A CHALLENGE: Are The 10 Commandments Religious Or Righteous?

A CHALLENGE: Are The 10 Commandments Religious Or Righteous?

The 10 Commandments came from God. He gave them to Moses to pass on to the people so they could live much better lives.

A few curiosity question first (no poll is being taken):

Are you a Christian?
Do you believe in the Holy Bible?
Do you believe in God?

This will help you to determine whether you can answer the question or should pass and just keep reading.

Now, these questions may seem like it’s leaving out non-believers, skeptics, agnostics or atheists. But each one of them have beliefs that may fall into righteousness and not religion or visa versa.


Now that we have that done, I have one last, but very important question.

That one might not seem easy to figure out, but it should be real easy, especially for Christians. No religion. God has no religion. God is righteous. And, yes you can look up the definition of the word righteous, and you will find in the Oxford Dictionary: (of a person or conduct) morally right or justifiable; virtuous: “feeling of righteous indignation about pay or conditions he is a good righteous man, I am sure.” Also, very good; excellent.

God never requested or demanded we follow any religions. He wanted us to follow His commandments to be a more righteous people.

God gave Moses the 10 Commandments. What religion is God?

That’s right. These are “righteous laws (or rules)” to live by, and help us keep evil at bay. There is nothing in Exodus that calls the 10 Commandments “religious.”


So, if you take the use of the word “religion” off of the Commandments you have a list of righteous laws/rules given by God to mankind.

My point? Since even the Bible does not claim them from God as religious, they should not be included in the so-called “separation of church and state;” which actually doesn’t exist in the U.S. Constitution (check for yourself). But I am not going in that direction in this post.

That also means that there would be no “legal religious precedence,” and just because religions lay claim to them, they are still not religious. God didn’t give them to Moses and say “These are my commandments give them to the Protestants, Lutherans, Catholics or any religious group you can think of.”

The social reason for putting the 10 Commandments in the “religious pile” is for anyone who doesn’t want to be reminded, when they see them, of the bad/evil things they have committed. Imagine, looking at those righteous laws/rules and seeing the ones you have done or are currently doing! So, it makes sense to ban them so you aren’t exposed.

Even if you are non-believer, atheist, agnostic or skeptic – righteous rules should be something you would want to live by. Unless you are a real bad daily sinner, and you would want them hidden completely from your view!

Of course, that also includes those who say “I live by my own rules.” Understandable, especially if your rules are against country or state laws. Then I can understand your wanting the 10 Commandments to disappear from every part of your view.

And, for those who don’t want children to be “exposed” to them, I would ask “Why not?” They are being exposed to all kinds of sin in TV, movies, video games, and peers.

Afraid they will “catch” a religion from reading them? Not likely. Or maybe they might grow up more righteously than what is “socially acceptable?”

My last thought. If anyone reading this can explain how the 10 Commandments from God are religious, please let me know, and include any Bible verses disputing what I have written. I really like having different points of view.

Truly, I say to you, there are no verses. So, if you believe they are righteous, you truly should be helping those who are trying to get the 10 Commandments back into view for everyone to see and learn.

Stand up for what is truly righteous.

I would think even atheists and religion non-believers should want to live a righteous life, but maybe I am wrong.

Note: Full disclosure: I am a true follower of Jesus Christ, read the KJ Holy Bible, repented (and still repenting), and a faithful believer. Check our website https://ourdividedworld.com.

By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.
Psalm 42:8

John-Jean Johnsen

Blessings to you.
H John And Jean Johnsen
Our Divided World Ministry

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