Thou Shalt Not! – Herbert W Armstrong – Good News Magazine

Thou Shalt Not! – Herbert W Armstrong – Good News Magazine

Thou Shalt Not!

Are the Ten Commandments “NEGATIVE” and therefore a WRONG form of law? OFTEN we hear the basic Law of God impugned as negative, and therefore not good. God is often conceived as a stern, wrathful God, who angrily says to us: “THOU SHALT NOT!” God’s truth is sometimes looked upon as “a religion of FEAR,” and therefore not desirable for modern, advanced, enlightened man. It ought to be POSITIVE, they say, not negative. Thus God, the Truth of God, the purpose and plan of God, the method of God, and the Law of God are relegated to the primitive, the imperfect – something enlightened man has now outgrown. Modern man thereupon looks upon himself as elevated to a plane of rational thinking, and knowledge higher than God, or Christianity, or God’s Law. Of course, when we UNDERSTAND, God’s TRUTH is the most positive religion or philosophy there is – it eradicates fear! It is the way of FAITH! …

Thou Shalt Not!

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About Herbert W Armstrong

Herbert W. Armstrong (July 31, 1892 – January 16, 1986) founded the Worldwide Church of God in the late 1930s, as well as Ambassador College in 1946, and was an early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism, originally taking to the airwaves in the 1930s from Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Armstrong preached an eclectic set of theological doctrines and teachings that came directly from the Bible. His teachings included the interpretation of biblical prophecy and taught observance of God’s Laws, Sabbath (Saturday), and the Biblical “Holy Days”.
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