by Ken Trivette

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The Perfect Ten for a Whole Life (Ten Commandments)
Ken Trivette
Exodus 20:1-17

1. The Requirements That Are Presented
A) Guide Us in the Right Paths
B) Guard Us from the Wrong Paths

2. The Relationships That Are Promoted
A) Two Distinct Relationships
B) Two Dependant Relationships

3. The Results That Are Produced
A) A Life of Liberation
B) A Life of Satisfaction

In the past couple of years, the Ten Commandments have often made the headlines. Probably the most notable has been the case of Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and his fight to keep a two-and-half-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments in Alabama's Judicial Building. Judge Moore was ultimately suspended for refusing to remove the monument and on November 14, 2003, workers removed the monument and placed it in a back room out of public view.

Judge's Moore case is just one among many that have placed the Ten Commandments in the headlines, Chattanooga being one of them. It is such attention that has made me once again look at the Ten Commandments with renewed interest. In most cases, liberal organizations like the ACLU and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State have succeeded in having public displays of the Ten Commandments removed. Whereas, we may not be able to hang the Ten Commandments in our halls, they should live and abide in our hearts.

On more than one occasion, Ted Turner, sometimes known as the "Mouth of the South," has publicly vented his feelings about Christians and Christianity. He has described Christians as being "losers" and "bozos." On one occasion, referring to the death of Christ, he went as far to say, "I don't want anybody to die for me."

During an awards ceremony at the University of Texas, he spoke of the Ten Commandments as "outmoded." In his speech he spoke of how Americans foolishly have been "acting in the Judeo-Christian society under a set of rules called ...

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