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The Sanction of the Ninth Commandment – A Kingdom Catechism

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The Sanction of the Ninth Commandment

A Kingdom Catechism

Failures of truth-keeping bring judgment from God.

Q 126: What sanction does the Lord threaten in the ninth commandment?

A 126: The Lord threatens that those who disobey the ninth commandment shall bring uncleanness and impurity on their community and thus become an abomination in the sight of the Lord. (Lev. 18:24-30; Deut. 25:13-16)

Nothing ruins the world and human life faster or more completely than violations and compromises of the truth. We are made for truth, the world is designed for truth, and the God of Truth watches over all the doings of men and the cosmos. Where truth is ignored, denied, violated, or otherwise set aside, corruption, uncleanness, impurity, and judgment will emerge and grow, making human life a stench in the nostrils of God, and incurring His wrath and indignation with progressive intensity (Rom. 1:18-32).

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In the Gates is a devotional series on the Law of God by Rev. T.M. Moore, editor of the Worldview Church. He serves as dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He is the author or editor of twenty books, and has contributed chapters to four others. His essays, reviews, articles, papers, and poetry have appeared in dozens of national and international journals, and on a wide range of websites. His most recent books are The Ailbe Psalter and The Ground for Christian Ethics (Waxed Tablet).

Scripture quotations in this article are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, (c) copyright 2001, 2007 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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