Did God Himself really write the
And he gave unto Moses ... two tables
of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God." "And
the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of
God, graven upon the tables." Exodus 31:18; 32:16.
Yes, the great God of heaven wrote the Ten
Commandments on tables of stone with His own finger.
What is God's definition of sin ?
Sin is the transgression of the
law." 1 John 3:4.
Answer: Sin is breaking God's Ten Commandment law. And
since the law of God is perfect (Psalm 19:7), it covers every
conceivable sin. It is impossible to commit a sin that is not
condemned by at least one of God's Ten Commandments. The
commandments cover "the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13.
Nothing is left out.
Why did God give us the Ten
He that keepeth the law, happy is
he." Proverbs 29:18. "Keep my commandments: For length of days, and
long life, and peace, shall they add to thee." Proverbs 3:1, 2
Answer: A. As a guide for
happy, abundant living.
God created us to enjoy happiness, peace, long life, contentment,
accomplishment, and all the other great blessings for which our
hearts long. God's law is the road map that points out the right
paths to follow in order to find this true, supreme happiness.''
By the law is the knowledge of sin." Romans 3:20. "I had not
known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law
had said, Thou shalt not covet." Romans 7:7.
B. To show me the difference between right and
God's law is like a mirror (James 1:23-25). It points out
wrongdoing in my life as a mirror points out dirt on my face. The
only possible way for a person to know if he is sinning is for him
to carefully check his life by the mirror of God's law. Hope for
this mixed-up, sinking generation is found in God's Ten Commandment
law. It tells where to draw the line!
''And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes
[commandments] ... for our good always." Deuteronomy 6:24. "Hold
thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy
statutes continually. Thou hast trodden down all them that err from
thy statutes." Psalm 119:117, 118.
C. To protect me from danger and tragedy.
God's law is like a strong cage at the zoo, which protects
us from fierce, destructive animals. It protects us from impurity,
falsehood, murder, idolatry, theft, and many other evils that
destroy life, peace, and happiness. All good laws protect, and God's
law is no exception.
Special Note: The eternal principles of
God's law are written deep in every person's nature by the God who
created us. The writing may be dim and smudged, but it is still
there. This means, of course, that you cannot find true peace unless
you are willing to live in harmony with your inner nature, upon
which God has written these principles. We were created to live in
harmony with them. When we choose to ignore them, the result is
always tension, unrest, and tragedy--just as ignoring the rules for
safe driving leads to serious trouble.
Why is God's law exceedingly
important to me personally ?
So speak ye, and so do, as they that
shall be judged by the law of liberty." James 2:12.
Because the Ten Commandment law is the standard by which God
examines people in the heavenly judgment. How are you measuring up?
It is a life-or-death matter!
Can God's law (the Ten
Commandments) ever be changed or abolished ?
It is easier for heaven and earth to
pass, than one title of the law to fail." Luke 16:17. "My covenant
will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips."
Psalm 89:34. "All his commandments are sure. They stand fast for
ever and ever." Psalm 111:7, 8.
Absolutely not! The Bible is very clear on this point. If the law
could have been changed, God would have immediately made that change
when Adam and Eve sinned instead of sending His Son to die in the
sinner's behalf to pay the penalty of the broken law. But this was
impossible, because the commandments are not laws in the sense of
rules or regulations that have been enacted. They are revealed
principles of God's holy character that will always be true
because God spoke them with his lips'' exodus 20:1.The one thing God
cannot do is lie. Just as sure as heaven and earth has not passed
neither has His Ten Commandment law. Notice on the chart below how
God and His law have the same characteristics
||GOD'S LAW IS
|| LUKE 18: 19
|| 1 TIMOTHY 1: 8
|| ISAIAH 5: 16
|| ROMANS 7: 12
|| MATTHEW 5: 48
|| PSALM 19: 7
|| 1 JOHN 3: 2,3
|| PSALM 19: 8
|| DEUTERONOMY 32: 4
|| ROMANS 7: 12
|| JOHN 3: 33
|| PSALM 19: 9
|| 1 CORINTHIANS 10: 4
|| ROMANS 7: 14
|| JEREMIAH 23: 6
|| PSALM 119: 172
|| 1 CORINTHIANS 1: 9
|| PSALM 119: 86
|| 1 JOHN 4: 8
|| ROMANS 13:10
|| JAMES 1: 17
|| MATTHEW 5 :18
|| GENESIS 21: 33
|| PSALM 111: 7, 8
Do you see what this means? The Ten Commandment law is God's
character in written form--written so we can comprehend it. It
is no more possible to change God's law than to pull God out of
heaven and change Him. Jesus came to show us what the law (which
is the pattern for holy living) looked like when made up in
human form. God's character can never change. Neither can His
law, for it is His character in human language
Did Jesus abolish Gods law while
He was here on earth ?
Think not that I am come to
destroy the law. ... I am not come to destroy, but to
fulfill. ... Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be
fulfilled." Matthew 5:17, 18.
Answer: No, indeed! Jesus specifically
asserted that He did not come to destroy the law, but to
fulfill (or keep) it. Instead of doing away with the law,
Jesus magnified it (Isaiah 42:21) as the perfect guide for
right living. For example, Jesus pointed out that "thou
shalt not kill" condemns anger "without a cause" (Matthew
5:21, 22) and hatred (1 John 3:15), and that lust is
adultery (Matthew 5:27, 28). He says, "If ye love me, keep
my commandments." John 14:15.
Will people who knowingly
continue to break even one of God's commandments be saved ?
The wages of sin is
death." Romans 6:23. "He shall destroy the sinners." Isaiah 13:9.
"Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he
is guilty of all." James 2:10
They will be lost. The Ten Commandment law is the guide we must use
in finding our way to God and holy living. If I ignore even one of
the commandments, I am neglecting part of the divine pattern, or
blueprint. If only one link of a chain is broken, its entire purpose
is undone. The Bible says that when we knowingly break any command
of God, we are sinning (James 4:17), because we have refused His
will for us. Only those who do His will can enter the kingdom of
heaven. Sinners will be lost.
Can anyone be saved
by keeping the law ?
By the deeds of the law there shall
no flesh be justified in his sight." Romans 3:20. "For by grace are
ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift
of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8, 9.
The answer is too plain to miss. No one can be saved by keeping the
law. Salvation comes only through grace, as a free gift from Jesus
Christ, and we receive this gift by faith, not by works. The law
serves only as a mirror to point out sin in our lives. Cleansing and
forgiveness from that sin come only through Christ.
Why, then, is the
law an absolute essential for perfecting Christian character ?
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13. "By the law
is the knowledge of sin." Romans 3:20.
Because the full pattern, or "whole duty," for Christian living is
contained in God's law. Like a 6-year-old boy who made his own
ruler, measured himself, and told his mother that he was 12 feet
tall, our own standards are never safe. I cannot know whether I am a
sinner unless I look carefully into the perfect standard--God's
law-mirror. Millions who have cast out devils, prophesied, and done
many wonderful works in Jesus' name will be lost (Matthew 7:21-23)
because they did not bother to check their lives with His great
law-pattern. Hence, they think they are righteous and saved when,
instead, they are sinful and lost. "Hereby we do know that we know
him, if we keep his commandments." 1 John 2:3.
What enables a
truly converted Christian to follow the pattern of God's law?
1 I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their
hearts." Hebrews 8:10. "I can do all things through Christ."
Philippians 4:13. "God sending his own Son ... That the
righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us." Romans 8:3, 4.
Answer: Christ not only pardons repentant sinners, but He
restores in them the image of God. He brings them into harmony with
His law through the power of His indwelling presence. "Thou shalt
not" then becomes a promise that the Christian will not steal, lie,
murder, etc., because Jesus lives inside and is in control. God
could not change His law, but He made a blessed provision through
Jesus to change the sinner so he can measure up to that law.
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But isn't a
Christian who has faith and is living under grace freed from
keeping the law?
For sin [breaking God's law--1 John 3:4] shall not have dominion
over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then?
shall we sin [break the law], because we are not under the law, but
under grace? God forbid." Romans 6:14, 15. "Do we then make void the
law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law." Romans
Answer: No! The Scriptures teach the very opposite. Grace is like
the governor's pardon to a prisoner. It forgives him, but it does
not give him freedom to break one single law on the statute books.
The forgiven person, living under grace, is under double obligation
to keep the law. A person who refuses to keep God's law, saying that
he is living under grace, is mistaken. He is living under disgrace.
Are God's and
Moses' law the same ?
Answer: No, they are not the same. Study the following notes and
comparison carefully Note: Moses' law was the temporary, ceremonial law of
the Old Testament. It regulated the priesthood, sacrifices, rituals, meat
and drink offerings, yearly Sabbaths or feast days, etc, all of which
foreshadowed the cross. This law was added "till the seed should come," and
that seed was Christ (Galatians 3:16, 19). The ritual and ceremony of Moses'
law pointed forward to Christ's sacrifice. When He died, this law came to an
end, but the Ten Commandments (God's law) "stand fast for ever and ever."
Psalm 111:8. That there are two laws is made crystal clear in Daniel 9:10,
Special Note: Please note that God's law has existed at least as long as
sin has existed. The Bible says, "Where no law is, there is no transgression
[or sin]." Romans 4:15. So God's Ten Commandment law existed from the
beginning. Men broke that law (sinned--1 John 3:4). Because of sin (or
breaking God's law), Moses' law was given (or "added"--Galatians 3:16, 19)
till Christ should come and die. Two separate laws are involved: God's law
and Moses' law.
||Are All Ten
Commandments of God reaffirmed in the New Testament ?
and very clearly so. Rarely can you turn a single page in the new or old
testament without seeing God's commandments affirmed. If they were laid
out in detail every time as they are in Exodus 20 the new testament
alone would be ten feet thick. It would not matter if God didn't lay
every One of them out in detail in the New Testament. His holy word in
the Old testament that says He would not change or do away with any one
of them should convince us thy do stand fast forever. Look the following
over very carefully to see if God did lay all Ten of them out in the New
Testament in simple to understand detail to say and mean the same
thing they always have.
| All Ten Commandments Old
|| All Ten Commandments New
have no other gods before me." Exodus
|| 1."Thou shalt
worship the Lord thy God, and him only
shalt thou serve." Matthew
| 2."Thou shalt
not make unto thee any graven image, or any
likeness of any thing that is in heaven above,
or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in
the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow
down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the
Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto
the third and fourth generation of them that
hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of
them that love me, and keep my commandments."
children, keep yourselves from idols." 1 John
5:21. "Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of
God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is
like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by
art and man's device." Acts
| 3."Thou shalt
not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain;
for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that
taketh his name in vain." Exodus
|| 3. "That the
name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed."
| 4. "Remember
the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt
thou labour, and do all thy work: But the
seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God:
in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy
son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy
maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger
that is within thy gates: For in six days the
Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all
that in them is, and rested the seventh day:
wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and
hallowed it." Exodus
|| 4. "For he
spake in a certain place of the seventh day on
this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from
all his works." "There remaineth therefore a
rest ["keeping of a sabbath," margin] to
the people of God. For he that is entered into
his rest, he also hath ceased from his own
works, as God did from his. Let us labour
therefore to enter into that rest." Hebrews 4:4,
| 5. "Honour thy
father and thy mother: that thy days may be long
upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth
"Honour thy father and thy mother." Matthew
| 6."Thou shalt
not kill." Exodus
|| 6."Thou shalt
not kill." Romans
| 7. "Thou shalt
not commit adultery." Exodus
|| 7."Thou shalt
not commit adultery." Matthew
| 8."Thou shalt
not steal." Exodus
|| 8."Thou shalt
not steal." Romans
| 9."Thou shalt
not bear false winess against thy neighbour."
|| 9. "Thou shalt
not bear false witness." Romans
| 10. "Thou
shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou
shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his
manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor
his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's."
|| 10. "Thou
shalt not covet." Romans
||How does the Devil feel about people who
pattern their lives after God's Ten Commandments ?
"And the dragon [the devil] was wroth with the woman [true church],
and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the
commandments of God." Revelation 12:17. "Here is the patience of the
saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God." Revelation
The Ten Commandments of God
The devil hates the people who uphold God's law because the law is
the pattern of right living. And if you decide to follow the pattern
outlined in God's law, you will feel the devil's wrath upon you at
once and with all fury. It is not surprising that the devil hates
and bitterly opposes all who uphold God's law. But it is shocking
and astounding to hear religious leaders denying the binding claims
of the Ten Commandments while at the same time upholding the
traditions of men. No wonder Jesus said, "Why do ye also transgress
the commandment of God by your tradition?" "In vain they do worship
me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:3,
9. And David said, "It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they
have made void thy law." Psalm 119:126. Christians must wake up The
facts are in. God did not write His law on paper with a pencil and
place it on the desk of man to erase and rewrite to suite his own
beliefs and traditions. As sure as there is no chance of breaking
into fort knox and changing the wording on the master printing
plates that stamp our modern currency. There is even less chance of
breaking into Gods safety deposit box, the ark of the covenant, and
changing His master plates, the original copy of his ten
commandments. The same plates He used to stamp the heart or mind of
every single soul who ever lived. When God warned us in Dan 7-25
that someone would try to erase and rewrite His law, he had to be
talking about the tablets of our heart, because its guaranteed that
nobody will ever get there pencil on his master files. Not even He
can change or alter any one of them. He cant lie. Satan has always
sought to erase them from our mind and write in his own counterfeit
law. Many have fallen for his trickery, even honest hearted people,
who by placing a ten commandment sign in there yard take a stand for
Gods law to be placed in public view .Many in an attempt to do right
by God have mistakenly trusted there soul to what man says the bible
says about Gods law, rather than studying the whole subject out for
themselves. We must remember Satan is not locked out of the
churches, or the pulpits.
With tradition being so strong today it is
real easy for pastors to be mistaken. As honest hearted as they may
be, one or two bible verses that or not studied out and applied to
the master plates don't override the Masters hand writing. We are
not downing pastors. Praise God for all the honest hearted Christian
leaders. We are just reminding you that no matter how much you may
trust any man, he is not perfect, he is only human, and just as
likely to catch a cold as you are. He is also just as susceptible to
Satins dreaded yea but disease. Satan knows full well what's written
on those two tablets. He hates them because they are the very nature
of God. He knows he will never get his pencil on those tablets, his
only revenge is to try and tamper with the tablets of our heart. The
lead in his yea but pencil is nothing more than assumptions and
preconceived notions that make up traditions that, to often gets
passed down through generations. This disease is easily cured if one
is willing to take Gods word over mans. Example. On one hand we reed
from Gods word that His law is holy, true, perfect, eternal and
unchangeable. On the other hand we reed from books and here from
false teachers honest hearted or not, yea but this, yea but that,
yea but the law is bad, faulty, was changed, done away with, nailed
to the cross, legalism, old testament, for the Jews only old
covenant, on, an on, an on goes the yea butts. No wonder crime and
immorality stalk's the land today. Somebody told the murder, the
homosexual and adulteries that Gods law was done away with at the
cross. All of us have been shot at by these false pagan theories
which came straight out of the bowels and pits of Rome. We should
have figured out by now that for every truth God has, Satan has a
counterfeit that looks real. especially when it comes to Gods law.
Example, Satins lust in adultery is not Gods love in marriage. As
Christians we know that. Most of us have tried to council a friend
or loved one caught in this hellish trap. We see straight through
Satins yea but blame game. We listen to them turn ants into
elephants while we pull our hair out trying to get the truth through
to them, but to often, no matter what the coast to there children
and spouse that God gave them, thay refuse to see. Thay fall so in
love with the sin of lust that thay allow Satan to deceive them into
believing that his counterfeit lust in adultery is even better than
Gods gift of love, so thay give there heart to this person Satan
sent them. Just how dangerous is this? Watch closely, the results
are the same with breaking any one of Gods commandments. Seeing as
the heart, soul and mind are all one and the same, as any bible
concordance will tell us. When the adulterer or adulteress gives
there heart or mind to a person Satan sent them, who have thay sold
there soul to? Unless we are the one caught in that trap, that's all
easy to see, right? Consider for a moment that there are nine other
commandments besides adultery that Satan plays the exact same mind
game with. As loving and patient as God is, could He be pulling His
hair out trying to get through to us that there are ten
commandments, not one, not nine, but ten. Is it possible we could
understand some like adultery, but have the same yea but disease on
others, and be committing spiritual adultery against God. Listed
below are some mind game; yea but germs that Satan has tried to
infect Gods people with by twisting and turning Bible verses to try
and make us believe God's Commandments are not binding. Also listed
is plenty of bible anti dope in case you may have been infected. No
dougnt the germs are on us. We all need a blood bath daily to kill
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