The Sixth Commandment
Turn please to Exodus chapter twenty, Exodus chapter twenty as we're continuing our study in the Ten Commandments. Today our text is very short, very pungent, very pertinent and you will see in a moment, very personal because you may think of all of the commandments, this one does not apply to you or at least it's one that you may not have, may not have much relevance to you, but I think you'll change your mind if you'll listen to the message.
In Exodus chapter twenty and verse thirteen, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not kill. Now, by way of introduction, let's talk about what is not forbidden by this particular command, thou shalt not kill. Of course it goes without saying that the Lord is nor forbidding the slaying of animals, for you can see here in Exodus chapter twenty, the same chapter in verse twenty four, God gave instruction for the sacrificing of animals. \God says in verse twenty four, an alter of earth shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings and thy peace offerings thy sheep and thine oxen. So, the Lord is not prohibit in the killing of animals. You know, there are some who are vegetarians because they say the bible says thou shalt not kill. I don't know how they figure out the fact that Jesus ate fish and uh, and these sort of things, but of course, the bible does not prohibit the killing of animals. And contrary to popular opinion the bible does not prohibit capital punishment land incidentally, I'm going to be preaching on capital punishment tonight, the bible and capital punishment, but I want you to notice as we're just going right on through the book of Exodus now, look in chapter twenty one and verse twelve. You might draw a circle around it, Exodus twenty one, twelve. He that smiteth a man so that he die, shall be surely put to death. Did you hear that ? He that smiteth a man so that he die shall surely put to death. That my friend, is the word of God. We're going to be tal ...
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