The Ten Commandments Of Exodus Essay

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“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments,” says the ten commandments in Exodus chapter twenty verses four, five, and six. There are around four thousand two hundred religions in the world today, one of them Chondogyo. Chondogyo, also known as Cheondoism, was birthed in 1860 in South Korea by a man named Ch’oe Chue. The religion was formerly known as Tonghak, which means ‘teachings of the heavenly way.’ Chondogyo, like many religions has gone through persecution from the government and other sources. The religion is one of the newer religions in the Korea’s with only 1.13 million followers in South Korea and only two-hundred eighty churches. Chondogyo, like many religions has a unique and different origin, meaning of life, morality, and destiny. The history of Chondogyo is nothing extraordinary, but the history does belong to the religion. Chondogyo was originally called Tonghak and was originated in 1860 by a man of yangban (aristrocratic) background named Ch’oe Chue, called by his honorary name Suun (1824-1864). Ch’oe Chue claimed to have had a mystical experience with God, in 1860, called a Ch’ondo…

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