The following commandments are used as examples as to why we
in this “modern” age cannot keep them. They are said to be outdated or
impractical. Some would also say that they are for the Jews only and not
for the gentile church. TTGM will explain how the following commandments
are treated in scripture. If there is a commandment from the Torah or the
New Testament not listed here and it seems impractical, write us and we
will add it to the list and explain how it should be applied in our life.
Fundamentals of the Commandments:
Commandments were given in both the New and Old Testaments.
God gave man the commandments.
Men of God that were led by the Holy Spirit were inspired to
write the commandments.
In the Old Testament God’s people were under the Law (Old
covenant). In the New Testament God’s people are no longer under the law
but under grace (New Covenant).
Yeshua (Jesus) was the law giver and He is the only one on
Earth that had the authority to amend the law of the Old Testament. Why?
Yeshua is God; God gave the commandments and God alone can only amend them.
Yeshua will also judge His people at His judgment seat. What
will the believer be judged against? The law
Those difficult Commandments that seem so out of place for our
An Eye for an Eye..
(Exod 21:23-24 [KJV])
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for
life, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for
tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
The law giver (Yeshua) amended (But I say unto
you) this law, and this is how it should be applied under the New Covenant.
The commandment to the believer is not to return what was taken (eye for
and eye), but to take the wrong and offer the other side.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and
a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but
whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
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The penalty of stoning..
(John 8:4-6 [KJV])
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery,
in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus
stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard
The law giver (Yeshua) made the following
statement in verse 7. He gave the go ahead to stone but made it clear that
the only person justified to stone Her was the person without sin. When the
people/accusers realized that they had no right to stone the woman (because
all of them were guilty of sin), they dropped their stones and left the
woman alone with Yeshua. The law giver then told the woman, neither do I
condemn you, go and sin no more. The fact is, the law giver is our Judge
and He is the only one with the authority/right to pass judgment. In short,
since God came on the earth as a man, sinful man now can no longer condemn
by stoning. Why? Yeshua now takes the place as Judge. Why? He has no sin;
also, he has been given full authority from the Father to judge both the
believer (judgment seat) and unbeliever (white throne judgment) – All
mankind will fall under the judgement of Yeshua and the law of God will be
used to measure/test our deeds in the flesh.
(John 8:7 [KJV])
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and
said unto them, He that is without sin among
you, let him first cast a stone at her.
(John 8:11 [KJV])
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I
condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
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Tithing of your income..
(Deut 14:22 [KJV])
Thou shalt truly
tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the
field bringeth forth year by year.
Tithing was simply produce from the land given on
behalf of the ministers (Levites) that officiated in the temple (it was
stored in the store houses). IT IS NOT A COMMAND FOR THE CHURCH as most
christians teach. Christians are expected to give offerings to a ministry
or to each other, but this should not be called tithing. Watch
these presentations that share the sound doctrine on tithing with
others - no more lies from the pulpit.
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Adultery and it’s link to divorce..
(Jer 3:1 [KJV])
They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him,
and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return
again to me, saith the LORD.
Putting away a wife (divorce) was allowed in the
Old Testament, but our law giver made it clear it is no longer allowed (And
I say unto you). Divorce is only
allowed in the event of fornication by the wife (note: fornication is not sex
before marriage as most teach).
(Matt 19:8-9 [KJV])
He saith unto them, Moses because
of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but
from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put
away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth
her which is put away doth commit adultery.
Fornication with a couple can only occur during
the betrothal period. If the couple have consummated (become one flesh) the
relationship, then it is no longer fornication (should the wife become one
with another man), but the sin of adultery.
Example from scripture:
Mary got pregnant during the betrothal period and
her husband Joseph was going to put her away privately (the bible calls him
husband even though he did not as yet know her – he had not yet consummate
the relationship). He believed she had fornicated (played the whore/harlot)
and got pregnant. However, the angel came to him in a dream and Joseph got
the message. Most of
us know the rest of the story.
Same original word.
Fornication = Whoredom = H2181 זָנָה zanah
(zaw-naw') v. (same word meaning; two that become
one with another with no intention of commitment/covenant – eg: harlots,
prostitutes etc )
The intention here is not to list all of the commandments
that seem impossible to keep, but rather what we have done here is to give
you a guide as to how to study the commandments and better understand them.
The commandments were given us, our Lord amended some and some were
abolished (laws to do with animal sacrifices – said to be nailed to the
Why does the church no longer follow the Torah for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness? (a little