ON MARCH 2, 1981

I.  I Am The Lord Thy God; Thou Shalt Not Have strange gods Before Me.

“Offenses against this Commandment omit God from our life, putting more importance to, or on, someone, something, or one’s self.

Idolizing evil through commitment, ceremony, or an immoral way of life.

Idolizing possessions, success, or one’s own analogy of Faith, placing all things above God, The Creator of All Things.

Refusing to believe in the True Existence of God as a Supreme Being and The Controller of All Things.

Using one’s Spiritual Faith, dwelling on humanistic values and standards, ignoring the Supernatural Power of God.

Denying Who God Is, What God Is, and the Mystery that surrounds Him.”

II.  Thou Shalt Not Take The Name Of The Lord Thy God In Vain.

“Offenses against this Commandment are indicative of man’s lack of respect of God.

Using foul language in speaking of God, in talking to God, in reflecting on God, or in any reference to Him, is a grievous sin.  Declaring, or emphasizing a fact, whether it be to dominate a subject, to be expressive in justifying a subject, or to be ill-mannered socially with regard to one’s family, friends, or business, using obscene words calling out God’s Name is inexcusable and grievous to one’s Soul.

Such disrespect, using foul language in God’s Name, degrades Him and puts Him in a humanistic level of association.

Smart remarks, show-off slang, belittling the dignity due God, are grievous sins.”

III.  Remember Thou Keep Holy The Sabbath Day.

“Offenses against this Commandment are based on petty excuses to not fulfill one’s obligation of devotion to honor God in attending a prescribed ceremony for the purpose of personal communication with God.

Neglect here is triggered by disobedience to God’s Reason for this time to take place.

To disregard this Commandment speaks boldness, and refusal to abide by God’s Command.”

IV.  Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother.

“Offenses against this Commandment are seen in any disobedience to any of the first three Commandments, for our Heavenly Parents must be our first concern, and it is through our concern for Them that our respect and honor will follow for our earthly parents.

Disrespect, a lack of loyalty, a lack of caring, an improper attitude, a disregard for the relationship that should be held in high regard, high esteem and honor, must be recognized as the privilege it is, and must never be taken for granted, shoved aside, ignored or abused.”

V.  Thou Shalt Not Kill.

“The offenses against this Commandment have various degrees of application.  They sometimes promote or indicate a mental disorder that is oftentimes acceptable as a justifiable excuse to many people.

To kill a body is oftentimes an act of anger, lust, jealousy, revenge.

To kill the mind is triggered by emotional pressure, emotional instability, power-hungry desires, abusive physical harassment, nagging into depression, killing the spirit, the life, the hope of someone, or killing an unborn child in accepting abortion as a normal thing rather than a mortal sin.

Killing the spirit and/or enthusiasm, the motivation, the Faith, in another human being, is serious to the welfare of this person, and can be critical to his or her thinking and actions.

To kill another person is not always a physical act.  It can be a disturbed evil morbidity to make someone suffer and be lifeless merely for sadistic reasons.”

VI.  Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.

“Offenses against this Commandment consist of:

Abusiveness to the physical body through indulging in intimate relations out of the marriage state;

Homosexuality and Lesbianism;

Indulging in ‘obscenities’ to the body and/or encouragement to participation in unnatural, abnormal activities;

Illegal approach and use of the physical body in pornographic indulgence or for monetary measures or means;

Self-abuse to one’s own body;

Misusing the emotions of another human being, intimidating them, causing a vulnerability of immoral behavior;

Corrupting a child’s morals by taking advantage of his or her vulnerability to adult authority.”

VII.  Thou Shalt Not Steal.

“Offenses against this Commandment cover many parts of man’s nature, personality and motives.  Stealing covers many things such as:

Another’s personal belongings,

Another’s friends,

Another’s employment,

Another’s place in society,

Another’s position at management levels,

Another’s dignity,

Another’s interest in personal goals,

Another’s ideas,

Another’s ideals,

Another’s will,

Another’s self-esteem,

Another’s credit due him or her,

Another’s hope,

Another’s monetary means,

Another’s sensitivity,

Another’s moral values,

Another’s moral standards,

Another’s Faith in God.

Stealing is an insensitivity to the Importance of another human being and their privilege of ‘their will’, plus their right to use their will as ‘they choose’, and/or their ‘individual success’ or ‘rightful place’ in society.”

VIII.  Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor.

“Offenses against this Commandment are numerous and oftentimes not looked upon in the full manner of their abusiveness to other people.

It is wrong to tear down, degrade or abuse the name of another person, the reputation of someone, or the dignity of another man or woman.  To lack respect for another person, whether it be an emotional attack, a jealous outburst or a cruel meanness, to discredit their name or position with other people is unjust and grievous.

Such dreadful wrongs to others are triggered and carried out by:

Your selfishness,

Your immature childish pranks,

Your hatefulness,

Your jealousy,

Your self-love,

Your self-esteem,

Your self-righteousness,

Your self-pity,

Your self-importance,

Your self-opinion,

Your self-determination,

Your undue criticism,

Your gossip — controlled or uncontrolled.”

IX.  Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Wife.

“Offenses against this Commandment many times begin with flirting to encourage the spouse of another to respond either intimately or to gain attention to satisfy one’s own ego.

Sometimes the relationship is to just consume the time of the individual away from his or her spouse, to feed one’s own petty selfishness, and to feed one’s lack of self-confidence.

Lust, promiscuity, permissiveness, immoral values, immoral standards are not just danger signs against this Commandment, but are the basic weak traits that tend to justify such improper actions and activities.”

X.  Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Goods.

“Offenses against this Commandment are triggered many times by the bad habit of borrowing something from someone else and not returning it, either intentionally or unintentionally.  Many people justify their taking properties because of their relationship with the victim of their habit.

There is a tremendous lack of respect involved when the privacy of another person’s properties are abused to the point of mislaying them, forgetting to return them, or even destroying them without restitution.

Insensitivity to another person’s properties is pure selfishness, a lack of loyalty to the individual who is the victim of such circumstances, and of course, borrowing, taking, abusing, destroying anyone’s properties is grievous, for as we cannot take from God what is God’s, this follows through to our relationship with other men, women and children.”

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