Re: Fwd: [asa] Creation Care Magazine

From: Janice Matchett <>
Date: Tue Jan 22 2008 - 12:49:25 EST

At 12:33 PM 1/22/2008, Rich Blinne wrote:
>The Ten Commandments not only prohibits theft but also has the
>promotion of the Sabbath.

@ Sorry ace, but Jesus (who IS our Sabbath rest) has only two Commandments.

Excerpt from my profile page:
A moral relativist, by definition, makes up his own moral truth as he
goes along; basing his changable ideas of right and wrong on the situation.

Moral relativists are the biggest danger to the undermining of our
Constitution because the Constitution was only put into place to
guard ABSOLUTE (UNchangeable/self-evident) moral truths. It is a
meaningless document otherwise.

"Subjectivism about values is eternally incompatible with democracy.
Subjectivism leads to tyranny. "The very idea of freedom presupposes
some objective moral order which overarches both ruler and ruled alike.

We and our rulers are of one kind only so long as we are subject to
one law, but if there is no law of nature, the ethos of any society
is the creation of its rulers, educators, and conditioners, and every
creator stands outside his own creation." ~ C.S. Lewis - The Abolition of Man

That expresses precisely the dilemma of the postmodern age. And
remember who the barbarians are. The barbarians come, Lewis told us,
not over the parapet, not carrying their clubs and wielding their
weapons, but they come with polished fingernails and blue pin-striped
suits, gathering in well-lighted conference rooms. They are the good
people who say that they know how to make life better for all of us.
They are pharisaical mentalities. They were known as "busybodies" in
my grandmother's day. They are known as the "politically correct",
today. This quote most effectively exposes them for who and what they are:

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its
victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under
live robber barons than under omnipotent moral busibodies. The robber
baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point
be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good, will torment
us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own
conscience." ~ C.S. Lewis

"Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever."

How does one "glorify God"?

If you love God above all others, you will love others as much (and
no more than) you love yourself.

No rational person would ever deliberately do harm to himself - he
loves himself too much.

"If a man say, I love God, and hates (harms) his brother (by lying to
him, stealing from him, defrauding him in any way, murdering him,
etc.) he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath
seen, cannot love God whom he hath not seen"
<>1 John 4:20

Mark 12:28-31 The two greatest commandments of all: "Then one of the
scribes ... asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?" Jesus
answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel,
the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your
God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and
with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And the
second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as much as you love
yourself'(and no more). There is no other commandment greater than
these." <>Matt. 25:35-36

"Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear
God and keep his [two] commandments, for this is the whole duty of
man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every
hidden thing, whether it is good or evil." ~
<>Eccl. 12:13-14

~ Janice

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