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Christians and the Ten Commandments

Relevant Magazine recently posted an article by Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Community Church in Atlanta.   North Point is the second largest church in the country, averaging 38,000 people in attendance on six campuses.   The headline was: “Why Do Christians Want to Post the 10 Commandments and Not the Sermon on the Mount?” Stanley begins by referring to controversies in several jurisdictions in recent years concerning monuments of the Ten Commandments in public places.   His central claim is that the controversies are all for nothing because the Ten Commandments don’t apply to us.   “If we’re going to create a monument to stand as a testament to our faith,” he writes, “shouldn’t it at least be a monument of something that actually applies to us?”   As possible alternatives, he suggests the Sermon on the Mount or John 13:34, A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:   just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.   It’s all well