10 or 10,000?


The technologically-endowed Police State that has been building up around the world over the past century should be no surprise to the conscientious, Christian observer. We are told – rather, we are forewarned:

“Remember that there will be difficult times in the last days. People will be selfish, greedy, boastful, and conceited; they will be insulting, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, and irreligious; they will be unkind, merciless, slanderers, violent, and fierce; they will hate the good; they will be treacherous, reckless, and swollen with pride; they will love pleasure rather than God; they will hold to the outward form of our religion, but reject its real power. Keep away from such people.”

(2 Timothy 3:1-5 GNB)

The degradation of the internally developed virtues such as self-control, self-sacrifice, and empathy necessitates a whole host of external laws which force people to conform to a moral compass… or suffer the consequences. (But aren’t we always told that you couldn’t “legislate morality”, right?)

The brilliant and sharp-witted G. K. Chesterton once quipped: “If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments.”


content © 2014 Joshua Warren


2 thoughts on “10 or 10,000?

    1. Yes. There were about 613. But:

      (1) How many were carved in stone?
      (2) Why only those?
      (3) What relation do those have to Christians under the new covenant?



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