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.

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  1. Greg - January 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Ditto Joshua Ologani, very well put and the truth. It is easy to be defensive in anything one believes to be truth or what one thinks is the truth. Joshua, you have explained the reason for the 10 commandments spot on. For all those who still question Heaven, Hell, Jesus, etc.., I have a verse that may help. Most everyone has heard or read John 3:16. Please, study it for yourself, really study it closely. This is how I understand John 3:16, For God (big G, one and only) so loved the world (everyone, no exclusions) that he gave his only begotten Son (big S, one and only Jesus Christ son of God), That whosoever (sinner, adulterer, homosexual, heterosexual, red, yellow, black , white, anyone) believeth in him (more to it than just knowing, believing everything the Holy Bible says about Jesus Christ and accepting it, including repenting of sin, yes daily, for me anyway), should not perish (eternity in Hell, read about Hell in the Bible to know how bad it will be) but have everlasing life (Spending forever and ever and ever etc… in Heaven when our life here on earth is over. The decision is up to you. You can chose to ignore even this verse and what it means, you can twist the Word of God to fit your approval or you can discredit it all. Your choice, you and you alone. My hope is that at least one person will read this that is not a child of God through accepting Jesus Christ, and come to know Him as their Savior. It is simple enough that a child can understand it.
    Want answers to all your questions, I would suggest attending a true Gospel believing, 100% Holy Bible teaching, Salvation through Jesus Christ only church and begin the journey of your life. No it’s not a bed of roses, but if you truely, truely accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your hope will be in the eternity after this life on earth. You have the information, it is up to you to choose what you will do. Yes, you make the choice and I hope it is Christ.

  2. Joshua Ologani - January 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    i know that when someone speaks so harshly of our religion/spirituality, we get that impulse to be so defensive and we just want to retaliate and speak harshly in return. I found this to be true even for myself at times. but we must be Christ-like when dealing with these kinds of things.

    Jesus gave us a NEW COMMANDMENT: and that is to love one another just as He loved us.. i know first hand the need to defend our faith but let’s not get caught up with our spirituality.. Jesus came for people like Atheist.. we need to represent Christ as best as we can so can minister to those who are lost.. being harsh and judgmental in return will only make us into MODERN-DAY PHARISEES (to whom Jesus was not very well pleased at all….)

    the ten commandments is not suppose to make anyone righteous… it is not suppose to save us from our sins… IF anything, it seems somewhat of a curse since no man, and I MEAN NO MAN, can abide by these rules except Jesus… it says in Galatians 3:13 that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law.. THE 10 commandments shows us that we all need a savior: and that savior is Jesus…

    it even said in 1 Corinthians 15:16 that the sting of death is sin and the power of sin is the law…

    Don’t get me wrong… everything that comes from God is good… The Law in it of itself is good… IT IS VERY GOOD… but the fact that man is so flawed and so filthy and unrighteous pretty much shows us that none of us is good enough to even uphold the law… SURE, we might be able to keep 8 of the 10 commandments, but if you break even one of the commandment, you might as well have broken all of them…
    Jesus said, come to me who are heavy burdened and I WILL GIVE YOU REST… COME TO ME FOR MY YOKE IS EASY and MY BURDEN IS LIGHT!!!

    *** please be like the Bereans and don’t take my word at face value.. do your own research in the bible first before you believe anything i say… ***

    thank you and blessings to all of you…

  3. James Reeves - January 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

    In light of all this body of evidence along with Saint Paul’s apostolic writings a conclusion should unify all Christian thought in the fact that Jesus shed His Jewish blood for the Jew first.
    Jesus taught, healed, and performed miracles for Jews, in order to covenant Jews into a new relationship with Himself as the second Adam thus beginning the restoration period of all things Jewish into a Christ centered Kingdom of God as it conquers the whole world through faith in Jesus.
    Jesus as the greater Moses gave a higher requirement than the Ten Commandments “1. Love God 2. Love Your Neighbor AS Yourself” Jesus also requires Jews and Gentiles to believe that He is the “Bread Of Life.”

  4. Kim - January 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I feel if we live by the10 commandments we will live life well. None of us ate without sin. But it is our place to recognize our sins and ask for forgiveness. Jesus us given us a second, third, fourth,…..chance by giving his life for ours.
    Jesus was not born neither white or black. Why do people don’t understand this? There is a reason for this. Unite believers of all races. Love one another as you love yourself. What you want for your self, also want these things for your neighbors. One man has preached these things in my lifetime to better this Country. His name was Martin Luther King, Jr. He was not without sin as is no man, but he spoke for all men. Christ is Living! Give him a chance. Follow good examples. Joel Osteen try’s to bring enjoyment to us through the scriptures. Does he make money. Certainly does, but to reach out to so many takes effort and this world effort comes with cost. Let’s be kind to one another. Simple acts of kindness can spread a lot of joy. God Bless You!

  5. Jamal - January 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

    peace to you jacqueline

    you have indeed put a lot of work in your faith, I understand you are a very knowledgeable person. there fore you will agree with me that he that is sent is not greater than the one that sent him. because I don’t think that Jesus was fooling the people by saying

    John chapter 4 vers 24: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

    further on John chapter 4 vers 34: Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

    Then in John chapter 5 vers 19: Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do.

    then on same chapter 5 vers 30: I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father wich hath sent me.

    then on same John chapter 5 vers 37 it says: And the Father himself, wich hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. (means that Jesus is not God incarnate come in the flesh)

    I am trying to say is don’t worship the created instead of the creator.

    and I challenge you to say to me that God can create another God, God is uncreated that He can create another uncreated from beginning that has no beginning. When God creates someone/thing it is created and can’t be justified with God it is simple logic.

    I am not limiting God, and another thing God can’t do is throw me out of his kingdom because everything is his kingdom.

    And another thing you say he called himself son of God well that’s the language of the jews in the old testament psalm 82 vers 6 God say’s :Ye are Gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
    so it is the language of the jew if you follow the plan and will of God you are a godley person (a good man).

    thank you for reading.

    peace be upon you all.

  6. Joan - January 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Romans 3:28 helps answer your question. Man is justified, that is “declared righteous” (see verse 20) apart from doing what the law requires. Thus salvation is through faith alone (4:23-25). No matter what we do, we cannot earn our salvation. God alone saves, and His salvation is a free gift.

    Believers who do good works and follow Gods commandments will be rewarded in heaven for them.
    Unbelievers are judged for their sins but those saved through Gods grace will be rewarded according to their works. They will not be judged for their sins because Jesus already paid the ultimate price for them.

    I always thought the Bible would be boring to read but started reading it every day and I am so happy that I did. God doesn’t leave us to flounder – all the answers you need are in it.

  7. Zoey And Jack - January 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Hey do what if we follow most of them? Would God forgive is like t
    He does or if we don’t follow all ten will we not go to Heaven but otherwise to hell?

  8. The Don - January 4, 2012 at 7:55 am

    ‘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’
    So why is jesus always painted white ?
    Why is he painted at all , we dont know what he looks like

    • Gabrielle - September 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Hello brother/sister! I often wondered the same thing. I don’t quite know if a painting of Jesus is wrong. Concerning your question on why Jesus is white in many paintings, I assume it is from Catholicism. Since all of God’s children are various shades of brown, I would imagine Jesus to be all of them. It was most likely that Jesus complexion was brown/dark brown. The true Israelites are said to be of darker complexion, not white at all actually. I guess we will find out in heaven!

      Did you know the true Sabbath/Day of Rest is actually the seventh day of the week, Saturday?

      Exodus 20: 8-11
      “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, 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 keep the commandments, we must keep all of them, including God’s most Holy Day of the week! The Bible clearly states the seventh day (Saturday) of the week as the true Sabbath, not the first day (Sunday). This is found not only in the book of Exodus, but Genesis and several other places in God’s Holy Word. No where in His word does the Lord state that the first day of the week is the true sabbath/day of rest. This is so important in these last days, because very soon, the Sunday Law will be put into place by the Roman Catholic Church, a law forbidding the world to work on Sunday’s, when Saturday is the true Sabbath.

      Revelation 14:12

      “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”

      God bless!

  9. Sojourner - December 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Hello all. I have read through the comments and I have a question of my own. It’s regards Armeniesm vs Calvinism. Election and free will are both mentioned in scripture. Are they both accurate? God loved Jacob but Esau he hated. Why? In the end, if God chooses who he wants to choose than how do I know that I am not a vessel made for dishonor? I got saved when I was 16 and now I am 31. I still can’t seem to get it right. I’m either serving God or I’m not. My life had been a crazy roller coaster ride. I’ve experienced some supernatural things that could only be God. And yet here I am, doubting. I happen to like sinning, yet I hate it. Make sense? Perhaps I’m just selfish and unwilling to turn to God. Is it God who causes us to turn? Or do we do it on our own? Or is it a co-laboring balance that I cannot seem to find.

    I suppose their will never be an end to questions or answers provided. Perhaps the reason I experienced the supernatural when I was you get is bc I just stepped out with bold faith and God showed up. And now I have to analyze and scrutinize everything.

    The foolishness of God is truly wiser than men.

    Pray for me. Thank You.

    • Rayburne F. Winsor - July 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Soujourner, your questions are good ones and show you are so important for Christians in this age of Bible denial and apostasy. The debate between Arminianism and Calvinism, is not about one system of theology versus another but rather WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURES CLEARLY TEACH? Having been on both sides of the debate (I attended an Arminian church or assembly of believers for over a decade until I studied the Doctrines of Grace in seminary and really understood what scripture teaches. Here is a letter I wrote years ago entitled “Unpacking Calvinism” that will help answer your questions. I hope you find it helpful. For further reading, I highly recommend you read and study :God’s Part and Man’s Part by Dr. John Reisinger, Sound of Grace, who has preached the biblical Doctrines of Grace for over 50 years. Please read and study the scriptural references (they are important if you truly want to come to terms with what the scriptures teach). That is not easy (I speak from experience) because it requires one to be humble, honest, teachable and so committed to finding the truth that you are willing to admit you may be wrong in what you have been previously taught.

      Please read my letter below:

      Contrary to the criticism of Steve Lemke, provost of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the Doctrines of Grace (i.e. election) as taught consistently in God’s Word, not just in Calvinism , undergird effective evangelism by inspiring the utmost confidence in God’s will and ability, not ours, to convert sinners to Christ through proper reliance on the necessary work of the Holy Spirit to prepare hearts/minds to believe and receive the preached Word (the Gospel), not primarily through manmade methodology (organization and advertising), as is predominant in most of modern evangelism today. .

      Divine election is not opposed to free will in salvation (God does not convert the intelligent free agent into a machine). Indeed, His gracious election is what undergirds and makes possible the saving response of those whose hearts have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit to freely and willingly repent of sin and believe the Gospel (see Acts 11:18; Acts 13:48; 16:14; John 10:26; etc.). God cannot repent and believe for anyone; we must do that for ourselves, through the enabling power of the Spirit, of course. Further, none of us, as members of Adam’s fallen race, has any claim upon God’s grace. God would be perfectly justified in saving none if He chose to do so. That He saves anyone is a testimony to His amazing grace and mercy. Also, the fact that many choose to reject Christ on account of what sin, not God, has made them–spiritually dead and blind enemies of the Gospel of Christ (Genesis 3; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1; 4:18; 1 Cor.1: 18; 1 Cor. 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:3-4; Romans 8:7, 9; John 3:19)—is not something for which we can blame God.

      God commands that we evangelize. By His sovereign decree He not only purposes the end of human events–the salvation of His chosen people (see 2 Thess. 2:13-14; Ephesians 1:4-5; Mark 13:20)–but He also ordains the means to those ends; namely, the preaching of the gospel “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Cor. 2:4) through human instruments to bring people to Christ. Also, because we don’t know who the elect are (a great multitude of God’s redeemed people–Rev. 5:9; 21:9; 1 Peter 2:9) and those who have been regenerated by the Spirit don’t come to Christ because they believe they are elect—rather they believe they are elect after they have come to faith in Christ (see James 1:18; 2 Peter 1:10)—it should increase our compassion and zeal for the lost.

      Obviously, if by “free will” we mean that one without Christ has the moral or spiritual power/ability unaided by regeneration (new birth) to incline himself/herself to the things of God (His glorious salvation in Christ Jesus) by an act of the flesh or will, then that person in his natural (unregenerate) state clearly does not have a “free will” in the moral or spiritual sense to choose Christ and His righteousness (see John 6:44, 63, 65; 1 Cor. 2:14; 1 Cor. 1:18; Romans 8:7, 9; Jude 19; John 3:19; Ephesians 2:1; 4:18; 2 Cor. 4:3-4; etc.). He is a free and intelligent, moral agent, and he makes free choices all the time according to the inclination of his sinful nature held fast bound in the darkness of of sin and depravity, but he does not have a free moral will to choose righteousness due to his spiritual bondage in sin and unbelief (1 Cor. 2:14; Jude 19; John 3:19). .

      The ultimate goal of evangelism should be to disciple new converts in the setting of the local church, so that they will grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and develop and exercise their talents and gifts in loving and obedient service to God. God bless.

  10. Mia - December 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    If you don’t follow one of the 10 commandments you can pray and ask for frogivness. I am a member of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints and I am very thankful for this church. I get most of the knowledge about our Christ from going to church every Sunday and reading the Bible and Book of Mormon. The church and my relatives and my savior and Heavenly father mean alot to me and I am Grateful that Our Savior Died for us so us humans can live on this earth today. All your passed relatives, heavenly father and our Christ will always be watching over you and they will help you when you are struggling and when you need help. Just always remember that they will always be watching over you and will be in your heart. <3

  11. Jamin - December 15, 2011 at 5:04 am

    If the Ten Commandments were created by God, how did he not notice the redundancy therein?

    Personally, I think people were just more naive and unassuming 5,000 years ago. Perfectly natural, albeit amazing, events took place in biblical times, but nothing that couldn’t occur in present day.

    More than likely, iconic events in the Bible have happened numerous times since then. They just don’t seem as amazing as what’s described in the Bible because it was written by individuals who were just as naive and unassuming as everyone else; they had no grasp of what they were witnessing. In present day, we have a much better understanding of weather, nature, and physics.

    God works through nature. Just because time passed doesn’t mean events that occured in Biblical times couldn’t still happen today, if they haven’t already.

    Present day shows us that a lot of people still are naive and unassuming: they believe the word the Bible, “supernatural” occurrences and all. At the same time, they have a much better understanding of the world around them, so the events described in the Bible, as they occurred, would be far less awesome and magical to someone who understood what was taking place.

  12. Jamin - December 15, 2011 at 3:44 am

    @Jen

    So, someone confesses their sins, but if they will be forgiven only if they are being honest and sincere in their heart, that can only mean that God can read out mind. If our words hold value with God only if we back it up with honesty and sincerity, ultimately, our words are meaningless.

  13. Jen - December 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Yes, God will forgive your sins.BUT,He will forgive you IF you are being honest and sincere in your heart. If you ask God to forgive you for, lets say, stealing, then he will forgive. If you repeatedly steal over and over and over KNOWING you are doing wrong, he will NOT forgive you. When you ask forgiveness, you are not JUST asking for him to forgive you. You are also admitting you have done wrong and that you will NOT do wrong again. I am dumbfounded by so many people who say its so hard to live by the rules. Its not really.

  14. UNSPOKEN - November 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    where can i read to be 100% sure im going up?

    • Mike - November 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      Go to our article, “The Basics of Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ”. This article is at the top of the Bible Basics Section. It will explain to you how to receive the gift of eternal salvation from Jesus so you can make it into heaven when you die and cross over.

      Mike

  15. Anonymous - November 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Jamie, Catholics do not worship the saints or Mary. There is a very important distinction to be made between worship and honor. We honor the saints and Mary; we do not worship them. We also do not pray to them, but we pray to God through them. We ask them to intercede for us. We NEVER say Grant us this to saints or Mary. Anyone who truly understands catholic faith ALWAYS says Pray for us. The litany of the saints, for example, names several saints and asks them to pray for us. It does not pray to them. Think about it. The mother of a king often intercedes for the people. You see it all the time in history, and the old testament. People often get to the king through members of the king’s court or through their mothers. A great example of Mary interceding for the people is the Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-12). Jesus was not ready to perform a public miracle at that point. however, the hosts of the wedding ran out of wine. They asked Mary to ask Jesus to adress the issue. Jesus at first said no. When Mary pressed the issue, Jesus relented and performed the miracle (which replenished the wine). We hold Mary and the saints in places of honor, sort of as role models. We do not worship them.

    It is important to continue dialougue between Catholics and Protestants so that we can work together to build the kingdom of God. How can we expect nonbelievers to believe if we are not united in our faith as brothers and sisters in Christ. That as how we see our relationship with protestants. We are brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that you will see it the same way.

    • Bebe - June 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      It tells us in the Bible the only mediator to our God the Father in heaven is threw Jesus Christ threw prayer our savior. As He instructs us in 1st Timothy chapter 2 verse 5 . NKJV. There is 1 God and 1 Mediator between God and man an
      that’s Christ Jesus.

    • Clint Stevens - February 20, 2018 at 6:26 am

      Having had Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish grandparents, I see more clearly than ever the importance of Christian unity between not only Catholics and Protestants but racial unity also. There seems to be Protestant churches that are completely or almost all “black” or “white.” Heavenly Father I pray that as a ProtestanI, for unity in our churches and to be more “catholic” (little c) in our worship and less segregated. The body of Christ must unite. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  16. Maria - November 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I wanted to know why very few Christians do not keep the fourth commandment? It is carved in stone! Sunday is not the 7th day. The 7th day is from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Is Sunday a tradition? Does this mean we are practicing lawlessness (without God’s teachings-i.e. Torah)? Is this why Jesus speaks against some of the churches in the Book of Revelation?
    Something else puzzles me? It is Peter’s Vision when he stated he preceived God is no respector of persons (gentiles or Jewish). I have seen translations with italics that state something like, therefore he declared all foods clean. Footnotes state it is not in the oldest texts but words in italics are added. Once again, in Revelation, Jesus speaks about food sacrificed to idols in some of the churches. If foods are eaten that are said to be forbidden by the Creator, wouldn’t these be considered to be practicing idolatry. My thinking is that if God didn’t state it’s ok to do something, everything against His Word is idolatry.
    Lastly, God lists feasts His children are to celebrate; He calls them His Feasts, not Jewish feasts. Why is Christianity not celebrating His feasts? I see in the NT Jesus is either going to a feast or returning from one. Please comment.

    • Richard B - July 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Dear Maria,

      Sadly, I cannot find a response to your statement concerning Sabbath and foods. A great book to read is Sunday is not the Sabbath? by Arthur Bailey, D Div. Simply said most believers will not address this issue. I have found that our Saviour demonstrates that traditions are in oppositions to commands of our Creator. Religious traditions have created doctrines which created diversity which created presumption to obey those commands that denominations deem acceptable. Could it be that the greatest effective lie to believers was the acceptance that the Sabbath day can be changed? By whos’ authority? How would believers accept misleading dates of a wedding, birthday, anniversary party and show up on the wrong day? I do not believe our Creator is an instrument of confusion nor misleading but simple and straight forward in His commands. After all there are only ten of them. Do we have the authority to change the ones we do not like and self righteously believe that will be good enough? Number Chapter 15 tells us there is a different penalty to pay for intentional sins versus unintentional sins, however there is penalty for both. Shalom in the name of Yeshua, the Son of YHVH, our beloved Saviour. As for me I will submit that YHVH is the only authority and choose to obey His commands.
      Shalom, Richard

    • JoAnne B - August 19, 2017 at 8:21 am

      You wrote your reply in 2011 and it is now 2017 so hopefully you got the answers you were searching for but maybe someone else will read your reply, and they have the same questions, so here is my reply to you.
      Keeping Sabbath from sundown Friday to Saturday is a wonderful blessing that most Christians are missing. I encourage you to study Sabbath in the Bible in depth, and to begin keeping the Sabbath to get this blessing for yourself. Once you make the change, my guess is that you will never go back. I never have, and I never intend to for the rest of my living days!
      As for Peter’s vision, three times God made it clear this was about not viewing Gentiles as unclean – that the good news was for them as well. It had nothing to do with food except unclean foods being a powerful way to get Peter’s attention as the very thought of eating unclean foods was so vile to Peter. Once He got Peter’s attention that way, God was able to effectively get Peter to see that Gentiles were not in the same category of unclean foods – that salvation and belief in and following in obedience after the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was also available to Gentiles.
      I encourage you to eat clean. I used to love bacon so I asked God to change my heart. Now I view it as an abomination which is what God says it is, and I literally cringe from eating it like I would if someone offered me dog turds to eat.
      As for the feasts, they are WONDERFUL to keep, and they so enrich a person’s life. My whole year revolves around the feasts now. They are like stepping stones through the year. Each one is so rich and deep and blessed. And they will take you to a much deeper richness of scriptures since everything significant in scripture is tied to a feast, and everything significant yet to happen is also tied to a feast. Once I started keeping them, I have never missed another one. My only regret is having missed years and years of them in the past.
      It is the Holy Spirit who is leading you to question these things. Keep listening to Him. He’s leading you into a very blessed life if you will consider His guidance and make these changes He is encouraging you to make.

  17. nia - November 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Tommy:

    God’s name is holy. And the reason why your friend doesn’t know that is probably that he doesn’t know how powerful he is. God answers when we call and his name carries power, for this reason we must not use it in vain. Also the bible says this:

    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

  18. Tommy - November 13, 2011 at 2:19 am

    About Commandment #3:
    I have a friend who says GD all the time and he says that it aint bad if you use God’s name in those ways. But, only Jesus’ name. And says that God isn’t a lord and that Jesus is, not God. He also says that he thinks God don’t care if people use God’s name like that. Now, i know this aint true. But, i can’t convince him that he’s wrong. What can i do to prove to him that he’s wrong about it all.

    • admin - November 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

      Go to our Bible Basics Section and scroll down to our article “The Doctrine of the Trinity.” In there will be verses that will show that all 3 Persons of the Godhead are all God and “Lord” Themselves.

  19. nia - November 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Ncaak Tatym,
    We receive salvation by faith not works. We follow those commandments out of Love for God. You can go to the father through Christ.
    John 14:6 NKJV
    Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

    Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV

    For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,so which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

    However, in James we see that our faith and works go hand in hand,
    Remember before reading this that God looks at the heart.
    James 2:14-26 NKJV

    What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, Depart in peace, be warmed and filled, but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believeand tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    Don’t be overwhelmed just ask Jesus to help you,He knows your heart.

  20. Ncaak Tatym - November 12, 2011 at 1:09 am

    will i be able to go to the Lord if i break the comandments often without knowin at the time?

  21. wil - November 10, 2011 at 9:18 am

    For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
    Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans 3:23-24

  22. Stephanie - November 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Jasna, God wants to forgive you, you just need to ask him to do so. John 3:16 is “For God so loved the world (Jasna) that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever (Jasna) believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” vs. 17 “For God sent not his son into the world to condemn (sentence to death) but that though him they might be saved.” The book of John is a good starting point to learn of God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness. We all sin, we all come short of the glory of God, that is why Jesus died for us, because he loves us.

    Luke, where does the Bible say God seeks our forgiveness. God/Christ is perfect and cannot sin, therefore needs no ones forgiveness. God only seeks us to “take our cross (duty) and follow him”.

  23. nia - November 9, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Jasna,
    If you believe in Jesus, and ask Him to forgive you of your sins , they are all washed away and God remembers them no more. And when you do accept Jesus as tour Lord and savior this doesn’t mean you automatically stop sinning. We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God, but we can continuously repent and He forgives us and helps us not to fall to those sins again. Being a Christian does not mean you are perfect it means you are redeemed. We do good not because we are perfect but because we Love God and understand the price Jesus paid so we strive to follow His guidelines. The bible says:
    1 John 5:2-4 NKJV

    By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith.

    I don’t know what the last person meant but the bible says:
    Hebrews 10:17 NKJV

    then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
    I hope this helps , God bless you .

  24. Luke - November 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    The bible says, “Blessed are the merciful because they will receive the most mercy”.
    No, god will not judge you for fears that he himself will be judged by you. Even though he forgives he does not forget.

    • Ewa - August 3, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Luke,
      you must read your Holy Bible but first you need to buy it :-0).

      Isaiah 43:25
      “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.

      Peace be with you.

  25. Jasna - November 5, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Hi,
    What if one broke a few of the commandments without their knowledge and now has prayed for forgivness; will our ever Merceryful God forgive me on Judgement day?

    Worried,

    • RobbieD. - May 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

      Any one who has asked for forgiveness of sins in the name of Jesus, is forgiven

    • Rose - March 4, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Yes he will forgive you. It was for this reason that Jesus came and died on the cross
      He is your salvation through his shed blood, so you can ask him to forgive you and
      he is faithful too forgive you. We have all sinned and need Jesus .
      So worry no more if you asked forgiveness. God loves us.
      God bless and don’t worry.

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