Series: How Should We Now live?
Title: "Laws of Life" - Part Two
"And God spoke all these words: 'I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.'" Exodus 20:1-3
The overall assumption of society today is that the Ten Commandments are obsolete and no longer relevant to 21st century living. Author and Bible teacher, Charles Price, explains the context in which the Law was given to Moses, the content of the Law and its consequences, which, contrary to popular opinion, are just as relevant today as they were when first given to Moses on Mount Sinai.
There are some commandments that are generally agreed upon; do not murder, steal, lie… but what about coveting? Advertising exploits coveting to such an extent it turns it from a vice into a virtue. As for committing adultery, if it is consensual, why not? At best, it is a love affair and at worst, a little biological fun. When it comes to honouring our fathers and mothers why should that be necessary when they are to blame for childhood experiences that have caused our adult neurosis? Having no other gods before us? We live in a pluralistic society, so why be so close-minded? Clearly, the Ten Commandments have a huge credibility problem in today’s world.
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