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The brotherhood of men, its laws and lessons [Paperback]

William Unsworth

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7 Feb 2012
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... this duty because of special positions in society. Without exception it enjoins justice upon every human being in every social condition. Men everywhere are required to do justly, as well as to love mercy, and walk humbly with their God. What they would that others should do to them, they are bound to do toward others. Herein people must exercise themselves to have a conscience void of offence toward God and man. These are some of the cardinal laws of human conduct, the principal rules by which we are to be guided in our actions toward our brother men. There is to be no disposition, no attempt whatever, to lower the exalted standard of Christian morality. If our practice falls below the Christian standard we must blame ourselves, not the Gospel. We cannot and must not dare to attempt to alter that sublime law of human procedure. It is given by the common Father of the race, enforced and expounded by Christ our Elder Brother. It is intended to regulate'human dealings and intercourse down to the latest generations. It plainly informs us that we ought to conduct ourselves on the strictest principles of justice toward the property of men,--not to defraud in any matter, and to owe no man anything (1 Thess. iv. 6, &c.); toward the character of men,--to speak evil of no man (Titus iii. 2); and toward the person of men,--to do violence to no man. (Luke iii. 14.) Indeed, "whatsoever things are just," as well as lovely and of good report, we must, according to the injunction of the Apostle, " think on these things," not as mere matters of curious speculation or idle amusement, but as the daily principles of procedure. If justice be considered in its distributive character, then magistrates and rulers must give right and equity to every man, according to the laws and ...

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: General Books LLC (7 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0217558623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0217558624
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 x 0.2 cm

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