The Ten Commandments

No other gods

(Exo 20:3 NIV)  “You shall have no other gods before me. Do we have other gods? Read more about Christians and idolatry Be careful of relationships that can lead us to idolatry (1 Ki 11:1-6 NIV)  King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter–Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. {2} They were from …

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Do not murder

The commandment (Exo 20:13 NIV)  “You shall not murder. The reason why we cannot murder is because man is created in the image of God. There is sanctity in human life. (Gen 9:5-6 NIV)  And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each …

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Do not covet

The commandment (Exo 20:17 NIV)  “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” The word covet means to desire or delight. Covetousness leads to all kinds of sins (Micah 2:2 NIV)  They covet …

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Do not commit adultery

The commandment (Exo 20:14 NIV)  “You shall not commit adultery. Severe penalties for committing adultery (Lev 20:10 NIV)  “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death. (Prov 2:16-18 NIV)  It will save you also from the adulteress, from the …

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Do not lie

The commandment (Exo 20:16 NIV)  “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. The above commandment is actually specific about lying against one’s neighbor. However, we can talk about the broader sin of lying, which is also condemned throughout the Bible. We may not place lying as very serious sins but the Bible places …

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Do not steal

The commandment (Exo 20:15 NIV)  “You shall not steal. Stealing dignity In Acts 19, we read that when Paul went to Ephesus and preached there, many turned away from the worship of the goddess Diana and became Christians. This caused the silversmith to lose business as they were selling images of the goddess Diana. (Acts …

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