Ten Commandments Holiday?


So I’m driving to work today and listening to K-Love when I heard about a movement to get a Ten Commandments Holiday enacted. Looking online, I found that anyone who resists it is labeled as "liberal and atheistic."

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So, at the risk of being labeled, I wondered, "What!?"

Is that our best foot forward as Christians? Why not a "grace and faith" holiday or a "Jesus loves me" holiday? Do we want to proclaim to the world that the essence of our faith is a list of rules that must be followed and obeyed to win God’s favor? What!?

By the way, in my opinion, the Ten Commandments aren’t the most important part of our faith. What’s most important is that a broken humanity CANNOT keep these rules/commandments, so God in his amazing love and mercy came to earth to die for us and provide a way to be forgiven and live with him forever.

I’m afraid that movements like the Ten Commandments movement only serve to solidify a wrong perception of Christianity–it’s not man’s attempt to be good enough for God; it’s a good God’s attempt to draw us to himself.

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So that’s my rant for today.

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Christine has more than 26 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as co-director of the KidMin Conference. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources. Follow Christine on Twitter @ChristineYJones


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