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10 vs 12 Which do you believe is greater?

The 10 Commandments Exodus 20:1-17 KJV (AV7)
(part of Gods Program)

1. God spoke saying: I am the Lord your God.... You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make for yourself any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow yourself down to them nor serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me and showing mercy to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold those guiltless who take His name in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord Your God. In it, you shall not do any work: You nor your son nor your daughter, your servant nor your maid, nor your cattle, nor your visitor who is within your gates.
For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5. Honor your father and your mother so that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God has given to you
6. You shall not murder
7. You shall not commit adultery
8. You shall not steal
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's house and you shall not covet your neighbor's wife nor his manservant nor his maidservant nor his ox nor his ass nor anything that is your neighbor's

 

 

 

 

The 12 Steps


1.We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable
2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

 

 

The 12 steps are a good set of rules to go by for some help as long as we understand that they are words of men not Gods words. Unfortunately in order to try to please everyone, 12 step programs in my opinion are being "polictically correct" and they've replaced God with a "higher power". For some what is this "higher power?" Is it something other than God?

This clearly breaks the first commandment. So many people are seeking the blessing of recovery from addictions and the devil has used deception to take their focus off God, as if there actually was a higher power. The devil is a lie. How can one truly recover by breaking the 1st commandment?


Could being politically correct be the cause of such a high rate of people relapsing after leaving drug and alcohol treatment centers? What higher power are they trusting in? God gives each of us free will to make decisions for ourselves. He is also a jealous God, and our decisions effects us and others. Although some of our decisions may effect others in different ways. Accepting Christ as our savior (or not accepting Him) will only effect the outcome of our individual salvation.

Each of us must decide for ourselves to seek God and study His word. He has given us a way to learn about His will for us but it's up to us to educate ourselves. We can not afford to just believe what other people tell us for our souls are truly at stake. We must get into the habit of studying Gods word for ourselves so that we can develop a personal relationship with God, instead of just trying to live off the Christ in others. The Christ in your pastor will not get you into heaven. It maybe working out good for him but, you've got to get your own. The good news is that there's more than enough Christ  vs to go around.

 

So the question remains: 10 vs 12, which do you believe is greater?

 

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Water In My Eyes

WATER IN MY EYES

I was taught a man should be strong
Not letting his feelings show
Even though nothings wrong
Sometimes tears start to flow

It was something I heard
While the preacher taught the word
That allowed me to clearly see

Through the scripture he chose
A truth was exposed
God cared for me

Am I truly blessed
The answer is yes
This much I know is true

That life is full of tests, according to your faith
What He's done for others
He'll do for you

There's a cure for addictions "In the blood"
It's always been there, in plain sight
At first I couldn't find it, in Gods word
Because I wasn't reading it wright

I prayed for a better understanding
And God answered my prayers
He sent books to read and preachers to teach
Just to show He cared

That I was in a bad situation
For the devil had me bound
I was once lost to addictions
Because of Gods grace I've now been found

To God I give praise and thanks
The devil will no longer be my demise
I'm so grateful, there's nothing wrong
I just got WATER IN MY EYES

written by Anonymous Sinner

 

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If I Don't Maybe Someone Else Will

IF I DON'T MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE WILL

Will I offer encouragement to someone in need
To help their faith grow, will I plant the seed
If I don't, maybe someone else will

Will I offer shelter to someone in the rain
Even when for myself, there's nothing to gain
If I don't, maybe someone else will

Will I give to a man, standing on the street
A little of what I have, so that he can eat
If I don't, maybe someone else will

Will I extend my friendship to someone alone
Knowing that they're new to a place, will I make them feel at home
If I don't, maybe someone else will

Will I pray for others, even when they don't ask me to
Will I make it to heaven, by putting off what God wants me to do
If I don't, maybe someone else will

Knowing Jesus died for you,
How do you feel
Would you be the same if Christ had the attitude
IF I DON'T, MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE WILL


Written by Anonymous Sinner

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Lord Who Am I

Lord Who Am I

Lord who am I
That you would love
Enough to send your son

As if I was important
As if I mattered
As if I was someone

Lord who am I
That you would watch over me
As I went through my test

Always by my side
Never late with a delivery
Of a way out of my mess

Lord who am I
That you would stand by
And watch me as I smoked crack

Not there to judge
But to only show love
While asking "Are you done with that?"

And when I said yes
Lord, I need your help
You were already reaching out your hand

You said I was always here
Welcome home my child
Your down, let me help you stand

Lord who am I
That you will never leave me
Even when I was wrong

The Lord said
You are my child
That was once lost
And I sent my Son to bring you home.


written by Anonymous Sinner

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