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THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD

Understanding the Commandments/Law of God?

(You can read email correspondence on subject - download)

We contend that when God spoke commandments to Israel His people, He was conveying His will for them to follow. The gentile church has decided that some of these commandments no longer apply. God said also that sin is the transgression of the Law (His Law). He did not say that sin is the transgression of some of the law.

(Matt 22:36-40 [KJV])
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

(John 15:10 [KJV])
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

 

(1 John 5:2 [KJV])

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

 

TTGM: ALL the following commandments hang on the two commandments Yeshua spoke about in Matt 22:36-40. Ask yourself which commands have you decided not follow? If you transgressed in one you have sinned. We do not follow the commandments to be saved, but rather because we are saved we keep the commandments. Why? Because we love the giver of the commandments 1 John 5:2 .

 

IMPORTANT: God gave man via Israel commandments. This is what united the nation of Israel. Since the church has abandoned the law of God they have become a law unto themselves. Hence the reason why so many churches are so divided, They do not follow or adhere to a common rule (law given by God). When a situation arises in life the Christian does not turn to God’s law for the answer, but rather they respond based on culture, feelings or men’s made up doctrines. Sometimes they will pray and say they get the answer from the “spirit”. Ask this question, will the Spirit of God give a Christian an answer to a situation that is in direct opposition to the law given by the same Spirit? Will God contradict himself?

We are going to hang the commandments horizontally as you would see in this chart.

LOVE

These commands hang on the first. Detailed in top level form

These commands hang on first and second. Detailed in secondary form with greater explanation.

These commands hang on first, second and third. Detailed with greater specifics. Why? So as to leave little room that there is little miss-understanding. In all there is over 600 commands that link back to the grouping. Group 1 – Relations between God and Man. Group 2 – Relations between man and man, man and woman, man and animals, lastly man and food. We just show a few examples.
TTGM: Which commandments do you keep?

1.

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart

 

1.

Do not have any other god before God

2.

Do not make yourself an idol

3.

Do not take the Lord's name in vain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy

 

 

 

I am Yahweh your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me, and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 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 20:2-7

 

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 20:8-11

 

 

To pray to God (Ex. 23:25; Deut. 6:13)

To recite grace after meals (Deut. 8:10)

Not to lay down a stone for worship (Lev. 26:1)

2.

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

 

5.

Honour thy Mother and Father.

6.

Do not murder

7.

Do not commit adultery

8.

Do not steal

9.

Do not bear false witness

10.

Do not covet

 

 

 

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 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.

Exodus 20:12-17

 

 

 

To honor the old and the wise (Lev. 19:32)

 

To learn Torah and to teach it (Deut. 6:7)

 

To cleave to those who know Him (Deut. 10:20)

 

Not to add to the commandments of the Torah.(Deut.13:1)

 

Not to take away from the commandments of the Torah (Deut.13:1)

 

That every person shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself (Deut. 31:19)

To love all human beings who are of the covenant (Lev. 19:18)

Not to stand by idly when a human life is in danger (Lev. 19:16)

 

Not to wrong any one in speech (Lev. 25:17)

 

Not to carry tales (Lev. 19:16)

 

Not to cherish hatred in one's heart (Lev. 19:17)

 

Not to take revenge (Lev. 19:18)

 

Not to bear a grudge (Lev. 19:18)

 

Not to put any Jew to shame (Lev. 19:17)

 

Not to curse any other Israelite (Lev. 19:14)

 

Not to give occasion to the simple-minded to stumble on the road (Lev. 19:14)

(this includes doing anything that will cause another to sin)

 

To rebuke the sinner (Lev. 19:17)

 

To relieve a neighbor of his burden and help to unload his beast  (Ex. 23:5)

 

To assist in replacing the load upon a neighbor's beast (Deut.22:4)

 

Not to leave a beast, that has fallen down beneath its burden, unaided (Deut. 22:4)

 

To love the stranger (Deut. 10:19) (CCA61).

Not to wrong the stranger in speech (Ex. 22:20)

 

Not to wrong the stranger in buying or selling (Ex. 22:20)

 

Not to intermarry with gentiles (Deut. 7:3)

 

To exact the debt of an alien (Deut. 15:3)

 

To lend to an alien at interest (Deut. 23:21)

 

Read full list of commandments here.

 

 

 

 

 

The Greatest Love of all (John 3:16) 

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

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