The Ten Commandments of God


Did God Himself really write the Ten Commandments?

And he gave unto Moses ... two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God." "And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables." Exodus 31:18; 32:16.


Yes, the great God of heaven wrote the Ten Commandments on tables of stone with His own finger.

2. What is God's definition of sin ?

Sin is the transgression of the law." 1 John 3:4.

Answer: Sin is breaking God's Ten Commandment law. And since the law of God is perfect (Psalm 19:7), it covers every conceivable sin. It is impossible to commit a sin that is not condemned by at least one of God's Ten Commandments. The commandments cover "the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13. Nothing is left out.


3. Why did God give us the Ten Commandments ?

He that keepeth the law, happy is he." Proverbs 29:18. "Keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee." Proverbs 3:1, 2

Answer: A. As a guide for happy, abundant living.
God created us to enjoy happiness, peace, long life, contentment, accomplishment, and all the other great blessings for which our hearts long. God's law is the road map that points out the right paths to follow in order to find this true, supreme happiness.'' By the law is the knowledge of sin." Romans 3:20. "I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet." Romans 7:7. 
B. To show me the difference between right and wrong.
God's law is like a mirror (James 1:23-25). It points out wrongdoing in my life as a mirror points out dirt on my face. The only possible way for a person to know if he is sinning is for him to carefully check his life by the mirror of God's law. Hope for this mixed-up, sinking generation is found in God's Ten Commandment law. It tells where to draw the line! 
''And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes [commandments] ... for our good always." Deuteronomy 6:24. "Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes." Psalm 119:117, 118.
C. To protect me from danger and tragedy.
God's law is like a strong cage at the zoo, which protects us from fierce, destructive animals. It protects us from impurity, falsehood, murder, idolatry, theft, and many other evils that destroy life, peace, and happiness. All good laws protect, and God's law is no exception.
Special Note: The eternal principles of God's law are written deep in every person's nature by the God who created us. The writing may be dim and smudged, but it is still there. This means, of course, that you cannot find true peace unless you are willing to live in harmony with your inner nature, upon which God has written these principles. We were created to live in harmony with them. When we choose to ignore them, the result is always tension, unrest, and tragedy--just as ignoring the rules for safe driving leads to serious trouble.


4. Why is God's law exceedingly important to me personally ?
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty." James 2:12.

Answer: Because the Ten Commandment law is the standard by which God examines people in the heavenly judgment. How are you measuring up? It is a life-or-death matter!

5. Can God's law (the Ten Commandments) ever be changed or abolished ?

It is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one title of the law to fail." Luke 16:17. "My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips." Psalm 89:34. "All his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever." Psalm 111:7, 8.

Answer: Absolutely not! The Bible is very clear on this point. If the law could have been changed, God would have immediately made that change when Adam and Eve sinned instead of sending His Son to die in the sinner's behalf to pay the penalty of the broken law. But this was impossible, because the commandments are not laws in the sense of rules or regulations that have been enacted. They are revealed principles of God's holy character that will always be true because God spoke them with his lips'' exodus 20:1.The one thing God cannot do is lie. Just as sure as heaven and earth has not passed neither has His Ten Commandment law. Notice on the chart below how God and His law have the same characteristics

GOOD   LUKE 18: 19    1 TIMOTHY 1: 8
HOLY   ISAIAH 5: 16    ROMANS 7: 12
PERFECT   MATTHEW 5: 48    PSALM 19: 7 
PURE   1 JOHN 3: 2,3    PSALM 19: 8
JUST   DEUTERONOMY 32: 4    ROMANS 7: 12   
TRUE   JOHN 3: 33    PSALM 19: 9
LOVE   1 JOHN 4: 8     ROMANS 13:10
ETERNAL   GENESIS 21: 33     PSALM 111: 7, 8

Do you see what this means? The Ten Commandment law is God's character in written form--written so we can comprehend it. It is no more possible to change God's law than to pull God out of heaven and change Him. Jesus came to show us what the law (which is the pattern for holy living) looked like when made up in human form. God's character can never change. Neither can His law, for it is His character in human language

6. Did Jesus abolish Gods law while He was here on earth ?
Think not that I am come to destroy the law. ... I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. ... Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Matthew 5:17, 18.

No, indeed! Jesus specifically asserted that He did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill (or keep) it. Instead of doing away with the law, Jesus magnified it (Isaiah 42:21) as the perfect guide for right living. For example, Jesus pointed out that "thou shalt not kill" condemns anger "without a cause" (Matthew 5:21, 22) and hatred (1 John 3:15), and that lust is adultery (Matthew 5:27, 28). He says, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15.
7. Will people who knowingly continue to break even one of God's commandments be saved ?

The wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23. "He shall destroy the sinners." Isaiah 13:9. "Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." James 2:10

Answer: No! They will be lost. The Ten Commandment law is the guide we must use in finding our way to God and holy living. If I ignore even one of the commandments, I am neglecting part of the divine pattern, or blueprint. If only one link of a chain is broken, its entire purpose is undone. The Bible says that when we knowingly break any command of God, we are sinning (James 4:17), because we have refused His will for us. Only those who do His will can enter the kingdom of heaven. Sinners will be lost.

8. Can anyone be saved by keeping the law ?

By the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight." Romans 3:20. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8, 9.

Answer: No! The answer is too plain to miss. No one can be saved by keeping the law. Salvation comes only through grace, as a free gift from Jesus Christ, and we receive this gift by faith, not by works. The law serves only as a mirror to point out sin in our lives. Cleansing and forgiveness from that sin come only through Christ.

9. Why, then, is the law an absolute essential for perfecting Christian character ?
Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13. "By the law is the knowledge of sin." Romans 3:20.

Answer: Because the full pattern, or "whole duty," for Christian living is contained in God's law. Like a 6-year-old boy who made his own ruler, measured himself, and told his mother that he was 12 feet tall, our own standards are never safe. I cannot know whether I am a sinner unless I look carefully into the perfect standard--God's law-mirror. Millions who have cast out devils, prophesied, and done many wonderful works in Jesus' name will be lost (Matthew 7:21-23) because they did not bother to check their lives with His great law-pattern. Hence, they think they are righteous and saved when, instead, they are sinful and lost. "Hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments." 1 John 2:3.
10. What enables a truly converted Christian to follow the pattern of God's law?

1 I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts." Hebrews 8:10. "I can do all things through Christ." Philippians 4:13. "God sending his own Son ... That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us." Romans 8:3, 4.

Answer: Christ not only pardons repentant sinners, but He restores in them the image of God. He brings them into harmony with His law through the power of His indwelling presence. "Thou shalt not" then becomes a promise that the Christian will not steal, lie, murder, etc., because Jesus lives inside and is in control. God could not change His law, but He made a blessed provision through Jesus to change the sinner so he can measure up to that law.

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11. But isn't a Christian who has faith and is living under grace freed from keeping the law?

For sin [breaking God's law--1 John 3:4] shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin [break the law], because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid." Romans 6:14, 15. "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law." Romans 3:31.

Answer: No! The Scriptures teach the very opposite. Grace is like the governor's pardon to a prisoner. It forgives him, but it does not give him freedom to break one single law on the statute books. The forgiven person, living under grace, is under double obligation to keep the law. A person who refuses to keep God's law, saying that he is living under grace, is mistaken. He is living under disgrace.

12. Are God's and Moses' law the same ?

Answer: No, they are not the same. Study the following notes and comparison carefully Note: Moses' law was the temporary, ceremonial law of the Old Testament. It regulated the priesthood, sacrifices, rituals, meat and drink offerings, yearly Sabbaths or feast days, etc, all of which foreshadowed the cross. This law was added "till the seed should come," and that seed was Christ (Galatians 3:16, 19). The ritual and ceremony of Moses' law pointed forward to Christ's sacrifice. When He died, this law came to an end, but the Ten Commandments (God's law) "stand fast for ever and ever." Psalm 111:8. That there are two laws is made crystal clear in Daniel 9:10, 11.

Special Note: Please note that God's law has existed at least as long as sin has existed. The Bible says, "Where no law is, there is no transgression [or sin]." Romans 4:15. So God's Ten Commandment law existed from the beginning. Men broke that law (sinned--1 John 3:4). Because of sin (or breaking God's law), Moses' law was given (or "added"--Galatians 3:16, 19) till Christ should come and die. Two separate laws are involved: God's law and Moses' law.

13. Are All Ten Commandments of God reaffirmed in the New Testament ?
Answer: Yes, and very clearly so. Rarely can you turn a single page in the new or old testament without seeing God's commandments affirmed. If they were laid out in detail every time as they are in Exodus 20 the new testament alone would be ten feet thick. It would not matter if God didn't lay every One of them out in detail in the New Testament. His holy word in the Old testament that says He would not change or do away with any one of them should convince us thy do stand fast forever. Look the following over very carefully to see if God did lay all Ten of them out in the New Testament in simple to understand detail to say and mean the same thing they always have.
 All Ten Commandments Old Testament  All Ten Commandments  New Testament
1."Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3.  1."Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,  and him only shalt thou serve." Matthew 4:10.
 2."Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing 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: 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." Exodus 20:4-6.  2."Little children, keep yourselves from idols." 1 John 5:21. "Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device." Acts 17:29.
 3."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 20:7.  3. "That the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed." 1 Timothy 6:1.
 4. "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.  4. "For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works." "There remaineth therefore a rest ["keeping of a sabbath," margin] to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest." Hebrews 4:4, 9, 10,11.
 5. "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." Exodus 20:12.  5. "Honour thy father and thy mother." Matthew 19:19.
 6."Thou shalt not kill." Exodus 20:13.  6."Thou shalt not kill." Romans 13:9.
 7. "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Exodus 20:14.  7."Thou shalt not commit adultery." Matthew 19:18.
 8."Thou shalt not steal." Exodus 20:15.  8."Thou shalt not steal." Romans 13:9.
 9."Thou shalt not bear false winess against thy neighbour." Exodus 20:16.  9. "Thou shalt not bear false witness." Romans 13:9.
 10. "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 20:17.  10. "Thou shalt not covet." Romans 7:7.

14. How does the Devil feel about people who pattern their lives after God's Ten Commandments ?
"And the dragon [the devil] was wroth with the woman [true church], and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God." Revelation 12:17. "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God." Revelation 14:12. The Ten Commandments of God

Answer: The devil hates the people who uphold God's law because the law is the pattern of right living. And if you decide to follow the pattern outlined in God's law, you will feel the devil's wrath upon you at once and with all fury. It is not surprising that the devil hates and bitterly opposes all who uphold God's law. But it is shocking and astounding to hear religious leaders denying the binding claims of the Ten Commandments while at the same time upholding the traditions of men. No wonder Jesus said, "Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" "In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:3, 9. And David said, "It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law." Psalm 119:126. Christians must wake up The facts are in. God did not write His law on paper with a pencil and place it on the desk of man to erase and rewrite to suite his own beliefs and traditions. As sure as there is no chance of breaking into fort knox and changing the wording on the master printing plates that stamp our modern currency. There is even less chance of breaking into Gods safety deposit box, the ark of the covenant, and changing His master plates, the original copy of his ten commandments. The same plates He used to stamp the heart or mind of every single soul who ever lived. When God warned us in Dan 7-25 that someone would try to erase and rewrite His law, he had to be talking about the tablets of our heart, because its  guaranteed that nobody will  ever get there pencil on his master files. Not even He can change or alter any one of them. He cant lie. Satan has always sought to erase them from our mind and write in his own counterfeit law. Many have fallen for his trickery, even honest hearted people, who by placing a ten commandment sign in there yard take a stand for Gods law to be placed in public view .Many in an attempt to do right by God have mistakenly trusted there soul to what man says the bible says about Gods law, rather than studying the whole subject out for themselves. We must remember Satan is not locked out of the churches, or the pulpits. With tradition being so strong today it is real easy for pastors to be mistaken. As honest hearted as they may be, one or two bible verses that or not studied out and applied to the master plates don't override the Masters hand writing. We are not downing pastors. Praise God for all the honest hearted Christian leaders. We are just reminding you that no matter how much you may trust any man, he is not perfect, he is only human, and just as likely to catch a cold as you are. He is also just as susceptible to Satins dreaded yea but disease. Satan knows full well what's written on those two tablets. He hates them because they are the very nature of God. He knows he will never get his pencil on those tablets, his only revenge is to try and tamper with the tablets of our heart. The lead in his yea but pencil is nothing more than assumptions and preconceived notions that make up traditions that, to often gets passed down through generations. This disease is easily cured if one is willing to take Gods word over mans. Example. On one hand we reed from Gods word that His law is holy, true, perfect, eternal and unchangeable. On the other hand we reed from books and here from false teachers honest hearted or not, yea but this, yea but that, yea but the law is bad, faulty, was changed, done away with, nailed to the cross, legalism, old testament, for the Jews only old covenant, on, an on, an on goes the yea butts. No wonder crime and immorality stalk's the land today. Somebody told the murder, the homosexual and adulteries that Gods law was done away with at the cross. All of us have been shot at by these false pagan theories which came straight out of the bowels and pits of Rome. We should have figured out by now that for every truth God has, Satan has a counterfeit that looks real. especially when it comes to Gods law. Example, Satins lust in adultery is not Gods love in marriage. As Christians we know that. Most of us have tried to council a friend or loved one caught in this hellish trap. We see straight through Satins yea but blame game. We listen to them turn ants into elephants while we pull our hair out trying to get the truth through to them, but to often, no matter what the coast to there children and spouse that God gave them, thay refuse to see. Thay fall so in love with the sin of lust that thay allow Satan to deceive them into believing that his counterfeit lust in adultery is even better than Gods gift of love, so thay give there heart to this person Satan sent them. Just how dangerous is this? Watch closely, the results are the same with breaking any one of Gods commandments. Seeing as the heart, soul and mind are all one and the same, as any bible concordance will tell us. When the adulterer or adulteress gives there heart or mind to a person Satan sent them, who have thay sold there soul to? Unless we are the one caught in that trap, that's all easy to see, right? Consider for a moment that there are nine other commandments besides adultery that Satan plays the exact same mind game with. As loving and patient as God is, could He be pulling His hair out trying to get through to us that there are ten commandments, not one, not nine, but ten. Is it possible we could understand some like adultery, but have the same yea but disease on others, and be committing spiritual adultery against God. Listed below are some mind game; yea but germs that Satan has tried to infect Gods people with  by twisting and turning Bible verses to try and make us believe God's Commandments are not binding. Also listed is plenty of bible anti dope in case you may have been infected. No dougnt the germs are on us. We all need a blood bath daily to kill those germs.

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Ruth Chapter 1:5-8

5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.
7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.
8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

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