Question: Do you think Judge Roy Moore was right in his actions to resist the removal of the Ten Commandments from his courtroom? If so, why?
Answer: Yes. The Ten Commandments belong in every courtroom in every country as the foundation of mankind’s entire legal system. Of course, the courts are supposed to enforce the innumerable legislated regulations known as “the law of the land” in each country. But those who make and enforce such laws are “ordained of God” to uphold “the ordinance of God [as] minister[s] of God...to execute [God’s] wrath upon him that doeth evil” (Rom:13:1-4). There is no other basis for law.
If there were not one true God who created the universe and made man in His image, then “right and wrong” would be as meaningless for man as for animals. But “right” and “wrong” are eternal absolutes, independent of majority opinions, legislated regulations, or court decisions. They reflect the very character of God and are written by Him in each heart and mind. Every conscience bears witness to that fact —a fact that proves beyond question the validity of the Ten Commandments and that they belong in every courtroom. This is the standard by which every person, regardless of religion or culture (unless his conscience is perverted), judges his own and his fellows’ conduct, and all human laws and court decisions as well.
It was in obedience to this law of God written in his conscience that Judge Moore rightly disobeyed the decision of a human court. He followed the apostles’ example: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts:5:29), and God will reward him.
The only possible complaint would be that Moore included the fourth commandment: “remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Ex 20:8). This is the one exception to the fact that every human conscience bears witness to “the law written in [every] heart” (Rom:2:14,15). No one has a conscience to keep the Sabbath. That was for Israel only, and its inclusion is the only basis for any complaint of “religious bias.” On the other hand, it is part of the Ten Commandments as a historic document.
Tragically, the removal of the Ten Commandments and Judge Moore is just one more step in denying the Creator and attempting to take over His universe, bringing His righteous judgment upon this increasingly wicked world. Yet, the Qur’an is displayed in the lobby of the New York City Police Department headquarters.