The Sixth Commandment

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What drives people to kill others?

In our world, human life is so often treated with indifference. We settle our differences with war, killing hundreds of thousands of other people in the process. You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not murder and whoever murders will be liable to judgement (Matthew 5:21).
You shall not murder! You are not to deliberately kill, premeditatedly or in the anger of the moment. We must control our anger. Taking another person's life is not our right to decide, that judgement is reserved for God alone. That is the thrust of this Commandment. God does not allow us to choose to wilfully and/ or deliberately take another person's life. The Sixth Commandment reminds us that God is the giver of life and He alone has the authority to take it or to grant humans permission to take it.

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for and nothing worth killing for. You must believe that it is harder to heal than it is to kill. The joy of killing and the joy of seeing killing done, these are traits of the human race at large and have been for many generations. I would like to say until we have the courage to recognize the cruelty of murder or killing for what it is, we cannot expect things to be much better in this world.
We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing or murder. We must remember that by every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity, killing people isn't progress. I remember this passage: “Keep far from a false charge and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked” (Exodus 23:7).

Take no part in the unfruitful works of Satan’s Darkness but instead expose Him (Ephesians 5:11). If you believe that the killing of innocent people is right, then you are not part of God's plan. Something came into my mind and I thought; if man kept control over the machines he created, I wish God Almighty would have done the same with the man he created. When you commit a crime to upgrade yourself, your sin becomes a blessing but your blessing kills you before your time, that’s for sure.

What I have seen in my life time is that America is the world's top gun supplier; a Gun-Master, the most sophisticated killer-culture in history in mankind. Guns are not the answer, America! You have created them and you have to live with your guns, but unfortunately innocent people have to suffer and die. We also must remember that painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know or be reminded. Again, we must be reminded that the more history changes, the more it stays the same.

In all parts of our globe, fanatics have cut each other's throats and publicly burnt each other, committed without a scruple. These savage and furious nations; over thousands of years, perpetually at war, fighting amongst each other for what they cannot get (James 4:1). What causes wars and quarrels? What causes fights among you? Is it not that your passions are at war within you? Do you know that peace is such hard work - harder than war? I would say it takes way more effort to forgive than to kill - I’m sure you will agree. Therefore, one must be subjective; not only to avoid God's wrath, but also for the sake and state of your conscience mind - bad memories die hard (Romans 13:5).

I tell you there is no greater evil than killing your fellow man and your Almighty God knows that. I don't care what your beliefs are or whether you call it war or justice, life is too precious. We're human beings with the blood of a million savage years on our hands. Will we ever learn? We must accept that people want to live their own lives; the more we interfere, the more problems we create for ourselves.
You cannot change the cause of people’s faith and life; man is not easy to change, just like our own families. God wants us to go far beyond avoiding killing and murder. He requires that we do not maliciously harm another human being in word or deed. He desires that we treat even those who choose to hate us, as respectfully as possible, and do all within our power to live in peace and harmony with them. He wants us to be builders not destroyers of good relationships. To accomplish this, we must respect this wonderful gift of the precious possession of human life.

I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus: “Love one another as I have loved you”. Ask yourself: “How has he loved us? Do we really love others in the same way?” We finish on that, we ought to always give thanks to God, as is only fitting because your faith is greatly enlarged and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater.

I would like to say thanks for reading this article and may the love be with you all in Christ Jesus.

Amen