Calling Ten Commandments ‘sayings’ draws ire of Baptists


Senior Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church, which regularly has more than 32,000 worshippers at 11 campuses across South Carolina, told congregants that no word for "commandment" exists in Hebrew, the Old Testament's original language. Photo courtesy of NewSpring Church

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (RNS) A Baptist minister is in hot water after preaching a sermon that called the Ten Commandments sayings or promises rather than mandates.