Ethics is a vital subject dealing with the Creator's requirements for those who were created in His image. Ethics comes from the Greek ethos meaning custom or practice as prescribed by law. Morality comes from the word mores which describes the patterns of behavior in a society. Ethics has to do with the foundation rule for behavior or what we ought to do, and morality is a description of actual behavior. What we ought to do--ethics, and what we do--morality. Christian ethics deals with the principles being acted out in life as derived from the Bible.
Written by J. L. Dagg, this is the first reprint of the book since the original printing in 1859 under the title "The Elements of Moral Science." Teaches that the standard or morals is the Holy Scriptures.
"A true system of ethics must necessarily refer to the Bible, the highest standard of morals. I have felt pleasure in making frequent quotations from the sacred volume; and have generally affixed a reference to the chapter and verse, with the hope that the student may be induced to read the passages in their connection, and by this means acquire increased familiarity with the lively oracles of God. The knowledge and love of the inspired writings furnish the only means on which parents and teachers may rely, for producing in the young the grace of a pure morality." --from the Preface by the author