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NORSEMEN DECALOGUE: Northmen Morality from Ten Commandments

From the practical standpoint, the individual often asks what is God's Will? And how do I know what is right (or wrong) to do? Wouldn't it be nice to find some good counsel on what you should do!!!

From a more philosophical (and administrative) point of view, as We develop Our Realm, We also have to ask, what will be Our Rules and Regulations?

Thus, as much as we all may like our Freedom and Liberty (and to do as we please), the hard facts of life are that, in order to please God (whether for the person or the whole Realm) we need to know HIS Will. And to follow HIS morals and ethics (to obtain HIS blessing and favor)! So, Law becomes a primary ingredient for the survival of any Realm (or individual).

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GOD'S LAW: Source of Northmen Morality

Historically, the Middle Ages (from which we like to take much of Our own Culture) was a time of crisis, chaos, and conflicts. Two Legal systems seemed locked in combat. On one side was God's Law--upheld and maintained first by the GahTSK or Goths (of the Scandia Era), then by Catholics of the Feudal Era, next by Lutherans of the Refomation Era, and down to modern times. Opposed to this were the Folk Laws, supported and upheld by the Pagans (and based upon Idolatrous beliefs). Now, God's Law or Ecclesiastical (Church) Law, held that Law was Divinely inspired and came down from above--as God had ordained it to be.

Moreover, as Divinely Inspired, it was unalterable, even as God, HIMSELF is immutable. (And the story of Moses receiving the Norse Decalogue or Northmen Ten Commandments from God was central to the common teachings of Nordic Christianity.)

In contrast, Folk Law held that Law was based upon the Will of the People (or Rulers), and thus could easily be changed to reflect current superstitions or thinking (or strong men).

NOW, as We are set on bringing a RETURN of the NORTHMEN, the question becomes: WHAT DID NORTHMEN BASE THEIR LAWS ON? Without question, the Pagan Vikings thought that the Folk Ways should rule, and in fact, their groups all too often degenerated into that struggle to determine the fittest (with the might of arms being the determiner of justice). However the GahTSK, or Northern Peoples of God (from whom we like to base Our Ideals) were, also without question, followers of Divine Nordic Law (God's Law). For, their Rules and Regulations were based on the Holy Scriptures, as the Divine expression of God's Will for what Man should do. (And, that story of Mount Sinai was commonly told.)

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NORTHMEN MORALS AND ETHICS: the Source of Nordic Power

Correspondingly, it should not be surprizing to us that the Nordic Peoples (Northern Nations) rose in power and influence, until they dominated most of Northern Europe. For We believe the Scriptures, which say:

Righteousness exalts [builds up] a Nation [or Peoples]; But Sin [evil deeds] is a reproach [or downfall] to any Peoples! (Proverbs 14:34).
So, as the Nordic Peoples did good deeds (followed the Laws of God--obeyed the Norsemen Decalogue), they prospered and rose in power. But, when they slid away into evil deeds (and fell back into Paganism), their power declined, until they were swepted away and almost forgotten by the tides of history.

In light of this, Our Realm is to be wholely committed to following Divine Nordic Law (and the Laws of God)! For, not only are we calling NORTHMEN to RETURN to God, be we are seeking to bring a resurgence of the prosperity and power of those earlier Northern Nations. And, if we do what God wants (obey HIS expressed Will), then surely we shall become a rising power. And see the New GahTSK Culture (which we are developing) spread and grow.

Now, while this has been aimed, mostly, so far, at Nations, Societies, and Realms, in a more practical, down to earth vein, what holds true for Nations also holds true for individuals. Thus, if you take up and adhere to God's Law, then you (and your family) will come to grow and prosper. (And, though you may still have storms and some set-backs, occassionally, the over-all trend is going to be one of rising fame and fortunes.) So, is it any wonder, then, that We counsel Our People (individuals) to follow God's Laws? Surely, you want God's blessings, don't you? Then do the Lord's Will! (And use God's Law for your Divine Counseling!)

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Yes, but (some church-goers may say) we are no longer under the Law but are under Grace, so we don't need to live by God's Law!

Unfortunately, this is a severe logical falacy! (Even though it is commonly held.) For while it is true that we are no longer under the Law to SALVATION (for the Law can save no one), we are still under the Law for SANCTIFICATION (and Holiness)! For, it is written:

Be ye [you] Holy, for I AM Holy! (Leviticus 19:2)
And, how are you going to expect to be Holy, if you do not do the things that God has told you PLAINLY to do? In fact, the whole thing about the 10 Commandments was that they were so imporatnt to God, that we should do them, that HE, HIMSELF, came down on Mount Sinai and told the People directly what they were suppose to do! (Exodus 20:18-22) Thus, those who throw all the Law out, are like those who throw the baby out with the bath water! Rather, we must separate our sheep from our goats.

[WARNING Shield] Moreover, Y'Shua or Jesus sternly warned about this immoral attitude of getting rid of God's Law, saying:

Think NOT that I am come to destroy [do away with] the Law, or the Prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill! For, Truly I say unto you: Till Heaven and Earth pass away, one jot or one tittle [dots] shall in no wise pass from the Law (till all be fulfilled). Therefore, whosoever shall break one of the least of these Commandments, and shall teach men to do so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven; But, whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called GREAT in the Kingdom of Heaven! (Matthew 5:17-19)
Moreover, HE directly told HIS followers:
If you Love ME, [then] keep MY Commandments! (John 14:15)
Thus, we believe it to be very clear that God wants you to keep HIS Law, and especially the 10 Commandments (which summarize it). And, while keeping them will not Save you (for that comes only from belief on Christ's sacrifice on the Cross), it will make you more pleasing to HIM (and bestow upon you HIS favor and blessings).

Thus, in direct opposition to HIS own Words, would be those who say that following God's Law (the Norse Decalogue or Northmen Ten Commandments) is too RELIGIOUS, and we modern people no longer need to do so! (And, in the same light are those who claim that once they are saved, they will always be saved, no mater what they do--so live it up)! For Christ has a very stern warning for them:

Not everyone who says unto ME, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; But [rather] he that does the Will of MY Father [i.e. the Commandments] which is in Heaven! [For] Many will say unto ME in that Day [Second Coming] LORD, LORD have we not prophesied in THY [Your] Name? And in THY Name [we] have cast out devils? And in THY Name done many wonderful works? And then I will Profess [Proclaim] to them: I never knew you, DEPART FROM ME, YE [you] WHO WORK INIQUITY! (Matthew 7:21-23)
So, heed the warning. And, if you need to, consider the warning of Moses, as well:
Behold! I set before you, this day, a blessing and a curse: A blessing if ye [you] obey the Commandments, which I command you, this day; And a curse, if ye will not obey the Commandments of the Lord your God...! (Deuteronomy 11:26-28)
And make no mistake about it. Those who obey God, and follow God's Law (the Norsemen Decalogue or Northem Ten Commandments) will be blessed. But, those who disobey God, and break HIS Commandments (or teach others to) will be accursed!

Now, isn't it clear what you should do, then?

However, with the pressures of the modern world, many (even People of God) think that they can just live life as they please. And all too many snub God and what HE said HE wanted (i.e. HIS expressed Will). Which explains one phenomena that many have observed, but few seem to explain. When someone gets an Engiftment or the Outpouring of the Holy Ghost (see the previous article), they are full of energy and zeal for the Lord. But, as the days pass, this fades and dissipates. Why? Because, if God is to dwell in you and Manifest HIS Presence there, then you need to be sure that your Temple (body) is clean and Holy or Sanctified (or HE'll go elsewhere). Thus, many may receive Engiftment, but few retain it, because they do not walk a Holy enough life. They have forgotten to obey God's Law and keep the Northmen Ten Commandments!

Therefore, it is for these reasons (and many more) that we encourage Our People to obey God, follow HIS Laws, and keep HIS 10 Commandments (which summarize God's Law).

Unfortunately, because of this bad attitude of the world against God's Law, many today do not even know what HIS Law is. Nor do they know exactly what the 10 Commandments are, even if they have heard of them! Truly, God's People perish today through lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). So, let us get it clear in our minds, exactly what God's Law is!

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NORSEMEN DECALOGUE: the Northmen Ten Commandments

Now, with the modern world's attitude of ignoring God's Law, plus the hot religious debate over what God's Law really is, has made the average person lose track of what the Ten Commandments are. So, let us enumarate them here for you, plus give you a few related Scriptures that help explain what the Commandment actually means (so that you can look them up and see what it is that God wants you to do, or not do). Here they are:
    For this is the First and Greatest Commandment, as in the Sh'MaH (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 and Matthew 22:36-38); And, its correlary, to Love your neighbor as yourself, summarizes all the Law and the Prophets (Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:39-40). Moreover, it gives rise to the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12). Consequently, it serves as Our Realm's PRIME DIRECTIVE!
    For Idolatry is a MAJOR Sin (Exodus 20:3-6 and Deuteronomy 5:7-10) and we are sternly admonished to keep ourselves free from the pollution of idols, images, or symbols of false-gods (Deuteronomy 7:2-5, Acts 15:20-21, and I Corinthians 10:14). Neither are you to participate in their practices: Dark Arts, Psychic Sciences, or the Occult (Deuteronomy 18:9-14); Nor the desecrations of drunkenness (Hosea 4:11 and Ephesians 5:18) and sorcery, or the use of hallucinogenic drugs (Isaiah 47:9, 12 and Revelations 9:20-21). (For more details, see Our article: THE IDOLOCLASTIC CALL, under the Current Messages section.)
    Keep the Name(s) of God sacred and do not use God (and the sacred Name YHVH), Christ, or Jesus (Y'Shua) in profanity (Exodus 20:7 and Deuteronomy 5:11). Especially do not blaspheme (belittle or speak evil of) God (Leviticus 24:11-16) and most especially, not to blaspheme the Holy Ghost--which is the only unpardonable Sin (Matthew 12:24-32). And, in general, control your mouth to avoid cussing and swearing, as much as you can (Matthew 5:33-37 and James 3:2-13).
    We are to rest from our labors every seventh day (Exodus 20:8-11 and Deuteronomy 5:12-15) and to especially attend the worship services and Congregational gatherings (Hebrews 10:25). Moreover, we should observe the other Holy Days and Sacred Celebrations, especially the Scriptural ones of God's Calendar (see Leviticus ch. 23 and Deuteronomy ch.16).
  5. HONOR THY FATHER (and thy mother)!
    Children, no matter their age, are to be obedient to their Fathers as their Family Ruler--Patriarchy (Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16), and to show proper care and respect for their mother, that it may go well with them (Ephesians 6:1-3 and Colossians 3:20). Correspondingly, to maintain Family Order, the wife is to be obedient to her own husband (Genesis 3:16, Esther 1:22, Ephesians 5:22-24 and I Peter 3:1-6) in all things. And, the God Ordained Chain of Command is to be respected so that all authorities are obeyed (Romans 13:1-7 and I Peter 2:13-17). Never-the-less, no authority has the Right to command you to do things against God's Laws (Daniel 3:8-18 and Acts 4:19 and 5:29).
    Man was made in God's Image, so any unjust attempt to destroy Man is a veiled attempt to destroy God (Genesis 1:26-27 and 9:6). Therefore, murder is a Serious Sin (Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17), and it, like all Capital Crimes or Mortal Sins, should be punished with forfeiture of life: either Captial Punishment Exodus 21:12-14 and Numbers 35:31-33) or a life-time term of slavery (Leviticus 25:44-46 and Ezekiel 18:23, 32 and 33:11). Moreover, human life is sacred, so we must take care not to cause the death of people through carelessness nor negligence (Exodus 21:22-36 and Deuteronomy 22:8). Nor are we to ignore the adaquate care for the lives of the poor and needy (Deuteronomy 15:7-11 and Proverbs 19:17).
    Marriage is holy and sacred (Proverbs 5:18-19 and Hebrews 13:4), so the defilement of the wife by another man has long been an abomination among the Hebrew Peoples for century after century (Genesis 38:24, Leviticus 18:20 and 20:10, and Deuteronomy 22:22) and thus a Serious Sin (Exodus 20:14 and Deuteronomy 5:18), primarily because it results in miscegenates or ill-conceived children, who are born demented or with an over-powering drive to do evil (Deuteronomy 23:2, Isaiah 57:3-5, Hosea 2:4-5). Moreover, this Taboo gives rise to a ban on several other sexual practices as being perverted and thus forbidden to engage in. (For more details on this, see Our article on MOSAIC TABOOS under the Family Issues section in the LAW Library or look them up in the Noahic Rules of Fellowship (*** PG *** Rated) in Our EMUSPATEL Section.)
    God has called us to honest labor and hard work (Genesis 3:19, Ephesians 4:28, and II Thessalonians 3:7-12), so we must not take from others things that do not belong to us (Exodus 20:15 and Deuteronomy 5:19). For, God's warning is upon those who attempt to live by thievery (Exodus 22:2-4, Proverbs 29:24, John 10:10, and I Corinthians 6:9-10)! And we are admonished to be careful with other people's things (Exodus 22:5-15 and Deuteronomy 22:1-4), not stealing from them in business (Leviticus 19:35-36 and Proverbs 11:1 and 20:14) nor in the witholding of wages (Leviticus 19:13, Deuteronomy 24:14-15, Jeremiah 22:13, and James 5:1-4). For, we must be careful not to even steal from the poor and needy (Leviticus 19:9-10 and 23:22, Proverbs 6:30 and 28:27, and Matthew 12:1-4) nor commit sacrilege and rob God (Leviticus 27:30, Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:7-12, Luke 6:38, I Corinthians 9:13-14, and II Corinthians 9:6-7).
    While this Commandment is aimed at perjury (and legal matters), its practical application is that we are not to lie nor deceive one another (Leviticus 19:11, John 8:44-45, Revelations 22:8 and 22:15). Neither are we to lower ourselves to vulgar gossip nor the spreading of malicious tales (Leviticus 19:16, Psalms 64:2-8, I Timothy 5:13, and I Peter 4:15). Rather, we are to pursue TRUTH and follow the DUE PROCESS OF LAW, with its: Right to speak in defense (John 7:51), to be heard by your peers (Matthew 18:15-17), to have an Advocate (I John 2:1), to examin witnesses (Deuteronomy 19:15-20), to collect information on your behalf (Proverbs 25:2), and to receive fair and impartial judgement (Deuteronomy 16:18-20), with the punishment to fit the crime (Leviticus 24:19-21), and if need be, the right to appeal (Exodus 18:19-23 and Deuteronomy 17:8-13). And, of course, do not commit perjury or lie in Court--or to the Police (Exodus 20:16 and Deuteronomy 5:20)! Lest the Curse overtake you (Zechariah 5:1-4).
    This is not about simple envy nor keeping up with the Jones. Rather, it speaks of an intense materialism (Matthew 6:19-33 and Mark 4:18-19) that replaces the Believer's dependence on God with a reliance on things, rejecting God as in Idolatry (Colossians 3:5-6). Thus, such sinners will stoop to taking away from others what God has given them, in an attempt to satisfy their own material cravings (James 4:1-3)! We are not to do this! Moreover, this Commandment also means that those who give in to this sinful desire, so as to stoop to plotting, conspiring, or scheming to do evil are as guilty as those who actually go ahead and commit the crime (James 1:14-15 also Matthew 5:21-22 and 5:27-28). Therefore, do not yield to temptation and fall into pursuing evil (even just a little)!
Here, then, have been the Northmen Ten Commandments. They so strongly and clearly express what God's Will is (and what HE wants you to do), that HE even came down from Heaven and spoke these things directly to HIS People. And, we have also listed related Scriptures which help to explain the full meaning of each Commandmment, so that you will have a good understanding of exactly what God wants. (So use it in your Divine Counsling!)

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NORSEMEN DECALOGUE: Foundation of Luther's Small Catechism

(And Deep Roots in Nordic History and Culture)

Nor are we alone in these conclusions. When the Protestant Reformation began to take hold and to spread, Martin Luther concluded that the Northern Peoples needed to be taught the Northmen Ten Commandments. Correspondingly, this has been a foundation for most Lutheran Churches for centuries, that they insist that their members know and follow the 10 Commandments (or Decalogue). And, this diligence will be to the eternal credit and glory of the Lutherans (Matthew 5:19). So, this is a Nordic custom and traditon that we intend to keep!

However, this is not just a Lutheran thing. The Varangians or Eastern Russia (Christian) Vikings also seemed to have some sense of the Norsemen Decalogue. And their regular rules and statutes seemed to reflect it. Moreover, the Vidfadmi Era seems to have laid hold on the Decalogue for its formal, royal law (thus catapulting Ivar's Kingdom to great heights). And, from them, we find many Divine Laws rooted in the customs and traditions of the Viking Peoples. Consequently, it seems only fair to assume that the Gotts or Goths also walked in these rules, from centuries back (when Abraham taught them to their fore-fathers). So, the Northern Peoples have had a long-standing history of following God's Law. Is it any wonder then, that God has so blessed them, down through history?

Consequently, since we want that blessing, too, then we encourage the teaching and obedience to God's Law, and especially the teaching of the Norsemen Decalogue or Northmen Ten commandments (which are the Law's summary).

And, if you learn them and obey them, they will be a source of Divine wisdom and guidance to your life!!!

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