I was watching you tubes of Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort evangelizing on the street. I will not speak ill of my Christian brothers but I’ll say that we have differences in how we share the good news. One of the things they do is ask people how many of the ten commandments they can list off the top of their heads and then how many beers they can list as a way of showing misplaced priorities. Here is a link to Kirk and Ray’s video sermon on the subject. I would argue that asking this question of your average unbeliever is less an indication of misplaced priorities and more an indication of the reality in which they live. As I was watching I thought about what would happen if they asked me the same question.
So I will now list, without cheating, the ten commandments. I hope I get them right but I doubt I’ll get them in order.
Thou Shalt have no other God’s before me. ( this is cheating a little since it was mentioned in the video.)
Though shalt not make any graven image. (no idols)
Though shalt not take the Lord’s name in Vain. (no making promises in the name if God you have no intention of keeping.)
Though shalt honor the sabbath day and keep it holy.
Though shalt not murder.
Though shalt not steal.
Though shalt not commit adultery.
Though shalt not bear false witness.
Though shalt honor thy father and mother.
Though shalt not covet.
I feel pretty good about that, but i guarantee their out of order, but who cares about the order so long as you do them.
But now for beer. As a connoisseur of beer I will only list good beers, for beers of the people are beneath my mention, sniff. I guarantee I’ll beat the snot out of a mere ten.
Anyhow, there are countless others, I’m just getting warmed up. But I tire of this excersize as it just makes me progressively more thirsty. I guess Kirk and Ray may have some hard words for me, but frankly I’ll have the last laugh when I sit in glory drinking triumphant beers with Christ.
Peace and good drinking to you all! In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, AMEN!