Thursday, March 21, 2013

Do Away With The Ten Commandments,…

The TimesFaily,… the Shoals areas local newspaper, has a poll today. Should displays of the Ten Commandments be allowed inside state schools and public buildings? As of right now 694 voted yes and 142 voted no. I’m thinking the 142 are either Democrats, atheists or general non believers. Bad thing is, they got it right. They choose the correct answer, albeit not for the same reasons that I believe.
For Christians, the ten commandments should really mean nothing. The ten commandments were given to Moses by God for,… what for it,… the Israelites. Or Jews. Same difference. Christians were not commanded by God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Casper, Captain Kangaroo or Mr. Rogers to obey the ten commandments that were given to Moses to present to the Jews. As a matter of fact, 9 of the 10 would be a good guideline for Christians today. The lone exception being, keep the Sabbath holy. The Sabbath applied to the Jews only. The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week. The Jews could do no work on the Sabbath. And all of that came to an end once Christ died and the world left the Mosaical  age and entered the Christian era. If the Sabbath were to be still Holy today, Christ would have died in vane.
So no,… Do not display the Ten Commandments in public. Doing so teaches error.


  1. O.B., I believe this is the best blog you've ever written...and you've written some good ones!

  2. Thanks,... that means a lot. A writer, I'm not, a blogger, anyone can do, as we have seen. Wanting to do one on Israel,.. and will soon.

  3. Respectfully, because you know I love you, OB, but the New Testament is sprinkled throughout with references to the 10 commandments. While He didn’t stand on the mount with the 10 Commandments tablet like Moses did, Jesus not only referenced them, but clarified, such as when he said in Matthew 5: “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

    Other references for the 10 (and there are more for each of them):

    “You shall worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (Matthew 4:10)

    “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” (1 Corinthians 10:14)

    “Paul referenced “the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed.” (1 Timothy 6:1)

    Luke 23 references resting the Sabbath “according to the commandment.”

    “Honor your father and your mother.” (Matthew 19:19)
    “You shall not kill.” (Romans 13:9)
    “You shall not commit adultery.” (Matthew 19:18)
    “You shall not steal.” (Romans 13:9)
    “You shall not bear false witness.” (Romans 13:9)
    “You shall not covet.” (Romans 7:7)

    If we could be saved by our own works, then Christ would have died in vain...but keeping the Sabbath day holy doesn't lessen the impact of the cross.

    So I again...respectfully...disagree. Teaching the ten commandments doesn't teach error, it teaches Bible, and we should take care to not negate that. Also, the 10 commandments are the basis for many of the western world's laws in today's world. :)

  4. Now see? This is how people disagree and don't get all bent out of shape. I agree with almost everything you said. Except about the Sabbath. Teaching or keeping the Sabbath is against the new law, the new covenant. Jesus kept the Sabbath because he was a Jew. Nowhere in the New Testament are Christians taught to keep the Sabbath.
    Thank you for your comment BR.