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The Rev. Daniel McGrath: "Thou Shalt Not Covet."
Prydain ^ | 11/18/2006 | Will

Posted on 11/18/2006 7:53:45 AM PST by sionnsar

Continuing with his sermon series on the Decalogue, the Rev. Daniel McGrath of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Washington State gives us his exposition on the last of these, Thou Shalt Not Covet. Fr. McGrath as is his wont distills a lot into a relatively few words, but I found this thought particularly striking:

Another reason that I mention my friend is that he shared with me a very clear insight on the Tenth Commandment. He asked, "Why is it that the last and most prominent commandment of The Decalogue is the prohibition of 'covetousness'?" He went on to point out that covetousness is the beginning step that leads to breaking the other commandments. Working our way through The Decalogue, we can see that wrongful desire is what leads people to lie, steal, commit adultery, murder, to dishonor parents, disregard the Sabbath, take God's name in vain, revere idols, and neglect the worship of God.
That is food for thought, all right--and a compelling reason why this sin should not be taken lightly!

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
[The series is here.--sionnsar]
1 posted on 11/18/2006 7:53:46 AM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 11/18/2006 7:54:17 AM PST by sionnsar (?|Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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Well there goes the MAJORITY of commercials on TV!

COvetting is a way of life!

BTW, this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo true:

"If there were any word of God beside the Scripture, we could never be certain of God's Word; and if we be uncertain of God's Word, the devil might bring in among us a new word, a new doctrine, a new faith, a new church, a new god, yea himself to be a god. If the Church and the Christian faith did not stay itself upon the Word of God certain, as upon a sure and strong foundation, no man could know whether he had a right faith, and whether he were in the true Church of Christ, or in the synagogue of Satan."
-- Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, First Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury

The synagogue of Satan is more popular than the synagogue of God.


[14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Those MEGA CHURCHES don't want to hear that verse ... .

3 posted on 11/18/2006 8:01:50 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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