Consider the Ten Commandments Sometimes

It’s useful to remind oneself of the Ten Commandments and the will of God occasionally.

“And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.” -Deuteronomy 4:13

Jesus came to fulfill the law- not controvert it.

Paul commented on the difficulty he (and all people) have in limiting themselves behaviorally to the will of God in Romans 7:23 “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.”

In these times when evolutionists believe that everything possible is continued within natural evolution and that it is without morality, and that attitude affects public morals and political choices, it is good to remember the Ten Commandments… Exodus chapter 20

“And God spake all these words, saying,

2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

“3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

13Thou shalt not kill.

14Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15Thou shalt not steal.

16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.”

Leading the people from bondage in a nation that was not their own was an historical event yet it also served as a prophetic metaphor of the work of The Lord in leading people from the bondage to sin that implicitly resides in natural mankind. Mankind is born in temporal thermodynamic, physical form that evolves from birth to death. The body dies yet the spirit need be reborn through faith in Jesus Christ to take up a trajectory different that that of mortal flesh.

John 3: 5-7 “5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

Political leadership of the nation may support foreign wars that cause the death of tens or hundreds of thousands. They may not seek after peace and social progress eliminating poverty, restoring the environment to health and securing equal protection of the law for all. In effect they break the tenth commandment; “thou shalt not kill”. Mass murders and mass killings are not troubling for them apparently. They have have a nominal legal premise that permits stealing nations without compensation from native peoples. Life is a brief event for all. Eternity beckons all and is in fact the destiny of everyone; some to heaven and others without faith, to hell.

Though one bets one’s eternal spirit that there is no spirit, the ironic truth in that is that for those without faith they are spiritually dead.

People may make a straw man argument- a false alternative, that opposes evolution physics to faith and spirit. That is a false choice. It is quite feasible that God created the Universe with evolution as a mechanism in it, or that evolution is a temporal appearance of the steady state of quantum and there are deeper, transcending explanations for the way things are.

I examined a few of the issues and possibilities in my free to download e book named “God, Cosmology and Nothingness”.

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