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March
5
2017

The Ten Commandments: "For the Murderers"

Exedus 20:13

Why is murder wrong?

 

It denies that fact that human life is sacred. 

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”  - Genesis 1:27

 

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”  - Genesis 2:7

“Even while we kill and punish we must try to feel about the enemy as we feel about ourselves – to wish that he were not so bad, to hope that he may, in this world or another, be cured: in fact, to wish his good.”  - C.S. Lewis

What brings a person to murder?

 Murder begins when love of self is greater than love of others. 

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’  But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment…”

 - Matthew 5:21-22

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,” 

 - 2 Timothy 3:1-4

“Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown,

brings forth death.”

 James 1:15

What must be done about murder?

 It must be fought against. 

“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 

 - 2 Corinthians 5:15

“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.” 

 - Proverbs 24:11-12

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”

  - 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”

  - 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

 

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