Thou Shalt Watch Thy Step

About Philip E Jenks

Philip, a synodical deacon in the ELCA Metropolitan New York synod, is a retired communicator for American Baptist Churches USA, the U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches, the U.S. National Council of Churches, and two Philadelphia area daily newspapers. He and his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz, are the parents of six adults and are members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, N.Y. They live in Port Chester, N.Y.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Thou Shalt Watch Thy Step

  1. anfearfaire says:

    There were 613 Commandments not just 10. The people heard the voice of God speak thus far and into the tenth commandment. The people were confident that they had not broken any of the first nine. We now come to the tenth commandment. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
    18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
    19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
    20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
    21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
    That tenth commandment started hitting too close to home and most folks knew they were guilty of coveting, envying, desiring, or jealous of the wealth, belongings, or wife of their neighbor. The people, sensing that the Lord might kill them in his wrath said to Moses. We do not want to hear God’s voice any longer. Why do not you speak with him and tell us the rest of what the Lord has to say when he is finished.
    A devout Jewish associate of mine once commented, ‘Why do you Christians teach the first ten commandments and ignore all the rest.”
    I ask you Mr. Jenks. Why does your church embrace the Ten Commandments in its catechism and ignores the following 603 Laws given by the Lord to Moses?
    Your pictorial is in error…The Commandments written on the Tables of Stone were DCXIII.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s