Continuing THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ETHIC
Principle #7 – Our Personal Accountability to God
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment. –Hebrews 9:27
Perhaps the greatest restraint against acts of evil toward others is the knowledge that every person and nation will one day give an account for their actions to Almighty God. Certainly the Bible tells us that we are responsible for our actions and we must be accountable for what we do or don’t do. It also teaches that there is a penalty for doing wrong and a blessing when we do that which is right, noble, and just.
The great American statesman Daniel Webster was once asked, “What is the most sobering thought that ever entered your mind?” He quickly responded, “My personal accountability to God.” Webster knew that he would one day stand before God in eternity and give an account for his actions. The same applies to every man, woman and nation.
(Thanks to the American Patriot’s Bible for the quotes of “The Seven Principles of the Judeo-Christian Ethic.”)