has said, “It is simply progressive mon ogamy (having more than one wife but having one at a time). Our divorce system simply sinks into the slime!” Thinking of the parade of sex, it is most tragic that our own United States Supreme Court does not uphold the principles of our postal authorities con cerning the banning of all lewd, las civious publications. A dirty, adulter ous volume, was banned from mailing, by our postal authorities, as being ob scene. When the case was taken to the Supreme Court, however, the Post Office was rebuked and the publishers were given the right to distribute it through the United States mail. The declara tion of the Supreme Court consisted of, “A book is only bad if one considers it is bad.” “Our moral standards are changing in the United States.” But we do thank God that His laws are al ways the same! “Thou shaft not commit adultery” is God’s holy pronouncement. Through the sanctity of marriage God has set apart a way of life — but man does not seem to learn the lesson. In the folly of sin he has tried everything else: promiscuity, polygamy, and con cubinage. All of these things lead men into slavery and women to become mere chattels in a society sinking to a state of complete debasement. Now as we look at what the Lord Jesus Christ had to say regarding this matter, we see clearly in Matthew 5:28 Capital Punishment (cont.) But there is one other aspect to this Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” Our Lord Jesus Christ restated it to gether with eight other of the ten and placed it on much higher moral ground. In Matthew 5:21 our Saviour says, “Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, thou shalt not kill, and whosoever shall kill shall be in dan ger of the judgment, but I say unto you that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in dan ger of the judgment.” Thus the Lord tells us, whoever has hate in his heart for another person, has the same as murdered that person. We know that
that He has placed this Commandment on a much higher plane, “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath com mitted adultery with her already in his heart.” Christ immortalized His teaching on this subject when He drew, in unmistakable words, the picture of the woman at the well surrounded by her accusers. The Bible gives us a picture of man’s heart as he brings us to stand before David, for we see in him the picture of our own unworthiness. What did David do? He sinned against his own family — He sinned against Bath- sheba and Uriah. Then, he sinned against his people causing them to lose the victory because of his act. David sinned against himself and in conse quence suffered the loss of the sacred privilege of building the Temple. But out of a great heart, open before God, in deep contrition he wailed the sacred truth in his 51st Psalm: “Against thee, thee only, have I sinned . . .” So, in the last analysis, man’s sin of adultery is a sin against God! * "Pretending to be rich keeps a lot of men poor." * * jealousy or envy are usually the start ing points of hatred. Billy Sunday was one day con fronted by a woman after he had preached on this subject and she said, “Mr. Sunday, I have a bad temper, but it all blows over in a minute.” This wise man of God responded, “Yes, it’s the same way with a shot-gun blast, but when it is over, there are only pieces left.” The Children of Israel were told, •“Thou shalt do no murder.” The Chris tian is admonished, “Thou shalt not hate.” Peter said, “Have fervent love among yourselves, for love shall cover a multitude of sins.” 33 "Keep your words soft and sweet, for you never know when you may have to eat them."
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