It is written that God created the world perfectly and no being was made more perfect than human beings as they were created in God’s image. However, the fact that men were given free will has had tremendous effects on today’s society.
Just as man was created perfect, it is expected that he should always act in the right way. However, there is this word called “justice” which means the actions taken against someone who has transgressed against the rules of society. If man were to act right, there won’t be a need for justice because everything would be in balance. Justice only becomes necessary when personal ethics are lacking.
So, what are personal ethics and how can they be enhanced? Personal ethics means that a person is ready to take responsibility for his actions and of they result in harm, the person would make up for the damage caused. As George Washington once said “religion and morality were the great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.” What he meant by this words is that virtue and morality were products of religion and they were a necessary spring of popular government.