It has come to my attention that not only are many of our members unable to correctly recite all of The Ten Commandments, but those who can remember even a few, invariably get the sequence wrong.
Let me set the record straight: The commandments do not come in a random sequence. With the exception of the 7th Commandment -- an obvious anomaly -- the Commandments appear in order of severity. The harsher the punishment, the closer to the top.
I hope this handy color chart will make the intrinsic beauty of God's word more comprehensible to all:
|1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.||Severe||Genocide. Entire cities with men, women, children and animals must be killed. (Deuteronomy 2:33-34, Numbers 21:34-35, 1 Samuel 15:2-3, Joshua 6:21. Joshua 10:40) In some cases you can keep the girls alive for raping. (Numbers 31:15-18)|
|2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image||Severe||Genocide. Entire cities with men, women, children and animals must be killed. (See above.)|
|3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain;||High||Capital punishment (Leviticus 24:16, Deuteronomy 18:20, Mark 3:28-29)|
|4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.||High||Capital punishment (Exodus 31:14, Exodus 31:15, Exodus 35:2 Numbers 15:32)|
|5. Honour thy father and thy mother:||High||Capital punishment (Exodus 21:15, Exodus 21:17, Leviticus 20:9)|
|7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.||High||Capital punishment (Leviticus 20:10)|
|6. Thou shalt not kill.||Elevated||Capital punishment in some cases (For killing Cain, yes, for killing Abel, no: Genesis 4:15).|
|8. Thou shalt not steal.||Guarded||Excessive fines or slavery: (Exodus 22:1-3). Only in rare cases such as stealing slaves, capital punishment (Exodus 21:16). Thieves caught in the night are to be executed (Exodus 22:1-3)|
|9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.||Low||Despisement and scorn (Proverbs 12:8)|
|10. Thou shalt not covet . . .||Low||Despisement and scorn (Romans 7:7-8)|
Basilissa (17-10-2018 07:03 PM): Let me set the record straight: The commandments do not come in a random sequence. With the exception of the 7th Commandment -- an obvious anomaly -- the Commandments appear in order of severity. The ...
Mary Etheldreda (17-10-2018 07:10 PM): This is an excellent analysis of the Ten Commandments. Over 250 posts later, the unsaved were not able to refute the crystal clear evidence provided by Pastor Rune Enoe! :wub: Amen! For TEN YEARS atheists ...
Michat Bouny (18-12-2019 03:27 PM): Brethren and Sistren It has come to my attention that not only are many of our members unable to correctly recite all of The Ten Commandments, but those who can remember even a few, invariably get the ...
Mary Etheldreda (18-12-2019 05:24 PM): First where do you get your balls, rearranging the order these were intended to be in? Second Its obvious, based on your rearrangement that your wife 'played away' on you, and you are seeking justification ...
Michat Bouny (18-12-2019 06:37 PM): Hello! And welcome to the friendliest forum on the internet! You seem a bit confused, dear. Perhaps it will make more sense to you when you understand the order is in severity of the crime, not where it ...
Didymus Much (18-12-2019 09:47 PM): ...You are misguided... Though they're the ones who are following the book you base your religion on? :hmmm: If you want to claim that they aren't, please cite the specific book/chapter/verse that you ...
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