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Are The 10 Commandments Still Important For Today?

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I thought I would draw up this article for all of you in order to give you a complete list of the 10 commandments. Most Christians do not have all of them memorized.

I will give you the specific verse from Scripture where the 10 commandments are being given to us by the Lord, along with some of the additional statements that God makes under some of these commandments that you usually do not see on the little tablets of the 10 commandments at your local Christian bookstore.

Before I give you this verse, consider one thing. Even though the 10 Commandments are from the Old Testament, all of these commandments still apply to everyone in this day and age.

No exceptions! I call each of these commands “stone commandments.”

The fact that God the Father would manifest 10 specific commandments on a tablet of stone tells me that He is very serious about these specific commandments!

This was one big huge event when it happened in the story of Moses. The fact that God would go this far in manifesting these special 10 commandments on a real live tablet of stone tells me that these commandments should never be taken lightly or for granted.

Most Christians have heard about these Ten Commandments while going through grade school and high school and the story as to how they all came about. As a result, I feel that many Christians take these special  commandments for granted and really do not realize the power and authority that is on these special commandments.

The 10 commandments come to us from Exodus 20:1-17. Here is the verse:

1 –  And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.

 2-  You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.

For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

 3 – You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

 4 – Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

5 – Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

6 – You shall not murder.

7 – You shall not commit adultery.

8 – You shall not steal.

9 -You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10 – You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

The above 10 commandments don’t need any explanation. They mean exactly what they are saying. It’s quite amazing how many of these commandments are being broken on a regular basis, even by Christians themselves.

If you look very closely at each of these commandments, they really do cover a broad spectrum as to what God is expecting from each one of us.

These 10 commandments are good, basic, moral laws that will help keep us out of trouble with ourselves, family, friends, and neighbors. God knows what is best for all of us and He simply wants all of us to stay out of trouble in order that we may be able to live in peace and harmony with one another.

The fact that God would go so far as to have these basic 10 commandments manifested on a stone tablet really tells me they are very important, and that each Christian should know what they are and do their best to abide by them with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Feel free to pass this list of the 10 commandments onto your friends and family.

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Marc Van Der Riet

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Thank so so much for everyone sharing its very inspiring. I received a powerful witness through the Holy Ghost that Jesus is our lord and savior and that’s he lives and god the father too. There have been about 3 other sacred experiences that I have had from the Holy Ghost all before 20yrs of age. But being young I got involved with friends that weren’t a good influence and fell away to drinking drugging and parting. I’m now 41 and I’m desperately seeking for the Holy Spirit to be back in my life but right now I’m struggling to know whether it’s my own mind playing tricks with me or not. I just want to feel loved and lifted up again through the Holy Spirit that’s is my journey at the moment. Thanks guys

Lina Scibelli

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

I dont know who would preach such incorrect information but Gordon Stippett, You and this “Pastor” Michael are wrong, I’m not sure if he obtained real Pastor credentials or he just calls himself a pastor. Jesus, God himself, said you cant lose your salvation If You received Jesus as your Lord and Savior by praying to GOD, admitting you are a sinner, Repenting of your sins, believing Jesus is the Son of God and That He died on the cross for your sins (period). read John 10:28-29. And if you read Hebrews 6:4-6 and you truly have received Jesus in your heart their is change, you are a new creation, the old has passed. You want to live in a way that honors God. In this passage is referring to unbelievers - people that have been expose to God’s redemptive truth and have professed faith but do not have genuine faith. Empty words. God also says by the fruit you will know who the real believers are. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they FOLLOW me. Also its impossible for a real believer to lose his salvation because Christ died once for sin, His sacrifice is sufficient so a believer that falls away (which will happen since we are not perfect and fallible) has salvation secured from the first time. Read Romans 8:35; 1 Peter 1:4-5. This is why people need to read and study the scripture for themselves so when someone gives false information you cant be misdirected.

Michael

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Unfortunately you are in error , Lina , salvation is a free gift from God but He expects us to obey Him. All of his servants , including Jesus , obeyed God's law. In Acts 5:32 , it says that God gives His spirit to those that obey Him. Jesus said in Matt 19:17 I f you want to have life , keep the commandments. In John 14 and 15 , He says to obey God commandments . In Romans 7 , Paul says not to make void the law through faith but rather the law is holy , righteous and good. He also says in 1 Corinthians 7:19 : Circumcision is nothing but the keeping of the commandments of God. The book of Revelation 14 and 22 states clearly that His church keep the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ and in chapter 22 : Blessed are those who keep the commandments of God that they may have right to the tree of life ! Read the old testament and see what the Kingdom conditions will be , there will be Sabbath keeping and in Isaiah it says that out of Zion shall go forth the law. John confirmed in 1 2 3 John about keeping God's commandments and that sin was the transgression of the law , he who sins is of the devil etc...... So I think that these men spoke the truth and that you were very harsh on them. The bible says to be kind , gentle and apt to teach...... If you want to correct others , this is how it should be done : In meekness : 2 Tim.2:25 : In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.

Gordon Tippett

Friday 24th of April 2020

Pastor Michael gave solid Scriptures showing that a Christian can lose their salvation. I also gave Matthew 6:15 and showed that if Father decides that a person’s sins will not be forgiven, that person cannot go to Heaven. Also in Revelation, Jesus told the church of Sardis “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.” (Revelation 3:5) This clearly shows that a person’s name can be erased from the Book of Life. You don’t get into Heaven unless your name is in the Book. To not believe something just because you don’t want to believe it, and to teach your error to others, is a very dangerous thing. You will be rebuked when you see Jesus. Believe your Bible even if it says something you don’t like.

Jay

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Gordon Tippett sounds like your trust in Jesus is a little tipped.. Matthew 6:15 is not talking about anyone loosing their salvation at all if they dont forgive .why would you want God to forgive someone ? why do we need His salvation ? is because we dont want to go to hell , we dont want harm on us .. To forgive someone is to not wish any harm or hell on anyone ..A true believer will not wish any harm to anyone . You cant pick and choose which sin will get you in heaven or not . Matter of fact your own sinful nature is enough to get you into hell period.

gigi martin

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

I am reading the bible everyday and also came to realize that Saturday Sabbath is exactly what God has asked us to keep Holy. I have search for a Sabbath preaching church but none are in my area, maybe the closest one is 100 miles away. But I have been keeping the Sabbath Holy and have been spending my time with God on this very special day. From Friday night until the sundown Sabbath, I have been reading the bible and praying. The next day, I go to church, I know God wants me to fellowship with people. I don't know how else to do it but surely want to honor His Day.

jay

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Jesus is the Lord of the sabath .. there is no such things as one day only to spend time with God .. nonsense.. every day is the Lords day not just one.. so you only give special attention to God only one day ? pffftttt .. very poor relationship you have .. so you go to church on your sabath day and only give him one day or maybe 2 hrs that you are in church and thats it ? wow .. Gal 3:10  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.  Gal 3:11  But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 

Dot

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

What is a Christian nurse, paramedic, hospital lab person, and other medical person supposed to do to honor the Sabbath to keep it holy when they have to work on the Sabbath? They choose another day, when they are off duty, to honor as a Sabbath. I worked for 50 years as a nurse and that is what I did. The people who legalistically want to judge other Christians for not celebrating the Sabbath on Saturday have been my patients on Saturday. I even worked at a Seventh Day Adventist hospital, and they were open on Saturday. So, please relax and show a little love, compassion, and understanding. Thanks!

mac garner

Saturday 5th of October 2019

If you are engaged in the work of aiding the sick you are not breaking the commandments. When they accused Jesus of doing the same He made it plain to care for the sick is God's work and not a sin.

LC

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

If you are in a life-saving profession that requires you to work on Sabbath, that is permissible. Try to ask your Supervisors if you can have the day off for religious observance first. But if they can't, it's not a sin if you are helping the sick. But it also requires a measure of faith. God can provide other employment. The Christians in the Old Testament " loved not their lives to the death". It might be a test of faith for you. Blessings...

Don Myers

Thursday 30th of May 2019

In most of christian belief would be Sunday, Jesus died on Friday and rose on Sunday. I will tell you to pray to God the Father and ask him when is your Sabbath. When you pray then wait and be patient. He will give you the answer. Don Myers