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The Sanction of the Eighth Commandmen

A Kingdom Catechism

Breaking the eighth commandment invokes various forms of justice.


Q 117: What sanction does the Lord threaten in the eighth commandment?

A 117: The Lord threatens that those who disobey the eighth commandment shall be liable for restitution, restoration, retribution, and other judgments at the hands of those whom the Lord appoints. (Ex. 22.5-13, 21-24)

Biblical justice is a jewel of five facets. Obligatory justice is simply that which we owe to all men: love, truth, respect, and the like. Preventive justice shows us how to make sure our own actions do not become a means of harm or injustice to others. Watch open fires that you burn lest they catch someone’s property on fire. Restorative justice means that, when we do something to harm the property of another, we must make it right and set things back as they were. Retributive justice strikes at any malice aforethought and brings penalties or punishment as well as restoration against offenders. Distributive justice speaks to what we owe the poor, the needy, and so forth in the way of caring for them. Failing to keep the eighth commandment, whether willfully or by negligence, can invoke various forms of justice to set matters straight again.

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T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
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