What is the Primary purpose of the Ten Commandments?

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    "Let it put it this way. Suppose your neighbor's was on fire at 2 a.m. and you noticed it. Would you warn them? Would you call, beat on the door, call 911? Of course you would. What would you think of the neighbor who didn't?"

    I did that once. I called my neighbor next door at 2am and told them their house was on fire. Naturally, they freaked out and fled the house. Once outside they noticed no fire - no flames. Not even any smoke. The guy went back inside his house and rang me back - said I was a prick.

    He's much closer with his neighbor across the street who doesn't behave like an ass.
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    Dream, I think what most of us have a problem with is the new "heaven on earth" after the second coming. Is that what happened after 70 AD? Would the preterist view be the exponential growth of the church is the new heaven? BTW, the link I provided on Essential Christian Doctrine was penned by a like thinker to yourself (End Times, not Law:)).
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    Chances are your neighbor was correct.;) I kid.
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    The Bible tell the story of the Watchman. If the Watchman (Gatekeeper) saw the enemy he was to sound the horn in warning. If the people ignored the warning and perished their blood was on their own hands.

    However, if the Watchman failed to warn and they perished their blood was on his hands.

    So simple a child can understand. (Boots officially dusted).
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    Well I hope you got the point of my little fabricated anecdote - which was to point out the obvious problem with your supposition. Only you (and your fellow Christians) are seeing this house fire.
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    Yes the "increase that will know no end" pertains, I believe, to the New Heaven and Earth *that we are in*. Bear in mind that New Heaven and Earth is taken from Isaiah, an arrangement in which people were to work, grow old and then die. I don't believe it is synonymous with what we call "heaven." The Bible has precious little to say about the afterlife ... except that "If a man lives and believes in [Jesus] he will never die."
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    True, but if there is a fire, it is neither here-nor-there that perhaps only a few can detect it.
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    To stop me from banging my neighbor.

    However I should clarify. The ten commandments and my wife's .44
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    :) Actually there was a divorce attorney in Sarasota, (real jerk...only took cases that would ruin somebody) now dead, whose wife shot him in the crotch while caught in the act.

    On a side note his son went to UF as a QB but when he didn't start the old man pulled him.
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    Since the reign was to last 1,000 years and Satan would be released, would we not now be under Satan's influence again?
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    I take it that Satan, whatever he or it was, is dead. Notice that the Lake of Fire is chronicled in a book that is buttressed at both ends by very clear time-indicators.
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    It's all about the sun....
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    Well, not really. This has been thoroughly debunked. Maybe there's something else you can use. Keep scrounging.
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    “I've begun worshipping the sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the sun. It's there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, and a lovely day. There's no mystery, no one asks for money, I don't have to dress up, and there's no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to "God" are all answered at about the same 50% rate.”
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    The idea that the supernatural elements of Christ's life and Christian holidays being just an amalgam of pre-existing pagan beliefs and traditions has certainly not been proven. But I wouldn't say its been thoroughly debunked either.

    Moreover, it seems the likely truth when presented the options. Either he really was born of a virgin as the son of God and rose from the dead - or a fledgling cult thought of a good way to make their particular flavor of Kool-Aid a little more palatable to the masses.
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    Oh, it's been thoroughly debunked. The substantial majority of "amazing similarities" have been shown to be later accretions.
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    Suppose you only believed your neighbor's house was on fire. There were no flames, no smoke, no heat that proved it was on fire, but you were sure it was on fire nonetheless. When your neighbor answered the door and said, "Nope, there's no fire here," would you still call 911? And what would your neighbor think of you when the fire trucks showed up and there was still no proof of a fire?
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    No, to be consistent with the Bible ... he would just shake the dust off his sandals and leave. And then at Judgement (if there is one) the neighbor would angrily shake his fist and demand to know why he didn't call 911.
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    I actually agree with him. When the human will is given total freedom without any constraining power of the Holy Spirit, the will freely indulges itself in sin because the unrestrained human will's affection is for sin and not the things of God.
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    Again, I'm not claiming it's proven - but I'd love to look at a link that thoroughly debunks the idea - if you have one.

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