Moral Development

Morality is an individualís respect for the rules of social order and his sense of justice. Moral reasoning passes through various levels of maturation:


  Pre-moral Level: Punishment-obedience orientation

  Conventional Level: Authority of law and order

  Principle Level: Principals and moral values


Moral reasoning differs from moral behavior. Knowing what is right does not automatically translate into doing what is right. Ultimately we seek change of behavior. Christian behavior is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit.


Give an example of each level of moral maturity.