Posts Tagged ‘Ten Commandments’

Chinese churches made to replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping quotes

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to reports. According to Bitter Winter, a magazine covering religious liberty and human rights in China, churches belonging to the country’s state-run “Three-Self Patriotic Movement” Protestant denomination have been Read more

Giant ten commandments monument donated by Fraternal Order of Eagles

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A giant Ten Commandments monument will go up outside Mary Queen of Apostles School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania in the coming weeks. That wouldn’t normally be a story — if anything, the most noteworthy thing about it is that a religious monument is going up outside a religious school for once — but the journey it Read more

Early copy of Ten Commandments on public display

Friday, May 29th, 2015

One of the earliest known copies of the Ten Commandments is making a rare public appearance. For 14 days over the next seven months, the Ten Commandments scroll called 4Q41 will be shown at the Israel Museum. It is part of an exhibit called “A Brief History of Humankind”. This copy of the commandments was Read more

Pope Francis tells Christians to memorise the beatitudes

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Christians should memorise the beatitudes which Jesus taught as the path to true happiness, Pope Francis has said. Speaking at his weekly audience at the Vatican on August 6, the Pope linked the beatitudes, the Ten Commandments and the Last Judgement. Some 6000 people heard the Pope tell them he was so serious about Christians Read more

Churches adopt new Ten Commandments

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The religious rules, which Christians believe were etched onto tablets by God and given to Moses, have been modified to use up-to-date language and principles.

Inspired by last year’s riots, the new vows include “manage your anger”, “know God” and “catch your breath” and are understood to be used in more than 600 churches in Britain.

The original “thou shalt not steal” has become “prosper with a clear conscience”, and the lengthy “thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain” becomes “take God seriously”.

The commandments, designed by popular evangelical preacher J John, have been praised by religious leaders for bringing practical advice to modern congregations.

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