The Magna Carta was signed into law on June 15, 1215. It protected individual freedom from unjust and oppressive rule by government. The American Revolution and 5th amendment of the United States Constitution were based upon it. This individual dignity and worth did not originate, nor was it granted, only by human law. God created humans “in the image of God” (Genesis 1:27 NKJV). God’s universal law of human worth is: “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:6 NKJV). Christian morality shows “you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (Colossians 3:9-10 NKJV). The Gospel is our spiritual “Magna Carta.”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.