The Ten Commandments #1

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This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series The Ten Commandments

The world can be a very confusing place, can’t it? It isn’t always easy to know the right thing to do, the right road to take, or the right decision to make. And most of us, most of the time, want to do the right thing. At least we want to think we want to do the right thing. But it seems that, in the modern world, the right thing to do keeps shifting ground on us. There is no constant standard—no absolute truth—some people tell us.

The problem is that life and death really are absolutes. When the chest pains come upon you, when they have yelled, Clear!, and tried to shock you back into life, and have failed, when they have pulled that sheet up over your face, you are absolutely dead. Sickness, poverty, slavery, disease, hunger; these are real absolutes in the world. So how come we hear people telling us there are no absolutes, when we know better?

Why should anyone be so stupid as to believe there aren’t rules of life somewhere that make the difference between life and death, sickness and health, wealth and poverty, when you see these around you every day? Oh sure, time and chance account for a lot of man’s trouble, but on the whole, there is a way that leads to life and a way that leads to death. Intuitively, most of us know that—we just aren’t sure what those ways might be. When you come to the crossroads, how can you know which road to take?

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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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