The Perfect 10

The Perfect 10 : The Blessings of Following God's Commandments in a Postmodern World

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Most of us realize that traffic laws exist to preserve our lives, not cramp them. Yet when it comes to moral laws, 66 percent of Americans believe there are no absolutes. Is it any wonder, then, that the highway of our postmodern culture is strewn with wrecks? Broken marriages, overcrowded prisons, murder in the classrooms, babies having babies - -they're what happen when we confuse liberty with ignoring the rules of the road. That's why Michael Moriarty is convinced that the Ten Commandments really are The Perfect 10. Behind them lie God's concern for our welfare and his understanding of the indelible truths that govern our world, our relationships, and our inner being. One by one, Moriarty reveals the Ten Commandments as the keys to wholeness and freedom and shows their far-reaching application for us today. For the Perfect 10 remain the ideal ethical compass. They help us align our lives with the character of God; and to a world hurtling blindly down the dead-end road or moral relativism, they point the way back to sanity, restoration, and life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139 x 216 x 19mm | 281g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 031022764X
  • 9780310227649
  • 2,680,766

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Most of us realize that traffic laws exist to preserve our lives, not cramp them. Yet when it comes to moral laws, 66 percent of Americans believe there are no absolutes. Is it any wonder, then, that the highway of our postmodern culture is strewn with wrecks? Broken marriages, overcrowded prisons, murder in the classrooms, babies having babies - -they're what happen when we confuse liberty with ignoring the rules of the road. That's why Michael Moriarty is convinced that the Ten Commandments really are The Perfect 10. Behind them lie God's concern for our welfare and his understanding of the indelible truths that govern our world, our relationships, and our inner being. One by one, Moriarty reveals the Ten Commandments as the keys to wholeness and freedom and shows their far-reaching application for us today. For the Perfect 10 remain the ideal ethical compass. They help us align our lives with the character of God; and to a world hurtling blindly down the dead-end road or moral relativism, they point the way back to sanity, restoration, and life.
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Table of contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. God's Law in a Postmodern Society
2. The First Commandment, Part 1
Loving God in an Age of Idolatry
3. The First Commandment, Part 2
Making an Impact on an Idolatrous Culture
4. The Second Commandment
Protecting God's Nature
5. The Third Commandment
Protecting God's Reputation
6. The Fourth Commandment
Pointing to the Lord of the Sabbath
7. The Fifth Commandment
Honoring Authority in an Age of Disrespect
8. The Sixth Commandment
Loving Our Neighbors in an Angry Culture
9. The Seventh Commandment
Fearing God in a Permissive World
10. The Eighth Commandment
Applying the Golden Rule in a Law-Breaking Society
11. The Ninth Commandment
Telling the Truth in an Age of Dishonesty
12. The Tenth Commandment
Simplicity and Contentment in a Greedy, Tired Culture
13. Culture Shift
Whose Values Will Prevail?
Notes
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About Michael G. Moriarty

Michael G. Moriarty is Senior Pastor of Hope Church in Mason, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. He holds a master's degree from Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and a doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He resides in Maineville, Ohio with his wife, Karen, and three daughters, Sophia, Tirzah, and Sarah.
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