History Of The Ten Commandments Before The Birth Of Jesus

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Thousands of years ago, even before the birth of Jesus, the Ten Commandments were handed to Moses on a set of stone tablets. Engraved upon the stones was a set of rules meant to create peace and holiness amongst the people led away from their lives of bondage. Since then, various religious groups and individuals have experienced times of belief and disbelief in the laws originally set before them. In 1948, according to “Historical Religious Demographics of the United States” on the world-renowned website Wikipedia, sixty-nine percent of Americans were Protestant. This percentage leaves only twenty-two percent to be Catholics, four percent Jewish, and the final five percent amongst undesignated affiliations. In 2014, these numbers varied …show more content…
They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself, and we will listen. However, do not have God speak to us, or we will die." Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning." The people remained at a distance while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. (NIV Bible Exodus 20:14) An image from The Exodus Route: Mt. Sinai at Mt. Lawz visually describes the event just as the verse from Exodus. Life Hope & Truth, a blog written by Mike Bennett, elaborates on this biblical event. He states, "God gave the 10 Commandments from Mount Sinai, accompanied by smoke, earthquakes and the blast of a trumpet to emphasize the importance of these laws.” These laws given to the newly freed slaves of Egypt were deemed of holy stature. They were meant to be the key to the previously locked doors of heaven. However, shortly after the laws were set in stone, the people began to disobey them believing that what they were doing was ok and forgivable. Thus began the journey of disbelief in the laws given to us by God so many years …show more content…
The article titled "Why is 'You shall not murder ' in the Ten Commandments?" states, "First and foremost, different Bible translations give the appearance of different meanings, and there is potential for misunderstanding the actual meaning of the verse. Second, man was never created for the act of murdering another, and there needs to be an explanation for such a violent and final act towards another human being. Third, because of the translational challenge, we need to understand the difference between “murder” and “killing.” Last but not least, how does God view murder? To God, murder is not just physical in nature but also the condition of one’s heart towards

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