August 27, 2003
Canning the Commandments?
Today was going to be the day when I shared with you some details about our trip to the Sight and Sound prodution of Daniel yesterday. That is going to have to wait until tomorrow, because today they took the ten commandments out of the courtroom.
This case, of course, has been fermenting for months, stirring up great emotions on both sides. Today it appears as if the first step has been taken toward completely removing all vestiges of biblical law from our courtrooms.
There has been a spirit of poorly-concealed glee in the reports that I have read about the incident today. Our condescending press has been very thorough in denouncing Judge Moore and applauding the "separation of church and state." It would appear as if they (those opposed to public acknowledgements of God) feel that removing the ten commandments from sight removes their relevence to society.
They are sadly mistaken.
Imagine if someone removed all references to the law of gravity from science text books, and then proceeded to step off the top of the Empire State Building. He would soon come up against the reality that the law of gravity is relevent, whether or not it is acknowleged.
The laws of God are every bit as relevent as the law of gravity. (Actually, when you think about it, the law of gravity IS one of the laws of God). They are not nullified simply because of a society's refusal to acknowlege them. Our society will, sooner or later, come up against the reality and relevence of the ten commandments.
Let us, believers in Jesus Christ, continue to hold to God's law, stand up for it when neccessary, and not feel the least bit threatened when unbelievers try to make believe it does not exist.
Posted by Andrew on August 27, 2003 10:43 PM.
Posted by: The Chairman at August 29, 2003 2:32 PM