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  • Supreme Court denies request for rehearing in Ten Commandments case

    07/27/2015 3:42:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 48 replies
    NewsOk ^ | 7/27/2015 | Rick M. Green
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a last ditch attempt by the state to keep a Ten Commandments monument next to the Oklahoma Capitol. The court ordered it removed, and on Monday denied a request from the state to reconsider that order. The monument must be removed because it violates a section of the Oklahoma Constitution prohibiting state property from being used to further religions, the court said. "Obviously we're pleased with the decision," said Brady Henderson, legal director for ACLU Oklahoma. "The whole case is controversial, but something that is undeniable is that the court is getting this right....
  • The Whole Law, standing on one foot! A Homily For the 30th Sunday of the year

    10/26/2014 6:41:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-25-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Whole Law, standing on one foot! A Homily For the 30th Sunday of the year By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere was an expression common among the rabbis of Jesus’ time, wherein one rabbi would ask another a question, and request that the answer be given while “standing on one foot.” This is a Jewish way of saying, “Be brief in your answer.”And that sort of expression may be behind the question that is raised in today’s gospel by the scholar of law, who asks, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”Just as an aside, it is likely that...
  • What is the law of Christ?

    04/20/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 20 replies
    Disciple of Jesus Christ ^ | October 4, 2011 | unknown
    “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) The law of Christ misunderstood Some people read this verse out of its context, as if it suddenly fell from the sky, and they conclude that there is a new law given by God under the New Covenant, called the law of Christ, in contrast with the Law which they call “the Law of the Old Testament”. They say the Christian does not have to keep the Law of God (which they call the Law of the Old Testament), because the Christian is not under...
  • Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

    12/23/2014 4:50:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | December 20, 2014 | Daniel Burke
    What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do? Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, that might have been a disastrous idea. But in our own more enlightened age, we're perfectly capable of crowdsourcing our own commandments -- or, at least, that's what a new project would have us believe.
  • You Can Kill, but Dont Murder: Clarifying the Sixth Commandment

    12/02/2014 7:40:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/02/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Pacifists use a mistranslation of the Sixth Commandment in the King James Bible to justify their cause. Ask almost anyone to recite the commandment in the Ten Commandments that prohibits taking a life, and you will be told, Thou shalt not kill. That is the King James translation of the Sixth Commandment. Overall, it is a magnificent translation. But this one has led to much moral confusion. Yesterday, PragerUniversity.com, which has had more than 20 million views this year, released eleven courses (each five minutes long) the Ten Commandments and an introduction. The reason we made these video courses...
  • You Can Kill, But Not Murder

    12/02/2014 3:49:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    That is the King James translation of the sixth commandment. It is a magnificent translation. But this one has led to much moral confusion.
  • The Ten Commandments: Introduction <Prager University)(Videos)

    12/01/2014 7:57:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    PragerUniversity.com ^ | 12-1-2014 | Dennis Prager
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK57RiMqTdkNo document in world history so changed the world for the better as did the Ten Commandments. Western civilization -- the civilization that developed universal human rights, created women's equality, ended slavery, created parliamentary democracy among other unique achievements -- would not have developed without them. As you will see when each of the Ten Commandments is explained, these commandments are as relevant today as when they were given over 3,000 years ago. In fact, they're` so relevant that the Ten Commandments are all that is necessary to make a good world, a world free of tyranny and cruelty. Imagine...
  • Gods Good Law

    09/02/2014 5:23:49 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 136 replies
    Genevan Institute for Reformed Studies ^ | Sept 19, 2011 | Bob Burridge
    Lesson 23: Romans 7:1-12 God’s law is not appreciated by fallen man. The corrupted moral nature we inherit from Adam makes us long to be free from moral obligations, and free from our feelings of guilt. Some who abhor the idea of answering to some higher authority than their own desires make fun of the moral laws of Scripture. They ridicule the God of the Bible. They believe they are naturally smarter than believers because of what they see as superior assumptions about the way things are and came to be. By convincing themselves that they are more intelligent, they...
  • Pope Francis's 10 Secrets to Happiness [Ecumenical]

    08/02/2014 12:57:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Washington Post video ^ | August 1, 2014 | Pope Francis
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/national/pope-franciss-10-secrets-to-happiness/2014/08/01/ed283448-1996-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_video.html From this video it is apparent to me that he is talking to all people, even those who might have Sunday jobs. Words printed out the site.
  • How liberalism violates all 10 Commandments

    05/19/2014 6:57:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-19-14 | J. Matt Barber
    One of my readers, we'll call him Moses, is the publisher of a mainstream newspaper in California. He wrote me the other day with an insightful observation. Since Moses works in one of the most liberal industries, in one of the most liberal states in the union, I won't divulge his real name. We don't want Moses tarred, feathered and banished to Oklahoma with a scarlet "C," for Christian, emblazoned on his Harris Tweed sport coat. (Note: I have antipathy toward neither Oklahoma I once lived there nor Harris Tweed, though I do recommend against wearing Harris Tweed...
  • Who Needs Works?

    03/15/2014 5:31:38 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 240 replies
    What The Bible Says About ^ | Rev John Odhner
    It seems to be a matter of common sense to say that good people will go to heaven and evil people will go to hell. Something would be terribly wrong if God could send an innocent, sincere, charitable, helpful person to hell. Yet sometimes people suggest that a person's salvation depends upon his faith alone, and not upon the good things he does, or how he lives, or whether he obeys the Ten Commandments. The Bible never mentions "faith alone" (except in one passage which says faith alone is dead--James 2:24) The concept first came into existence during the Reformation,...
  • Reverence or Ruin: How the 4th Commandment is Necessary for Civilization

    05/26/2010 1:47:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 221+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/25/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Fix it or Forget it It cannot be underestimated how important the family is for the very existence of society and civilization. The widespread breakdown of the family in our own time already shows the grave results that flow from such a breakdown. Can our civilization be secure or stable if such a breakdown is allowed to continue? The importance of the family for the life and well-being of society entails a particular responsibility for society to support and strengthen marriage and the family. Authority, stability, and a life of relationships within the family constitute the foundations for...
  • I Havent Killed Anyone! What Serious Sins Will Exclude Us From the Kingdom of God?

    11/28/2013 5:54:01 AM PST · by NYer · 87 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ralph Martin, S.T.D.
    Why aren’t we more concerned about how even many of our fellow Catholics are engaging in behaviors (“lifestyles”), or accepting, or even approving them, in others, that scripture says will exclude them from the kingdom?A soul being rescued from purgatory.Right after Vatican II, there was an explosion of interest in moral theology. The “fundamental option” theory gained wide notice in both scholarly journals and in popular Catholic culture. Many people got the impression—and many still have it—that if one’s overall life is pointed in a good direction, particular sinful acts may not exclude us from the kingdom. This interpretation was...
  • Nobel Laureate: World Needs Secular Ten Commandments and Universal Values

    10/24/2013 8:41:59 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 October 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Old utopians may die, but utopianism never does fade away. While speaking at a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Warsaw on Monday, Nobel Laureate and former Polish president Lech Walesa added Modern-day Moses of Magog to his rsum, advocating a secular Ten Commandments as a basis for universal values. Said Walesa, We need to agree on common values for all religions as soon as possible, a kind of secular Ten Commandments on which we will build the world of tomorrow, reports France 24. Ah, build the world of tomorrow. Somehow that reminds me of WWI being the war...
  • The 10 Commandments of Fatherhood (PMSNBC)

    08/24/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/24/13
    Thou Shalt Love Unconditionally Thou Shalt Not Lie Thou Shalt Teach by Example Thou Shalt Not Expect Perfection Thou Shalt Pay Attention Thou Shalt Be a Role Model Thou Shalt Not Ridicule, Humiliate nor Embarrass Thou Shalt Laugh, Dance and Sing Thou Shalt Take Risks Thou Shalt Respect Your Childrens Choices
  • CHRISTIANS HAVE A MONUMENT; ATHEISTS, A PETULANT MIDDLE FINGER (1st atheist monument)

    06/12/2013 3:54:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | June 11, 2013 | TOM CROWE
    When I first saw the headline I admit being genuinely curious what sort of monument an atheist group would erect.After all, what is the tie that binds atheism? It seems that by definition “atheists” would reject any attempt to lump them all together with one symbol or phrase that unites and epitomizes an atheist “credo.”That is, after all, the point of religious monuments. Christians in general will erect a cross, the tablets of the Ten Commandments, a statue of Christ, while we Catholics will include statues of the Blessed Mother or other saints, and a crucifix. Jews have the...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part Two: The Commandments The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Commandments...

    03/18/2013 7:32:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part Two: The Commandments The Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Commandments of the Church Lesson 22 from the Baltimore Cathechism293. What is meant by the commandment to confess our sins at least once a year? By the commandment to confess our sins at least once a year is meant that we are strictly obliged to make a good confession within the year, if we have a mortal sin to confess.Confess, therefore, your sins to one another. (James 5:16)294. Why should we go to confession frequently? We should go to confession frequently because frequent confession...
  • The Baltimore Catechism:Part Two: The Commandments, The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, & Tenth Commandments

    03/14/2013 8:20:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part Two: The Commandments The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God Lesson 20 from the Baltimore Cathechism259. What is the seventh commandment of God? The seventh commandment of God is: Thou shalt not steal.Thou shalt not steal. (Exodus 20:15)260. What are we commanded by the seventh commandment? By the seventh commandment we are commanded to respect what belongs to others, to live up to our business agreements, and to pay our just debts.Better is a little with justice, than great revenue with iniquity. (Proverbs 16:8)261. What does the seventh commandment forbid? Besides...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part Two: The Commandments, The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Commandments...

    03/12/2013 9:17:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part Two: The Commandments The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Commandments of God Lesson 19 from the Baltimore Cathechism241. What is the fourth commandment of God? The fourth commandment of God is: Honor thy father and thy mother.Honor thy father and thy mother, that thou mayest be long-lived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee. (Exodus 20:12)242. What are we commanded by the fourth commandment? By the fourth commandment we are commanded to respect and love our parents, to obey them in all that is not sinful, and to help them...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part Two: The Commandments, The Second and Third Commandments of God

    03/11/2013 9:21:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part Two: The Commandments The Second and Third Commandments of God Lesson 18 from the Baltimore Cathechism224. What is the second commandment of God? The second commandment of God is: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord in vain. (Exodus 20:7)225. What are we commanded by the second commandment? By the second commandment we are commanded always to speak...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part Two: The Commandments, The First Commandment of God

    03/07/2013 7:15:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part Two: The Commandments The First Commandment of God Lesson 16 from the Baltimore Cathechism198. What is the first commandment of God? The first commandment of God is: I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.Thou shalt not have strange Gods before me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. (Exodus 20:3-4)199. What are we commanded by the...
  • We Get a Torah, But What's In It for G-d?

    05/20/2012 4:39:13 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 4 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 5/20/12 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
    (Audio lecture)
  • Church Shames Congregation Into Cheerless Giving

    05/06/2012 11:12:51 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 58 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 6, 2012 | JP
    My wife and I have traveled back and forth across the country the past year. It has given us the opportunity to visit a number of churches. We have felt the movement of the Holy Spirit in every service we have attended. That is, until recently, when he heard a message we found quite disturbing. It actually wasnt the main topic of the pastors sermon. Rather, it was a sidebar at the end of his message. It concerned the churchs finances. He told the congregation that weekly collections had not met budget all year long. And he admonished church members...
  • Being Good or Going to Mass [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    03/02/2011 8:04:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    StandingonMyHead. ^ | Wednesday, March 02, 2011 | Fr Longenecker
    Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Being Good or Going to Mass Not long ago I had a conversation with a woman which is pretty typical. She's real nice, wealthy, upper middle class and Catholic. I ask her where they go to Mass. She says they don't go to Mass, but they are "really good people." She then proceeds to tell me how good she is. So I'm at St Joseph's Catholic School and I ask the kids, "So here's a Catholic question for you..what's better to be good and not go to Mass or to go to Mass and be bad?"...
  • Ten Commandments restored at Virginia schools

    01/24/2011 5:38:48 AM PST · by careyb · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/24/11 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. | A school district in southwestern Virginia is re-posting copies of the Bible's Ten Commandments in all county schools, despite concerns that doing so is unconstitutional. The five-member Giles County School Board voted unanimously to restore the framed, 4-foot-tall, biblical texts after parents and local ministers complained about their removal from the district's five schools and its technology center. The decision was made even though the board's attorney advised that such Christian displays represent unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. The Ten Commandments were up on school walls in Giles County for at least a decade next to framed...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MURDER, 09-09-10

    09/09/2010 9:43:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-09-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MURDER The unjust killing of an innocent person. Directly to intend killing of an innocent person is forbidden either to a private citizen or to the State, and this even in order to secure the common good. God has supreme and exclusive ownership over human lives, and so he is the only one who has the right to allow the taking of a human life. He confers on civil authority the right to take the life of a condemned criminal only when this is necessary for achieving the just purposes of the State. In a commentary...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TEN COMMANDMENTS, 09-03-10

    09/03/2010 8:30:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-02-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):TEN COMMANDMENTS Also called the Decalogue, they are the divinely revealed precepts received by Moses on Mount Sinai. Engrave on two tablets of stone, they occur in two versions in the Bible. The earlier form (Exodus 20:1-17) differs from the alter (Deuteronomy 5:6-18) in tow ways. It gives a religious motive, instead of a humanitarian one, for observing the sabbath; and in prohibitin avarice, it classes a man's wife along with the rest of his possessions, instead of separately. With the exception of forbidding graven images and statues and the precept about the Sabbath, the Ten...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 2 Greatest Commandments

    07/29/2010 10:42:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 10 Commandments

    07/28/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • Eight Commandments of the Left (with apologies to Irving Janis) - vanity

    07/24/2010 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 4 replies
    Ed's Head | 7-24-2010 | Eddie01
    Eddie, why am I reading your vanity? Because I am going to share a discovery with you that explains everything the left says and does. First, let me introduce you to Irving Lester Janis (26 May 1918 - 15 November 1990). He was a research psychologist at Yale University and a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most famous for his theory of "groupthink" which described the systematic errors made by groups when taking collective decisions.So what Eddie? Groupthink is a tired slur that gets tossed around, make this quick or Im outta here. Wait! Groupthink...
  • Gay priest commits '$1.3M sin'

    07/07/2010 3:00:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 103 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2010 | Joe Mollica and Dan Mangan
    A Catholic priest stole $1.3 million from his Waterbury, Conn., parish to finance a gay old time in New York, authorities charged yesterday. The Rev. Kevin Gray allegedly blew the money he looted from his financially struggling parish over seven years on male escorts, rooms at hotels, including the Waldorf, designer clothes, trendy restaurants and tuition for several young studs. Gray, 64, regularly shacked up in an Upper East Side apartment that he rented for a 35-year-old man, court documents charge. The priest not only paid for the apartment, but also the Harvard tuition for his male friend, authorities said....
  • DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS 93 - Keeping the Commandments (LDS Caucus)

    Excerpt 19 I give unto you these sayings that you may understand and know how to worship, and know what you worship, that you may come unto the Father in my name, and in due time receive of his fulness. 20 For if you keep my commandments you shall receive of his fulness, and be glorified in me as I am in the Father; therefore, I say unto you, you shall receive grace for grace. 21 And now, verily I say unto you, I was in the beginning with the Father, and am the Firstborn; 22 And all those who...
  • Numbering the Ten Commandments

    02/14/2010 6:38:08 AM PST · by NYer · 63 replies · 877+ views
    NC Register ^ | February 12, 2010 | MATTHEW WARNER
    So Protestants and Catholics may not agree on which books should be in the Bible. And we don’t agree on which translations are best. But at least we can always agree on the Ten Commandments, right?  Well, not exactly. We agree on the scripture passages that the ten commandments come from (Deut 5 and Exodus 20). But scripture doesn’t enumerate them for us and break them into 10 nice, neat “commandments.” Because of this, there have been a number of different variations of the ten commandments as we know them today. The Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant versions are very...
  • Ten Commandments Have Staying PowerUpdated: 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    01/19/2010 8:52:15 PM PST · by pansgold · 5 replies · 301+ views
    Ten Commandments Have Staying Power ^ | I / IXX / MMX | pansgold
    A copy of the commandments is back on the wall of a Kentucky courthouse after the federal court ruled late last week that the display does not violate the U.S. Constitution. After a decade of court battles with the American Civil Liberties Union and others, advocates of religious expression seem to be on a winning streak.
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith; Part Three: The Will of God, Eighth Commandment

    11/21/2009 12:04:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies · 304+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God Eighth Commandment Table of Contents In both versions of the Decalogue, the wording of the Eighth Commandment is the same: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (Exodus 20:16; Deuteronomy 5:20). Throughout the Old Testament, the full meaning of this commandment includes both the prohibition against telling a lie and the precept of telling the truth. Thus, Lips that tell the truth abide firm forever; the tongue that lies lasts only for a moment. Lips that lie are abhorrent to Yahweh; dear to Him those who speak the truth (Proverbs 12:19, 19:22).The...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, Seventh and Tenth Commandments

    11/19/2009 9:30:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 358+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God Seventh and Tenth Commandments Table of Contents The biblical precept of the Seventh Commandment, like the Sixth, is a short imperative, You shall not steal. It is the same in both versions of the Decalogue. The Tenth Commandment, as already seen, is that part of the Ten Commandments which forbids coveting what belongs to someone else, whether his house, servant, ox, donkey, or anything else. Deuteronomy distinguishes between coveting your neighbors wife, and setting your heart on other possessions, including the neighbors field (Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19). Like the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, the...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, Sixth and Ninth Commandments

    11/18/2009 11:18:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 319+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God Sixth and Ninth Commandments Table of Contents In the Catholic version of the Decalogue, the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are coupled together. They both prescribe the practice of chastity. The biblical text for the Sixth Commandment is simply You shall not commit adultery in both Exodus 20:14 and Deuteronomy 5:18. But the Ninth Commandment is part of a longer prohibition of covetousness. You shall not covet your neighbors house. You shall not covet your neighbors wife or his servant, man or woman, or his ox or his donkey, or anything that is his (Exodus...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, Fifth Commandment

    11/17/2009 9:23:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 316+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God Fifth Commandment Table of Contents The wording of the Fifth Commandment is identical in the two biblical texts of the Decalogue, You shall not kill (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 20:5-17). Already in the Old Testament the prohibition was understood to mean You shall not murder. Always understood was that it was forbidden to kill an innocent person.The first recorded crime in the moral degradation after the Fall was the murder of Abel by his envious brother Cain (Genesis 4:1-16). Cains punishment by God reveals the gravity of the sin of murder. Several times, the prophets...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, Fourth Commandment

    11/16/2009 9:47:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 279+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God Fourth Commandment Table of Contents The first three commandments pertain to our relationship with God. They oblige us to recognize God as our Lord and Master, to honor His Name in language and song, and to pay Him public homage as a people whom He has called to be His own. With the Fourth Commandment, we enter on a new relationship with God. If the first three commandments summarize what may be called religion, the last seven synthesize morality. From the fourth through the tenth precepts, our duties toward others are identified as the...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, Third Commandment

    11/13/2009 11:19:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 497+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God Third Commandment Table of Contents The longest biblical text in the Decalogue is for the Third Commandment. While both Exodus and Deuteronomy prescribe the Sabbath, the motive and the manner of its observance are different. Both passages, though lengthy, should be quoted in full.In Exodus, the Sabbath is a weekly commemoration of Gods creation. Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. For six days you shall labor and do your work, but the seventh is a sabbath for Yahweh, your God. You shall do no work that day, neither you nor your son...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, Second Commandment

    11/12/2009 10:51:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies · 391+ views
    TheRealPresense.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God Second Commandment Table of Contents In both Exodus and Deuteronomy, the wording of the Second Commandment is the same. You shall not utter the name of Yahweh, your God, to misuse it, for Yahweh will not leave unpunished the man who utters His name to misuse it (Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11). The Second Commandment is really an expression of the preceding. It prescribes the respectful use of Gods name and forbids using the Divine Name irreverently. Implied in this precept is the duty to profess by verbal communication our belief in the one true...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, First Commandment

    11/10/2009 9:06:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 419+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God First Commandment Table of Contents The wording of the First Commandment is exactly the same in Exodus and in Deuteronomy. I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no gods except me (Exodus 20:1-3; Deuteronomy 5:6-7). There follow after this statement of the First Commandment, several verses of prohibition against carved images. The Latin Rite of the Catholic Church considers these verses an explanation of the first precept. You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, The Ten Commandments

    11/09/2009 9:55:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies · 384+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God The Ten Commandments Table of Contents The Ten Commandments are also called the Decalogue, from the Greek deka, ten, and logos, word. They are therefore the Ten Words of God which synthesize Gods covenant with His chosen people. They were divinely revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai and engraved on two tablets of stone. Moses broke the stone tablets in anger when he came down from the mountain and saw the people practicing idolatry. However, the tablets were later replaced and placed in the Ark of the Covenant.There are two versions of the Ten...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Three: The Will of God, Christian Morality

    11/06/2009 7:01:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 268+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Three:The Will of God Christian Morality Table of Contents In order to reach heaven, we must have the grace of God. Beyond what we have when we enter this world, we need divine grace in order to reach everlasting life in the world to come. The main source of this grace is the sacraments, beginning with Baptism. And the most important of the sacraments to keep us spiritually alive and well is the Holy Eucharist.But the sacraments alone are not enough. We must cooperate with the graces we receive. God keeps giving us constant illuminations of the mind...
  • The Fourth Commandment: Still Relevant - or - Nailed to the Cross?

    10/24/2009 11:45:30 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 22 replies · 1,243+ views
    Hubpages.com ^ | 10-24-09 | JXB7076
    Perhaps critical events of the third century may offer a few answers. Secular historical data, backed by biblical writings suggests that up to this point every religious institution honored the Seventh Day Sabbath except Roman and Hellenistic Pagans. During the mid to latter part of the third century the Christian movement was spreading rapidly across the Roman Empire and Christians began to out number Pagans forcing certain pagan rituals, temples, and synagogues to become obsolete putting them in jeopardy of being destroyed. It was at this critical juncture that The Roman Emperor Constantine The Great, converted from Paganism to...
  • 'The fear of the Lord' (Short Video)

    10/21/2009 10:07:44 PM PDT · by bogusname · 43 replies · 765+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 20, 2009 | Richard Rives
    What does "fear the Lord" mean? Richard Rives explains that it is the acknowledgment that God's laws are still in effect and are to be followed.
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith (Introduction)

    10/11/2009 8:20:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 1,189+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    The Essentials of the Catholic Faith Introduction As we begin our inquiry into the Catholic religion, it is important to explain briefly what we are about. Our purpose is very simple. We want to learn what the Catholic Church teaches her members should believe, where to obtain the help they need from God to live as faithful Christians, how He wants them to serve Him, and how they are to pray. These four dimensions of the Catholic religion are as old as Christianity. They may be expressed in four words: faith, sacraments, commandments, and prayer. They are, in...
  • The Sermon on the Mountaintop

    08/18/2009 8:42:03 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies · 483+ views
    Seeking Lord, Our God, with Our Heart and Being by Ari Bussel And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers. Deuteronomy 6:18 To Journey We Go How often do you read the Bible? Many of my Christian friends carry a well-annotated Bible with them at all times. Reference a verse, and they immediately flip through the pages to the correct citation. For the Jews, the Bible is...
  • The Easy Way to Heaven on Earth

    05/14/2009 8:33:53 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 12 replies · 428+ views
    The principle is really quite simple. G-d lays it out clearly in this week's Torah portion, Bechukotai (Leviticus 26: 3-12). First, we have the condition: If you walk in My statutes, and keep My commandments, and do them;Second, the economic reward: Then I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and you shall eat your bread until you have enough,Third, the security reward: And you will...
  • Did the Ten Commandments Exist Before Moses?

    04/20/2009 5:26:00 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 156 replies · 2,667+ views
    Did the Ten Commandments Exist Before Moses? Many people assume that the Ten Commandments and the covenant God established with ancient Israel are identical—and that both were abolished by Jesus Christ's death. They believe that the Sinai Covenant and God's commandments came into existence together and went out of existence together. But is such reasoning biblical? The facts show it is not. A close look at the Scriptures reveals that breaking the Ten Commandments was a sin before the covenant at Mt. Sinai, so arguments that they came into existence with that covenant and were terminated with it cannot be...