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Are The Ten Commandments Obsolete?

Updated on January 5, 2012

The Ten Commandments

Sadly, I cannot post the Ten Commandments, as found in Exodus 20. It is considered duplication.

GOD created man. HE gave man order by giving HIM laws to abide by. Giving us those laws also taught us that we are sinners, and that the wages of sin was death. Both physical death and spiritual death. In times past GOD accepted the blood of animals as sin sacrifices. But it was not a permanent thing. HE sent HIS Son, The CHRIST to die once and for all, so that we might be saved from that spiritual death. John 3:16 makes it clear that the gift of salvation is for anyone who believes in CHRIST as GODs Son and their saviour.

I have heard many people, believers and non-believers alike, who claim either that the Ten Commandments are obsolete, or were never meant to be obeyed, that it is impossible to obey them. I have even heard it said that if you believe you should obey them then you believe you can earn your way to salvation. None of the above is true. They have never been obsolete. If they were, it would be acceptable to murder, steal, lie and dishonour your parents.The people who say they are obsolete say it because they do not wish to love GOD, nor to keep HIS Holy Sabbath, which is on Saturday, not Sunday. That Sabbath was given to remind us who our Creator is. Those who keep Sunday as sabbath are showing they prefer to obey man over GOD. As an aside, did you know that when we are given the mark...either GODs or the beast's, it is no electronic chip implanted into the hand. "In the hand" symbolizes our actions. "In the forehead" symbolizes our thoughts. When we choose to keep man's laws over GOD's, then we accept the mark of the beast. When we choose to obey GOD over man, no matter how difficult it seems to be, we accept GOD's mark.

To say the Ten Commandments were never meant to be followed is just an excuse not to obey them. Usually because you would rather have pleasure than obey them. To say it is impossible is the same, an excuse not to obey them. GOD never wasted HIS time or spoke just to hear HIMSELF speak.

When we give our love to GOD and obey HIS commandments, HE fills us with HIS love, so that we might give that love to "our neighbor", which by the way does not mean just the person living next door to you. All mankind is our neighbor. The Ten Commandments can be summarized by just two...Love GOD and love your neighbor as yourself. When you love yourself, you look out for your happiness and safety. So when you love others as yourself, you look out for their happiness and safety. If you do this you will never intentionally harm or bring grief to anyone. How can that become obsolete? How is it not desirable to obey such laws?


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  • tlmcgaa70 profile image

    tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    thank you for the tip. when i said "original" i meant as opposed to the new king james version. your comment made me curious so i went and searched to see what the difference was between hebrew and the kjv...if you check out the seems there is no difference. thank you for stopping by to read and for leaving a comment. have a great night.

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    Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    You can post the ten commandments on this hub if you make it into an image and upload it as you would a photo. I agree that the commandments are morals that will positively impact someone's life and others. But, I have to say that the KJV of the bible is not "the original." If you really want to know what these commandments mean, I suggest you read the translations from the original Hebrew text.

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    tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    i will have to check it out...but personally i think the Ten Commandments as stated in Exodus 20, KJV is just as applicable today as the day GOD wrote them. thank you for coming by to read this. have a great night.

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    Rob 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

    You might be interested in Eric Butterworth's book "Meta-Morality"; it's about a modern interpretation of the 10 commandments which is more applicable to our times.


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    tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    hey WD Curry...believe it or not, a great deal CAN be lost in translation. that is why i dont read anything but the original KJV. it is safer to just say where they are found than trying to change the wording. nevertheless, i DO thank you for the suggestion and for coming by to readthis. have a great day.

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    WD Curry 111 6 years ago from Space Coast

    "I cannot post the Ten Commandments, as found in Exodus 20. It is considered duplication."

    Go figure. You can post that much of anything else. Change a few words - it still comes out the same. For instance, "You will not long to have sex with your neighbor's wife, or want her for your own." This is a translation from King James English to American. Nothing is lost.

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    tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    just because a law is easy to break, does that mean it SHOULD be broken? just saying. thank you for stopping in and reading this hub. have a good night.

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    ib radmasters 6 years ago from Southern California

    nothing has changed humans for the better. they are the same as they were in BC as they continue to be in AD

    As for the ten Commandments, they are as easily broken as when Moses broke the tablets.

    Had the tablets been stronger, then maybe the commandments would have been more difficult to break.

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    tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    if you mean love of money over love of GOD, i agree...GOD said you cannot love both GOD and money.

    thank you for stopping by. have a peaceful night.

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    MALIK NOOR ISLAM 6 years ago

    Listen this is all because of economical system