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How Comprehensive are the Ten Commandments?

Discussion in 'Seventh-day Adventist Church DIR' started by reddogs, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. reddogs

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    Are they much more than many think, well lets see what they cover.

    "27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
    28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." Matthew 5:27-28.

    The Jews were astonished and amazed at the words of Jesus, He was saying not only to obey in actions, but also in your heart and mind was part of keeping the Ten Commandments. The law was not exclusively for the benefit of the Jews, but for Gods creation. God honored them by making them the guardians and keepers of His law, but it was to be held as a sacred custody or trust for the whole world.

    The precepts of the Ten Commandments are adapted to all of us, and they were given for the instruction and government of all. The Ten Commandments cover the duty of man to God and to his fellow man; and all based upon the fundamental principle of love.

    “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.” Luke 10:27.

    The commandment “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me”, lays out that God is alone entitled to supreme reverence and worship. Man is forbidden to give to any other object the first place in his affections or his service.

    The commandment “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything 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” forbids the worship of God by images or similitudes. Many claim that their images are mere figures or symbols by which the Lord God was worshiped, but God has declared such worship to be sin.

    It is connected to the next commandment, “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.” But now it lays out the suffering from the consequences of the parents wrongdoing, but they are not punished for the parents’ guilt, except as they participate in their sins. However we see how today, children walk in the steps of their parents. Thus by inheritance and example the sons are transmitted the iniquity and become partakers of the father’s sin.

    The commandment, “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”, prohibits not only false oaths that men may use to trick other men, but it forbids us to use the name of God in a light or careless manner, without regard to its great significance.

    Now here is the commandment that many have forgotten, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, 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” or disregard altogether. The Sabbath is not introduced as a new institution of worship but as having been founded at creation, so it is to be remembered and observed as the memorial of the Creator’s work.

    This commandment, “Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee”, seems to be one of the easiest ones and yet we see today people breaking almost in every form. God basically sets forth that children not only to give respect, submission, and obedience to their parents, but also to give them love and tenderness, to lighten their cares, to guard their reputation, and comfort them in old age.

    The commandment, “Thou shalt not kill”, is not just not to murder, but covers the spirit of hatred and revenge, or the indulgence of any passion that leads to hateful acts toward others, or causes us even to wish them harm.

    The commandment “Thou shalt not commit adultery” forbids not only acts of impurity, but sensual thoughts and desires, or any practice that tends to excite them.

    The commandment, “Thou shalt not steal” is not only that known in public but private sins are included in this prohibition. It demands strict integrity in all aspects such as trade, debts or wages.

    The commandment, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor", protects us all against the commitment of false accusations or unjust lawsuits.

    The last commandment, "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 ***, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's", is one of the most prevalent sins today as we see almost anything possible advertised with the intent to make us covet and desire, things we may not even need, and many fall into sin just to acquire them.

    The Ten Commandments are much more comprehensive than one might think....
     
  2. Terry Sampson

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    You forgot the other 603.
     
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    Were they written by Gods finger, they are just Mitzvot that any rabbi can change, not Gods Commandments.
     
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    You tell me. Which of the following did God's finger not write? See attached.
     

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    Gods 10 Commandments are not inspired but were written with Gods own finger, the same cannot be said for the 613 Mitzvot. Gods 10 Commandments are everlasting they do not change, but even the Jews admit that the law of Moses is arbitrary depending on the individual Rabbi or teacher interpreting it. Gods 10 Commandments exist as long as He does, but the 613 Mitzvot even the Jews say no longer apply as even they admit that basically it and its sacrifices and services cannot be observed today primarily because the Temple does not exist. The criminal procedures also cannot be observed today because the theocratic state of Israel does not exist.

    God's Law has always been known as the 10 Commandments, which was written upon two tables of stone with the finger of God. It was placed inside the Ark of the Covenant, representing God's throne in heaven, and protected within the innermost veil of the Tabernacle. No man except the High Priest was permitted to enter this sacred place on earth, but once a year.

    The law of Moses was contained in the book that he had written, and it was placed in the side of the Ark.

    Deuteronomy 31:24-26
    24. And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
    25. That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying,
    26. Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

    God's Law continues unchanged, while Moses law was subject to change.
    Hebrews 7:12. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

    God's Law is perfect, while Moses law wasn't perfect, nor did it make anyone perfect
    Hebrews 10:1. For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.


    God's Law brought true joy and happiness, while Moses law brought a curse upon those who didn't continue in all it said.
    Galatians 3:10. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
    Galatians 5:2, 3
    2. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
    3. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
    Galatians 5:4. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

    God's Law is immutable, while Moses law was nailed to the cross, and therefore abolished.
    Ephesians 2:15. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
    Colossians 2:14. Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross;
    Matthew 27:50, 51
    50. Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
    51. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom;

    There is a great blessing to be found following Gods 10 Commandments versus the burden of the list of the 613 Mitzvot or commandments of Moses which any rabbi can change or amend.
     
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    I can't comment on this.
     
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    What would keep you from doing so?
     
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