The Misconception and Misappropriation of Christian Values
You may recall the story of Jesus where the Pharisees were lying to the people and the kings saying that he was violating the Laws of Moses which at that time was and still remains today as the law of the land. This was the excuse that they used to not only beat, torture, and kill all of God’s prophets and messengers sent before Jesus but the exact same premises that they used to murder Christ as well. What they did not care to try and understand was that Moses was just a man sent by God to deliver those laws, teach them in his name and set the example by which they should live. This was the first convent and only after the other prophets and messengers were slain by their hands, did God see reason to send to us his only son to deliver unto us a second convent. These so-called religious experts and their followers were blinded by Satan and could not see Jesus for who he really was and they refused to listen when Jesus explained to them that he was not here to violate or erase this misconception of the Ten Commandments being the Laws of Moses, he was only there to enhance them. These hypocrites saw Jesus as just another man whose pedigree and linage did not match their interpretation of what a prophet or religious leader was. That was when they began to misappropriate the true meaning of Christian values and shape them into what they wanted them to be.
If this is beginning to sound familiar, it should because those same hypocrites are alive and well today. The previous ones mentioned in the Bible old bodies are long gone and now turned to dust but the souls of those have been reborn into the human bodies that embrace this same style of thinking today. You know who they are and you see them every day. Even some who may read this, houses some of those souls. These are those who claim Christian values but don’t have the slightest clue what they are. Values are not something that you put on like a suit of clothing whenever it is convenient or benefits you. Values are something that we are all born with and either chose to maintain them or sacrifice them. These values that the newly embodied hypocrites call Christian is nothing more than worldly values that Satan has implanted into their minds to replace the true Christian values that they had been born with.
Worldly values are defined as anything dealing with “wealth, power, pleasure, revenge, fame, vanity and status”. So the next time you hear anyone claim that they are all about Christian values, ask them what they mean. If they attempt to lead you down a path where it’s all about any of those things mentioned above, please take a few minutes to advise them that real Christian values are opposite.
We all should know the Ten Commandments as delivered by Moses at the instruction of God so to give you an idea of how Jesus enhanced them by way of delivery of the second convent under which all Christians should strive to live by. I have compiled ten rules that if compared to the original Ten Commandments will be found not to try and erase or over-rule them at all. The Ten Rules were mainly created because during the time of Christ, God’s children faced a different situation than it did during the delivery made by Moses. God seen that many of his children were being lost to sin and instead of allowing that to continue to happen, he made the decision to offer us another deal where we will no longer be controlled by sin, where imperfection was no longer an immediate death sentence, and where receiving forgiveness was granted simply by humbly asking for it.
The first commandment says “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” and Jesus says “Worship and Serve only the Lord thy God (Matthew 4:8-10)”. The second commandment says “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” and the Bible says “Honor God with your Body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). The third commandment says “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain” and Jesus says to “Practice what you Teach (Matthew 23:2-3). The fourth commandment says “Honour thy father and thy mother” and Jesus says “Love your Neighbor as Yourself (Mark 12:31)”. The fifth commandment says “Thou shalt not kill” and Jesus says “Be a servant to others (Matthew 20:20-28)”. The sixth commandment says “Thou shalt not commit adultery” and Jesus says “Forgive those who sin against you (Matthew 6:14)”. The seventh commandment says “Thou shalt not steal” and the Bible says “never get tired of doing good (2nd Thessalonians 3:13)”. The eighth commandment says “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” and Jesus says “Give unto those who ask (Matthews 5:42)”. The ninth commandment says “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house” the Bible says “Be right with God through faith (Romans 3:28)”. The tenth commandment says “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” and Jesus says “Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:38-30)”.
Now, can someone please tell me how these ten rules violate any of the Ten Commandments? So the newly embodies souls of the Pharisees are wrong again and what they say is Christian values is nothing but a substitute called worldly values created by evil. There are no such thing as a Christian value that puts profit before people, that separates us based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, nationality or status, that allows us to treat any other with disdain or disgust, that allows the lesser of us to suffer more than the more fortunate, and especially that allows hypocrites to control the word of the Lord. When Jesus delivered to us the second convent, along with it came the power and authority to control evil instead of allow evil to control and the freedom of choice. We choose our own destinies not those false teachers who parade around with million dollar suits on a ten cent body. Just my opinion, I could be wrong and if so ME CULPA.