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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Ten Commandments

Did you know that most people who call themselves Christians cannot even say the Ten Commandments much less live by them. I read this comment the other day and I thought do I know the ten commandments? All of them...? The main moral standard that God expects us to live by...hmmm

1. Do Not Kill... that one was easy
2. Do Not Lie
3. Do Not worship idols
4. Do Not want what others have
5. Do Not cheat on your spouse
6. Do Not steal
7. Honor your mother and father
8. Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy
9. Don't use God's name in vain
10. There is only one God

Okay, I had to cheat a little... Good thing, God has given us the gift of a conscience - knowing what is right and good. Unfortunately, one of the biggest reasons families breakdown is the lack of moral standards and the lack of listening and following God's gift of a moral register "our conscience"

I wonder why The Ten Commandment can be such a threat to some people.. Take the ACLU for example. Why would the ACLU want the ten commandments removed from the Alabama Supreme Court Building...why remove something that represents the moral fiber of our country...our lives.... Our wonderful country was founded on these principles. I know this is an old story...but I have never gotten an answer that I agreed with. It all started in 1995 when Judge Moore was a circuit court judge. He was known for his practice of opening court sessions in prayer and for a hand-carved wooden plaque of the Ten Commandments that hung in his courtroom.. The ACLU sued Judge Moore for his praying and his hanging his plaque...they said it violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Later in 2001, when Moore was The Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, he had a 5,280 pound granite slab of The Ten Commandments placed in the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore said many times that he did not use taxpayer money....Well, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation Church and State filed suit demanding that the slab be removed... He refused and he was then suspended from his post and charged with six ethics violations for refusing to remove The Ten Commandments in August 2003 and later in November 2004 is was expelled from his position as Chief Justice.

He was charged with ethics violations.....WOW...How is following God's commandments - a violation? The vocal minority has done so many things to take God out of our country.... I think the quiet Christian majority needs to step up and say "We want to be heard too- We want prayer in school - We want prayer before a court session, and we want God in our country and our lives...without him...we are nothing..


Gina Carlin said...

I couldn't agree more. It is amazing how quickly the climate of our culture is changing and it's difficult to even imagine what life is going to be like for our kiddos. I appreciate the challenge to stand up and the reminder of what it's all about! Great post.

Judy said...

AMEN... thanks for this post Kelly!

Sadly, I often wonder, HOW ON EARTH do we expect ethics, family strength, upright morals, or even KINDNESS AND COMPASSION from a country who has written into LAW that it is a mother's RIGHT to KILL HER OWN CHILD ?!?

In my humble opinion, it is this nation's "birth control" mentality, which leads to the "anti-life/abortion" mentality, which leads to the breakdown of faith, family, church, and ultimately, SOCIETY in general.

Even the founders of communism said of America, "break down their families and you will break down their country"....they recognized that our family strength lied in our Christian foundations and adherence to God's commandments...and they also recognized that to destroy that, would be the destruction of our democratic society.

"Blessed are they who are persecuted for My name's sake...the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs"

From the Heart said...

I agree, without Him we are nothing.
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