TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY
UNDERSTANDING THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD
We contend that when God spoke His commandments to Israel, He was conveying His will for them to follow. In early church history, some of the leaders decided that God’s law is no longer a requirement. REM: WE SHOULD NOT SIN: We remind everyone that God said sin is the transgression of the Law, He did NOT say that sin is the transgression of SOME of the law.
(1John 3:4 [KJV])
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Note, the commandments are contained in the law of God (also known as the law of Moses).
UNDERSTANDING THE COMMANDMENTS
When Yeshua walked and taught there were no New Testament books. The first epistle was written approximately 32AD and the books (epistles, gospels, acts, revelation) were only put together around 320AD (printed around 1400 AD). The scripture that the hearers had at the time our Lord walked on earth was the Old Testament (ONLY) also known as the Torah or the prophets OR the Law or the prophets. The commandments are contained in the law/Torah (Greek for commandments = ἐντολή entole | Hebrew for commandments = מִצוָה mitsvah).
The Torah is the first five books of the Bible.
When Yeshua spoke He was repeating His own words from the Torah. Why do we say His own words? He is the Word that became flesh. The Word (flesh) spoke from His Word.
In the Torah (Old Testament period), Moses wrote the word. It is written.
(Exod 20:6 [KJV])
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments (מִצוָה mitsvah).
In the New Testament period, the Word made Flesh spoke the same words.
(John 14:15 [KJV])
If ye love me, keep my commandments (ἐντολή entole).
Same word commandments = entole = mitsvah
Nb. You may not find the links as easily between what he said in the New Testament period with what is written in the Old Testament in the newer bibles, they are best found using the KJV (Understanding the newer Bibles and how deception has crept in).
The commandments (mitsvah/entole) are found in the law of God = Commandments of God = Torah = The Book of Moses = over 500
TTGM says this to the Many. If you say you know (love) Yeshua and DO NOT keep His commandments, you are a liar and the truth is not in you. It is written.
(1John 2:4 [KJV])
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth NOT his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
The structure of the commandments:
Paul tells us not to do away (make void) the law because of Faith (by faith we are saved). He says to establish the law. In Greek, the word “Establish” means to CONTINUE. In fact, he follows up with God forbid to do such (God forbid to do away with the law/Torah). It is written.
(Rom 3:31 [KJV])
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish (continue) the law.
REM. The commandments are contained in the Law/Torah. Also note, every single one of God’s commandments is based on love. To transgress one against God or your neighbor is to show hate (sin is hate). REM: GOD IS LOVE. It is written.
(1John 4:8 [KJV])
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
The commandments can be broken down into three groups (Primary, General, and Specifics).
Let us show you how they HANG (Matt 22:40).
We have the two great/first commandments (Primary).
1. Love for God
2. Love for your Neighbour and yourself
Then we have the 10 commandments (General).
The first four of the ten hang on 1 = Love for God
The last six hang on 2 = Love for your Neighbour and yourself
Last, we have the other commandments that hang on either the first four and then the other six – approx 500+ (Specifics).
The 500+ commandments instruct us how to keep the ten. These instructions also tell us what to do if any of the ten are transgressed.
General Commandment, one of the ten – Thou Shalt not Steal
Specifics – If you steal the person should return plus additional to what was stolen from the victim etc (there is more, see Exod 22.1).
Christians are told about the general commandments (10) but they do not have a clue about the specifics as to what to do or how to respond. Why? They are not taught. We end up making up our own rules or doing what seems right in our own eyes. Not studying the commandments leads to not understanding in full what sin is and or how to handle it.
Eg. Today some “Christians” believe God approves of two men getting married (actually men cannot marry each other). Not knowing they transgress this commandment.
(Lev 18:22 [KJV])
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
They work iniquity (Matt 7:23) and will be told to depart from Him (Yeshua/Jesus).
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 bad situation arises in the life of a Christian they do not normally turn to God’s law for the answer, but rather they respond based on culture, feelings, or man’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 of God? Will God contradict himself?
Again, we pray you will be blessed in understanding.
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Why the FEW keep the commandments as written in the Torah (videos – watch the first).
A historical account that explains why the modern church moved away from the Way (the commandments of God) – watch the first video
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