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)|
Adam Fag (08-10-2015 05:15 PM): Nietzsche: It was Christianity, with its heartfelt resentment against life, that first made something unclean of sexuality: it threw filth on the origin, on the essential fact of our life..No. It was the ...
Ben3578 (27-02-2017 10:41 PM): You don't have the right to forgive if the judgement is the Lords. One can't keep the ten commandments and disregard the rest. For instance "Thou shall not murder", one couldn't define murder by the latest ...
Didymus Much (28-02-2017 12:52 AM): ...There is a decent codification of God's Laws in PDF format here <<>> The only "codification of God's laws" that's relevant here is the King James ...
Faith_Machine (28-02-2017 01:19 AM): You don't have the right to forgive if the judgement is the Lords. One can't keep the ten commandments and disregard the rest. For instance "Thou shall not murder", one couldn't define murder by the latest ...
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 ...
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