What Are the Ten Commandments Essay

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What are the Ten Commandments? A list of religious and moral principles that the Lord presented to Moses on Mount Sinai. These imperatives were to be passed down to God’s people so that they may be aware of the right and wrong of life. “I am the lord thy God, you shall have no other gods before me” This imperative states that Maronites should not idolatrize possessions or adopt any religious practices from other faiths. Young Maronites today are easily distracted by celebrities and modern technology. These distractions allow them to be derailed from the path of God, where the commotion was once evident when the Lord preformed a miracle has now been set towards a new technology item. As young Maronites we should our entire devotion to God only. Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches “Man commits idolatry whenever he honors and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods or demons … power, pleasure, race, ancestors, the state, money, etc.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church notes that this commandment is recalled many times throughout the Bible. Scriptures constantly recall this rejection of "idols, [of] silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see." (Psalm 115:4-5) These empty idols make their worshippers empty: "Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them." These scriptures also relate to the commandment Isaiah 44:9-20; Jeremiah 10:1-16; Daniel 14:1-30. — Catechism of the Catholic Church 2112 “You should not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vein”. This commandment states that since God’s name is so great, any use of His name that brings dishonor and disrespect on Him or His character indicates using the Lords name in vein. It is also taking the Lords name in an irrelevant manner implies a lack of respect. Sentences such as “Oh my God” or “I promise to God”
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