The 6th Command

“Thou shalt not kill.” The scope of this command regards any act that unjustly takes innocent life, acts that do physical harm, and acts concerning other people‚Äôs temporal welfare. The positive force of this command is to at in ways that promote human welfare. This begins in the heart, out of our attitude toward life … More The 6th Command

Politics and Preaching

The relationship between the church and the state has been a topic of discussion and contention for centuries. Many books and treatises written by knowledgeable men have exhaustively touched on this issue, delineating the specifics of where the duties and limitations for each institution begins and ends. When one theologian will be concerned about the … More Politics and Preaching

The Fifth Commandment

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord they God giveth thee.” There has been talk as to whether this command belongs to the first table of the law, which deals with our relationship to God, or the second table, which deals with our relationship … More The Fifth Commandment

The Second Command

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous … More The Second Command

The First Command

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” When we consider the words “before me,” we are to know that the Hebrew literally means “in the face of,” “in the sight of,” or “in the presence of God.” There are many of us that have erroneously believed that this “before” only means that God simply … More The First Command