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Jun 28 2014

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Ten Commandments – Not Ten Suggestions

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Ten Commandments Sign Franklin, NC

Ten Commandments Sign Franklin, NC. Photo: © 2015 Ingo Breuer

“If you develop rules, never have more than ten.”

– Donald Rumsfeld

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
– Ronald Reagan

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Aug 19 2012

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LOSS! Oakland Zoo Removed Ten Commandments Monument

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Open Letter In Defense of Ten Commandments Monument

Atheists seem to be addicted to running to lawyers for their defense (1. Cor. 6!). I know because they have no advocate in Heaven (1. Jn. 1). God bless those Americans who first placed the Ten Commandments monument in the state park that later became the Oakland Zoo. Here is an open letter to the zoo director. I demand that the public is told what is going to happen with the monument. With God’s help it might be put up again in a place where even more people will be exposed to its message.

Bring Back The Ten Commandments!

Dear Mr. Parrott:

I oppose the removal of a Ten Commandments monument at the Oakland Zoo just because an atheist frowned at it. What makes this group so special that they receive such preferential treatment? Christians are offended at many sights but nobody jumps up and immediately removes the cause for offense.

I appreciate and respect the faith of those Americans who first placed the Ten Commandments monument at the Oakland Zoo. It serves as a reminder of what is the foundation for law and justice in the western world. I express my deepest admiration for those who placed this monument back in 1965.

Please don’t allow yourself to be bullied by the lobby of atheists and other un-American groups. The Ten Commandments are part of American heritage no matter how much the atheists disagree. I think it is a great idea that when people come to see God’s creation at the zoo they are also confronted with the Creator’s instructions for life.

I appeal to you to place the Ten Commandments monument back in its location.

If you do not place the Ten Commandments monument back where it first stood, I ask you to please inform me what you will do with the monument. It should be treated with a due respect for those Americans who first placed the monument and we should try to understand their motive. They loved their country and its Christian underpinnings. They did not want to “denigrate” the atheist but America was a nation founded on Biblical principles. America without Christianity is like summer without sunshine!

Please send me a photo of the Ten Commandments monument in its location at the zoo to serve as a reminder of those great days in America when there was freedom of religion and the Ten Commandments display could be found in a state park or zoo.

I am looking forward to receiving your reply because we want confirmation what is going to happen with the monument. We don’t want it to be desecrated by those who angrily raise their fist at God and deny his existence & authority.


Ingo Breuer

Let us remember that this is more than just a cultural war. This is about souls in a lost and dying world. Our lives ought to be walking Ten Commandments monuments. But even more than that. Because of sin we need salvation. God’s law convicts us of sin. It shows us that we are thieves, ungodly, murderers, covetous, adulterers etc. So Jesus has come to take away our sin and He wants to write his law upon our hearts. Our hearts are the tablets upon which God can write his law. Our voluntary obedience to Him shows our love for God.

Ten Commandments Challenge

Atheits might sue to remove a cross in the desert, a Jesus statue in the woods, the Ground Zero cross in New York but they can’t sue against what is in our hearts – Christ in us! Since they are busy suing against public displays of Christianity I have been busy for hours and hours posting photos online of scripture signs, crosses and Ten Commandments placques. My question to you: Can you do the same? Have you seen a cross display or Ten Commandments monument in your area? Take a picture of it and post and share it online everywhere you can so this generation growing up with the internet will see plenty of reminders of Christian America and exposure to the message of Jesus Christ for personal salvation. Post them on facebook, flickr, panoramio and any other forum you might like. I even posted a photo  of a Ten Commandments placque I made myself on the facebook page of the Oakland zoo. On your last resume you wrote that you are proficient with the Microsoft Office suite. Then create your own Ten Commandments placque, print it and post everywhere the Lord gives you opportunity. Don’t have time? Get mine! See link! I placed a German one on a signpost near a chapel in the woods and it stayed there for almost two years until the signpost was removed because the wood decayed. You can also get a Ten Commandments  yard sign esp. now during election time.

The godless try to sue against every reminder of God because the mere thought of God convicts them and unsettles them. But God’s word ought to convict any sinner. When you get under conviction you should not run to a lawyer but rather run to an old fashioned mourner’s bench where you will repent and trust Jesus Christ. There you will find forgiveness and the burden of sin will be done away with. You might feel so happy and free that your sin is gone that you might want shout and scream and praise the Lord. God is good. Trust him!

Go to yardsales and flea markets and buy Ten Commandment placques like people used to have them in their homes and place them in your home or your church or your business or whereever God will lead you to. Or just mail it to Ingo Breuer, Antoniusstr. 3, 53894 Mechernich, Germany and I will place it in public somewhere in Germany! How about that? Develop your own creative idea to spread the Ten Commandments message while atheists sue to remove them from other places.

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Oct 20 2010

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The Ten Commandments


The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice!
Doing them makes all mankind rejoice!
They are not just a plaque!
They should be obeyed!

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Isn’t God’s law perfect?

Just ten commandments to regulate man’s conscience are better than a multitude of government rules, federal laws, state laws, international treaties, etc. Mankind makes new laws everyday, but is unable to enforce them. Those who claim they are able to enforce man-made laws consistently usually are called tyrants, dictators, etc. Those who say that the Ten Commandments are “anachronistic” or “outdated” are basically saying that stealing, killing, lying, dishonoring the sacred, etc. are alright. Those who say the “Ten Commandments” are too “old-fashioned” or too “absolute” are basically sending invitations to every burglar to come to their house and help himself. Those who scoff and mock the Ten Commandments are basically giving their moral approval to the serial killer, the flood of divorces, predatory behavior, the exploitative cheap labor culture that does not know a sacred day of rest, etc. If God gives you a commandment, what makes you think you don’t have to obey it? 

What part of “Thou shalt not” don’t you understand?   – God

These ten authoritative instructions from God Almighty lead you to a happy and good life, if taken to heart and applied. But when you disrespect God’s commandments, your life ends up in misery and disappointment. Without God, your life is full of darkness. Make a choice now to do what God commands. He has created you and He knows what is best for you. So it must be your will to do God’s will. When God says “Thou shalt”, you respond to Him “Yes, I will!” Make it your choice now to obey Him, and you will “lead a quiet and peacable life in all godliness and honesty.” (1 Timothy 3:2)

The Ten Commandments have also been instrumental in creating the freedom that the western world knows. These commandments that God gave us establish discipline in a society without the threat and violence of tyrannical governments. Obediene to the Ten Commandments promotes self-government instead of totalitarianism. James Madison, the chief architect of the US Constitution, said, “We have staked the future of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

Ten Commandments yard sign

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The Ten Commandments that are first mentioned in the Old Testament (Exodus 20 and Deut 5) are also perfectly incorporated into the New Testament. Not only did Jesus on His earthly journey instruct us on several occasions, “If ye love me, keep my commandments,” (John 14:15), but it is written there that the great commandment to love our neighbor can be expressed through the keeping of the Ten Commandments. It says in Romans 13:9, “For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”  Jesus preaches on the Ten Commandments in the Sermon on the Mount and explains God’s intent behind those commands. Jesus even mentions the comand to remember the sabbath day in the New Testament by saying that He is Lord of the sabbath and that this day of rest is for man. The pattern of creation – six days of work and one day of rest – is our way of life and it is also the way God divides time. The millennial reign of Christ is considered the seventh day of prophecy or the 3rd day from Christ’s first coming (Jn. 2:1). Jesus came the first time after four days (Jn. 11:39). 

Thus, if I really want to love my neighbor the way God intends it, then I have to keep those Ten Commandments in my heart and on my mind. The Ten Commandments are not a dry, legalistic, outdated code of law, but they are an expression of divine love. Love is manifested in obedience. The ten commandments are expressions of loving God and others as Jesus commands it in Mt. 22:37-40.

The Ten Commandments also reveal to us God’s standard of righteousness. In the face of God’s law we recognize that we all fail  and come short of the glory of God. The very ten commandments expose our sin. God’s law is our sentence because we cannot live righteously before God as sinners. We are sinners before God and our own righteouness is not sufficient before the judgment throne of a holy God. The ten commandments show us that we are sinners in need of grace and forgiveness. Thanks be to God that there is grace available for us when we turn in repentance and faith to Jesus Christ, who came to saver sinners. If we are righteous in our own eyes, the we don”t recognize our need for salvation from God. The Ten Commandment need to bring us to the point where we say: Lord, I am a sinner. Pleae forgive me and save me from sin.”  May the Ten Commandments point you to your need of Jesus Christ in your life.

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