1st commandment

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{{Bible|Exodus 20:1-3}}:
 
{{Bible|Exodus 20:1-3}}:
 
{{Bible-verse|1|And God spake all these words, saying,}} {{Bible-verse|2|I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.}} {{Bible-verse|3|Thou shalt have no other gods before me.}}
 
{{Bible-verse|1|And God spake all these words, saying,}} {{Bible-verse|2|I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.}} {{Bible-verse|3|Thou shalt have no other gods before me.}}
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{{Bible-verse|12|Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:}} {{Bible-verse|13|But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:}}
 
{{Bible-verse|12|Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:}} {{Bible-verse|13|But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:}}
  
===Counter Apologetics===
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==Counter-apologetics==
* Discovered after [[Isaac Newton]]'s death, he interpreted this to clearly identify ''the Lord thy God'' as having ''brought thee out of the land of Egypt'' not being [[Jesus]]. For this reason Newton considered [[Trinitarianism]] as a violation of the first commandment.
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* After the death of [[Isaac Newton]], it was discovered that he interpreted this to clearly identify ''the Lord thy God'' as having ''brought thee out of the land of Egypt'' not [[Jesus]]. For this reason Newton considered [[Trinitarianism]] as a violation of the first commandment.
 
* What other gods? We are constantly told that there is one god and this god is clearly telling us to not accept any other gods, at least not before him.
 
* What other gods? We are constantly told that there is one god and this god is clearly telling us to not accept any other gods, at least not before him.
 
* In Exodus, God also ''hardened the heart'' of the pharaoh on several occasions prolonging their 'house of bondage' and having them chased unnecessarily.
 
* In Exodus, God also ''hardened the heart'' of the pharaoh on several occasions prolonging their 'house of bondage' and having them chased unnecessarily.
  
===In United States Law===
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==In United States law==
 
*The 1st commandment is not a part of U.S. law or customs. Laws in the U.S. specifically state that any such requirement cannot be made into law.  
 
*The 1st commandment is not a part of U.S. law or customs. Laws in the U.S. specifically state that any such requirement cannot be made into law.  
  
 
[[Category:Commandments]]
 
[[Category:Commandments]]

Revision as of 17:49, 11 June 2008

Ten Commandments
1st 6th
2nd 7th
3rd 8th
4th 9th
5th 10th

Exodus 20:1-3 Bible-icon.png:

1 And God spake all these words, saying,

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Deuteronomy 5:6-7 Bible-icon.png:

6 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

Exodus 34:12-13 Bible-icon.png:

12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

Counter-apologetics

  • After the death of Isaac Newton, it was discovered that he interpreted this to clearly identify the Lord thy God as having brought thee out of the land of Egypt — not Jesus. For this reason Newton considered Trinitarianism as a violation of the first commandment.
  • What other gods? We are constantly told that there is one god and this god is clearly telling us to not accept any other gods, at least not before him.
  • In Exodus, God also hardened the heart of the pharaoh on several occasions prolonging their 'house of bondage' and having them chased unnecessarily.

In United States law

  • The 1st commandment is not a part of U.S. law or customs. Laws in the U.S. specifically state that any such requirement cannot be made into law.
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