Skip to comments."Why Christians get the 10 commandments wrong" (Salon)
Posted on 07/15/2014 3:17:34 PM PDT by Faith Presses On
The American Bible Society funds an annual State of the Bible survey, and this spring the Christian Post cheered some of their findings: The Bible continues to dominate both mind space and book retail space as Americas undisputed best-seller. According to the study, conducted by Barna, over 88 percent of American homes contain a Bible. In fact, the average is 4.7 copies per household.
Now, I should note that a young non-religious friend once came home from school with a bright green Gideons New Testament that she later touted as a reserve of fine rolling papers, which may explain why the household average isnt a solid 5.
But most Americans treat the Bible with some degree of deference.
Among adults who responded to the survey, 56% were classified as pro-Bible meaning they think it is the actual or inspired word of God with no errors. More than a quarter said that they read from the Good Book daily or at least several times a week. Fully half said the Bible contains everything a person needs to know to lead a meaningful life.
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Well to be a bit technical; it’s nine commandment plus a statement.
” Imagine how radically different Western history might have been if the Ten Commandments went something like this:”
She’s playing at being Mohmmed now, rewriting the Bible as she sees fit.
We can at least list them sometimes in order other time not. The leftists probbly can’t even list half of them if that.
OK, Christians are supposed to take the word of this person hook, line & hellbound?
I don’t think so!
Don’t feed the troll.
Anybody that thinks ink printed rolling papers are a good idea is stoopider than the average stoner.
The Ten Commandments
1. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me.
2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
3. Remember to keep holy the LORD'S Day.
4. Honor your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
Typical little chicken chets, always afraid to speak ill of the koran.
Like SALON has credibility on the subject.
Hers said don’t have sex with unwilling partners (of any sex or species).
“Thou shalt have sexual relations with neither human nor beast who chooseth not freely what pleasures thou mayest offer.”
No restrictions on incest, adultery, bestiality, homosexuality, etc. The Sex Positive Agenda writ large.
It would be more useful to change the title to “Why Progressives get the Ten Commandments Wrong”
As with all things Progressive, he who controls the meaning of words and concepts gets to control the outcome of the debate. In this case, progressives don’t hesitate to redefine and nullify the Commandments as they see the need.
Let us start with, You shall have no other gods before Me.
The Progressive religion is the secular State. But in reality it is the god of this world, who is easily identified by anyone who has read the Bible, as Satan.
But putting that minor point aside, Progressives advance their religion via the State and the core mechanism is via collectivist policies. These can be succinctly put as follows: society will be better off when we each live at the expense of everyone else.
There is hardly a social concept that violates more of the Commandments per word than this one. First, it is a blatant lie. Second, it is predicated upon coveting the wealth and income of people who have such in order that the State can be justified in seizing same and redistributing to others. It is Lies, Coveting and Theft, all rolled into one bloodthirsty State policy.
Progressives are so “hell-bent” (so to speak) on their collectivism that they are willing to tell us that their coveting and theft scheme is a form of “charity”.
So, yes indeed! Let us open up the subject of how people get the Ten Commandments wrong and we must start with the conversation with Progressives social policy.
7 is actually better translated as thou shalt not MURDER.
Of course. Only people who hate the Bible know how it should be interpreted.
Um I meant 5...
Leftoids love to tell republicans who to vote for and Christians how to worship.
Valerie Tarico claims to be a former fundamentalist.
Imagine the gnashing of teeth if a formerr lesbian advised lesbians where they went wrong.
The second occurrence of the ten commandments is in Deuteronomy 5.
The person who wrote this article is, of course, trying to deceive others and is rejecting God.
May God stop the mouths of his enemies.
The author gets this completely wrong. Here is Exodus 34:27 go on to say:
And the LORD said to Moses, "Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."
So the second set of tablets were inscribed by God and contained the exact same words as those on the original smashed ones just as Exodus 34:1 states. The additional commandments that the author thinks were on the second pair of tablets were, in fact, additional commandments passed on for Moses to record separately which he does in Exodus.
The author's own risible version of his 10 commandments are utter tripe, devoid of wisdom, typical of this age, and all but meaningless to any other time or culture.
Salon needs to stick with the mindless nonsense they major in.
Exodus 34 is not a restatement of the 10 Commandments and never is such a claim made. This is a listing of the commands and warnings God gives Israel in the form of a covenant that relate specifically to their possessing the Promised Land. The same words were recorded on the second set but that isn’t what Moses recounts in the rest of the chapter.
These guys can’t get the simplest thing right. No sense reading the rest of the article.
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