You Shall Not Murder
The sixth commandment is clear and blunt: no murder. We may wonder why it’s necessary to state something so obvious, or think we’ve advanced beyond the ignorance of ancient people who needed this command to curb their ignorant violence. But our advances in technology have only made us more efficient killers, and the last century was the bloodiest in all of human history—over 262 million people murdered. We have to recover the biblical foundation for why murder is wrong if we want life to be honored in the world.