No. 6 Thou shalt not kill. Are you angry with your brother without a cause (Matthew 5)?
No. 7 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Have you looked upon a man or a woman to lust after them (Matthew 5)?
No. 8 Thou shalt not steal. Have you stolen something of great or small value?
No. 9 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Have you told a lie before?
No. 10 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. Have you lusted after something that does not belong to you (Exodus 20)?
Remember what Noah Webster said:
“All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”
Friends, have you despised or neglected God’s Holy Laws and precepts contained in the Bible? Therein lies the evil that prevails. (Romans 7:14-25)
And before blaming a merciful God for the darkness that man is responsible for, we might want to take a step back and realize that it was God the Father who gave His only begotten Son to die on the cross for man’s violation toward God’s Holy Law (John 3:16), in order to establish The Light!
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