[February 20, 2023] In the search for the highest values we possess, it is best to begin with those that have been part of our history and have been most helpful in making us who we are. Today, I’ll list the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition as laid out by Dennis Prager (link here).
“Traditionally, religious Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, and Jews are aligned on almost every important social issue. Here are 10 of those values.” – Dennis Prager
Here are ten of those Judeo-Christian values:
- There is one God. That God is the One who is the source of universal morality.
- The Bible introduced the revolutionary moral idea that there are objective moral truths.
- Good and evil are the same for all people.
- God is the source of our rights. This does not include man, government, popular opinion, or democratic vote.
- We are created in the image of God. Therefore, each life is precious. Therefore, race is unimportant since we are created in God’s image. God has no race.
- The world is based on a divine order. Among these are God and man, man and woman, human and animal, good and evil, nature and God, and the holy and the profane.
- Man is not basically good. And we need God-based rules to keep us from the inclination to do evil.
- We must not follow our hearts (our emotions).
- God gave us the Ten Commandments.
- Humans have free will. Only in the religious view is this true because of the existence of a divine soul.
While we often speak of Judeo-Christian values, and thus there is a distinction between Judaism and Christianity, there is, nevertheless, a close affinity and moral link between the two that is inseparable. Whereas, there is never spoken of a Judeo-Muslim because Muslims believe the primary text of their being rests in the Quran.
Interestingly, before I read this article, I wrote an article listing Ten American values (a recent summary of them can be found here). The parallels are uncanny.
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Great list and thanks for highlighting them for us to ponder. ❤❤❤❤❤
The hands of God are everywhere and these is no one who can rightly say that Christian values are harmful, unless you are mentally unstable.
👍 Nailed it ZB.
#7. Man is not basically good. And we need God-based rules to keep us from the inclination to do evil.
Now that is somewhat of a surprise to many. Keep that in mind. We do need rules. And I think that is one of the reasons that Gen. Satterfield wrote his most recent book “55 Rules for a Good Life” and in doing so, shows us what are some of the rules to live by. And successful at that. Get you copy now. You will be happy you did.
… and for marriage and children, “Colossians 3:14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” We do not create our own values. We can chose to adopt those that are proven right and righteous and worthy or we can chose to go down the path of socialism and other such ideologies that value the “state” over the individual. The latter takes us to evil and destruction. That is what the progressive, worldly secular movement today asks of us. Resist their message of satan.
Well said, as usual, JT.
Yes, and the secular world cannot exist within you without a religious view to tie it all together. There is no contradiction like the secularists want us to believe. Cheers.
We will never achieve perfection in this life, but those who strive to obey God often find a sense of joy and peace that no worldly rewards can match. Here’s a list of Christian values emphasized in the Bible.
Worldly values include wealth, power, pleasure, revenge, fame, vanity, and status. These are the most important things to people who perceive no power or purpose beyond themselves. Worldly values promote jealousies, resentments, and conflicts among people following the objectives of Satan. Nuff said on what NOT to do.
Well said Greek Senator. Those are the values of “modern man.” But there is a way to back from the abyss of destruction and that is to pursue Christian values. And those values do not change. We may interpret them differently but we should be careful in doing so.
Another look, “10 Christian Values and How to Live Them”
Very well laid out. 👍👍👍👍👍
Something to think about.
Nicely done, Gen. Satterfield. Very valuable, and now the problem, getting folks to take a closer look at the Judeo-Christian linkage that we all are part of.
In today’s secular society, believing in God is considered a mental problem and should be outlawed. That is how far depraved we have come as a society. God help us from the athesits.
Christian values promote peace and goodwill among people following the purposes of God.
Matthew 6:14-15 tells us, “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”