There is one commandment that, if followed by all of humanity, would instantly create a peaceful world: Do not steal. The Eighth Commandment implicitly prohibits murder (stealing a life), slavery (stealing a person’s freedom), adultery (stealing a spouse), humiliation (stealing dignity), and so many other sins laid out in the Bible.
There is a sense in which many people feel that Christians are obsessed with sex partly because the world is so obsessed. Whenever they ask Christians what their view is, out comes what the Bible says, and in many cases people don’t like it. I just urge you to think about it. You’ll see that […]
If asked to state this commandment, most people would say “Do Not Kill.” This is understandable because the classic King James Bible translates it this way. But the English language has changed since 1610. Furthermore, Hebrew has two words for killing, just as English does. The correct translation is “Do Not Murder.” Once you grasp […]
Children owe their parents one thing. And no, it’s not love. The Fifth Commandment understands that sometimes it’s difficult or even impossible to love your parents. But it’s always possible to honor them. And consider this: if your children see you honoring your parents they are much more likely to honor you.