The Info is simply, The Ten Commandments are God's own words of information to us.1st Commandment - Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
You will notice that this commandment states the theme of the entire first tablet. God is simply asking us not to honor other gods before Himself. The word "before" in the old testament comes from a word which actually means "against". In a sense God could be stating that if you honor other gods you are doing it against His will.
We find an example of this word "before" used in the case of Nimrod as a "mighty hunter before the Lord" in Genesis 10:9. Yes, even Nimrod, a man, was considered so great that he eventually was honored as a god to his people. The true God feels He should be honored above any and all gods, manmade or otherwise. It only stands to reason that creatures of Earth should honor the Creator and not the created.
2nd Commandment - Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous god, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and and fourth generations of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
This commandment, like the first, follows the theme of the first tablet but expands on the seriousness of honoring other gods. The Father even helps us understand what He means by honoring other gods. God wants a relationship with us and He knows that Satan is always trying to distract us from getting closer to Him. Anything that you pay homage to, or respect more than honoring the Creator becomes an idol. In other words, if we make or use images, idols or people as objects of worship to replace God, or as mediators to get to God, we have broken this commandment. God also states here that the sins of the fathers will be seen in the third and fourth generations of those who shun Him and look for their own way. On the other hand, God says He will bless those who honor Him and keep His commandments. The Commandments - God's Ten Commandments
3rd Commandment - Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
This commandment is often misunderstood for the simple reason that many interpret the word "take" as meaning "use". God has a moral standard that He wishes people claiming to be Christians to uphold. It only makes sense that if we claim to be Christ-like, we have "taken" the Lord's name. God says He will not hold him guiltless who claims to be a Christian but continues to live as if the sinful nature still controls their life. Our adversary would like nothing more than for people to claim to be Christian but live like the devil, thus giving Christianity a bad name and leading others to the loss of eternal life.
4th Commandment - Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six day shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made the heaven and the earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
The Fourth Commandment starts out with the word "Remember" not only because many seem to have forgotten but also because He wants us to always remember the seventh day in honor of Him and what He has created. This memorial established at the end of the creation week is the only known basis for the seven week cycle we know today. When God decided that He was satisfied with what He had created, He set the seventh day apart as a perpetual, weekly appointment to celebrate the creation with Him and He asks us to rest from all our work as He did from His.
As the longest of all the commandments, this one contains what many believe to be God's Seal. Much like a Presidential Seal, this commandment contains three important parts. A close reading of this commandment reveals His Name (Lord), His Title (made, Creator), and His dominion (Heaven and Earth) Sabbath Commandment.
Judge Moore &Ten Commandments Monument Tour Update Information
Judge Moore to speak in Winder Georgia
Sept 2, 2004 Judge Roy Moore to speak in Winder, Georgia (Barrow County). "He will bring a message of information and inspiration regarding the fight to keep the Ten Commandments on public display," said Jon Graham of Ten Commandments - Ga. Inc. The $50-per-plate dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Winder Recreation Center. http://www.thoushalt.org
Ten Commandments Monument UpdateJudge Roy Moore
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The tour across America of Judge Moore's Ten Commandments Monument continues. The updated schedule of Rallies is listed below:
Sept 5,6,7 Oklahoma City, OK
Sept 8 Lake Charles, LA
Sept 9 Denham Springs, LA
Sept 10 Slidell, LA
Sept 11-12 Hattisburg, MS
Sept 25 Spartenburg, SC
Oct 1 West Palm Beach, Fl
Oct 3 Coral Gables, FL
Oct 9 Lakeland, FL
Oct 15-23 Washington D.C. Area
During this time frame, more rallies are planned in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and also states near Washington, D.C. Should you desire to have a rally in your area contact the Foundation for Moral Law. The Ten Commandments,