Friday, October 9, 2015

Workers removing Ten Commandments from Oklahoma Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Workers have started to remove a granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds. A contractor the state hired began removing the monument around 10:30 p.m. Monday. Its removal comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court determined the display violates a constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support a “system of religion.”


As my friend Pastor James Bell wrote of this,
MULTITUDES IN THE LAND, in and out of churches, are openly displaying utter hatred of the true and living God. They take counsel together against Almighty God. GOD SHALL LAUGH. GOD SHALL SPEAK IN HIS WRATH... BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO PUT THEIR TRUST IN JESUS! (Psalm 2)
And yet the pagan monuments to Molech of abortuaries, football stadiums, shrines to Buddha/Shiva/Allah grow and flourish all over the globe.

This is the world we live in.

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)

Satan is god of this world, but not forever. Not for long. What a blessed day when all believers from the first moment in time are finally gathered and we dwell with the Most Holy in perfection, and no thing and no person curses or blasphemes Jesus ever again. He will cleanse the world and make it new. Until then, we pray Jesus will remove the scales from many eyes and that multitudes will come to faith.


8 comments :

  1. Notice they did it at night... Prov 4:16

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  2. Why they did this late at night:

    John 3:19–21

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  3. Hi guys,

    Yes they began removing the monument at 10:30PM. The LA Times reported on why

    "The monument had been under 24 hour security for months, Estus said. When officials heard rumors of possible demonstrations, they decided to move the tablet at night.

    “We wanted it to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible, and doing it at night gave us the best opportunity to do that,” Estus said. “The Highway Patrol was also very concerned that having it in the middle of the day could lead to having demonstrations of some kind.”

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-oklahoma-ten-commandments-20151006-htmlstory.html"

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  4. Funny how use of public domain to support a "system of religion" didn't matter when they let Pope Francis speak addressing Congress. Honestly though, I am not really that big a fan of posting a monument of the 10 Commandments.... I think a much more appropriate monument should instead read what Jesus said was the two most important commands: Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. ;)

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    1. Hi Anonymous,


      Good point about the lack of separation of church and state when Pope Francis came around.

      As for the ten commandments v. the two commandments...the two commandments Jesus said are the two greatest commandments are both the entirety of the original ten. The ten being from Exodus 20:1-17 and the two being from Matthew 22:36-40. The first five commandments from Exodus equal the 'love your God with all your mind, strength, heart, and soul' of Matthew, and the second five from Exodus are encapsulated in the love your neighbor spoken of in Matthew. The two are same-same and both are appropriate.

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  5. I find the people who ordered this act rather sad. Do they really think they are going to extirpate Christianity by doing this kind of thing? Au contraire, it makes genuine Christians more determined to prevail in their faith. He who endureth to the end, etc.

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  6. The monument is not ancient, it is recent, it is against state laws - public property cannot be used for religious puropses - any religious purposes - the monument will be moved to private property where it belongs & it can be safe from vandels.

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    1. "public property cannot be used for religious puropses"

      Maybe laws have changed but this is not a requirement of the Constitution.

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