When He finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God. (Exodus 31:18)
The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of biblical principles relating to ethics and worship that play a fundamental role in Judaism and Christianity. According the book of Exodus in the Torah, the Ten Commandments were revealed to Moses by God at Mount Sinai, around 1446 B.C.
Recently, groups have made attempts to replace the commandments of God with man-made versions for a “New Age.”
Strange Georgia Guidestones Receive Fresh Attention in the Age of the Pandemic / INFOWARS, November 24th 2020
Mysterious stone monuments in Georgia that call for a drastic reduction in the earth’s population are receiving fresh attention in light of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Georgia Guidestones were built in 1980 at a cost of $500,000 dollars on behalf of “a small group of loyal Americans” who remain anonymous to this day, but is believed to include philanthropist and population control-enthusiast Ted Turner.
Turner has repeatedly advocated for a 95 percent population reduction and attends weird confabs with the likes of Bill Gates and George Soros to discuss how globalists could use their wealth to “slow the growth of the world’s population.”
As Lesley Kennedy points out, “In the middle of the time of Covid, in 2020, the Georgia Guidestones take on a whole new meaning.”
The most controversial aspect of the stones is the message carved into them, which has made the monument a target for vandals on a number of different occasions.
The stones call for “maintaining humanity under 500 million,” a figure which the world hasn’t seen since the 1500’s and would require outright mass genocide to achieve.
The population reduction message has made the monument a target for those who believe that it’s a beacon for technocratic elitists to flaunt their new world order agenda:
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely—improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule Passion—Faith—Tradition—and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth—beauty—love—seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth—Leave room for nature—Leave room for nature.
The meaning of the Georgia Guidestones commandments are simple to understand:
1. We must massively reduce the earth’s population in harmony with “Mother Earth.”
2. We must manage the remaining people’s ability to reproduce, creating a pseudo-evolutionary system of survival of the fittest.
3. Turn back God’s order of man to pre-Tower of Babel times.
4. Tolerance must rule, even over truth.
5. All humanity must come under a system of international law. International law means world management via a supranational authority.
6. Each nation is accountable to the dictates of a world law authority. Sovereignty, in its presently understood form, would no longer exist.
8. Mankind will be subject to the group’s concept of social responsibility, whatever that may be.
9. Those alive in this new order are to see God alive in all things—plants, rocks, animals, space, water, fire, air, and people. The idea is simple: God is in all because God is all. You too are therefore a god.
10. Humanity must recognize its secondary place in “creation.” Nature, embodied as a “god,” comes first.
There Is No One Right Way to Live’: Atheists Unveil a Radically Different Set of Ten Commandments / Blaze Media, December 19, 2014
Atheists who reject the Ten Commandments as detailed in the Bible and revered in Judeo-Christian tradition have unveiled their own secular version of life’s dos and dont’s.
Lex Bayer and John Figdor, authors of the book “Atheist Mind, Human Heart,” recently organized a crowdsource contest to determine the 10 best atheist commandments and to modernize Old Testament ideals, creating an inclusive value set that they say is applicable in the modern era.
Bayer and Figdor’s book, which is said to guide “readers through their process for establishing and testing principles for living a reasonable, ethical, and happy life without God,” was the basis for the quest to find an alternative set of regulations; they released these ideals on Friday morning.
“There is often a misconception that nonbelievers don’t share strong ethical values,” Fignor, who is a humanist chaplain at Stanford University, said in a statement. “In reading through the thousands of submissions in the contest it’s very clear that is not the case.”
He said that he believes there is overwhelming overlap as it pertains to moral values that can be found among the masses regardless of one’s faith tradition.
The public submitted their ideas in recent weeks for alternative secular commandments, with a panel of 13 prominent atheists and secularists weighing in to pick their favorites.
“The entries brimmed with compassion, empathy and caring for humanity, while endorsing science, reason and critical thinking,” Blumner proclaimed in a press release touting the results. “It goes to show how closely linked these values are.”
Ten people collectively won the Rethink Prize, which was granted for their efforts in re-imagining the traditional Ten Commandments; they will share a collective $10,000 prize.
Below, see their new set of commandments:
1. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
2. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true.
3. The scientific method is the most reliable way of understanding the natural world.
4. Every person has the right to control of their body.
5. God is not necessary to be a good person or to live a full and meaningful life.
6. Be mindful of the consequences of all your actions and recognize that you must take responsibility for them.
7. Treat others as you would want them to treat you, and can reasonably expect them to want to be treated. Think about their perspective.
8. We have the responsibility to consider others, including future generations.
9. There is no one right way to live.
10. Leave the world a better place than you found it.
Now, let’s review the Lord God’s 10 Commandments:
Then God spoke all these words:
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.
- Do not have other gods besides Me.
- Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.
- Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God, because the Lord will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses His name.
- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy: You are to labor six days and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates. For the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them in six days; then He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and declared it holy.
- Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
- Do not murder.
- Do not commit adultery.
- Do not steal.
- Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.
- Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (Exodus 20:1-17)
The value and significance of the 10 Commandments for society today is that they are a divinely inspired chart of basic human rights:
The First Commandment, “I am the Lord your God. You shall not have other gods besides me,” guarantees us the right to give God first place in our lives. God must come before all the other “gods” of contemporary society – wealth, material success, comfort, pleasure – in order to safeguard the liberty of human beings to live as they should.
The Second Commandment, not to take God’s name in vain, affirms and defends the basic human right to cultivate and maintain an attitude of reverence toward God, of respect for what is holy, of awe toward the transcendent other who is our origin and our destiny. It is to recognize that God exists – it gives meaning and purpose to life.
The Third Commandment, “Remember to keep holy the sabbath day,” states a fundamental human right – the right to sabbath rest. To live in peace, harmony and unity, we must invest quality time in rest.
The Fourth Commandment, “Honor your father and your mother,” must not be understood as restricted to young children. It refers to the basic human right to family life, which we are invited to cherish and foster.
The Fifth Commandment, “You shall not kill,” shows better than any of the others the strict relationship between commands and rights. Liberty without rules necessarily infringes on somebody else’s rights. The statement that human life is both sacred and social, and leads us to foster and protect it in all circumstances.
The Sixth Commandment, “You shall not commit adultery,” rules out, by extension, any misuse of sexuality. It points to the right of marital fidelity and to the obligation of responsible sexuality.
The Seventh Commandment, “You shall not steal,” shows clearly, one more time, the relation between obligation and right. In fact, not to steal means respecting others’ rights to possess and enjoy what one is entitled to by one’s labor “or simply by the fact of one’s humanity”; most importantly, it means also that no nation can steal from other nations. Industrialized nations of the North are not supposed to exploit the underdeveloped countries of the South; especially, they shouldn’t spend vast amounts of money on armaments, when there is poverty and human suffering in the rest of the globe.
The Eighth Commandment, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor,” shows the dire consequences of lying. Everyone has an obligation to be truthful, in particular governments, whose systematic lying is perpetrated “for the sake of controlling and manipulating people. Equally blameful is the behavior of those who censor and distort history as well as the news. In commanding truth, the Eighth Commandment protects what is essential to freedom.
The Ninth Commandment tells us not to covet a neighbor’s spouse. It is not simply desiring; it is wanting something to which one has no right. Society today encourages people to indulge in their passions, but this license has not made the world a happier place. Rather, it has led to alienation, pain, and even despair for some.
The Tenth Commandment, not to covet our neighbor’s possessions, reiterates the danger of falling into painful disruptions in relationships between human beings. This commandment asks us to be just in our relationships with others, including groups, social classes, and nations.
The Ten Commandments clearly show the interconnection between rights and obligations, and the essential role played by the teaching of God in organizing our social life on the principle of human rights. They affect not only expected areas of moral life but the entire social structure. The Ten Commandments are perennial pillars which mark the course of changing times.
|Relations between:||Man & God||Human & Family||Human & Human|
|Thought||Second Command:“Thou shalt have no other God”–fear of God.||Fifth Command:“Honor thy father and thy mother.”||Tenth Command:“Thou shalt not covet.”|
|Speech||Third Command:“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain.”||Sixth Command:“Thou shalt not murder,” especially one’s family.||Ninth Command:“Thou shalt not bear false witness.”|
|Action||Fourth Command:“Remember the Sabbath Day.”||Seventh Command:“Thou shalt not commit adultery.”||Eighth Command:“Thou shalt not steal.”|
The Ten Commandments concern matters of fundamental importance in Judaism and Christianity: the greatest obligation (to worship only God), the greatest injury to a person (murder), the greatest injury to family bonds (adultery), the greatest injury to commerce and law (bearing false witness), the greatest inter-generational obligation (honor to parents), the greatest obligation to community (truthfulness), the greatest injury to movable property (theft).
The Ten Commandments are written with room for varying interpretation, reflecting their role as a summary of fundamental principles. They are not as explicit or as detailed as rules or as many other biblical laws and commandments, because they provide guiding principles that apply universally, across changing circumstances. They do not specify punishments for their violation. Their precise import must be worked out in each separate situation.
Of all the questions you will ask yourself in life, probably the most important is, “If the Rapture occurred today, am I good enough to be snatched up and go to Heaven?” The way to find this out is to ask yourself if you have turned from your sin and turned to God by accepting the payment that Jesus Christ made on the Cross for your disobedience.
We have all broken God’s basic laws, the Ten Commandments, not just once but many, many times. Our sin has separated us from God. But the good news is, God loves us and offers a wonderful plan for our lives. He sent Jesus Christ as God’s only provision for our sin. Through him we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our life. But, we must individually accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
If you have not done that yet, this is a suggested prayer that you can use right now to change your eternal destiny:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”
As a Christian, we will never have to ask the question: “Am I good enough for Heaven?” This is what the Bible says:
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4-7)
raised us up together – That is, we are raised from the death of sin to the life of the Lord, in connection with the resurrection of Jesus, and in virtue of that. So close is the connection between him and you, that his resurrection made yours certain.
made us sit together – Together with him. That is, we share his honors. So close is our connection with him, that we shall partake of his glory, and in some measure do now.
the heavenly places – He has gone to the heavenly world as our Head and Representative. His entrance there is a pledge that we will also enter there. Even here we have the anticipation of glory, and are admitted to exalted honors, as if we sat in heavenly places, in virtue of our connection with him.
in Christ Jesus – It is in connection with Him that we are thus exalted, and thus filled with joy and peace. The meaning of the whole is this:
“We are united to Christ. We die with him, and live with him. We share his sufferings, and we share his joys. We become dead to the world in virtue of his death; we become alive unto God in virtue of his resurrection. On earth we are exalted to honor, peace, and hope, in virtue of his resurrection; in heaven we shall share his, glory and partake of his triumphs.”
So in a very real sense, if you are a Christian you have already left this kingdom of darkness that includes the world system, the flesh, and the Devil, and in the Spirit you are already seated with Christ in Heaven!
Very informative. This blog is concise, useful, and Bible-based.
Richard, February 7, 2021
Would not 500 million still be a cancer? If they claim any number of humans is a cancer, then humanity will always be a cancer. The problem is calling humanity a cancer to begin with.
Greed is the cancer, not humans.
Timtofly, February 7, 2021