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Online Magazine: Edition 10

April/May 2006

Welcome to the Tenth Edition of the Online Magazine of the Thornleigh Seventh-day Adventist Church



Ten Commandment Sunday

by Norman Tew

In North America a Ten Commandment Commission has been set up and their prime objective at this stage is to establish an annual Ten Commandment Sunday, the first of which will be on May 7, 2006.   Their web site is  The following is part of the statement found at that site:

In response to recent court rulings against the public display of the Ten Commandments and the continual assault of a secular humanist agenda against traditional values, the Ten Commandments Commission has been created to restore and maintain the moral principles of the Judeo-Christian tradition in our nation and society.

The objectives of the Ten Commandments Commission are as follows:

Because of the urgency of this matter, the Ten Commandments Commission is calling on all supporters of traditional values to unite and let their voices be heard. This can be done primarily through the wearing of the Ten Commandments Pin that we have made available and by celebrating the first annual Ten Commandments Sunday that will be held on Sunday May 7, 2006. On this date, we are calling on all churches, synagogues, ministry leaders, Christians, and all who care about traditional values to celebrate Ten Commandments Sunday by hosting local community events in support of the Ten Commandments.

The Ten Commandments Commission has assembled a massive coalition of cross cultural interdenominational community leaders, pastors, rabbis, educators, and heads of denominations who are committed to standing up for traditional values. By making our voices heard in support of the Ten Commandments, we believe we will make a major societal impact by restoring God's eternal moral code to the heart of our nation.

Will you join us as we call our nation back to the divine standard upon which it was founded?

In response to this the Seventh-day Adventist world wide official Satellite Television service has published a petition which can be found at This petition indicates the attitude of the Seventh-day Adventist church to this Commission, and I therefore quote it:

To the Ten Commandments Commission

As fellow believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ we want to encourage you in your work to uphold the Ten Commandments. We agree that our society has strayed far from God. People need to accept Jesus Christ and His gift of salvation. This will prove to be the only enduring solution for our world's problems. Recognizing that your purpose is to honour God's eternal law, we encourage you to. . .

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