An Epidemic of the Sixth Commandment's Violation

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Our culture today is awash in violence and murder. Everywhere we look, we see it. We see it on our television screens. We see it in theaters, in music, and in video games. And sometimes we even see it in real time.

The taking of lives is so overwhelming that we become numb to it. But just imagine how different our world would be if we obeyed this commandment from God: “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13 NKJV).

Meaning of Murder

The Bible does not condemn all killing. In fact, it plainly states the difference God places between killing and murder (see Numbers 35). All murder is killing, but not all killing is necessarily mur