Varied Opinions on the Ten Commandments Controversy

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, August 25, 2003

Varied Opinions on the Ten Commandments Controversy

What do I think of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's refusal to obey a federal court order and keep a monument featuring the Ten Commandments inside his courthouse? As a citizen of America, I am outraged that my rights and beliefs must always take a back seat to the rights and unbeliefs of others.

But as a citizen of a kingdom not of this world, I do not expect the secular state to honor my God, nor is there any biblical expectation the state should do so.

As a citizen of this country, I am disturbed that the government protects pornography as free expression, but does not offer the same freedom for people to express a positive view of God and his word.

But as a citizen of a kingdom not of this world, the greater power comes not from a monument to the Ten Commandments, but to how well I express to others the person of Christ living in me.

Paul tells us in Galatians not to have faith in the law, because the law condemns, in the one who fulfilled the law - Jesus Christ.

The Ten Commandments controversy may make some Christians feel better, but I wonder what unbelievers think?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

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