No, God Did Not Break the Sixth Commandment

Clearing up a persistent misconception

Brian Tubbs
3 min readApr 17, 2023


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Back in the 1970s, as a kid in Sunday school at our family’s church in Warrenton, Virginia, I learned the Ten Commandments. When we came to the Sixth Commandment…

Thou shalt not kill

…I had a question.