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Norsemen Decalogue: Our Northmen Morals and Ethics
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?
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
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
So, Law becomes a primary ingredient for the survival of any Realm
GOD'S LAW: Source of Northmen Morals and Ethics
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
Thus, IT CLEARLY EXPRESSED GOD'S WILL FOR WHAT WE SHOULD
DO IN OUR LIVES (and as such, was a great source of counsel
and a good guide to daily living).
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 determinor
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
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,
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.
Righteousness exalts (builds up) a Nation (or Peoples); But Sin
(evil deeds) is a reproach (or downfall) to any Peoples! (Proverbs
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.
INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSEL:
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, it is 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!)
UNDER GOD'S LAW - NOT UNDER THE LAW?
Yes, but (some church-goers may say) we are nolonger 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 nolonger 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:
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.
Be ye (you) Holy, for I AM Holy! (Leviticus 19:2)
Moreover, Y'Shua or Jesus sternly warned about this immoral attitude
of getting rid of God's Law, saying:
Moreover, HE directly told HIS followers:
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)
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).
If you Love ME, (then) keep MY Commandments! (John 14:15)
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 nolonger 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:
So, heed the warning. And, if you need to, consider the warning of
Moses, as well:
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
(ie 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)
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!
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)
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 disapates. 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! Truely, 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
NORSEMEN DECALOGUE: the Northmen Ten Commandments
Unfortunately, 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:
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 Counsleing!)
- THOU (you) SHALL LOVE THE LORD THY (your) GOD!
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!
- THOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME!
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.)
- THOU SHALL NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN!
Keep the Name(s) of God sacred and do not use God (and the sacred
Name YHVH), Christ, or Jesus (Y'ShuWaH) 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
- REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, TO KEEP IT HOLY!
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).
- 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).
- THOU SHALL NOT MURDER!
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).
- THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY!
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.)
- THOU SHALL NOT STEAL!
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 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 from God (Leviticus 27:30, Proverbs
3:9-10, Malachi 3:7-12, Luke 6:38, I Corinthians 9:13-14, and II
- THOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS!
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).
- THOU SHALL NOT COVET!
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)!
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
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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