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Are The Ten Commandments Neccessary
by Paul Taylor 
12/11/12
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Some would argue that the Ten Commandments are outdated and no longer apply to us. I will save that discussion for a future article.

This nation was founded on Christian principles as taught in the Holy Bible, which includes the Ten Commandments. If we study the Ten Commandments we will learn that every possible facet of human life is covered by one or more of the Ten Commandments, and if we abide by them, there would be no need for any civil or criminal laws as there would be no crime, hunger, war, divorces or a host of other ills that have befallen the human race; A mere 10 items versus 1000’s of volumes of laws. God gave us only ten laws to follow; man has made millions, and we still can’t get it right.

The commandments are divided into two sections; the first section, or the first four commandments, are related to our worship and honor of God, our creator and the author of the Ten Commandments, written by his own finger on two tablets of stone.The second section, or the 5th through the tenth are related to our relationship with our fellow man. These six commandments cover the moral and civil laws for our society and how we should interact with our fellow man.

But if you turn unto me ,and keep my commandments ,and do them ,though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven ,yet will I gather them from thence ,and will bring them unto the place where I have chosen to set my name there. Nehemiah 1:9

God is saying here that regardless of our moral decadence or wherever we may be; if we turn back to him and obey his commandments he will bring us out of the despair and ruination we find ourselves in.

Beginning in the 1950’s the Bible and Christianity came under a subtle attack which has grown into an all-out war against anything that pertains to God and especially Jesus and the Bible.

This continuing attack by Satan and his minions such as the ACLU, the Anti-defamation League and the SPLC have wreaked havoc on our society. Christianity in general became fair game. Homeland Security has labeled Christianity as a possible terrorist threat. Christianity is being attacked from all sides with the main attack beginning in the early 50’s against prayer and graduating to anything relating to Christianity in any government or public areas.

The educational system was targeted first; as this is the foundation of any society, they began to chip away at it by removing prayer, the Ten Commandments and finally the abolition of anything Christian. The moral decadence of today’s society is indicative of their success.

The foundation is crumbling at an alarming rate which has been devastating to the American Society, and neither the Churches nor the people have protested loud enough against this attack, which has struck at the very core of our society. The church and the people have compromised to benefit their own selfish way of life and satisfy the politically correct crowd.

We now have Churches that uphold and sanctify homosexual marriages, out of wedlock cohabitation, gambling, abortion, and with so many yard sales, bazaars and fund raising events you could almost say they resemble a shopping mall rather than a house of God, along with a host of other unbiblical acts which they call holy. Instead of invigorating the people with the message of Christian Love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the churches are busy lulling them into a false sense of security.
Very few after leaving their weekly worship ritual even bother to open their Bible or follow biblical principles in business and/or home life, most can’t quote scripture, but can recite the sports statistics of a number of athletes and the dating habits and wardrobes of the Hollywood stars. Makes one wonder why they even bother to attend Church services.

The BREAD AND CIRCUS scheme of the Ancient Rulers can’t compare with the smoke and mirrors type of Christianity in today’s mainline denominations. With their feel good, do whatever feels right, prosperity style of preaching they are sedating the Young Generation to readily accept the Mark of the Beast by leading them away from the true Gospel message and into the politicaly accepted standard of todays society, thereby making them unprepared to face the constant and increasing ferociousness of Satan and his Minions attack on God’s people. They are filled with Rap music; Rock and Roll music and other so called contemporary styles that convey no reverent or spiritual message, but instead, a lot of physical gyrations.
Any Christian, or Church which decides to buck this trend are labeled Extremist’s, Cults, Hatemongers, Holy Rollers etc. and smeared with any and all negativity.Thus saith the Lord God of Israel; cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this Covenant, Jeremiah 11:3

We stand and say “GOD BLESS AMERICA” but refuse to bless and honor GOD. We refuse to keep his commandments or ask for His guidance through daily devotions and prayer; unless of course it’s convenient or Politically Correct.

At present I believe we are equal to, or have surpassed the decadence of SODOM & GOMORRAH! GOD”S wrath brought an end to that society. Are we any better than they?

2nd Chronicles 7:19, 20 is very specific about Gods commandments.

19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; 20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.

Look around at the condition of this Nation. The economy is in tatters, manufacturing plants have closed, towns and cities are dying, the unemployed numbers are growing, homes are being foreclosed, families are living in the streets and in their cars, crime is rampant from the halls of Congress to the streets you and I live on, sex is now in everything we see or read, the word LOVE has been degraded to a meaning of fleshly lust, grade school children are being taught that the gay lifestyle is a normal and acceptable way of life. Condoms and birth control pills are being handed out in public schools, abortion ( the murder of an innocent baby) is being taught as a form of birth control, and graphic sexual education, which can, and should be considered pornography are being shown and taught to grade school children. Most all of this is happening in our Public Education System without Parental permission; but your child cannot take an aspirin without an act of congress (so to speak), or quote a prayer or read a religious tract without fear of severe disciplinary and or civil penalties.
Seems as though Moral is Corrupt and Corrupt is Moral! Christianity is Evil and Evil is Moral!! Go Figure.

Our President canceled the annual National Day of Prayer at the White House so as not to offend the other religions; yet held a Muslim day of prayer on the White House grounds. No outcry arose from the Churches or any Christian groups, apparently the Christian faith doesn’t count when it comes to offending a religious organization. It tells me that the Churches and the people that call themselves Christians would rather play along so as to get along, and not rock the boat so to speak. Rev.3:15-16 has the following to say about the inaction of the Christian individuals and the Churches.

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Are we lukewarm? The Christian people are afraid to speak out for fear of being labeled a hate monger, homophobic or some other politically contrived verb to stir up the masses against anything moral; or lose their respect in their social groups.

The Churches will not speak up since they have been muzzled by the 501(C)3 tax status which keeps them from raising any opposition to the immorality which is now plaguing our society. The Churches and the Christian people need the faith and fortitude of Peter and John when they faced the High Priest Annas as told in Acts 4.Acts 4:19 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

The Churches and the people have been effectively silenced as the devil and his minions have wreaked havoc upon this nation. God is a patient God, but how long will his patience prevail? God’s patience ended with Sodom & Gomorrah and he destroyed them and the surrounding cities because of the decadent, gutter lifestyle they had sunk to. Sexual perversion was rampant and considered a normal lifestyle (much like today’s), all forms of immorality and Godlessness thrived in those cities to the point that not even five righteous people could be found.

The answer is a resounding “YES”, we are luke warm, and are in imminent danger of being “SPUED OUT OF GOD’S MOUTH”, and suffering the fate of Sodom & Gomorrah

We would not have thought this possible at the turn of this century. This should awaken any American as to the rapid decline this country has suffered in the past 10-12 years. Can we not see Gods judgment as outlined in 2 Chronicles beginning to take place at an accelerated pace? Friends we need to wake up and shape up NOW!. Jesus said in John 15:6, If a man (or Nation) abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. Emphasis is mine.

Is this Nation not withering and dying, and unable or unwilling, to see the wrath of God staring them in the face, for fear of offending someone’s lifestyle or religion? We’ve put God on the back burner.
Jesus said in Luke 9:26 : For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed,
Anyone that can’t recognize the accelerated deterioration of this nation is as dumb as Balaam’s ass.

Ok I’ll rephrase it! They’re DUMBER! The Ass did have the fortitude to stop when he realized he was heading directly into God’s wrath.

We have taken the position that we can do it without GOD or his Commandments. Check out these figures and decide if we need to follow GOD or man. Notice the rapidity of the decline after we asked God to vacate our schools and government. These statistics reflect the results of pushing our moral and religious beliefs out the window’ in order to conform to a politically correct system of not offending anyone except Christians, versus what is morally right in the sight of God, or best for our society as a whole. The Churches, and we as parents have failed our God and our Nation by allowing Hollywood to educate our children in the teachings of the Bible, Hollywood Style. Read and you decide.

According to a recent survey by AMERICA”S RESEARCH GROUP, 15% of Americans say they have no religion, that’s up from 8% in 1990. In that same survey 46% of Americans between the ages of 18 – 34 say they have no religion.

This is shocking to say the least, for a nation founded on the principles of the Holy Bible and it’s Christian theme. Even more staggering from another poll by the Barna group, reveals that less than 1% of all Americans between the ages of 18-23 hold a biblical worldview. This clearly demonstrates that the current young generation of Americans are rejecting traditional Christian teachings. This in itself I believe has helped to bring about the decline we are currently experiencing in the moral and civil decay of our society. Paul tells us in; 2 Ths.2:3, Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Can we not see the falling away that Paul was talking about?

By the age of 18 years, the average teen has witnessed at least 200,000 acts of violence and over 40,000 murders via the TV, Movies, and Video games. Is there any question as to the criminal violence of today’s society and whether we should continue on our present path of destruction or revert back to GOD’s plan?

In the 1950’s the major problem with students were as follows versus 1990


1950--- TALKING IN CLASSS---CHEWING GUM---MAKING NOISE---RUNNING IN THE HALL --- CUTTING IN LINE ---DRESS CODE INFRACTIONS –LITTERING

1990--- DRUG USE --- ALCOHOL ABUSE --- PREGNANCIES ---RAPE ---ROBBERY --- ASSAULT

CULTURE DECLINE

DIVORCE RATES 1870-1998

1870 ---1 IN 34     1900 --- 1 IN 12      1930 --- 1 IN 6    1998 1 IN 2 ( Probably not accurate as most couples now just live together)

1940 – 1980


VIOLENT ACTS                            up 560%
ILLEGIMATE BIRTHS                    up 400%
DIVORCE                                    up 400%
SINGLE PARENT HOME                up 300%
TEENAGE SUCIDE                        up 200%

These statistics are not only horrific and mind boggling, but should wake the average person up to the fact that something is dreadfully amiss here.

If the United States is about 75% Christian, (as some polls suggest) and we call this a Christian Nation, (there seems to be a Church on every corner and in every closed up shops lately) then something is dreadfully wrong with this picture. The Churches and the Christian people CANNOT be filled with the Spirit of God but rather with the SPIRIT OF SATAN and his demons since we seem to be going in the opposite direction of Biblical truths.

If the Churches and the Christian people were following God’s Commandments and his written word we would have a completely different society, but we seem to make every effort to oblige every religion or specialty group by not offending in any way; yet we offend God as we stand by and allow the Christian faith to be mocked, ridiculed, classified as a possible terrorist threat, and allow Christians to be arrested and face serious jail time for proclaiming the gospel and what God has to say about the decadence of our society.

We have become the nation of the offended when it comes to every organization except the Christian faith. Even the President has done away with the National Day of Prayer at the white House and instead turned it into a worship of Islam. The people that call themselves Christian and the churches that claim they have the true gospel will not stand up against these attacks for fear of losing social, employment, community status and the loss of income due to the loss of their 501(C)3 tax exempt status through the IRS.

Jesus said in Luke 9:26 : For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, and in Matt.6:24 Jesus said, 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.We’re either serving God or Satan, we can’t serve both and all indications reflect that we are serving Satan.

In view of the above statistics it stands to reason that we don’t know JESUS CHRIST, and he is not part of our lives except for Easter and Christmas, which are both pagan holidays. The Churches have put God on the back burner in favor of public opinion and the almighty dollar. We won’t stand up when attacked, but let a sporting event have a technical problem and the outcry is deafening. Folks, we have our priorities dangerously out of order.

So where do we place the blame? GOD? SATAN? THE CHURCH? THE GOVERNMENT? Surely we are not going to place the blame on our lackadaisical attitude towards Christianity; after all, we attend church for 2 hours each week. Let the others do the work, I’m not qualified, besides I don’t have to work for salvation I’m saved by Grace.

We as a nation have a knack for passing the buck, “It was his, her, theirs fault”. It seems to be Impossible for anyone to stand up and take responsibility for their actions. “It Was AN ACT OF GOD”. , or” SATAN MADE ME DO IT”. “I HAD A BAD CHILDHOOD”
With all the above in mind, I would venture to say we are a Christian Nation in NAME only and NOT SUBSTANCE!!.

God’s word to Jeremiah concerning the disobedience of those that claim to honor and keep his commandments is direct and to the point. There is no misunderstanding the intentions of our Heavenly Father.

Jeremiah 12:17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation.

Look around, is it not apparent that the American Society is falling apart (being plucked and destroyed) as God’s word so plainly states in Jeremiah 12:17?

Seeing the decline of our society and the casual approach to the problems by the Mainstream Churches in the past 50 years; it should be apparent that we need to return to God and his just laws to guide us. The Ten Commandments should be our guide in all of our daily lives and taught to our children, not only in words but actions.

Though God’s word in Jeremiah 12:17 says he will destroy the nation that does not honor him; he leaves an out for us in 2 Chronicles 7:14;

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

We as a nation need to turn our main interest away from the addictive and insatiable appetite we have for SPORTS, MOVIES, VIDEO GAMES and HOLLYWOOD gossip, back to the roots of our foundation, and repair what’s left of the crumbling decaying footing that we once called AMERICA , One Nation Under God!
It seems that we have become many nations under every god but the one true and HOLY CREATOR of the universe.

We need to switch off the TV, Turn off the COMPUTER and VIDEO GAMES, and turn on the HOLY BIBLE. Turn that insatiable appetite from carnal things to Gods Word. The Bible, God’s word, is our Instruction manual for living in this life and if we follow it we will not go wrong. It’s our only hope of deliverance from the horrific situation this world is in today.
An answer to every problem facing man can be found in this Instruction Manual. We only need to read and pray for understanding. God being true to his promise will reveal the answers we need. God gave us this Manual (The Holy Bible) as a guide through this life.

King Jehoshaphat put his faith in God when he was surrounded by enemies which would have annihilated the Judean nation, but because of Jehoshaphat’s faith and trust in God he was given the victory without shooting a single arrow or losing a single man. (2 Chr.20:1-30)

Nehemiah 1:9 makes it crystal clear, if we only open our eyes and look at the whole forest instead of the trees.

But if you turn unto me ,and keep my commandments ,and do them ,though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven ,yet will I gather them from thence ,and will bring them unto the place where I have chosen to set my name there. Nehemiah 1:9

Psalm 32 goes on to say: Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusted in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. Psalm 32: 9, 10

Jesus said, “IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS”

The promises that God makes to us can never be withdrawn if we heed his warnings and put our complete trust in his word. God does not, and will not go back on his word. His promises are forever. Malachi 3:6 6 For I am the LORD, I change not;

When we truly turn our hearts and faith back to Jesus and his TEN COMMANDMENTS; ( not one or nine), but all the commandments, we will see a shaking in this nation that nothing on this earth can contain.

We have to start with our individual selfish hearts ,bend our lazy knees, bow our prideful heads ,and ask in sincere faith and trust for Jesus Christ to come into our lives.

By taking this action, God will send the Holy Spirit to take charge and we will see a miracle take place. If he did it for Jehoshaphat, surely he will do it for us?

God’s word is forever and will never change; we are the ones that change and then blame God for all our misfortunes.
Let’s, together as a Nation, bend our knees, bow our heads and seek the one and only hope we have. If we do this in sincerity and faith, there is no power in the universe that can withstand the actions of our loving God.

Copyright 2012 by Paul L. Taylor

6/05/12 rev.7/20/12-rev 7/28/12 11/14/12-11/16/12 12/07/12
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Curt Bond 12 Dec 2012
Thanks for your concern, may God reveal to you HIS plan, so that YOU can live in peace! First, there are only two commandments to observe, Jesus broke the 10 down to two, Love God with all you have, including your heart, and LOVE your friends and enemies alike, like you love yourself. It's true, the world would be a better place if this were done. Considering, this great problem of a lukewarm church, and a people caught up in vanity (games,sports,etc.), let me explain, they, we missed it, just like the Jews did. They thought God wanted to live in a building made by man, forever. God wanted to live in man, make him HIS temple. Jesus gave the true command of HIS Father, and ours, before HE left. Most christens did not get this, just like the Jews didn't get it. Jesus spoke this command (as King of Kings), located in Luke 24:49 "I will send forth upon you what My Father has promised; but remain in the city (your place) UNTIL you are clothed with power from on high! This was fulfilled in Acts 2 for Peter and John, but not us, until we do the same thing. This is the reason of the sorry state of the church. Man doing it mans way, not God's way. Jesus gave up HIS authority, when He became a man, He had to have this power as well, He got it when He was dipped in the Jordan river. If He needed it, then so do we, but we have had wrong teaching on this, for our enemy knows what will happen if we live in this power, that is, we will rule, not him, so he has done his best to deceive the church into NOT receiving this "power from on high", therefore making us of no report, worthless, salt without distinction. But, of course it was our choice to be deceived, hold the truth of God in a lie!




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