By Bob Barney
Believe it or not, your neigbor may not believe that the Ten Commandments are important anymore. We read almost every week where some group is forced to take down the Ten Commandments from some public square or building, but when you question many Christians today, they claim that Jesus did away with the Law and the Ten Commandments when he died. They get this crazy idea from some misunderstood quotes from the Apostle Paul. One is:"For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace." Romans 6:14. They try to use this to try and prove an argument that Christians are not under the Law, but under grace.
So for you I ask, which of the Ten Commandments is it OK for me to break, as A CHRISTIAN. I mean just in case Jesus was wrong, when he stated... " Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Lawlessness- breaking God's Laws)". Yes, I realize that Jesus claims that many good Christians, who did not follow the Law will be rejected by Him when he returns, but maybe He was in error. (look and read Matthew chapter 7)
Or John was probably also in error when he wrote: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." 1 John 3. Or again, when he wrote:
"He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." Or when Jesus said to the rich man who asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Notice by the way that Jesus didn't tell him he already had eternal life, it was just a question if he was going to live it out in heaven or hell); "to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.’" (For you biblical illiterates out there, Jesus is citing some of the Ten Commandments here). Maybe Jesus, John, Peter and ALL of the Old Testament prophets didn't get the memo from God yet that the Ten Commandments were to be abolished, but I ask again this question... Which of these Commandments is it OK to break and remain a Christian?
I will present the Ten out of order:
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me." So I guess we can now worship other Gods?
“You shall not steal." I guess many Christian ministers are glad this has been done away with, I know Democrats are.
“You shall not commit adultery." Thank God, I can screw whomever I love! I can be a queer, or a whoremonger!
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." This really helps trial lawyers remain perfect Christians- and polictians too!
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you." Most of us today are very happy for this reversal. Our parents are always wrong anyways, just ask any teenager- or your own teenager!
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments." Catholics especially are glad that this has been done away with, IN FACT they have their own 10 Commandments and leave this entire one out! Proof? HERE read this link
“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.” Man, now it's OK to work on stealing your neighbor's wife away from that louse, otherwise known as her husband....
“You shall not murder." I wonder if those Christians think now that I can kill them and stay faithful to God....
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain." I mean, everyone has to be happy that this one is gone right? You God Damn right it is!
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." OOPS! Now this is the only one you really have a problem with after all, isn't it? BE HONEST with YOURSELF!
So you see, friends, if you claim the Law is abolished, you are only talking about the Sabbath Day. The day Jesus said he is LORD over. The day He said pray that your flight will not occur on (proving that the Sabbath is still in force during the End Times), the only day God has ever sanctioned! We are always to follow all of God's Law, but thanks be Jesus Christ, when we do break the laws today, we are no longer under the death penalty! We are freed from the penalty when we realize our sin and REPENT (turn and follow the law again) and accept forgiveness. It's just that simple! Read your Bible, especially the words in RED!