The Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments: Thou Shalt Nots

March 10. 2022

In the 10 Commandments, Yahweh forbade adultery, idolatry, killing, and stealing. But why did he not forbid wars? Wars are worse. They can trigger widespread adultery, idolatry, and stealing.

It’s hard to fathom the mind of Yahweh. If he knows the future, he could have already forbidden wars and the dark Ages would not have happened. There would not have been Jihads and Holy Crusades. History would have been different.

But as it is, the Dark Ages still lingers in our minds and evoke fresh images of blood and violence. The Jihad continues to this day even as killings and violence persist at greater intensity among and between Christians.

Today, as it has been,and will ever be in the future, wars can be justified in the name of religion. Each continent or nation has its own espoused religion, which they can always invoke to justify their actions.

Paradoxically, the House of God is also being used as refuge for the perpetrators and victims of war. War criminals, mass murderers, together with the casualties of war find themselves fed, attended to, and protected safely by people who may have been themselves child abusers, abortionists, tyrants, and war addicts.

It really blows my mind!

Are all this part of Yahweh’s grand design? Allowing his children to fight against each other and at the same time welcoming them into his Mansion as a loving father? Is he not also a tyrant and murderer himself by sacrificing and killing his own sons and daughters in the name of love?

We cannot accept the theory that God designed all this. Drugs and wars destroy people, nations, and our ecology. What must have been the reason for God to allow and tolerate this but at the same time forbid adultery, idolatry, and killings in his Ten Commandments?

And this prohibition continues in the New Testament, even made harsher for as it is written, thoughts are already bad in themselves because you can't do a bad thing without first thinking about it:

"Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed” (James 1:14-15).

I must have inherited my personality from Yahweh. Both the good and the bad, the beauty and the beast, love and hatred, compassion and revenge are all inside me playing the game of tug-of-war, at the least provocation of which, explodes ferociously into action, whether the result is compassion or hatred.

After all, I was created to his image and likeness. His blood is my blood. His spirit is my spirit. His pain is my pain. His suffering and anguish is my suffering and anguish.

Or perhaps, the tablet of commandments he gave us through Moses was just a symbolic act for us to realize that life here on earth is all strict obedience to his rules and it’s up to us to choose whether, in the midst of all this, we still want to be happy or not in this life.

The little children are not even aware of any commandments. They are happy. The Lord Jesus knows this:

“Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein” (Matthew 19:14).

Yes, once everything is seen from another perspective, there are no more commandments. Our challenge is how to expand our Consciousness in such a way that we all become like little children.