The Ten Commandments
“Are they still in effect?”
Hmmmmm? Thus The Topic Begins > Law vs. Grace?
Let’s take a look at a couple of things before we make any decisions! OK!
Try to have an Open Mind - with a Clean Slate! I know that you have learned/heard a lot prior to coming to this Read.
Let's Do The following, Before we start!
Please Pray for Truth, And The Understanding of That Truth!
** Put your thinking caps on, because there will be a series of statements that you might never have heard before! **
There will also be a series of questions that All Believers should be able to answer!
If Not Before... You Will Be Able To - After! ;-)
~~ Let's Begin! ~~
The Ten Commandments are the ONLY Thing - (Throughout the WHOLE Bible), * from what I see!
Where This Phrase Applies! -> "Written with the finger of GOD!"
* It is also one of the only times that we See Our Heavenly Father Speak Audibly “HIM-SELF”,
(This being done without using The Messiah, Moses, The Prophets, The Apostles, A Donkey / other.)
And, it was at This Time, That "HE" GAVE (Teachings) / INSTRUCTIONS!
Note: This was to a Mass Group of People - For A Reason! Never Again do we see this happen in Scripture!
Even After Moses broke the tablets of stone with YHWH's Covenant on it. YHWH was merciful and wrote on new ones!
HE wanted HIS Teachings to be known, then remembered, while being taught to future generations!
Let me, at this time - pose / ask this Question:
In The Scriptures, What comes after - “... Man shall not live by bread alone ...” ?
After Reviewing These Scriptures
* You Should Now Know The Answer! *
(The Words Were Spoken with Direction for a Purpose --- Deuteronomy 4:36, Exodus 20:18-22)
Here's the Answer from the above Question:
(Below is the part that I left out, or the rest of the verse!)
* "But By EVERY Word - That Proceedeth Out Of The Mouth Of GOD / ("The LORD" [YHWH])
>>>>> Doth Man Live!" <<<<<
This talks about "True" (Everlasting) Life!
This will Guide The Rest of Our Reading!
Now that we know where the Phrase Originates from in Scripture! Take a look at the Verse that Proceeds it!
2. And you shall remember that the LORD your GOD led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness,
to humble you and test you, to know what was in your Heart,
whether you would keep HIS Commandments or not.
Now, As we recognize the Above, one might ask:
Does it only Apply to The Children of Israel back then?
-- To Get a Hint, One Could See: Romans 9:4-6 ( Regarding the Answer! )
Does it only Apply to the Jews of the Old Testament (Before The Cross)?
-- What did The Apostle Paul Write Pertaining To The Jews? Take a Look! Romans 2:28-29 -- Hmmmmm ;-)
The Answer to Both Questions is: "NO"
HIS Commandments were intended for all of HIS People!
Are You One of Them?
We Will Dig Deeper into this Answer as you continue this Read!
Here is another Question:
What Did [what some say] The WISEST MAN To Ever Live (Besides The Messiah), Conclude his Teachings with?
* This Important statement sums up his many Wisdom Teachings / writings - that we should be learning from! *
Hint: It is at the end of the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes!
Let’s Take a Look!
Verse 13 - Let us hear The conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, And keep (HIS) commandments: For This is the whole duty of man.
Verse 14 - For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
As we now have our Scriptural/Information juices flowing...
Let’s Think about this one also!!! (This is Something that "MOST" Christian Churches still quote!)
>>> Try to fill in the blank below! <<<
Most have heard this saying:
“MY People Perish For ___________________________________________:”
* Some have even used the Biblical Verse (Hosea 4:6) where that saying comes from!
The Missing part, which is the Answer to filling in the above blank / Question is: "Lack of knowledge:"
But How Many have ever heard the remainder of that verse “Preached”?
Here Is The Remainder of the Verse:
“ ..... because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to ME:
Seeing thou hast Forgotten The Law of Thy GOD, I will also forget thy children.”
* Now, how many generations do you think will survive when the children are cut off?
The Majority of preachers that I have heard (TV/Other); Simply don't seem to focus on that part! :-(
As you can see from just a few Questions/Answers; there are things that we have taken for granted (because of lack of information).
It's Now Time To Get a Better Understanding of some things!
Let's Take The Next Step; So we can continue to grow for the better!
If You Are Willing, And Ready! ;-)