“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before me.
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
“Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
“You shall not murder.
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
- Deuteronomy 5:6-21
Many people are unaware that the Ten Commandments are repeated in Deuteronomy.
We had a discussion in Sunday school a few weeks ago on why the world has gone totally crazy, with the gender identification issues and all the rest.
I broke it done for them, in that our enemy is really Satan. Satan thinks that if he can keep the narrative alive that God does not exist and continue keeping God out of schools and governments, then God will not exist. He is wrong, but if God does not exist, the first four commandments go out the window. Why worship something that does not exist on Sunday? Why not use words meaning God in curses, since He does not exist? And we can each worship ourselves and what we spend our money on.
As for honoring your mother and father, that is at the core of the stated goal of the destruction of the nuclear family with a father, mother, and two and a half children. Without a strong family, the street and society become the guiding forces of the children.
Then on the other end of the Commandments, coveting never hurt anyone. No one has ever gone to jail for desiring something belonging to someone else. Now, actually taking it is another subject. In fact, to feed the god that the secular society makes of each person individually, we must feed upon that covetousness to make sure we win the “game.”
And we live in a post-truth era. The reason for thinking that there is no objective truth is to destroy the concept of bearing false witness.
That leaves the big three that even the most callous might say are necessary for a civilized society. We should not murder, steal, or commit adultery.
But wait. People have premarital sex, and no one seems to notice or care these days, even people in churches. The LGBTQ+ feeds off this same notion, as Jesus expanded the sin to include any form of lustfulness other than genuine love between a man and woman who are married. The secular society is focusing their efforts to totally destroy this Commandment.
But abortion kills many more people than we could ever imagine. Many countries have euthanasia laws. It is becoming commonplace for us to legally kill humans, and many in our society applaud.
That only leaves not stealing. But there are attacks on that as well. Part of the secular agenda is for those that cannot afford to stay in the gaited communities will be subjected to common property in classic communist style. Thus, stealing is out the window in that no one, except those in charge of the government behind their highly guarded walls… No one will own property. Thus, stealing becomes meaningless. In fact, civilized society will vanish.
I was listening to a Quantum podcast by Rev. David Robertson, the Wee Flea, a couple of weeks ago, and he said that the secular folks believe in love, but it is only limited to those who share their beliefs. I heard Robert Jeffress say in a recorded sermon that he could see a day in the not so distant future where Christianity becomes illegal. And back to David Robertson on his Wee Flea blog, he wrote about everyone is equal and has a voice, except the Christian.
Jesus told us that if we were to be His disciples, we must take up our cross and follow Him. That may, in the not so distant future, take on a more literal meaning.
And do not speak of a civilized society. Someone has created their own truth that it was white, heterosexual males who invented civility. Civilization will soon be dead if we do not repent.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.