The Philosophy of the 10 Commandments

May 14, 2018
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Stefan Molyneux is someone that I enjoy listening to for his perspectives on various topics. This was an interesting conversation between Stefan and Dr. Duke Pesta where they are discussing the 10 Commandments and I thought that there were some really interesting points made that Latter-day Saints might find useful.

One of my favorite lines from the video: “When you get rid of the big rules we end up with the tyranny of little rules.”

The Commandments of D&C 59

Mar 16, 2014
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There’s a beautiful version of the 10 commandments in Doctrine & Covenants section 59. I like to study this version from time to time whenever I feel like I need to get back to simplicity.

  1. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy might, mind, and strength; and in the name of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him.
  2. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
  3. Thou shalt not steal; neither commit adultery, nor kill, nor do anything like unto it.
  4. Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things.
  5. Thou shalt offer a sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in righteousness, even that of a broken heart and a contrite spirit.
  6. And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt:
    1. Go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments and thy oblations unto the Most High.
    2. Rest from your labors.
    3. Pay thy devotions unto the Most High.
    4. confess thy sins unto thy brethren, and before the Lord.
    5. do none other thing, only let thy food be prepared with singleness of heart that thy fasting may be perfect, or, in other words, that thy joy may be full.