HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- How many of the Ten Commandments can you name? That was the question posed in a recent survey of 1,000 Americans,which revealed that respondents were more familiar with the ingredients of a McDonald's(R) hamburger than they were with the historical basis for our nation's legal and moral code.
Done in conjunction with the upcoming nationwide theatrical release from Promenade Pictures of the animated feature film The Ten Commandments on Oct. 19, the study was commissioned by the Ten Commandments Commission and conducted by Kelton Research.
The random survey showed that respondents could recall both the Big Mac(R) ingredients and the members of the fictional TV series Brady Bunch family more easily than they could name the Ten Commandments. Consider:
* 80 percent surveyed know "two all beef patties" of the Big Mac(R).
IF we HAVE TRULY ENCOUNTERED GOD [*IN*/*OF*/AND *THROUGH* HIS SON] AND HAVE RECEIVED THE INDWELLING GIFT OF HIS SPIRIT OF "TRUTH" (THE HOLY GHOST) -- GOD'S "TRUTH" SHOULD BE PARAMOUNT IN our lives --- YES, "IT" SHOULD BE THE WIND THAT FILLS THE SAILS OF THE THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, MOTIVES AND INTENTS OF our Hearts/Minds DRIVING us TOWARD GOD'S HIGHER MORAL EXCELLENCE, THUS MANIFESTING ITSELF IN our Culture !!!
How could we settle for anything less ???
Why have we settled for less and less and less... ???
Could it be that we, as a people, don't mean what we say and say what we mean ??? --- Isn't this a form of mental "disorder" that exhibits itself as "A LACK OF CHARACTER" ???
This is why all those *hellhounds* in DC have run out of control -- it's all because we have failed to LIFT UP THE BANNER OF "TRUTH" !!!
We have failed to STAND AND SAY:
............ E N O U G H ....... I S ....... E N O U G H ............
A QUESTION FOR EACH OF US: CHRIST LIVED AND DIED FOR "TRUTH", **WILL YOU** ???
If we put anything before "TRUTH" then are we liars ??? - Hmmm
In my humble opinion the disregard of the 10 Commandments in our churches is one of the most significant reasons why the lost in the world around us have pay no attention to the gospel
and why our churches are in the pathetic state they are in.
It is a shame that we don't take God seriously when He clearly has given us His COMMANDMENTS and failing to do that it is utterly hearbreaking of how little regard we have for Jesus Christ Who died for us on the cross that we might be forgiven and reconciled unto God.
Having been around many pentecostal / charismatic people who talk alot about entering into the presence of God, we Baptists sometimes talk about drawing near to God in pray, have we forgotten in the Tabernacle in the Holy of Holies where the Ark of the Covenant and God's presence was - in the Holiest Place on this earth that in the Ark of the Covenant, the treasure God had in the Ark was....the 10 Commandments which He Himself wrote with His Own finger in tablets of stone.
Which by the way should lead us to a serious consideration that He writes these same COMMANDMENTS on the hearts and minds of those who are saved (those who show no evidence that He has done so ought not consider themselves either saved nor elect)
Sharing the 10 commandments with people is a key is helping them to see that they are indeed not the 'good people' they thought they were. When someone sees their lostness, they are ready to flee to the Savior! To learn them easily and quickly go to : http://www.livingwaters.com/downloads/10Commandments_forkids-FLIPCHART.pdf This has helped me and a lot of kids I know get the 10 commandments locked in the memory banks. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes;" Romans 1:16
I am the Lord your God who brought thee up out of the land of egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.Thou salt not make unto thyself any graven images. Either of the heavens above or of the earth beneath, or of the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them. For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities unto the thrid adn forth generation of them that hate me. But showing mercy unto the thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who taketh his name in vain.Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days thou shalt labor and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the sabath unto the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt not do any work, neither you nor your man servant nor your maid servant, your son, nor your daughter, nor the stranger within your gate. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, but rested on the seventh. Wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.Honor your father and your mother, that thy days may be long upon the land that the Lord thy God giveth you.Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery.Thou shalt not bear f
Yeah, that was an easy call because we have been saturated by McDonald's jingles from the time we're born until the time their products put us in an early grave. On the other hand, not much of a big deal is made about the ten commandments and I know of no catchy tunes to help me remember them. I can probably name the ten commandments if pressed to do so but, the Brady Bunch theme and McDonald's jingles are seared in to my mind...it's kind of sad actually.