Still the Only Solution?


Dennis Prager recently had a lot of good things to say about the Ten Commandments, highlighting the stupidity of the West in its hurry to tear them down and remove any trace of them.

There is only one solution to the world’s problems, only one prescription for producing a near-heaven on earth.

It is 3,000 years old.

And it is known as the Ten Commandments.

Properly understood and applied, the Ten Commandments are really all humanity needs to make a beautiful world. While modern men and women, in their hubris, believe that they can and must come up with new ideas in order to make a good world, the truth is there is almost nothing new to say.

If people and countries lived by the Ten Commandments, all the great moral problems would disappear.
Or, to put it another way, all the great evils involve the violation of one or more of the Ten Commandments.

You can read his rundown on the Ten here. He concludes:

There is only one way to achieve a great society, and it is not by creating a massive state that doles out other citizens’ money. It is by cultivating citizens who try to live by these Ten Commandments. They are as relevant today as they were 3,000 years ago.

At the centre of Western society in its greatest moments was a church that not only promoted the Ten Commandments, but a church that preached the gospel of grace. A moral, just society, however imperfect, is an outflow of the preaching of the gospel. And however imperfectly it is preached, Jesus is there.

Prager can lament the scrapping of the Law of Moses all he likes, but the real issue is a deeper one. Non-Christian conservatism is at best nostalgia and at worst flogging a dead horse. The only thing that will turn our society around, and back to Moses, is the Spirit of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

So keep telling people about Jesus.

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