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The (Catholic) Ten Commandments

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  1. I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.
  2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
  3. Remember thou keep the Sabbath Day.
  4. Honor thy Father and thy Mother
  5. Thou shalt not kill.
  6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  7. Thou shalt not steal.
  8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods.


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Vince
13 years ago
They are exactly as I remember them as a child. It is more important to keep them and follow them, than to pick and choose on how one can criticize them, especially in modern western society.<br>One cn do no better than to follow these ten commandments!
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Jamie
14 years ago
they never get old to hear
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Barbara Worley
14 years ago
Why did the Vatican remove GOD'S COMMANDMENT #2?! (No human can rewrite God's Word!) Commandment #2 is -- Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. It's because the Vatican breaks that commandment all over the place!
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Randy Bruner
14 years ago
Why did we switch around the Ten Commandments and not leave them in the order that they are presented in the Bible?<br>
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katie
14 years ago
im bored so i have no idea. but yea, thses are good
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Josh
13 years ago
You do realise that there is no numbering in the bible. Verses were not added to the 1500's. there is actually 14 commandments.<br>There have always been two numberings of it, Catholics have used booth. For the most part, thou shalt have no strange God and thou shalt have no idol-gods are pretty much the same thing. No other Gods.<br><br>Protestants combine 9 and 10 into thou shalt not cover thy neighbors good. You will notice we seperate them, a neighbors wife is held as something different than his goods.<br><br>Also, we do not worship statues. Ever read the bible? There are the cherubim that are ordered by God to be over the ark. The ark itself is heavily decorated. God orders many statues and images. Key word: graven images and idols.
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ulysses
13 years ago
thank cylist because in my bible all i could find where the 17 commandments of exodus
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Dustin
13 years ago
Apparently Randy Bruner and Barbara Worley have no idea what they are talking about. Josh is right, the Bible has no numbering system. Catholics combined the 1st and 2nd as being the same and split the 10th into the 9th and 10th because women aren't considered property any more. Barbara and Randy should have looked into that before they posted about the Catholic Commandments.
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John Harper
13 years ago
Anyone who has the inclination can determine for themselves whether or not the Catholic Church has re-written the 10 Commandments by going to the source, which is the Torah, written in Hebrew over 4,000 years ago.<br><br>Lets see, the 10 Commandments are first found in Exodus, looking in the Hebrew Bible it says, <br><br>Lo ta'aseh-lecha fesel vechol-temunah asher bashamayim mima'al va'asher ba'aretz mitachat va'asher bamayim mitachat la'aretz.<br><br>or in English...<br><br>You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;<br><br>So yes, it is apparent that the Catholic Church has re-written the 10 Commandments. What is more disturbing is that Catholics are so willing to believe what they're told by their superiors on face value rather than looking into it for themselves. I'm not a Catholic hater by any means, but I'm convinced from what I've read in the Bible that those who are responsible for perveting God's Word will be held accountable, and I wouldn't want to be in their shoes come Judgement Day.<br>
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CJ
13 years ago
My daughter is learning the Ten Commandments in school. I was shocked when I read over her list and found that "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them;� was omitted.<br><br>If an idol is an object of passionate devotion, and to worship an idol means to honor or have reverence for it as a divine being, and reverence is honor and respect mixed with love and awe, then obviously the Catholic Church has altered the cornerstone of Judeo-Christian beliefs.<br><br>Coveting a neighbor's "anything" is wrong. His wife is no more or less important than anything else the neighbor has. The point is if we want "it" more than a right relationship with God, then we'll be out of step with Him.<br><br>As for the omission of the "idols" commandment, this is utterly blasphemous. To pray to anyone other than God Himself is prohibited. Even Jesus told us to pray to God in His name and not to Jesus Himself. Remember, God is a jealous god. Just ask the Midianites who worshipped Baal, or King Nebuchadnezzar who worshipped an image of gold.<br><br>What does it all mean? If you're worshipping, honoring, revering and bowing down to anyone except God, well, it's not for me to judge . . . He will.<br>
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Shit for Brains
12 years ago
Your submission wsted 30 seconds of my life and i want it back
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Colin Walker
12 years ago
I was wondering that myself Barbara.<br><br>You guys are right, there was no numbering system, but you guys are also wrong to combine those two. No man can rewrite God's word and I'm afraid that's just what the Catholic church did.
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1
12 years ago
The Golden Rule, treat others as you whish to be treated!!!!
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Lindsay
12 years ago
Words to live by!
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JC
12 years ago
WOW - don't u guys know that the commandemnts were passed down through oral tradition for hundreds of years?<br>The story of Exodus happened around 1280 B.C. - the first ever written version of the Torah was in the 6th century B.C; THATS 600 YEARS!!!!!<br>The Catholic Church translated the wording of the commandments from the Septuigent (the Greek version of the Torah compiled by 70 Rabbis) into the Latin Vulgate into vernacular languages such as enlish. The laws have been passed down for generations, translated countless times, and then put into English. The point of the commandments is to give a moral code to live by (something unique in the ancient world of Moses); assuming we follow the spirit of that code, and not get nitpicky about the exact wording of it, we will all turn out better.
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Barbara Worley
12 years ago
One of the comments above said that the Protestants combined "#9 & #10" to come up with one "Thou shalt not covet". WE did not combine anything. WE are painfully aware that God's Word should not be altered by humans, and WE would never think to do such a thing. The Bible predicted that the Roman Catholic Church (the little horn) would "think to change times and laws" and they certainly have. They changed the "times" by completely throwing out God's calendar and adopting a completely different one (which is what the world now follows), and they changed "laws" by having the audacity to think they could alter God's Commandments in any way. And to try to say that the Protestants did the same thing is a boldfaced lie.
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Matt
12 years ago
It doesnt matter what order they are in or what the numbering system is. Are you people that blind!! All that matters is that we understand the basic meaning behind them and follow them.
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for a reason
12 years ago
you are all stupid i went here because i had to look something up why would you waste time looking at the ten commandments?
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Shizok
12 years ago
Sandy, I liked your review except that it is fine to pray to Jesus because Jesus *is* God. You are absolutely right that the Bible, specifically the Ten Commandments, prohibit worshipping anything or anyone but God.
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Cindy Kleinstuber
12 years ago
Excuse me, but you left out the true 2nd commandment, about not having graven images (in other words, no IDOL WORSHIP), and split the 10th commandment into two. The true 10th commandment includes not coveting your neighbor's wife or his goods....
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Robert Wahler
7 years ago
Barbara is right. I've been to St. Peters Church in Rome. The Virgin Mary statue available to the public has it's marble toes worn off from being kissed so many times. I thought Catholics READ the Bible. Mary isn't even a Savior. Yes--'A' Savior. Jesus was by no means alone. There have been many Saviors--John the Baptist and James the Just, for example. I go through all this in "Saviors--Beyond Qumran, Nag Hammadi and The New Testament Code" from Xlibris. Reading carefully, aware of the corruptions in translation--which are many--the Bible WILL yield the truth. Most will need help though. Get my book.

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