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Law and Liberation: The First Commandment

THE FIRST COMMANDMENT

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." (Ex. 20:3). This is the first of the Ten Commandments spoken by God. It cannot stand in any position other than the first. Not only does it form the basis on which the whole structure of the Law of God is built, but it is also the foundation of every sphere of created life. In keeping with the principle of beginning with God, stated in the first article of this series, it is necessary to consider the speaker.