There seems to be two different sets of Ten Commandments. One set is written in the bible and the other set is taught through the Catholic Church. This isn't about church bashing. This is about sharing information. What you do with this information is up to you.
FIRST COMMANDMENT BIBLE: I am the LORD thy God, which
have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of
bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. CATHOLICISM: I am the LORD your God.
You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.
BIBLE: Thou shalt not make unto
thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven
above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under
the earth: 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:
for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of
them that hate me; 6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that
love me, and keep my commandments.
CATHOLICISM: You shall not take the
name of the Lord your God in vain.
Wait a minute! What happened to not
making any graven images and not bowing down to them? Seems the
second commandment was deleted and replaced with the third
commandment. Maybe it’s just a reorganization of the commandments.
Let’s continue and see if it shows up further down the list.
BIBLE: Thou shalt not take the name of
the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless
that taketh his name in vain.
CATHOLICISM: Remember to keep holy the
Okay, so now they have moved the fourth
commandment up to the third commandment slot. Let’s continue.
BIBLE: Remember the sabbath day, to
keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the
seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not
do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor
thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy
gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD
blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
CATHOLICISM: Honor your father and
Again, the commandment has been moved
up from the following position to the current one.
BIBLE: Honour thy father and thy
mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy
God giveth thee.
CATHOLICISM: You shall not kill.
Same situation. The sixth commandment
has become the fifth commandment. If this keeps up, they’ll be
short one commandment by the time we get to the end of the list,
unless they’ve taken the commandment about not creating idols or
bowing down to them and added it to one of the remaining five
BIBLE: Thou shalt not kill.
CATHOLICISM: You shall not commit
We’re still in that same pattern.
BIBLE: Thou shalt not commit
CATHOLICISM: You shall not steal.
Well, we’re getting close to the end.
The Catholic Ten Commandments still don’t line up with the exact
order in the bible, but I’m more concerned about the missing
commandment. There are three left. Let’s see if it appears down
BIBLE: Thou shalt not steal.
CATHOLICISM: You shall not bear
false witness against your neighbor.
Nope, not yet. But Catholicism does
have ten commandments. Hmmm…. let’s get to the ninth commandment
and see what that says.
BIBLE: Thou shalt not bear false
witness against thy neighbor.
CATHOLICISM: You shall not covet
your neighbor's wife.
Hold on!!! Although the tenth
commandment has been moved up the the number nine position, it is an
incomplete commandment! What Catholicism uses for the ninth
commandment is actually half of the tenth commandment!
BIBLE: Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his
manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any
thing that is thy neighbor's.
CATHOLICISM: You shall not covet
your neighbor's goods.
… and there is the other half of the
tenth commandment. So, in order for Catholics to continue to have
statues of Jesus, Mary and all the “saints” and in order for
Catholics to be able to pray to those “saints”, the Catholic
church had to kill the second commandment. That left them with a
problem. How could you call it the Ten Commandments if there were
only nine? Solution: Split the tenth commandment up into two
commandments, thus creating a complete list of ten commandments.