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Incendiary and one-sided, this jeremiad by Robertson, founder of Regent University and The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), will further polarize the national debate on moral issues. Robertson claims that our society is rapidly deteriorating because of "the antireligious vendetta that the forces of militant secularism have urged for decades upon the Supreme Court," and he prescribes a national embrace of the Bible's 10 commandments as a cure. Students of history will find the book rife with errors. John Adams-who was in London when the Constitution was drafted and first read its provisions weeks after the framers had completed their task-is credited as that document's "chief architect." And in a section on the "Jewish backlash" to anti-Semitism, Robertson suggests that both the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Congress were created after the Holocaust, their founders having decided that "the future safety of American Jews would exist only if secularism replaced Christianity in the public arena." (The organizations date to 1913 and 1918, respectively.) The book's last chapters, which dissect each of the commandments individually, are stronger and more focused than the opening overview chapters. Robertson argues effectively that our nation's violations of the eighth commandment (stealing) should include Napster downloads, loan defaults, grade inflation at elite universities, journalistic chicanery and identity theft. But Robertson's solution to such ills lies not in emphasizing America as a nation with an enduring Christian heritage, but in claiming that the Founders desired America to be a Christian state. Thomas Jefferson would surely roll in his grave.
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The Ten Commandments were given to protect and bless. From 1607, they were regarded as the foundational pillars of the civic and religious life of our nationa. Since 1947, an out-of-control judiciary has decreed an ongoing vendetta against our religious heritage. In 1980, the Supreme Court forbade public schools to expose school children to commandments that we Americans knew were vital to their education--"You shall not murder"; "You shall not steal"; "You shall not give false testimony"; "Honor your father and your mother."

Thinking people are outraged. How have commandments that we regarded as blessings suddenly become unlawful--in fact, Ten Offenses? The facts set forth in this groundbreaking book will shock and amaze you. Pat Robertson will lay out for you step by step the insidious movements which brought about the loss of our religious heritage. You will learn of landmark court cases and the havoc judicial decisions have brought upon our nation.

The Ten Offenses calls on all the people of America to look at the evidence--the hijacking of our democracy by activist judges, the rampant violence, the multiple addictions, the moral decadence of the media, the stealing and lying that have been revealed in corporate America. Then Robertson takes a fresh, penetrating look at each of the Ten Commandments so that we might rediscover the inestimable value of these timeless laws. What are the benefits of honoring God's laws, both personally and as a nation? What are the dangers if we break them?

Here is an action plan to reclaim the blessings of God's eternal truths while there is still time.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Integrity Publishers (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591451264
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591451266
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,810,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Acevedo on December 23, 2013
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This is a wonderful book. This country has a curse on it by doing away with the ten commandments. It is all about what is going on today in this country with this extremely evil president and his whole party of demons.
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16 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Yeargin on May 26, 2005
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Really, it's the Ten Commandments that are the subject of this book. 700 Club host Pat Robertson offers a history of the movement to remove the Decalogue, as well as anything that has to do with God or the Bible, from courthouses, schools, and public life.

Robertson focuses in on the recent case of Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore, who defiantly disobeyed a court order to remove a monument from the Ala. Supreme Court Building, and eventually was removed from the court.

Finally, Robertson focuses on each of the Ten Commandments, their meaning and relevance for each of us, and practical ways for each of us to get involved in defending the Ten Commandments and becoming more active in civic responsiblilty.

I highly recommend this book.
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24 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 30, 2004
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The fact there are a lot of people putting up bad reviews about this book should only serve to show how far America has fallen. This country was built for Christians, as Pat Robertson explains here, but since the lie of evolution was brought into schools in the late 60's, our nation has gotten farther and farther from it's roots.
If you don't know the history of the roots this country was founded on, then this is a must read, whether you are a Christian or not. If what you read offeneds you, that's because you've rejected God in your life. Most people have but this country want's God as its leader as our money states "in God we trust". So if you don't like that, that's fine, you can find another country to live in but if you're going to stay here, you need to live by the rules of this country instead of trying to change them to fit your own Godless lifestyle.
If you're a Christian, then this is valuable information to have these days when the secular liberals try and twist and change the constitution and America's history.
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21 of 39 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 3, 2005
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And it was never meant to be. I'm sick of corporate fatcat traveling show preachers like Pat Robertson and Jerry Farright complain about this supposed "militant secularization of America". Gimme a friggin' break. Conservative christians have DOMINATED this country's political power for the greater half of the past 200 years in this country. It was only recently that people realized that not everyone in America was a caucasian christian with a fair amount of money that things started to change to accomodate everyone, and so the far right fundamentalists cried out in rage that their long reign was being disputed. Today, they act as if America has branded christianity public enemy one. Patty boy has even gone as so far to compare today's conservative christians with Jews in Europe as far as oppression goes! Yes, the Ten Commmandments have been removed....but so what? Do you see government troops raiding your house everytime you have a christian Youth Fellowship meeting? Are you threatened with execution on treasonous charges in America if a government official finds a Bible in your possesion? NO! But this is what real people in much less priviledged countries have to go through, and Robertson and his like should be ashamed to compare themselves to people who really suffer for what they believe. The America of old JAILED a man for simply teaching a science theory to a high school class. The America of today rightfully jails psychos who think that unborn fetus life is worth more than the lives of the doctors who are simply helping women from being butchered by a backalley thug with a coathanger.

America is not, was not and will never be a theocracy. A theocratic government is primitive, pious and dangerous. One need only look at Iran for such an example. Let's leave theocracies in the dark age where they belong and leave power-hungry false prophets like Pat in the trash.
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54 of 97 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 2004
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Pat Robertson writes a book and gives it a title that infers it is almost as important as the 10 commandments. Certainly He understood and is saying he speaks for God? But does this book give an accurate description of what God desires?
We live in a new age of the return of the Pharisee.
In Jesus time this sect were the moralists of the age, they were the supermen of prayer; they were the formost obeyers of the Law; The keeper of the Temples; the Flame that tried to Keep the empire clean; They tore their robes and cried out in Public; They declared their's the most upright path and love for God; They formed a pact with the Leaders of the time in the hopes of making a Rightous Nation.
That was in the Roman Empire and it is remarkable how similar things were then to our times now.
It is a tragedy that is repeated over and over again and the world are the losers. Jesus spoke of the different way. He rejected the Moralists and told them that their Faith arose from their own Pride. Jesus introduced the Truth of the Law of God; The Law of Love; An Ethic much deeper and profound.
Our new Evangelical "Religion" has lost it's first Love, and now has become a noisy Gong...
And Multi-millionaire Pastors of this "New Breed" writes books such as this one by Pat Robertson that are designed to take you away from the simple truth of the Gospels. This book claims to be about Christian Principles.. But if it were it would instead discuss the real problems facing our country and the world...
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