The Ultimate Good: The Virtue Of Early Christianity

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To take a stand against those who appose the ultimate good that a virtues Christian life can bring to the world. Having fear is to not trust in God, which is where a Christian’s moral virtues come from. When one stands up for a friend or even a stranger, to protect them at the cost of they’re own well being. This is what the ultimate good is that not only the early Christian church spoke of, but what the early Philosophers’ were explaining. To do what is right for the better of man is the ultimate good. “…a brave person is also rightly disposed regarding the danger of any other death, especially since human beings can undergo the danger of any death for the sake of the virtue.” According to Aquinas, fortitude is a Cardinal virtue that is…show more content…
To live a life of servitude is what Christ has called His people to do, to live out the greatest commandment in the Bible; by loving your God with all your might and loving your neighbor as yourself Matthew 22 36-39. Putting others on the same level as ones self is what we are called to do when we live a virtue life in Christ. To follow the law of the land can be difficult at times because not all laws are just. “It [Justice] is complete virtue in the fullest sense, because it is the active exercise of complete virtue; and it is complete because its possessor can exercise it in relation to another person, and not only by himself.” To live with what the governing authorities have set before us is the very thing being talked about. Submit to those ruling over you in your life and follow the laws that have been put before you, and if you are lucky to live in a land where you can partake in the making of the laws, than this is a benefit for you. For God choses those who will be kings of the world and weather they will be good for the land or bad for the land. But to dwell on these things can be cumbersome, and one should not allow the feelings of anger or frustration to affect their minds. “But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.” God placed a law over…show more content…
We see the struggles of those whom attack the Christian faith, and stand silent because we have not the answer for them. How does one reason with out hurting the feelings of a society that is being built on this very substance? We look to the Bible and read what God has Respired to us, and to live out the virtues taught to the Christian community. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” To show this attitude towards the lowliness of the people around us is the very virtues that Paul is teaching. To be a giving person for those who “know not what they do.” This is the same mercy God shows us, except a hundred times more. “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” These are the virtues of the good life. To love your enemy, your neighbor, your self, to love all is what the virtuous Christian good life is. This brings peace and clarity to ones life that takes away the problems of the world and places it in Gods hands. There is no self-centered attitude that fits

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