Ten Commandments and Law

This post was written by marc on June 27, 2005
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I find it interesting that people think that the Ten Commandment is the basis of US law. In reading the Commandments I see only three of them, killing, stealing, and lying as having any relationship to current law. The other seven are totally legal. Some people want to replace the law with biblical law, but what would that mean? Exodus 31:15: says, “Whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.” And that comes from the same book in the Bible that the Ten Commandments come from. I don’t think WalMart is going to have an easy time hiring help if we start enforcing that biblical law.

Reader Comments

Hi Marc,
Many people misunderstand the purpose of the 10 commandments. The 10 commandments were given merely to show us our sin, nothing more. The basis of all law should be “So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them;” Matthew 7:12.


Written By Ian Armstrong on July 16th, 2005 @ 7:13 am

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