The Ten Commandments

To help introduce a sermon series, my Pastor asked me to put together a video with impromptu interviews of random strangers and their thoughts on the Ten Commandments.  It’s truly interesting what people think.

I only include one response to the question, “Even for those who aren’t believers, can the ten commandments help them to be good, moral people?”  One hundred percent of those we interviewed (which is about quadruple of those that end up in the video) answered positively.  I wonder then, for a set of rules that can be so helpful…

Why do so many find them offensive when displayed in public?

If someone were to truly make a daily attempt to follow the ten commandments, they would certainly be a pretty decent person.  A morally upstanding citizen.  In reality, it is impossible to keep all the ten commandments for the whole of our lives.  If our eternal salvation was dependent on our keeping the ten commandments, we would be without hope.  That’s the whole point.  The ten commandments serve as a mirror of sorts.  It allows us to see our sinful, hopeless condition, and our need for a perfect, holy Saviour.

Would you consider this very important question?


3 comments so far

  1. jenmarie on

    Yeah, good Q! If they are so helpful, then why so offensive? Never thought of it like that before.

  2. dar on

    jay! its called Canyon City BBQ in Azuza 🙂

  3. Pokey on

    As a Christian school teacher, I was challenged to use the “Ten” as a daily recitation, to have these “written upon our heart”. Like any scripture, it is called to remembrance many times. Imagine the impact we could have on our world if we just tried to live with the moral code in place. The Ten Commandments would do us all well.

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