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Ten commandments - First Commandment GRADE 8

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Ten commandments - First Commandment GRADE 8

  1. 1. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
  2. 2. * The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of biblical principles relating to ethics and worship, which play a fundamental role in Judaism and Christianity. • The Ten Commandments are found in the Old Testament books of Exodus ad Deuteronomy • God revealed these words on Mount Sinai • “Decalogue” means “ten words”
  3. 3. • A covenant is a sacred agreement • The Ten Commandments take on full meaning as part of the Covenant between God and His people • In Jesus, these words have their full meaning revealed
  4. 4. • The Ten Commandments state what is required in the love of God and the love of neighbor • Commandments 1-3 = Love of God • Commandments 4-10 = Love of neighbor
  5. 5. The First Commandment: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. You shall have no other gods besides me.
  6. 6. • In Matthew 4:10, Jesus says, “You shall worship the Lord, your God, and Him only shall you serve.” • The First Commandment embraces the virtues of faith, hope, and love. • We are called to give God what we owe him – adoration, prayer and sacrifice • The First Commandment requires us to protect faith, hope and love and to reject those thing that oppose these virtues
  7. 7. • Sins against the First Commandment include: - sacrilege – disrespect toward sacred things (places, objects, words, etc) - simony - the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges (sacraments, position in the Church, etc) - heresy – a belief that goes against what the Church teaches - apostasy – the abandonment of one’s religion - schism – a division; in Christianity, schism includes refusal to be in unity with the Pope *These are sins against FAITH
  8. 8. - despair – the loss of hope - presumption – arrogance; excess pride or selfimportance *These are sins against HOPE <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> - indifference – the state of not caring; having no sympathy or care - ingratitude – being ungrateful; not thankful *These are sins against LOVE
  9. 9. • The First Commandment forbids: - the occult – beliefs that are not of God, but seek to control powers beyond human nature - superstition – an irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome
  10. 10. - astrology – belief that the sun, moon, planets and stars control our lives - idolatry – the worship of false gods or idols - witchcraft – attempting to use magical “formulas” to show power that belongs only to God - cult – a system of misguided beliefs that center around a leader; these are often dangerous

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