Of the Moral Precepts of the Old Law
We must now consider each kind of precept of the Old Law: and
- the moral precepts,
- the ceremonial precepts,
- the judicial precepts. Under the first head there are twelve points of inquiry:
- Whether all the moral precepts of the Old Law belong to the law of nature?
- Whether the moral precepts of the Old Law are about the acts of all the virtues?
- Whether all the moral precepts of the Old Law are reducible to the ten precepts of the decalogue?
- How the precepts of the decalogue are distinguished from one another?
- Their number;
- Their order;
- The manner in which they were given;
- Whether they are dispensable?
- Whether the mode of observing a virtue comes under the precept of the Law?
- Whether the mode of charity comes under the precept?
- The distinction of other moral precepts;
- Whether the moral precepts of the Old Law justified man?