God gave man Ten Commandments. Every one of them is vital, in all ages. For only by observing them can man live a full life each week; maintain a happy marriage; and function well in his home, his job, and even in the world internationally.
God Himself is the Root of the Moral Law, and perfectly reflects it. Salvation was never by the works of the Law. For even before the fall, man was to keep it out of gratitude for God's great grace. Unfallen man kept the whole Decalogue. The Sabbath, Marriage, the Forbidden Fruit, and the Tree of Life all reveal it. When man broke God's Law, he degenerated more and more from the Fall to the Flood. The Patriarchs kept it, and the Prophets called man back to keep it. So, too, should we.
Christ never broke it. He said He had not come to destroy but to finish building the Law, and that not one jot or tittle of it would ever fail until heaven and earth themselves pass away. (Matthew 5:17-18) Also subsequently, all His Apostles taught it. So, too, did the Early Church Fathers, King Alfred, Luther, Calvin, and even the great Jurist Sir William Blackstone. It is the very basis of the United States of America, and also of every other Common Law nation in the world. True Christians Love to Keep God's Law. They shall always do so in Heaven. But all unsaved Law-breakers, will end up in Hell.
Rev. Dr. Francis Nigel Lee
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Dr. Francis Nigel Lee is a man deeply devoted to God. His extensive research and study demonstrates the truth found in Ecclesiastes 12:13, that the fear of God and His Holy Law is what man is all about. Our society, and indeed our civilization, would greatly benefit by a better understanding of the intricate design of God for His creation. Sir William Blackstone in his Commentaries on the Laws of England said it most explicitly, when he stated: Man considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely a dependent being. I am happy to commend to your reading Dr. Lee's work God's Ten Commandments: Yesterday, Today, Forever.
Roy Moore Former Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court; President, Foundation for Moral Law, Inc.
Dr. Lee has dedicated his book to former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (now known as The Ten Commandments Judge) for his courageous stance in upholding The Ten Commandments. Judge Moore initially was thrust into the national spotlight in 1997 when he held his ground against a court order demanding that he remove a tablet of The Ten Commandments, which he had carved by hand and hung on the wall alongside his court bench in Etowah County, Alabama. Eventually this led to his placement of the famous 5280-pound Ten Commandments monument in 2001, and his stance not to cave in to pressure from those who brazenly reject God's Law as the moral foundation of our legal system. A highly respected Constitutional scholar, Judge Moore served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Alabama from 2001 until he was removed from office for daring to refuse a liberal judge's unconstitutional court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the State Supreme Court building. This was a historic and heroic stand for God's Law, The Ten Commandments.
Judge Moore has shown himself to be a man of valor, integrity, and comprehensive familiarity with the original Constitutional principles, and a stalwart defender of religious liberty. A West Point graduate, he served our country as a U.S. Army Company Commander in Vietnam before earning his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama Law School.
A tireless defender of individual liberties, Judge Moore has been honored by at least three states and dozens of civic organizations, receiving the Christian Statesman of the Year award, the Bill of Rights award, and the God and Country award. My wife, Gail, and I had a wonderful opportunity to meet Judge Roy Moore (and have our picture taken with him) at the Celebration of Justice Banquet of the Pacific Justice Institute, founded by Brad Dacus, at a gala in Orange County, California in 2005, and Judge Moore was the honoree and keynote speaker. Both Dr. Nigel Lee and Judge Roy Moore are gentlemen and distinguished, faithful and courageous servants of our Lord.
Gerald Christian Nordskog, Ventura, California USA
God's Ten Commandments brings you these weekly Bible verses:
1 Samuel 4:4-11
The Philistines Capture the Ark of the Covenant
4 So the people sent men to Shiloh, and they brought back the ark of the covenant of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim. And Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
5 When the ark of the LORD's covenant came into the camp, all Israel raised such a great shout that the ground shook.
6 Hearing the uproar, the Philistines asked, "What's all this shouting in the Hebrew camp?"
When they learned that the ark of the LORD had come into the camp,
7 the Philistines were afraid. "A god has come into the camp," they said. "We're in trouble! Nothing like this has happened before.
8 Woe to us! Who will deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? They are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all kinds of plagues in the desert.
9 Be strong, Philistines! Be men, or you will be subject to the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Be men, and fight!"
10 So the Philistines fought, and the Israelites were defeated and every man fled to his tent. The slaughter was very great; Israel lost thirty thousand foot soldiers.
11 The ark of God was captured, and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died.