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Meaning Of 10 Commandments

Can anyone explain what the meaning of each of the 10 commandments of God is please? (biblical texts only please)

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Study the Ten if you must, but you have to realize that unless you were "brought out of Egypt" they weren't addressed to you.

Jesus gave us two commands, Love the Lord your God with all your heart soul mind and strength, and love your neighbor as your self.

Do those and the ten are a no brainer.
---Pharisee on 10/4/07


The 10 commandments were the centerpiece of that covenant God made with the nation of Israel through Moses.

Whereas they conveyed key features of the moral law, the first 3 concern themselves with the worship of Jehovah alone while the 4th merely identified the sign of that covenant (Exodus 31) that helped distinguish the nation of Israel.

The 10 commandments covenant was superceded by the New Covenant of grace that included Gentiles but did not have all the provisions of the Mosaic law.
---lee on 4/7/07


Peace, do not be offended, by the Word Of God.

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the son of man be lifted up;
Those who believe in him (Moses)have eternal life.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son,
Those who believe in him (Jesus)have everlasting life

Those who believe in him (all others)are not condemned.

But they who do not believe (God) are condemned already, because they have not believed in the only begotten son.
---Discipleabct on 12/15/06


Christains believe in the plenary and inerrant word of God and that all of it was penned by God.

Jesus was born under the law and kept the law perfectly for us "to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons."Galatians 4:5
---lee1538 on 12/15/06


Lee1538-1."True, if you remove the basis for truth - the totality of the Bible,"

Who was taking out the totality of the bible? I was simply stating something based on your desire to adhere to Paul's words more than Messiah's. I bring up 3 valid points and instead of refuting them, you lash out. If you can't explain the verse and how you think they don't contradict then just say you don't know. You say your a scholar, well you should be ready in season and out.
---Jeff on 12/14/06




Lee1538-2."I am left to argue with one on the basis of religious philosophy and I simply will not do that."

You know PAUL studied greek philosophy and used it quite often in his epistles. Maybe you could learn from his example.

"Sorry to quote those writings you hate" -

Never said I hated those writings, thats putting words in my mouth. You though by your words and heart aren't to fond of the Torah.<
---Jeff on 12/14/06


Lee1538-3.Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Again,not arguing human tradition or philosopy, I am showing that Messiahs words carry more weight and importance than Pauls. You shame the Master through your disregard for his words in favor of anothers.
---Jeff on 12/14/06


Lee1538-4. "2Tim. 2:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works."

When this was penned there was no NT. They didn't teach from a NT they taught from what Yeshua taught from, the Tenach(Torah, Prophets,Writings.)
---Jeff on 12/14/06


Buttons-"Lee-You have won the debate"

I sincerely doubt that. In order for that to be true Lee should have responded to my posts by showing his "scholarly ability",refuted what I said and explained the verses in question as to how they don't contradict, instead he attacked my faith and person. Thats usually what happens when someone is stumped and doesn't know the answer.
---Jeff on 12/14/06


Lee1538- "When you cannot support any of your viewpoints, it is best to "toss in the towel", and go back to studing these issues by yourself."

You need to heed your own advice.

"Appreciated your dialog but you are up against those that not only know the Bible and history but the Author as well - good to retreat."

This sentence alone sums up your heart Lee, pride and arrogance.
---Jeff on 12/14/06




Lee---Sorry if I am wrong, but your comment to Toby seemed to imply that you know the Arthur and he doesn't. If that is not the case, I apologize.
---buttons on 12/13/06


buttons - sorry but there is little basis left for any discussion if someone does not even recognize the inspiration of New Testament Scripture. I do not condemn but simply refuse any further discussion.

2 Tim. 2:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

---lee1538 on 12/13/06


Jeff - *I'll take that to mean that you can't refute me and I'm right. Thanks!*

True, if you remove the basis for truth - the totality of the Bible, I am left to argue with one on the basis of religious philosophy and I simply will not do that.

Sorry to quote those writings you hate -

Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
---lee1538 on 12/13/06


Lee-You have won the debate, but have you encouraged your brethren. I can hold my tongue as I read your misinterpretation of scripture but to attack a persons personal relationship with God puts you in danger of hell fire as scripture says. Your comments to these brothers are not Christ like.
---buttons on 12/12/06


Lee1538-"you desire to live under the Old Mosaic law that Christ was under and ignore what was accomplished at the Cross, then you do so at your own spiritual peril.If you do not believe that the epistles written by Paul & others in the New Testament were penned under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you are outside the wall of the Christian church and there is little benefit for further discussion."

I'll take that to mean that you can't refute me and I'm right. Thanks!
---Jeff on 12/12/06


Jeff - If you desire to live under the Old Mosaic law that Christ was under and ignore what was accomplished at the Cross, then you do so at your own spiritual peril.

If you do not believe that the epistles written by Paul & others in the New Testament were penned under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you are outside the wall of the Christian church and there is little benefit for further discussion.
---lee1538 on 12/12/06


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Toby - When you cannot support any of your viewpoints, it is best to "toss in the towel", and go back to studing these issues by yourself.

Appreciated your dialog but you are up against those that not only know the Bible and history but the Author as well - good to retreat.
---lee1538 on 12/12/06


Lee1538- 1."the Messiah penned the words Paul had for us in his epistles"

First I would say that its apparent many times that Paul says its he, not Messiah that is writing his words, he hardly ever says "the Lord says" its always "I say". Last I checked Yeshua didn't write the epistles. 2nd Paul contradicts both the Messiah and G-d's law. For example, in 1 Cor 7:10&11 Paul says that Yeshua says that no man is to divorce his wife & vice versa. Yet (Cont'd)
---Jeff on 12/12/06


Lee1538- 2. Yet Yeshua says in Matt. 19:9 that a man can divorce his wife because of immorality(i.e. adultery). So we have a problem here. One, Paul "claims" that Yeshua says that you should not divorce for any reason, yet we read where Yeshua himself says the exact opposite and gives an allowance for divorce based on adultery. I would say that a student is not above his master and in this case Paul went to far by teaching something in Yeshuas name that Yeshua himself says the opposite. (cont'd)
---Jeff on 12/12/06


Lee1538- 3. Another example would be the great commission given by Yeshua in Matt28:19. He says to go in to the world making disciples in his name,baptizing etc. Paul says in 1 Cor. 1:17 that Christ didn't send him to baptize but to preach the gospel. Is Paul above the Master's commission? Paul says he is the least of the apostles(1 Cor 15:9), yet he can't keep even the simplest command to baptize? John 4:2 would disagree & show that all of His disciples are to baptize in His name.
---Jeff on 12/12/06


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Lee1538- 4. My point Lee is that there are numerous other examples like this to show that if you place your trust in Paul's words in order to justify your theology you'll fall short of what Yeshua taught. Yeshua never spoke against the Torah, never taught its abrogation, & never taught that the Laws of G-d are a burden no man could bear. G-d says that they are able to be done(Deut30:11),& that the Law is to go forth from Zion to all the nations. It's G-ds instruction to mankind.
---Jeff on 12/12/06


lee1538. I will no longer debate with you as all you want to do is twist scripture, and accuse people. You twist what you do not know and you accuse whom you do not know.
The American Indians would say "you talk with forked tongue", from where I come from unfortunately we have a stronger euphemism, however the best is in scripture John 8:44 MT 7:6 U dont know that "by the law" we know love to Elohiym 1-4 and mankind 6-10.
---Toby on 12/12/06


Jeff - Paul is not my Messiah however as a believer in the plenary inerrant word of God, the Messiah penned the words Paul had for us in his epistles. I can understand that the SDA try hard to limit my defense to what Jesus alone stated as He was under the law and that is where they want the Christian - back under the Mosaic law.
---lee1538 on 12/11/06


Show me any law in the old testament that can't be used today.
---Steveng on 12/11/06


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Lee1538-"Wrong, wrong again! The New Testament refers to the commandments as 'that ministry of death written on stone...that fades away" (2 Cor. 3:7). NEVER as the epitome of love!"

I find it amusing that when you want to prove your point of the Law being sin and death, you never quote the Messiah you always quote Paul. Is Paul your Messiah? Seems like it. BTW G-d would disagree with you.
---Jeff on 12/11/06


toby - *The 10cs are the epitome of love*

Wrong, wrong again! The New Testament refers to the commandments as 'that ministry of death written on stone...that fades away" (2 Cor. 3:7). NEVER as the epitome of love!

The construction of the Greek 'if you love me you will obey my commandments" (John) does not focus on the Mosaic law at all but on the commandments that Christ gave us.
---lee1538 on 12/11/06


toby - *Please read Mat5:19.Yahushua kept and taught on the Sabbath Mr6:2. Hereafter you should know better.*

You should know the Scripture but apparently you do not!

Gal. 4:4-5 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.

Get a good non Ellen White dictionary and find out what is mean by 'redeem those under law'. Hereafter it is you that should know better.

---lee1538 on 12/11/06


lee1538.If you love me, "Yahushua O/N", keep my, "Yahushua's O/N" commandments. Nowhere does Yahushua differentiate. Are you the servant, greater than the Master, to change his laws? The 10cs, the spirit of love, If we keep the 1st 4, love to Elohiym, and the last 6 love to our neighbour. The 10cs are the epitome of love. The 1st fruit of the spirit is love, bound up in the 10cs. Please read Mat5:19.Yahushua kept and taught on the Sabbath Mr6:2. Hereafter you should know better.
---Toby on 12/11/06


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You don't know the scripture Mata.

Jesus himself was asked what the greatest commandment was. Undoubtedly the questioner was asking about one of the ten.

Look carefully, he quoted Moses an not the ten commandments for his answer. That tells me that there is the letter of the law, and that there's life in the Holy Spirit that breaks no command, and that we should follow the Holy Spirit and not our own biased understanding of ten moral laws.
---Pharisee on 12/4/06


mata - some people believe that John 14:15 "If u love me, keep my commandments"; pertains to the "ten commandments" but it really refers to the commandments that Jesus gave us; not those through Moses.

If you believe it refers to the "10 commandments" then you adding to the Bible what is not there and are guilty in violation of Deut. 4:2.

Hereafter you should know better!
---lee1538 on 12/3/06


Ex20:7Principle of reverence for God may well be the basis also 4 respect 4 properly constituted authority. Confirmed in NT Mat5:33
Ex20:8-11 Foundation principle 4 observance of holy times n seasons..Under NT the "Lord's Day" Rev1:10..
Ex20:12Foundation 4 family life. Confirmed in NT Eph 6:1-3
Ex20:13Teaches the sacrednes of human life.Confirmed NT Mat5:221,Rom13:9
---inga on 12/3/06


Ex20:14Principle of sexual purity, Related 2 this principle r prohibitions of incest, seduction, prostitution etc confirmed in NT Mat5:27,28 Rom13:9
Ex20:15Priniciple of property rights..basis 4 many commands stressing rugged honesty in all financial n commercial dealings Confirmed in NT Rom13:9, Eph4:28
Ex20:16Principle of respect 4 truth is foundation 4 legal and civil justice n 4 strict keeping of vows Confirmed in NT Rom13:9
---inga on 12/3/06


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Ex20:17 Principle of respect 4 others might be considered the basis 4 the OT emphasis upon thoughtfulness and kindness to the poor and wesk. Confirmed in the NT Lukee12:15, Rom13:9. Thus almost all of the laws of the Pentateuch maybe seen to be implicit in the basic principles of the Decalogue. The Civil and Criminal Laws of the Bible consists of approx 600 laws. These r taken from an old Family bible which explains the 10Cs..God bless.
---inga on 12/3/06


pharisee...observing 2 out of love:..Jesus was admonishing His disciples to love one another John15:12... it was not a commandment as the 10 commandments that some bloggers frequently use as a base 4 their arguement against the 10 Laws of God. Infact go back to V10 of John15 where He said:If ye keep my commands, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept "MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE" John14:15 "If u love me, keep my commandments" Didnt say reject it but KEEP.
---mata on 12/3/06


The remarkable Ten Commandments (also called the Decalogue)are Ten Pillars which rested the entire Law of Moses as maybe seen in the following:
1Ex20:3 foundation of worship/sovereignty of God n basis of many denunciation of false gods.Confirmed in NT Mat22:37,38
2Ex20:4-6principle limits true worship, basis of condemnation of idolatryu n forbidding of heathen forms of worship.
Confirmed in NT 1John5:;21
---inga on 12/2/06


Max:God uniquely calculated the marvelous purposes He wanted each of these 2 laws to serve.But dim understanding ofdifferences between the 2 has led many sincere hearted Christians into confusion,particularly in interpreting NT references to the law. Why so much confusion? Bible writers often use singular word "law" to refer to either LOG or the LOM. If we dont have aclear understanding of their different purposes, its easy to miss the context of the writings and arrive at misguided conclusions.
---bob on 12/2/06


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max:10 commandments:
Exmple:Paul wrote"For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse..Noone is justified by the law.The law is not of faith..Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law"Gal3:10-13.Yet also wrote this:"Do we then make void the law thru faith?Certainly not!On the contrary, we establish the law. There4 the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good."Rom3:31, 7:12. In Gal3:10-13,he referred to the LOM.
---bob on 12/2/06


Max: and thus The Law revealed to Moses on Mt Sinai served as the foundation of the life and culture of the people and becos this law was superior to the human laws of the surrounding countries, it served to lift the people to a generally higher plane of living. Thus doing the Law of Moses prepared the way for the coming of Jesus Christ John1:17 who fulfilled the Law by showing its deeper implications and by living and teaching a higher righteousness than the law
---bob on 12/2/06


commands 1-4 Love God with your mind, body, soul and strength.

Commands 5-10 Love your Neighbor as yourself.
---Jared on 12/1/06


Esther - *The Bible never said that the 10 Commandments were done away.*

The Bible says that the Old Covenant which contained the 10 commandments became obsolete and was fading away being replaced by the New Covenant (Hebr 8:13). But you will not find any Sabbath keeping command within the New Covenant as it was not imposed on the church. Acts 15:28
---lee1538 on 12/1/06


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The Bible never said that the 10 Commandments were done away. Matthew 5:17-19 proves this.And just incase we were in doubt as to which commandments He meant that He did not come to destroy, He went on to quote some of them and show that they had meanings that went beyond the obvious meaning, eg. we kill others by with words of insult and discouragement,not just with knives and guns,etc. Jesus came to show us the true meaning and spirit of the law.
---Esther on 12/1/06


Max the punishment for the ten Commandments are done away with as one savvy poster said if we are saved.

If the punishment has been negated so has the justification based on keeping them.

FOR THE RECORD MAX, I think the ten commandments are perfect, but I reiterate, that they are kept in the observance of two out of the love of the savior so that God will be shown by them, and not so we will earn our righteous blessing with God.
---Pharisee on 11/30/06


Where did the bible say the 10 commandments are done away. Dont give me the Mosaia Laws that are done away please. Do you understand what the 10 Cs are pharisee? I am wanting to know as well?
---max on 11/30/06


Yes and here is my interpretation of the 10 Commandments: Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so. Actually, I heard a preacher say that back in the 1980's when he asked his little girl to say the 10 Commandments, that's what she said.
---Donna9759 on 11/30/06


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Keep in mind Jesus said, "If you look at a woman with lust you commit adultery with her in your heart." Adultery is one of the 10 commandment laws. Also if you aren't a Christian it is by the 10 commandments you will be judged. In becoming a Christian you are no longer under those laws because you become a new creation and walk in the Spirit. Keep in mind everyone in this day and age are guilty of at least 1 of the commandments. So being saved is a necessity.
---Matthew on 11/30/06


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