Originally created 08/06/99

Urges display of Ten Commandments



Displaying the Ten Commandments on the walls of our schools is very appropriate and brings things into proper perspective. The violence in our schools has a direct link to the lack of instruction in the biblical law of God.

What if children were brought up believing that, "Thou shall not kill; Honor you mother and father; Thou shall not steal; Thou shall not covet," are the actual words, will and law of the Creator? The problem is many people have incorrect biblical knowledge. ...

The whole Bible upholds the law of God forever. The Old Testament records and praises the spoken, written and inspired word of God. The New Testament presents the law as holy, just and good (Romans 7:12), the love of God (1 John 5:3, 2 John 1:6) and God's covenant of promise (Hebrews 8:10, 10:16). The conclusion of the whole Bible does not require one to belong to any particular religion. The conclusion of all Bible books is "fear God and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13). To transgress the law is sin (1 John 3:4).

... So nothing could be more appropriate than to print God's commandments on the walls of schools in a country that pledges to be one nation under God, and prints on its money "In God We Trust." We need the law of God, not just on our walls, but in our hearts....

Rev. Anthony Stephens, Waynesboro



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