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Did God Give Moses The Law

My question is did Moses give the Mosaic law himself or did he have God's help? We know God gave the law of the Ten Commandments.

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 ---Thomas on 3/17/06
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To Thomas,
I myself am wondering the same question (about Moses and the Law) as you are. It does appear that Moses himself (rather than God "through" him) "permitted" that action. Jesus' statements in both Matthew 19:8 and Mark 10:5 are in agreement.

The question is: What does the Jesus mean by "permitted" and how does that fit in with the transcription of God's intended Law?

Since this is a question I myself am wrestling with, I do not have an answer. I will check back to this site sometime in the future to see if anyone has come up with one.
---Jimmy on 10/16/08

Bruce, Jesus said that Moses gave the writting of divorcement because of the hardness of their hearts. Don't sound much like God gave this particular legislation. Also I know God is all knowing and therefore God knew leprocy, pardon the spelling,was not spread by human contact. So it seems to seperate lepers and make them live alone may have been of Moses and not God. What are your thoughts? I knew two men that spent many years working with lepers. There are lepers in the U.S. b called Hansen's disease.
---Thomas on 10/1/07

How can so many profess to read the bible and still walk in blindness to truth. Jesus Christ is the God of both the old and new testaments. Not the Father. Jesus himself talked to Moses, Enoch, Abraham. He created the world under the direction of the Father. He was given charge over the Earth. Many times Jesus said He had obeyed the commandments given Him by the Father. No one has seen the Father, they have heard His voice, but never seen Him. read the bible and stop voicing opinions.
---ashley on 4/8/07

greetings.Jesus said no man has seen the Father or heard his voice.Then who did Moses make contact with and how?
---earl on 4/7/07

If you read the Pentetuch (first 5 books) you will see that God repeatedly said "Thou shalt....." or "Thou shalt not...". So, your answer is that God gave the law.
---Bruce5656 on 4/7/07

Erin, the 10 laws of God as follows: READ Ex20:3 to 17..repeated in Deut 5:6-20 ..written by God (Ex31:18, 32:16)on 2 tables of stone..then at the end of it Verse 22 it says and He added not more laws added after the 10 Ex40:20..Moses laws were written by Moses in a book Deut 31:24-26. Moses wrote the 600 Civil/Ceremonial Laws. CeremonialLaws that ended at the cross..not the Moral/Civil
---jana on 8/27/06

Thomas, I suggest you read the blogs on this subject...there are so many answers to the same question about the Moral Laws of God and the Ceremonial Laws (about 600) of Moses that were done away at the cross...
---jana on 8/27/06

what were the ten commandments?
---erin on 4/3/06

Thank you Thomas. It was nice to hear from you. blessings
---Lupe2618 on 3/28/06

Ephesians 2:15-16 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity,even the law of commandments contained in ordinances:Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; The law had to be changed for the Melchisdec Preisthood was now taking its place.We live by the Spirit not Mosaic law. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.exzucuh
---exzucuh on 3/28/06

Lupe2618, I'm sure you and Bruce are nice guys. It is not my intention to offend you or anyone else.
---Thomas on 3/28/06

Thank you Thomas for your response. I just thought you were kind of hard on Bruce. Let me say that Bruce is a very knowledgable brother and he does hold his own in many subjects. I guess I was asking for a little respect, that was all brother.
---Lupe2618 on 3/24/06

Lupe, Lupe, what was my intention? My intention was to ask questions and hear feedback, but I didn't say I would agree with you.
---Thomas on 3/21/06

Thomas, I said what I said because i didn't think you were asking in the right intention. Yes, Lepers do mean something, but you make such a big point for no reason. I thought you were unfair with Bruce, but forget all I said. I thought you might listen for a minute but I see you have more to say. Forgive me for stopping you. Go ahead. Sorry I interfered.
---Lupe2618 on 3/21/06

The Bible is a history of the Jewish people. Some of the rules made in the eraly days were for the benefit of those people at that time. It does not mean that every rule is needed now.
---alan_of_uK on 3/21/06

To Darlene1, I have not been offended by anyone on this website. I say what I have to say. I answered your post before you said you were sorry, but you didn't have to say you were sorry, my skin is pretty thick. I don't apologize for asking questions and I don't apologize for answering them.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

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God spoke to Moses the commandments and all other laws, judgments, and instructions for the ark of the covenant, the tabernacle, the alter, and the priest's garments, all of which Moses wrote down, and are in the book of Exodus. God spoke to Moses the Levitical laws which Moses wrote down, and told them to Aaron, and Aaron told the all the children of Israel. These laws are written in the book of Leviticus.
---Ulrika on 3/20/06

Thomas,please go back and read my last post,I said I was sorry I misread what you said ,thought it was you not friends. I corrected myself. You are very quick to be offended by those who don't agree with you. Yes lepers should have been confined,only way to control it at first,but now there are drugs which can help control it's spread in the person, so they can live at home ,once it's under control.
---Darlene_1 on 3/20/06

To bruce5656, Sorry your confused maybe you'll be better tomorrow. If your reading this Lupe you said what's the big deal about a few lepers, if you were one you would probably know what the big deal was.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

To bruce5656, Sorry your confused maybe you'll be better tomorrow. If your reading this Lupe you said what's the big deal about a few lepers, if you were one you would probably know what the big deal was.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

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To lupe2618, I asked Bruce several questions and I don't think he answered them all. I know I didn't ask you any question. The question was did Moses write the Mosaic law on his own or with the help of God. Every question I asked was for a reason, and I never recieved an answer to all my questions. When I said Bruce wasn't the only bible reader, that was true and it's true your not either, Lupe. And neither am I. Sorry you got your feelings hurt.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

Ignore that last post. I misread your reply Thomas.
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

You thought I asked the question?? Isn't that your name on the original question that started this blog?
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

Thomas, I am surprised by your answers. Why the attitude towards Bruce answer? I believe you asked a question and when you were given answers you turn and tell him he is not the only one that knows the bible. He didn't mention anything about knowing the whole bible. In the Case of God, He can, and does do anything He wants. He distroyed many nations, women and children, what is so wrong about a few lepers that are put outside of town? How terrible is that? Why is the question so important to get upset?
---Lupe2618 on 3/20/06

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To bruce5656, I'm glad to hear that you don't think lepers should be confined.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

To bruce5656, Did Moses give the law or God? Is that the question your asking me Bruce? I wasn't there, Bruce. I thought I asked you that question. I got you to thinking though, and reading I suppose. That's a good thing.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

To Darlene 1, I never said I worked with lepers I said I had two friends that worked with lepers. These friends spent many years working in leper colonies all over the world, they were doctors and both are now retired. I believe a little mercy goes a long way, there's a lot of people still wants to hold to the letter.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

Read Matt 19 and Mark 10. Jesus was asked about divorce between a man and a woman. That is the context of his comments.
It is a huge stretch to make that a conversation about the church.

I repeat, what is the point of your original question please?
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

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To bruce5656, Does God join every couple in marriage? If he did, why did Jesus say what God joins together let no man put assunder? I believe he's speaking of the church.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

I just read this whole thing over again and I realize that I have no idea what your point is Thomas. Since you posed the original question, could you tell us what it is you had in mind? Did Moses give the Mosaic Law or did God?
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

To bruce5656, Does God join every couple in marriage? If he did, why did Jesus say what God joins together let no man put assunder? I believe he's speaking of the church.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

I was just reading your other posts on leprosy. You make it sound like I think lepers should be isolated. I never said any such thing. I was simply refuting (with informatin from leprosy related sources) your claim that it is not communicable.
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

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To bruce5656, Deut. C 23 V 1-2 This is part of the law of Moses. Would you use this law today in the church?
---Thomas on 3/20/06

No Thomas, I would not.
JESUS said: Matthew 19:6, "Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

And: Mark 10:6-9, "But FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

The begining of the creation predates the law.
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

To bruce5656, Would you hold everything written in the law of Moses to be used today in the church?
---Thomas on 3/20/06

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What's with the attitude?

For what it is worth, and I fail to see the relevance to the subject at hand, according to The Merck Manual, Home Ed., "one way the disease is likely passed from person to person is through droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person and breathed in or touched by an uninfected person."
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

With the treatment available today, leprosy has largly been contained and is treatable. Some countries still keep affected people in isolation. The last case of compulsory isolation in the US was in 1960.
---Bruce5656 on 3/20/06

Thomas ,sorry misread your post. I should have said, if your friends work with lepers they should know it is contageous. Many men and women of God, Ministers, Priests, Nuns, and Missionaries,and others have caught leprosy after treating people who were infected although it took years to catch it. Don't ever rely on second hand information, look it up for yourself,your sources can be mistaken.
---Darlene_1 on 3/20/06

Thomas. God wanted the lepers outside the camp. He didn't condemn them, He considered them unclean the same as other commuunicable diseases. We don't quarantine lepers these days because we don't have the problem they did and we have good medicine that they didn't have.
---john on 3/20/06

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USA Lepers were/are separated from others. The Leper Colony in Carrville,Louisiana was started with 2 women and 5 men from New Orleans,Louisiana in 1894. The location was a former sugar plantation. In the 1980's outtreatment was started in several States. In 1998 they stopped using the plantation for lepers and moved the operations site/hospital to Baton Rouge,Louisiana. Thomas if you have worked with lepers you should know, although leprosy is caught only after long exposure,it is contagious.
---Darlene_1 on 3/20/06

To Bruce, I guess if Moses had given some law on his own that would break your heart and by the way Bruce your absolutly not the only person to read the bible and its not for anyone's private interpretation. Thank you.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

To bruce5656b, The website you refer to says 95% of all people wouldn't contract peprocy because most have a natural immunity. Lepers should not then be confined. Ignorance is the problem. Their still confining lepers in some countries but no one confines those with aids which in my own opion is worse. There are so many people dogmatic on certain issues but most should think a little more about mercy.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

To elder, Jesus didn't say God gave it, he said Moses gave it for the hardness of their hearts. Matthew C. 19 V. 7-8 I don't know any other way to read it. Would it devastate you if Moses gave a little law on his own?
---Thomas on 3/20/06

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For your information who ever you are, find me the place in the U.S. where they keep lepers isolated and let me know where that is. My friends I get my information from have worked with lepers for years.
---Thomas on 3/20/06

For your information, Hansen's disease (leprosy) is contagious.
From the American Leprosy Missions web site:
"How do you catch leprosy?
M. leprae is transmitted primarily through coughing and sneezing. Bacilli are discharged, perhaps on droplets or dust particles that others inhale."
The fact is that most people do have a natural immunity to the disease but it is contagious.

What does any of that have to do with what I said?
---Bruce5656b on 3/19/06

To Bruce 5656, Not my answer, it's your answer. I have already stated my views. Would God have condemned lepers to isolation, for being sick ? Lepers were not contagious then and their not today. In the United States they are not confined to living seperate from the population, but there are ignorant people still in this world that confine lepers overseas.
---Thomas on 3/19/06

Thomas I think what I wrote.
Do you think Moses did not have the permission of God to write what he wrote?
Moses wrote Deut 24:1-4 then v5-22. Are you claiming some part of this was not allowed by God?
You do not see the Lord disapproving of the writing but explaining why it had to be written. It was written because of the hardness of mens heart.
---Elder on 3/19/06

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God was the originator of all Mosaic law under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God wrote the Ten Commandments with His own finger in stone. Moses copied this plus wrote the Pentateuch under inspiration.
---jerry6593 on 3/19/06

To Elder, Mark 10:5 Notice Jesus said "he wrote you this precept", meaning Moses wrote this precept. It was of Moses. What ya think?
---Thomas on 3/18/06

To Bruce 5656, It is hard for me to believe Bruce that God would have condemned the lepers to live seperate and in miserable conditions because they had a non-communicable disease. Therefore in my belief that God knows all things, I must believe that Moses took this one upon himself just as Moses also took it upon himself to give the writ of divorce.
---Thomas on 3/18/06

Thomas you are correct in you statement about the hardness of heart issue but God allowed Moses to give the divorcement. It is based upon punishment for sin.
---Elder on 3/18/06

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Mmmmmm. That is interesting. Unlsess I am mixing this one up with another qestion, the last part of my intended post is missing. I (intended) to go on to say that from the original giving of the law MUCH was added and modified and even removed by man over time.
---Bruce5656 on 3/18/06

If you read the last verse in Leviticus you will see that all the laws that Moses gave the Israelites were from God and came down from Mount Sinai, not just the Ten Commandments.
---john on 3/17/06

read galatians 3 v 19-
God gave his laws to angels to give to Moses
---willa8985 on 3/17/06

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