Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Antinomian Fervor: The Ten Commandments Must Go

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law”

In yet another in-your-face ruling, another high court, the Oklahoma Supreme Court in this case, has ruled that a Ten Commandments statue must be removed from outside of the state capitol because, after all, it is religious. Rulings such as this have much broader implications. The sixth commandment is, for example, “You shall not murder,” and is a good example of how our entire judicial system is, in fact, “religious.” Of course we are not going to do away with the entire canon, but nine tenths of the law is not so much the laws that are in place but how those laws are interpreted and respected. Unfortunately, ours is a world where laws are treated like items on a cafeteria menu. We select what we like and ignore the rest. That’s antinomianism.


  1. In the US Constitution itself it says "In the Year of our Lord" a direct reference to Jesus. According to the logic of removing the 10 commandments, we should also tear up the US Constitution. Oh wait, we basically already have ...

  2. "According to the logic of removing the 10 commandments, we should also tear up the US Constitution"

    If it includes trashing the second amendment, it might be worth it.

  3. How about the first three commandments, which laws are based on those?

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  4. Can't think of any laws against coveting either, so half of the laws are not the basis of judicial system. Honor your father and mother, nice but hardly a reason for imprisonment.

  5. Actually, killing, stealing and bearing false witness are the only ones that are currently laws. One or two of the others may have been covered under blasphemy laws but, thankfully, they are no longer enforced.

    But I don't think that judeo-christians can claim ownership over prohibitions against killing, stealing and bearing false witness. They appear to be fairly universal amongst human cultures.

  6. Ha, ha.. I love the brave dismissals of the 10 Commandments here... Brings to mind this great quote:
    They "said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”"