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The Ten Commandments

Thousands of years ago, God gave man a plan for order within society, a plan for morality and ethics that was to guide man through the ages, a plan that will work today as much as it worked in ancient history. What is that plan? The Ten Commandments.

The basis of the Ten Commandments has been set in STONE by the One who is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. The Ten Commandments are the personal work and words of God Himself, upon His person, His knowledge of what man needs, and His understanding and wisdom. The Ten Commandments work. They work because God knows man, knows exactly what man needs to live a fulfilled and orderly life.

The Ten Commandments were given to be the basic laws of society, the basic laws that govern human association and the relationship between God and man. They are to govern man down through history, including every generation, society and culture of mankind. But, in recent years many laws have been passed that have a direct or indirect impact on the laws that affect the moral standards of this country. Prayer, discipline and Bibles were taken out of school; sex education is taught instead of abstinence; children are exposed to vulgar language (unbelievers say it is freedom of speech), taught in school that ungodly lifestyles and unmarried couples living together are normal. Parents have an awesome responsibility to teach their children to obey God's laws. They should read and study the Bible with their children including an indepth review of each of the Ten Commandments; what each one means, and how they apply to every day life. Also, the Ten Commandments should be displayed in their home.

The Scripture is clear regarding nurturing our children in God's laws "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deu 6:4-7)

Copy and print the Ten Commandments below and post them in a conspicuous place in the home. They will be a constant reminder of what God expects of all people.

                             The Ten Commandments

                1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

                2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.

                3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

                4. Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.

                5. Honor thy father and thy mother.

                6. Thou shalt not kill.

                7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

                8. Thou shalt not steal.

                9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

                10. Thou shalt not covet any thing that is thy neighbor's.

                Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 6:4-9

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