5 terms

Religion IV on Law

an ordinance of reason for the common good, made and promulgated by those who are in charge of the community.
Eternal Law
the law that exists in the mind of God for all of eternity.
Natural Law
the observable eternal law inscribed on the hearts of all humans.
Positive Law
Laws made by men. To be good and just laws, they must not contradict eternal or natural law.
New Law
the law of grace and charity. This consists in the presence and action of the Holy Spirit in all who are in the state of grace.