New Book Asks: Do Christians Really Believe in Jesus or Just in The Ten Commandments?

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In his new book, 'The Ten Commandments Are for God's Beloved Children!,' author Truoc Duong tackles the Ten Commandments and how it relates to Christianity, asking such questions as "Do we really have true love in our heart if we do a service for God or for our neighbor just for a great reward in heaven or for an escape of the great punishment of hell?" and "Does it really mean that once a person believes in Jesus he or she is free to commit biblical sins?"

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Does being Christian really mean that once a person believes in Jesus he or she is free to worship other gods, to bow down to idols or to use God's name in vain or to commit other biblical sins?

According to mainstream Christian teachings mankind does not have to observe The Ten Commandments because Jesus has already fulfilled them. Author Truoc Duong challenges this assumption in his new book titled The Ten Commandments Are for God's Beloved Children!.

"Does being Christian really mean that once a person believes in Jesus he or she is free to worship other gods, to bow down to idols or to use God's name in vain or to commit other biblical sins?" Duong asks. "Do Christians really think this, or like to do those things? And, if not, does that mean they are really believers in just The Ten Commandments?"

The author says that all these contradictions and confusions prompted him to write 'The Ten Commandments Are for God's Beloved Children!,' which does not promote organized religion. To the contrary, it points out that The Ten Commandments are violated and misrepresented by many religions. It also points out that The Ten Commandments are not a burden to mankind as most religions make them out to be. Rather, they are the key that releases mankind from the land of religious slavery, to give mankind a total freedom that God has intended since the days of Creation. God never told Adam and Eve to worship God or anybody or anything, and that God never promises an everlasting life in heaven for a good person or an everlasting damnation in hell for a bad one, Duong states.

To back these assertions, he presents the full text of the Ten Commandments of God in his book as they are recorded in the Bible books of Exodus and Deuteronomy -- and each commandment is also discussed in great detail. The book also provides a rich, detailed history of the Ten Commandments. It does not promote organized religion, he adds. To the contrary, it points out how the Ten Commandments are misrepresented or violated by many religious institutions.

"The Ten Commandments are not just for religious people, but for everybody because keeping God's Commandments is a duty of every human being," Duong says.

At the end of the book he concludes The Ten Commandments are the greatest lessons of love that God has given to mankind to teach them how to live with true and honest love with God and with each other, with all human brothers and sisters, and with all creatures big and small. If all mankind lived by The Ten Commandments, there would be no war. Mankind would no longer hate or fear each other, and animals would no longer fear humans, and all creatures would enjoy full freedom, happiness and peace. The earth would become the heavenly paradise God intended it to be.

Title: The Ten Commandments Are for God's Beloved Children!
Paperback, 88 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4303-2909-1
Price: $10.95
Published by Lulu.com (May 27, 2007)
The book is available through: Amazon and Lulu.com. On Lulu.com, there are also a downloadable PDF version, which is priced at $2.50, and an updated color version, in which the picture of Mount Sinai, where The Ten Commandments were given, and the pictures of the stone tablets, on which the author prints The Ten Commandments, are all in full color.

In addition to "The Ten Commandments Are for God's Beloved Children!," Duong has published a number of self publishing guides. All of his books are listed at: http://stores.lulu.com/truocduong .

About Truoc Duong:
Born and grew up in a peasant family near Rung U-Minh (meaning "Twilight Jungle") in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, Truoc Duong loves God. But he does not belong to any religion. Nevertheless, he has acquired an extensive knowledge of Eastern and Western religions during his 40 years of active involvement with various Eastern and Western religious institutions. He also possesses a strong knowledge of the Old and the New Testaments, the Hebrew Scriptures, the Koran, and various Buddhist sacred texts.

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