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On the other hand, reason draws its own truth and authority from the eternal law, which is none other than divine wisdom itself.
The firmness with which the Apostle opposes those who believe that they are justified by the Law has nothing to do with man’s “liberation” from precepts. For the Catholic Church is by the will of Christ the teacher of truth. This Tradition which comes from the Apostles, progresses in the Church under the assistance of the Holy Spirit”.
It is a judgment which applies to a concrete situation the rational conviction that one must love and do good and avoid evil. It is he who opens up to the faithful the book of the Scriptures and, by fully revealing the Father’s will, teaches the truth about moral action. This has been a constantly recurring theme in theological reflection on human freedom, which is described as a form of kingship.
Saint Paul does not merely acknowledge that conscience acts as a “witness”; he also reveals the way in which conscience performs that function. Thus it has a share of the Eternal Reason, whereby it has a natural inclination to its proper act and end. This warning echoes his earlier words: People today need to turn to Christ once again in order to receive from him the answer to their questions about what is good and what is evil.
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To call into question the permanent structural elements of man which are connected with his own bodily dimension would not only conflict with common experience, but would render meaningless Jesus’ reference to the “beginning”, precisely where the social and cultural context of the time had distorted the primordial meaning and the role of certain moral norms cf. In the case of the correct conscience, it is a question of the objective truth received by man; in the case of the erroneous conscience, it is a question of what man, mistakenly, subjectively considers to be true.
This ultimately means making freedom selfdefining and a phenomenon creative of itself and its values. This is so not only because freedom of conscience is never freedom “from” the truth but always and only freedom “in” the truth, but also because the Magisterium does not bring to the Christian conscience truths which are extraneous to it; rather it brings to light the truths which it ought already to possess, developing them from the starting point of the primordial act of faith.
Nonetheless it is significant that it is precisely the second of these commandments which arouses the curiosity of the teacher of the Law, who asks him: If man acts against this judgment or, in a case where he lacks certainty about the rightness and goodness of a determined act, still performs that act, he stands condemned by his own conscience, the proximate norm of personal morality. The reason is this: This reduction misunderstands the moral meaning of the body and of kinds of behaviour involving it cf.
As a result of that mysterious original sin, committed at the prompting of Satan, the one who enccilica “a liar and the father of lies” Jn 8: Indeed, natural inclinations take on moral relevance only insofar as they refer to the human person and his authentic fulfilment, a fulfilment which for that matter splencor take place always and only in human nature.
By submitting to endiclica common law, our acts build up the true communion of persons and, by God’s grace, practise charity, “which binds everything together in perfect harmony” Col 3: These words of Jesus reveal the particular dynamic of freedom’s growth towards maturity, and at the same time they bear witness to the fundamental relationship between freedom and divine law. Taking up the words of Sirach, the Second Vatican Council explains the meaning of that “genuine freedom” which is “an outstanding manifestation of the divine image” in man: Love of neighbour springs from a loving heart which, precisely because it loves, is ready to live out the loftiest challenges.
No one can escape from the fundamental questions: This truth is indicated by the “divine law”, the splendot and objective norm splensor morality. Israel was called to accept and to live out God’s law as a particular gift and sign of its election and of the divine Covenant, and also as a pledge of God’s blessing.
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In part freedom, in part slavery: They oblige everyone, regardless of the cost, never to offend in anyone, beginning with oneself, the personal dignity common to all. It is an essential and unavoidable question for the life of every man, for it is about the moral good which must be done, and about eternal life.
Even so, the Council warns against a false concept of the autonomy of earthly realities, one which would maintain that “created things are not dependent on God and verihatis man can use them without reference to enciclicw Creator”.
It is in the same light and power that the Church’s Magisterium continues to carry out its task of discernment, accepting and living out the admonition addressed by the Apostle Paul to Timothy: For I veritaris given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you” Jn If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments” Mt Debates about nature and freedom have always marked the history of moral reflection; they grew especially heated at the time of the Renaissance and the Reformation, as can be enclclica from the teaching of the Council of Trent.
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The acting subject personally assimilates the truth contained in the law. But his freedom is not unlimited: Even if moral-theological reflection usually distinguishes between the positive or revealed law of God and the natural law, and, within the economy of salvation, between the “old” and the “new” law, it must not be forgotten that these and other useful distinctions always refer to that law whose author is the one and the same God and which is always meant for man.
This light and power also impel the Church constantly to carry out not only her dogmatic but also her moral reflection within an interdisciplinary context, which is especially necessary in facing new issues.
Some authors, however, have proposed an even more radical revision of the relationship between person and acts.
The “Good Teacher” points out to him — and to all of us — that the answer to the question, “What good must I do to have eternal life? And Jesus, referring specifically to the charism of celibacy “for the Kingdom of Heaven” Mt In their desire to emphasize the “creative” character of conscience, certain authors enficlica longer call its actions “judgments” but “decisions”: