by Ken Trivette

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Two Tablets Of Timely Truth (1 of 11)
Series: The Ten Commandments
Ken D. Trivette
Exodus 34:28

1. A professor in a Monday morning Sociology class scornfully held up a newspaper clipping reporting a Sunday sermon on the Ten Commandments. "Hopelessly out of date," he ranted. "The Ten Commandments bind the civilized world to barbarism. They are anti-social, based on superstition." The comments of the professor remind us that probably no portion of Scripture is attacked and criticized as much as the Ten Commandments.

2. A National Gallup poll in Canada, revealed that one out of every ten could not name even one of the Ten Commandments. One out of every three could not name three of the commandments.The attitude of many in our day is that the ten commandments are unreasonable and are unnecessary. Yet, what is sad is that those who embrace and accept them are largely unfamiliar with them. Someone has said that, "Man has made about 35 million laws and yet hasn't improved on the Ten Commandments." Leslie B. Flynn, in his book Now A Word From Our Creator, writes, "We need to rescue, repeat, and reemphasize the Ten Commandments." Society as a whole may frown on the Ten Commandments, but the Christian should at least be familiar with them.

3. It is tragic that the Church and pulpit have been so silent about the Ten Commandments. It has been on rare occasions that I have heard a single message preached from the Ten Commandments, much less a study of all ten. Jesus said, "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven" (See Matthew 5:19). Jesus condemned the breaking of the commandments, but commended the teaching of them. Although the Ten Commandments are shunned and scorned by society, we must never be silent in our proclamation and slow in our application ...

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