The Sixth Commandment states that we are not to murder (Exodus 20:13). To murder is the intentional killing of a human being under the wrong motives and circumstances which includes taking of your own life (i.e., suicide) or that of a baby while in the mother (i.e., abortion anytime after conception). This does not include the killing of humans in self defense, national defense (e.g., war), capital punishment (Genesis 9:6), or unintentional killing of a human (Numbers 35:11) . Furthermore, it does not include the killing of animals for food or clothing, etc. While many of us would say that they have never committed murder; nevertheless, the Bible states that if you hate including practicing prejudice towards another then you are already a murderer (1 John 3:15. Matthew 5:21,22. James 2:1-13). If You Can't Say Amen, Say Oh Me!
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