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NOLAN CONLEY: Columnist T. Gamble wrong on Ten Commandments

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Writers should know biblical facts before they type

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to an article in The Albany Herald by T. Gamble (“Congress Carve the Ten Amendments,” March 13). When he writes about the Ten Commandments, it would be nice if he would make sure he has them right. Someone might believe that what he writes is all true.

Let’s start with the Fourth Commandment. Mr. Gamble should quote all of this commandment, because it is very plain about which day of the week is the Sabbath day (Genesis 2: 2-3, Exodus 20: 8-11, Luke 23: 52-56 and 24: 1). There is no place in Good’s word that the first day of the week (or Sunday — Matthew 28: 1; Mark 16: 1-2, 9; John 20: 1) is called anything but the first day of the week. Never called the Sabbath of the Ten Commandments or any holy day.

The Third Commandment says we are not to take the Lord’s name in vain (Exodus 20: 7, Matthew 28: 19, Matthew 15: 8-9, Mark 7: 7). God’s word says nothing about the f-word or crude words. It says when we worship, teach, baptize or pray in his name unworthy, we are taking his name in vain. This includes teaching anything that God’s word doesn’t back as taking his precious name in vain.

Think on these things.

NOLAN CONLEY

Albany