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No Substitutes (2 of 10)
Series: The Ten Commandments
A. The ten commandments are back in court again.
Ill. ''The first round in this fight comes Wednesday when us judge
Robert propst hears arguments in Birmingham on whether a
Suit against etowah county circuit judge roy moore should
Be heard in federal or state court. The suit, filed in march by
The american civil liberties union and the alabama
Freethought association, aims to make moore stop having
Pastors pray with juries and remove the ten commandments
From the courtroom.''
Martin mccaffery, of the aclu, says, ''he was looking for a
Fight. Ok, he's got it.'' mccaffery went on to say, ''the question
Is, do you want the government telling you when, where, and
How to pray? It's so simple. He has turned his courtroom into
A place of worship.''
Moore states, ''the separaton of church and state was never
Meant to separate god from government. It was meant to
Prevent the government from intefering with our religious
Institutions and affairs.'' (the atlanta journal/the atlanta constitution,
June 11, 95.)
B. Today's message will focus on the second commandment.
1. At first glance this commandment appears to be the same
As the first.
2. Actually it is not a continuation. It is not the worship of false gods
Condemned here. It is a warning not to worship the true God falsely.
3. The second commandment takes the first one a step further. The first
Commandment teaches us not to worship any God but the True One. The
Second commandment teaches us not to worship any representation of
C. Idolatry is the worship of anything representation of God.
1. It is not an admonition against the creation of all representations, ie,,
Christian art, etc.. It is the admonition not to replace the worship of God
With the worship of these representations.
2. In the Old Testament idols were made of wood, stone, brass, gold, etc..
3. Idol ...
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