12-12-2012-THOU SHALL NOT-BARNABAS AIDE OF PAUL.


"REMARKS"

FOLLOWING ARE SOME THOU SHALL DOS AND NOTS, WHICH COME FROM A LOST BOOK OF THE SACRED TEXT, WHICH CONCUR WITH THE SCRIPTURES. THOUGH NOT CANONIZED, THEY CONTAIN STRONG SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO.

  1. THOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD GOD, WHO MADE YOU.
  2. THOU SHALL GLORIFY HIM THAT HAS REDEEMED YOU FROM DEATH.
  3. THOU SHALL BE SIMPLE IN HEART AND RICH IN SPIRIT.
  4. THOU SHALL NOT CLING TO THOSE THAT LIVE IN THE WAY OF DEATH.
  5. THOU SHALL HATE TO DO ANYTHING THAT IS NOT PLEASING TO GOD.
  6. THOU SHALL ABHOR ALL DISSIMULATION'S (HIDE UNDER A FALSE APPEARANCE).
  7. THOU SHALL NOT NEGLECT ANY OF THE COMMANDS OF THE LORD.
  8. THOU SHALL NOT EXALT YOURSELF BUT SHALL BE HUMBLE.
  9. THOU SHALL NOT TAKE HONOR TO YOURSELF.
  10. THOU SHALL NOT ENTER INTO ANY WICKED COUNSEL AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR.
  11. THOU SHALL NOT BE OVER CONFIDENT IN YOUR HEART.
  12. THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT FORNICATION, NOR ADULTERY.
  13. THOU SHALL NOT CORRUPT YOURSELVES WITH MANKIND.
  14. THOU SHALL NOT MAKE USE OF THE WORD GOD, TO ANY IMPURITY.
  15. THOU SHALL NOT ACCEPT ANY MANS PERSON, WHEN YOU REPROVE ANYONE'S FAULTS.
  16. THOU SHALL BE GENTLE.
  17. THOU SHALL BE QUIET.
  18. THOU SHALL TREMBLE AT THE WORDS YOU HAVE HEARD. 
  19. THOU SHALL NOT KEEP ANY HATRED IN YOUR HEART AGAINST YOUR BROTHER.
  20. THOU SHALL NOT ENTERTAIN ANY DOUBT WHETHER IT SHALL BE OR NOT.
  21. THOU SHALL NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD IN VAIN.
  22. THOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR ABOVE YOUR OWN SOUL.
  23. THOU SHALL NOT DESTROY THE CONCEPTIONS, (CHILDREN), BEFORE THEY ARE BROUGHT FORTH; NOR KILL THEM AFTER THEY ARE BORN.
  24. THOU SHALL NOT WITHDRAW YOUR HAND FROM YOUR SON OR FROM YOUR DAUGHTER; BUT SHALL TEACH THEM FROM THEIR YOUTH, THE FEAR OF THE LORD.
  25. THOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBORS GOODS; NEITHER SHALL YOU BE AN EXTORTIONER. NEITHER SHALL YOUR HEART BE JOINED TO PROUD MEN; BUT YOU SHALL BE NUMBERED AMONG THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE LOWLY. WHATEVER EVENTS SHALL HAPPEN TO YOU, YOU SHALL RECEIVE THEM AS GOOD.
  26. THOU SHALL NOT BE DOUBLED MINDED OR DOUBLE TONGUED; FOR A DOUBLE TONGUE, IS A SNARE OF DEATH. YOU SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE LORD AND TO INFERIOR MASTERS AS TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF GOD, IN FEAR AND REVERENCE.
  27. THOU SHALL NOT BE BITTER IN YOUR COMMANDS TOWARDS ANY OF YOUR SERVANTS THAT TRUST IN GOD; SHOULD YOU CHANCE NOT TO FEAR HIM WHO IS OVER BOTH; BECAUSE HE CAME NOT TO CALL ANY WITH RESPECT OF PERSONS, BUT WHOMSOEVER THE SPIRIT HAD PREPARED.
  28. THOU SHALL COMMUNICATE TO YOUR NEIGHBOR OF ALL YOU HAVE; THOU SHALL NOT CALL ANYTHING YOUR OWN: FOR IF YOU PARTAKE IN SUCH THINGS AS ARE INCORRUPTIBLE, HOW MUCH MORE SHOULD YOU DO IT IN THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE CORRUPTIBLE?
  29. THOU SHALL NOT BE FORWARD TO SPEAK; FOR THE MOUTH IS THE TRAP OF DEATH.
  30. THOU SHALL STRIVE FOR YOUR SOUL, WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT. 
  31. THOU SHALL NOT REACH OUT YOUR HAND TO RECEIVE AND WITHHOLD IT NOT WHEN YOU SHOULD GIVE.
  32. THOU SHALL NOT LOVE, AS THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE, EVERYONE THAT SPEAKS UNTO YOU THE WORD OF THE LORD.
  33. THOU SHALL CALL TO YOUR REMEMBRANCE, DAY AND NIGHT, THE FUTURE JUDGMENT. 
  34. THOU SHALL SEEK OUT EVERYDAY, THE PERSONS OF THE RIGHTEOUS: AND BOTH CONSIDER AND GO ABOUT TO EXHORT OTHERS BY THE WORD AND MEDITATE HOW YOU MAY SAVE A SOUL.
  35. THOU SHALL ALSO LABOR WITH YOUR HANDS TO GIVE TO THE POOR, THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN YOU.
  36. THOU SHALL NOT DELIBERATE WHETHER YOU SHOULD GIVE, NOR, HAVING GIVEN, MURMUR AT IT.
  37. THOU SHALL GIVE TO EVERYONE THAT ASKS; SO SHALL YOU KNOW WHO IS THE REWARDER OF YOUR GIFTS. 
  38. THOU SHALL KEEP WHAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED; THOU SHALL NEITHER ADD TO IT , NOR TAKE FROM IT.
  39. THOU SHALL LET THE WICKED BE ALWAYS YOUR AVERSION, (TO TURN AWAY FROM).
  40. THOU SHALL JUDGE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT.
  41. THOU SHALL NEVER CAUSE DIVISIONS; BUT SHALL MAKE PEACE BETWEEN THOSE THAT ARE AT VARIANCE AND BRING THEM TOGETHER.
  42. THOU SHALL CONFESS YOUR SINS; AND NOT COME TO PRAYER WITH AN EVIL CONSCIENCE.
  43. THOU SHALL KNOW, THIS IS THE WAY OF LIGHT.

IN CLOSING, BARNABAS SAYS, LET US NOT GIVE OURSELVES THE LIBERTY OF DISPUTING WITH THE WICKED-SINNERS, THAT WE SHOULD CHANCE IN TIME, BECOME LIKE THEM.