Remove the "10 Commandments"!!! I read about it all the time - From secularists & Christians. *** But what the secularists have done - the Christians have done to doctrines, Same arguments, Same results....
Remove the "10 Commandments"!!! I read about it all the time - From secularists & Christians...
I get emails and see articles all the time,from "concerned Christians" who oppose the taking down of the 10 Commandments in government buildings and schools.
And I hear from them about things like just how bad society is because of it, and see their statistics, their analogies of how crime is out of control, how kids have no respect for the law, etc...
Yet how ironic...
Most Churches never have a sermon series on the 10 Commandments.
To most Churches, all but the current one I am going to, the 10 Commandments are a Sunday school subject for children.
In fact, out of thousands of "Christians" I have met over the last 5 years of evangelizing, only 2 have known all 10. And they were not Pastors, and I have witnessed to many "Pastors" on the streets. I literally made a T-Shirt that offered people $20.00 if they could name them. I have never had to pay the $20.00 even once... But with the T-Shirt did get the opportunity to share the Gospel with them.
But oh, how they will fight, rant, and carry on for the right to have on display 10 of something they do not know themselves, but is more of a right to display a tradition, as opposed to displaying what is in their hearts.
Which brings us to not only do many, many Pastors and professing Christians not know the 10 Commandments, but they do not want to teach or talk about them.
Because, they are a path to Doctrines... That almost forbidden word, just as the Commandments are made forbidden in secular society, Christians have made Doctrines to be as irrelevant to Christianity as the 10 Commandments are to the separation of Church and State.
How ironic that as many can see and point to the loss of the 10 Commandments to being a detrement on society and having people fall away from being law abiding citizens... They cannot see that loss of doctrines has brought about a Church in America that has fallen away from being one of biblical believers, to one of universalism.
And I can tell you that universalism is big time in "Christian churches".
Their excuse is that doctrines divide, and we don;t want to exclude anybody.
Which is completely diametrically opposed to Scripture...
(Galatians 1:6-7 ESV)
"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. "
A different Gospel, a different Doctrine, a different message and the understanding there of.
But many, many are told it matters not!
Yet The Holy Writ shows different...
Does doctrine divide, yes and it should. We are called to teach the Gospel of Christ, and if it divides and separates those who want to hear other things, things that are not Christ centered, but tickle their ears, then it is good to separate, and have Holy division.
Separate, that is part of the call Christians are to be, we are to be Holy.