Rob Yule examines
the Ten Commandments in their biblical setting, historical use, contemporary
application, continued relevance, and relation to natural law or moral law.
Originating in the theophany of Sinai, the Decalogue has a divine origin that
distinguishes it from moral codes or legislation of merely human origin. A
foundational influence in the formation of Western civilisation, the Ten
Commandments have an abiding relevance for personal decision-making, personal
and social ethics, human freedom and the moral cohesion of society today.
Rob Yule is a retired New Zealand Presbyterian minister and a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. He was Chaplain at Victoria University of Wellington in the 1970s, a leader in charismatic renewal, and pastored churches in Christchurch, Palmerston North, and Auckland. He lectured in the former Manawatu Branch of the Bible College of New Zealand and on mission trips to the Czech Republic. He and his wife Christene have five children and fourteen grandchildren.