The Ten Commandments Commission which is composed of Christian and Jewish leaders was designated May 7, 2006 as America’s first annual “Ten Commandments Day” to promote the supreme importance of the Law of God in our society. The Commission’s official website, www.tencommandmentsday.com, explains:
“Recent court rulings have threatened the very fabric and foundation of our culture and faith. The Ten Commandments, which have served as the moral foundation and anchor of our great country, are systematically being removed from public places. Public displays of the Ten Commandments have been a powerful visual testimony to the fact that the United States of America is “one nation under God.” Their removal from public places shows that those with a secular humanist agenda are intent on destroying the moral heritage of our nation.
Those who care about traditional values cannot passively sit by and watch the removal of the very principles that made this country great. The Ten Commandments are the heart of all moral code and must be restored to the heart of our society.
We are inviting all Christians, churches, synagogues, ministry leaders, religious bookstores and everyone who is interested in preserving traditional values to join us in a national and global movement to restore the Word of God to our nation.”
The Ten Commandments Day supporters include such Christian leaders as Dr. Paul Crouch, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, David Barton, Gary Bauer, Dr. James Dobson, Chuck Colson, Kay Arthur, Dr. James Kennedy, Jerry Falwell, and many others, including the leadership of the National Religious Broadcasters Association.
While we believe absolutely in upholding the Ten Commandments as God’s Moral law for all people, there is a grave danger in enforcing this law by the civil powers of the state. Doing so will infringe upon the freedom of choice that God has given to all. There should be a clear separation between religion and the State. But ensuring religious liberty does not mean not building the country on godly principles and it does not mean forbidding the expression of faith.
In His service,