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Thread: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

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    How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    An example is in the commandment, "Thou shall not kill". How can God tell people to follow his commandments when he went and killed on multiple occasions. He killed during the great flood with Noah's ark and the great plagues of Egypt just to name a couple.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by berg50 View Post
    An example is in the commandment, "Thou shall not kill". How can God tell people to follow his commandments when he went and killed on multiple occasions. He killed during the great flood with Noah's ark and the great plagues of Egypt just to name a couple.
    This is not a contradiction at all. You may feel its not fair but its not a contradiction by any means.


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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nobunaga View Post
    This is not a contradiction at all. You may feel its not fair but its not a contradiction by any means.
    But God has never committed a sin, and murder is a sin. So therefore God committed a sin by murdering. How can there be a good leader that does not follow his own rules.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by berg50 View Post
    An example is in the commandment, "Thou shall not kill". How can God tell people to follow his commandments when he went and killed on multiple occasions. He killed during the great flood with Noah's ark and the great plagues of Egypt just to name a couple.
    You might want to study translation a bit. The literal rendering of "thou shalt not kill" is "thou shall do no murder."

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    when you are the created you are subject to the creator and not the other way around. He is life and is the creator of it. The fact that we breath is only by His power. He controls the exact moment of death for all created beings.

    Everything that God does is good and right, and it is done for His glory that His name may be great.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds357 View Post
    You might want to study translation a bit. The literal rendering of "thou shalt not kill" is "thou shall do no murder."
    But is for no reason killing a large population not murder. If a person were to walk down the street and kill somebody for not agreeing with them would that not be considered murder. That still stands for "thou shalt not murder", as God still did murder a significant amount of people.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    The law is for people, not for God.
    As for Me, this is My covenant with them," says the LORD: "My Spirit who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouth of your children, or from the mouth of your children's children, from now on and forever," says the LORD.


    Isaiah 59:21

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by berg50 View Post
    But is for no reason killing a large population not murder. If a person were to walk down the street and kill somebody for not agreeing with them would that not be considered murder. That still stands for "thou shalt not murder", as God still did murder a significant amount of people.
    God did not murder anyone. He is the Supreme being of the Universe. He has the moral right to kill who he wishes and that killing is perfectly moral. To a Christian, God is the definition of morality. God's morality is not defined in terms of human perception of morality.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noonzie View Post
    when you are the created you are subject to the creator and not the other way around. He is life and is the creator of it. The fact that we breath is only by His power. He controls the exact moment of death for all created beings.

    Everything that God does is good and right, and it is done for His glory that His name may be great.
    But if he controlled the exact moment of death, then would he not be able to control if a person is murdered.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds357 View Post
    God did not murder anyone. He is the Supreme being of the Universe. He has the moral right to kill who he wishes and that killing is perfectly moral. To a Christian, God is the definition of morality. God's morality is not defined in terms of human perception of morality.
    But whether a murder is moral or not is not the question. A murder is the act of killing a human being which does not take morality into consideration. Therefore whether it is morally correct or not is not the question as the murder still happened.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by berg50 View Post
    But if he controlled the exact moment of death, then would he not be able to control if a person is murdered.
    King David had a good understanding of God's sovereignty. He understood that whatever God allowed or did not allow to happen was the decision of God and that it was good.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by berg50 View Post
    But God has never committed a sin, and murder is a sin. So therefore God committed a sin by murdering. How can there be a good leader that does not follow his own rules.
    people die every day are these all murder cases in your view ? God is Ex-lex (bound by no law) the law was given to man. I like your question seems you have a high regard for justice.


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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noonzie View Post
    King David had a good understanding of God's sovereignty. He understood that whatever God allowed or did not allow to happen was the decision of God and that it was good.
    But if God allowed people to murder, then what is the purpose of the Commandments? Because according to this statement, God would have the ability to control a person's destiny, pretty much manifest destiny. This would mean that a person would not need to be told the Commandments, but rather God would prevent them from breaking these laws.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nobunaga View Post
    people die every day are these all murder cases in your view ? God is Ex-lex (bound by no law) the law was given to man. I like your question seems you have a high regard for justice.
    Many of them can be seen as direct murder, while the vast majority of these are by disease, malnutrition, or of that sort. The cases that I would be considered murder would be when the acts of one person causes another to lose their life.

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    Re: How do you explain the self contradictions in the 10 commandments?

    Quote Originally Posted by berg50 View Post
    But if God allowed people to murder, then what is the purpose of the Commandments? Because according to this statement, God would have the ability to control a person's destiny, pretty much manifest destiny. This would mean that a person would not need to be told the Commandments, but rather God would prevent them from breaking these laws.
    If it wasn't for God's grace for all creation, we would be running around like beasts in all our depravity. Our problem is that we think we are generally good. Only God is good. Once you realize from scriptures who you are as a man and who God is, it is easier to see how good He really is.

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