The 10 commandments are irrelevant to the world we live in

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The 10 commandments are irrelevant to the world we live in (12 marks)

The 10 commandments have always been referred to by Christians to help them with moral decisions. To suggest that these are irrelevant is a pretty big assertion. God gave them to Moses at Mount Sinai, and they were meant to be a set of duties and responsibilities that people would have obey to reveal their devotion to God and separation from sin. One could argue that these laws should act as a guide to living a moral and obedient life, as they came from God, who wants us to have a harmonious relationship with Him. However, many Christians feel that some of these commandments are obsolete and are irrelevant today.

Many Christians believe that the commandments are not just about obedience, but also about protection of people from each other. They promote the equality of all human beings world-wide, which is why they will never cease to be infallible and meaningful. For example, the commandments "Thou Shalt Not Kill" and "Thou Shalt Not Steal" are still significant today, as theft and murder are prohibited by law. As well as that, the first commandment "I am the Lord thy God", which translates as "put God first in your life", is very important even 2500 years later.  If you believe in God, you should want to put him first and follow Jesus because he is the Son of God and because of what He did for us on the Cross. This commandment forms the basis of Christianity, as God should be your main priority, and is still relevant to Christians nowadays.

However, other Christians would argue that some of the…


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