I will never forget my trip to Montgomery, AL for the Senior Non-commissioned Officer Academy. While I certainly enjoyed the training I received at that course, one of my best memories was attending a rally in downtown Montgomery regarding Judge Roy Moore and the 10 Commandments debate. The West Point combat veteran is well known for his refusal to remove a 10 Commandments monument from the Alabama after being ordered to by a federal judge.
Alan Keyes and Jerry Falwell attended the rally and it was exhilarating to be at such an event that defended the principles the United States was founded upon. I especially enjoyed hearing Alan Keyes. In my opinion, he is probably the most intelligent politician I have ever heard. I once got the chance to meet him at a James Robison taping in Euless, Texas. Keyes has ran for president twice…and I supported him both times.
I don’t know where you fall on the issue of the 10 Commandments being displayed in public buildings like the Alabama Supreme Court. But, I do care where you fall on the 10 Commandments being written on your heart. Of course, we know that no one can keep all 10 commandments…if you say you can…you just violated the one on lying. But, Jesus boiled it down to two commandments…Love God more than yourself and love your neighbor more than yourself.
If I love God and my neighbor more than myself, then I won’t steal from my neighbor or have sex with his wife. In other words, all the commandments hang on these two. Our question isn’t so much whether the 10 Commandments can be posted in public buildings. The real question is are they posted on your heart and life?