OWS and the Ten Commandments

What if the adults at the various “Occupy Wall Street” protests had been given a biblical foundation as they were growing up? Suppose they were not prevented from knowing or learning the Ten Commandments? How might their lives be different?

Let’s start with a couple of easy ones like Exo 20 16 and 17 that read:

{16} “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

{17} “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

So many of the protesters at OWS are slandering the names of people just because they are told that those people are responsible for their problems. Naturally, this isn’t really true because the people being protested probably never did anything for or against any of the protesters; all the rage is symbolic.

Coveting isn’t a word many Americans are familiar with these days. It means to want, lust for, long for , something someone else has. These can be property, personality, job, family etc. The OWS folks seem to all be breaking this commandment. They want what others have, and they are not interested in excuses. If someone has something they do not, they want it (except for ‘responsibly’).

Now suppose they really took an interest in God’s Ten Commandments and they also obeyed some of the first commandments, like:

 {3} “You shall have no other gods before me.

{4} “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

{5} You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.

If they stopped looking to Government as an idol to replace God, they would have better lives, but instead they seek to be God’s enemies. They bow down and worship earthly things and bring upon themselves their due punishment.

I pray that the LORD would open the eyes and hearts of these sad people that they would come to know the truth, and see their sin, and the truth in Jesus would set them free.

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3 Responses to OWS and the Ten Commandments

  1. myfoxmystere says:

    Satan is getting hungry, and will have them for dinner soon.

  2. Oh Lord, where do I begin?! Considering the Lord said to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit prisoners, love your neighbor as yourself and vengeance is his alone, this article is making me laugh. It’s Republicans who want to cut out welfare, cut off medical care to the sick who are poor, approve of the Death Penalty, etc.
    “You shall have no other gods before thee”. Money is a “god” to many in the upper 1%. They are the ones who “worship” money, not the Wall Street protesters. They are the ones who don’t pay their fair share of taxes. I could go on and on…..but it’s almost time for dinner……

    • hybridtalk1 says:

      GS, this doesn’t make much sense. The Lord said to feed the hungry etc, but he didn’t say to do so by coveting the possessions and success of others and taking it from them to help the poor. He calls each of us to do what we can do. Jesus has never called people to steal from our neighbors to pay our fair share. That is a liberal idea, not a biblical one.

      I don’t know anyone who wants to “cut off” medical care to the sick either, other that Obama who has said on a couple of occasions that he would give an ill person a pain pill instead of an expensive medical procedure.
      The death penalty is for people who have committed a crime worthy of death, and have had a fair trial. More than you can say about liberals who seek to murder pre-born babies, who have committed no crimes and have had no trial to prove guilt.
      Regarding paying taxes, I understand that today most people get their economics from the media. Here is the truth. People who make money, pay about a 33% tax rate or higher. If they are able to invest their earnings (that is money they make with hard work, not entitlements from someone else who earned it) they then have to pay %15 on what they earn with that money, so they are taxed twice. Much more than the 48% of Americans who pay no income tax at all. That is not fair. Everyone should pay income tax first, before we point fingers at people being taxed twice on their income, and saying their rate is unfair. It just doesn’t add up.

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