YOU SHALL NOT
|Topic: Salvation||Type: Articles||Author: A. Allison Lewis|
It is estimated that 33 million laws have been written in an effort to establish standards for human conduct. As a basis for orderly, peaceful, prosperous living none of the other sets can match the 3,000-year-old TEN COMMANDMENTS of the Bible [EXO 20:1-17]. They are so simply stated that a little child can understand them, yet Jesus Christ is the only one born of woman on the face of the whole Earth who ever completely kept them. Of the greatest of God's people it is written that they were sinnersAbraham, Moses, David, Paul, Peter and even with little being written in the Bible about her the virgin Mary acknowledged her sin when she called Jesus her Savior [LUK 1:47].
If all men did follow the TEN COMMANDMENTS they would put God first, by subordinating their own desires and ambitions to those of the all-wise, almighty, righteous and loving God. They would tell the truth at all times and under all conditions. They would not covet the wealth of others and would do their best to create wealth for themselves. They would not steal the property of others. They would respect and worship God rather than blaspheme His precious name with foul gutter language. They would not murder and hate or practice adultery or premarital sex. They would respect and honor the Lord's Day. They would honor their parents. We would in fact have Utopia here and now.
Unfortunately, we live in a world that is anything but Utopia. The world in which we live is not improving as the Evolutionist and Modernists vainly dream. In fact it is getting worse. The laws of the land continue to become more watered down with respect to morals and yet even with less being labeled as unlawful crime continues to increase.
God wrote on tables of stone on the mountain of Sinai some 30 centuries ago the following as recorded in Exodus 20:3-17:
1. You shall have no other gods beside Me.
2. You shall not make to you any graven image. You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them.
3. 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.
4. Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy, six days shall you labor, and do all your work.
5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives you.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10.You shall not desire . . . anything that is your neighbor's.
Paul tells us that the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith and that no man is justified by the Law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith [GAL 3:24, 11]. REPENT OR PERISH. Seek the Lord while He may be found [ISA 55:6].
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This Page Last Updated: 12/05/98 A. Allison Lewis email@example.com