Ten Commandments Revised Edition|
The original "Ten Commandments" were given so we could be well, strong, decent, prosperous, intelligent, free, sober, live a long time and, hold on to your hat, be sexually satisfied and fulfilled.
Having traveled throughout the United States I know there are millions of people among us who can be very exact in what they say. Anybody can understand what they mean. Perhaps it was a committee of such people who gave us this version of the Ten Commandments.
1.Just one God
2.Put nothin' before God
3.Watch yer mouth
4.Git yourself to Sunday meetin'
5.Honor yer Ma&Pa
7.No foolin' around with another fellow's gal
8.Don't take what ain't yers
9.No tellin' tales or gossipin'
10. Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff
(From Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:1-22).
What part of the words "do and do not" do we have trouble understanding? We are without excuse and will be held accountable for what we do and do not do. A practical man wrote: "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin" (James 4:17). Read that in any version of the New Testament and the message is the same.
Excerpt from Bill Ellis
Special to ASSIST News Service
Thursday, May 8, 2008