Do you believe in the Ten Commandments of God?
If so, do you keep the 10 commandments?
Yes, I believe in the Ten Commandments of God. What this means is that I understand the Commandments were meant to demonstrate to us that without God's help - which He gives us in Christ - we can't possibly follow these commands. And even with Christ's help, it's a process for us to be made "mature, complete and lacking nothing". The process is one of cooperation with the Holy Spirit in getting to and resolving the roots of our double minded issues of heart by which we continue to fall into sin.
The Ten Commandments was a tutor, like training wheels on a bike.
Its purpose was to help humans understand what was violations to our Heavenly Father as a written contract between him and Isreal or Jews.
The Ten Commandments is perfect laws that could never be perfectly kept.
But it was a forunner that humans would need a replacment that would bring animal gift sacrifices to a complete end.
Yes this the very case , Jesus was the Messiah who arrived and freed many from the perfect law , but used his body as the last sacrifice who's value would cover , century's of generations of people, all nations ,young and old. He covered their intrance into a future paradise earth under his rulership.
So the Ten Commandments is not enforced as to a punishment , but its principles of right and wrong will last forever.
We can use that understanding to understand the mind of our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus.
But we certainly are not forced
But if our heart desires to know our Heavenly Father and build a meaningful relationship , we can . Its all up to you and your heart.
No, I do not believe in the 10 Commandments of God.
The ten commandments were given to a chosen people (those who were descendants of Abraham). The Israelites were in slavery in Egypt, and worshiped another God. The God they worshiped in Egypt was not the one that gave the 10 Commandments to Moses. The ten commandments were given to break them from the ways learned while in slavery in Egypt.
God told them not to have any other God, yet the Jews today still worship another God. He told them to "keep the Sabbath holy". In addition the Jews and their slaves were not work on the Sabbath, yet they break this commandment. So, It is not about believing in the commandments, but believing in the punishment for breaking a commandment.
Christ came to redeem "us" from the curse of the law, except the Gentiles were not given the commandment and not under the law. Jesus Christ (through God) also said to Peter "on this rock I will build my church". Thus, the 10 commandments does not apply to the Gentiles and does not have to be kept by the Gentiles.
Angel I love your good comment you speak truth that the Jews were binding to keep the perfect law.
Later other principles of these laws was added in the book of Leviticus.That included sabaths, but Jesus made it better for us all through his payment
Amen K&T given to "Jews!"
Gentiles were NEVER under "The LAW" yet the 10C's serve a purpose for TODAY for those coming UNTO Christ! They are their "Schoolmaster" (Gal3:23-28)!
"But after FAITH is come we are NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER!
Let me tell all what Scripture says the purpose of the Ten Commandments of God was: To reveal sin (aka "Condemnation") and to show man that "We Need A Savior" because no 'man' (flesh) could keep THE LAW!
The Children of Israel thought they could do all that GOD commanded of them! Exodus 19:8 says "And all the people answered together, and said, All the LORD hath spoke WE WILL DO." So HE gave them "The Big Ten' which they thought they could keep! However, II Kings 17:15 says "And they rejected HIS statutes, and HIS covenant that HE made with their fathers..."
Therefore, THE LAW served it's purpose: To reveal 'sin' and to show 'man' HE NEEDED A SAVIOR! Ezekiel 22:30 says "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy: but I found NONE." Therefore, the LORD had to come HIMSELF to "stand in the gap!"
I Timothy 3:16 says "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD was "manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." Witness Scripture: John 1:14!
Prior to HIS coming, THE LORD made promise of A NEW COVENANT wherein HE would "put HIS laws in our hearts and minds" (Jeremiah 31:33-34; Hebrews 8:10-12) and under the NEW COVENANT; NO MORE LAW because HE would "put HIS laws in our hearts and minds!" and (Jer 31:34) "..they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD; for they shall ALL no me from the least of them, to the greatest of them, saith the LORD..."
Under the NEW COVENANT which is a TOTALLY "SPIRITUAL" COVENANT because GOD "puts HIS laws in our hearts and minds" via the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:2) making IT "TOTALLY" Spiritual!
Scripture says the purpose of "The Big Ten" under THE NEW COVENANT "was" our SCHOOLMASTER! "But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that THE PROMISE by FAITH of Jesus Christ might be given to them that BELIEVE! BUT AFTER FAITH came, we were kept under THE LAW, SHUT UP "UNTO" the FAITH which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore THE LAW "was" our SCHOOLMASTER to bring us "UNTO" Christ, that we might be justified by FAITH. BUT AFTER FAITH IS COME, WE ARE "NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER!"
Consequently, IF one has FAITH, they are "NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER" (aka THE LAW)!
"There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to them which are "IN" Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me FREE from the law of sin and death. For what THE LAW could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, GOD sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh" (Romans 8:1-3)!
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