Taking Down the Ten Commandments

From time to time we hear of a news story where some atheists want a courtroom or a school or a business in a public place to take down a display of the Ten Commandments. These fights in court are merely a sign of the times. As a nation we are drifting from the religious roots of our heritage.

I am fully sympathetic to those who are fighting for these displays to remain. However, there is another thoroughly Christian perspective that would delight to see these displays come down.

The message of the Ten Commandments is not good news. The message of the Ten Commandments is a message of condemnation. We will never be able to live up to the law’s demands. They teach us that we need a Savior. Paul said it this way, “The law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith” (Galatians 4:24).

So, let us take down the Ten Commandments displays. But let us replace them with a cross.

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