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..