Understanding the Commandments/Law of God?
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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.
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.
These commands hang on the first. Detailed in top level
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?
Thou shalt love the
Lord thy God with all thy heart
Do not have any
other god before God
Do not make
yourself an idol
Do not take the
Lord's name in vain
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.
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.
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)
Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.
Honour thy Mother
Do not murder
Do not commit
Do not steal
Do not bear false
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.
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
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)
doing anything that will cause another to sin)
To rebuke the sinner
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.