16)
Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8, 12)
I (Jesus) am the way, the truth, and the life. He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (John 14, 6.12)
Save yourselves from this untoward generation! (Acts 2, 40)
We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts, 5, 29)
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Romans 1, 20.21)
For to be carnally minded is death. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Or if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8, 18.104.22.168) The counterpart of selfishness is not hatred, but the light of the spiritual love.
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8, 5)
Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12, 2) The will of God is demonstrated in the Law.
What? Know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? Flee fornication! (1 Corinthians 6, 16.18)
Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth! (1 Corinthians 10, 24)
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Charity doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth. Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. (1 Corinthians 4-7) Dishonest behaviour is amoral, not only against the Law.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers! (2 Corinthians 6, 14)
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that ye put on the new man. (Ephesians 4, 22.23.24)
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient. Awake thou that sleepest! (Ephesians 5, 4.14)
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. (Philippians 2, 4)
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker. (2 Timothy 2, 16.17)
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness and longsuffering. (Colossians 3, 5-12)
Know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. (2 Timothy 3. 1-5) God, his Law and wisdom are universal and the best remedy for all life complications including diseases, if people have positive attitude to those values.
In Štěpánov u Olomouce on 25 August 2009