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Old 07-12-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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The purpose of the ten commandments as given was so that the people of Israel would know Who their God that delivered them in representing Him.

Exodus 20:1And God spake all these words, saying, 2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Then the ten commandments followed. The importance of the fourth commandment was to testify of Him as the God, the Creator.

Exodus 20:8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But 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: 11For 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.

Every Jew as identified by the laws in defining the nation of Israel could be stoned to death for working on the sabbath because that was not representing the God that delivered them.

Exodus 31:14Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

It was worth bearing repeating:

Exodus 35:2Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

The one thing we have to consider is why did Jesus say this?

Matthew 12: 1At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. 2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 4How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Again:

Mark 2: 23And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. 24And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? 26How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 27And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luke 6:1And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. 2And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? 3And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; 4How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? 5And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

It is obvious that these three accounts is of the same incident and as each disciple gives their testimony of His words, it is on God to help us understand why Jesus is being Lord of the sabbath and not the sabbath being lord over man.

Jesus Christ is Lord over us.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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The purpose of the ten commandments as given was so that the people of Israel would know Who their God that delivered them in representing Him.

Exodus 20:1And God spake all these words, saying, 2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Then the ten commandments followed. The importance of the fourth commandment was to testify of Him as the God, the Creator.

Exodus 20:8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But 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: 11For 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.

Every Jew as identified by the laws in defining the nation of Israel could be stoned to death for working on the sabbath because that was not representing the God that delivered them.

Exodus 31:14Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

It was worth bearing repeating:

Exodus 35:2Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

The one thing we have to consider is why did Jesus say this?

Matthew 12: 1At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. 2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 4How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Again:

Mark 2: 23And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. 24And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? 26How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 27And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luke 6:1And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. 2And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? 3And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; 4How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? 5And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

It is obvious that these three accounts is of the same incident and as each disciple gives their testimony of His words, it is on God to help us understand why Jesus is being Lord of the sabbath and not the sabbath being lord over man.

Jesus Christ is Lord over us.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Those that continue to convince themselves that the Law is the standard are simply kicking against the pricks - it is a school master to lead us to Christ.

Only He is holy.

"Be ye holy, even as your Father in heaven is holy" is a commandment to be filled with Him, and emptied of our (self righteous) self.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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The purpose of the ten commandments as given was so that the people of Israel would know Who their God that delivered them in representing Him.

Exodus 20:1And God spake all these words, saying, 2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Then the ten commandments followed. The importance of the fourth commandment was to testify of Him as the God, the Creator.

Exodus 20:8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But 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: 11For 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.

Every Jew as identified by the laws in defining the nation of Israel could be stoned to death for working on the sabbath because that was not representing the God that delivered them.

Exodus 31:14Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

It was worth bearing repeating:

Exodus 35:2Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

The one thing we have to consider is why did Jesus say this?

Matthew 12: 1At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. 2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 4How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Again:

Mark 2: 23And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. 24And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? 26How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 27And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luke 6:1And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. 2And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? 3And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; 4How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? 5And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

It is obvious that these three accounts is of the same incident and as each disciple gives their testimony of His words, it is on God to help us understand why Jesus is being Lord of the sabbath and not the sabbath being lord over man.

Jesus Christ is Lord over us.
Hi Enow.

Maybe it's me, but I re-read this 4 times and I'm not sure what you are saying here...could you please clarify it for me?

"The purpose of the ten commandments as given was so that the people of Israel would know Who their God that delivered them in representing Him."..?

God Bless,
Verna.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:18 PM
 
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Those that continue to convince themselves that the Law is the standard are simply kicking against the pricks - it is a school master to lead us to Christ.

Only He is holy.

"Be ye holy, even as your Father in heaven is holy" is a commandment to be filled with Him, and emptied of our (self righteous) self.
Amen!
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Amen!
Amen from me also
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"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev 14:12

If we refuse to obey The Ten Commandments, the moral precepts of the law of Moses, the teaching of Jesus and the apostles, then we are breaking the First Commandment; we have usurped the authority of God and have become the ruler of our life. As the preacher said:

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Every secret thing (whether it be good, or whether it be evil) is what is hidden in our heart. Will we obey God with all of our heart...or will we love the world with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life?

Only the pure in heart will see God.

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matthew 5:8

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Matt 22:35-40

Jesus didn't replace The Ten Commandments with those two precepts of love. With them, He established The Ten Commandments as The Royal Law of God by whch all men will be judged. Friends, it is impossible to love God, or our neighbor, without obeying the Ten Commandments!

Here, John tells us HOW to love God:

"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." I Jn 5:3

"And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words [The Ten Commandments], which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart ..."

The English word "Commandment" is translated from the Hebrew "dabar" which means: "a word". Therefore The Ten Commandments are the Ten "dabars" of God....WORDS.

Jesus is teaching us to obey The Ten Commandments with all our hearts ... That is HOW MUCH we are to love God!



In Christ's love...prayerfully in His truth,
Verna.



Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.


The Ten Commandments are the Perfect Law of God.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Maybe it's me, but I re-read this 4 times and I'm not sure what you are saying here...could you please clarify it for me?

"The purpose of the ten commandments as given was so that the people of Israel would know Who their God that delivered them in representing Him."..?
By His grace, I pray the Lord shall clarify this for you.

If you considered that the people of Israel did not know their God personally yet in spite of the fact that He defeated the so called "gods" of Egypt by each of the plagues in forcing the Pharoah to let them go, then you can see why the ten commandments were given.

And yet in the meantime while the ten commandments were being given to Moses, the people of Israel at the base of the mountain, created an idol and said that this was their "god".

This was significant as to why the ten commandments had to come as He said this before in announcing Himself while He gave the ten commandments:

Exodus 20:1And God spake all these words, saying, 2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

This was to be Israel's way of identifying with the God that delivered them out of bondage in Egypt.

Now the question is: how are we identified as His now?

Jesus said this as recounted by those that heard Him:

Matthew 12:6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Why did Jesus said it in the way He had spoken here?

Who is the one greater than the temple?

What is the meaning of I will have mercy and not sacrifice?

How is that applying to what the Pharisees were doing in condemning the guiltless?

How could they be guiltless in regards to what Jesus was saying?

How is it that the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath day has anything to do with what they were trying to do by condemning His disciples for working on the sabbath?

Will Mark's reference clarify more?

Mark 2:27And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Why the downplaying of the sabbath as being made for man and not man for the sabbath?

Luke's reference is simpler still:

Luke 6:5And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

How then are we guiltless by the one greater than the temple that the sabbath is not lord over us to be condemned for working on the sabbath?

How then are we now identified as His? Can we be saved by continuing to be identified as His by the keeping of the sabbath?

Galatians 3: 1O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? 4Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. 5He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10For 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. 11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3: 21Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. 26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

God does not have a problem with any believer keeping the sabbath.

God does have a problem if any believer keeping the sabbath are seeking to be justfied by doing so.

Galatians 2:15We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 17But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. 18For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

That is why Jesus Christ is Lord over the sabbath so no one can condemn any that have been bought with a price and sealed as His. It is His righteousness that is imputed on us by faith in Him alone.

Romans 14:4Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. 5One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. 9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

Colossians 2:15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

I am sure there are believers out there that keep the sabbath not because they feel they are justified by doing so, but because they wish to honour the Lord as the Creator on that day in regarding it.

So no one should be judging anyone in respect to any day: for we are the Lord's. Those that want to regard the day in keeping the sabbath do so because they want to: not because they have to for justification:

No one should judge those that do not keep the sabbath lest they in turn be judged. It is when those that keep the sabbath that judge others for not doing so is the concern because His word is clear: no one will be justified by doing so.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev 14:12

If we refuse to obey The Ten Commandments, the moral precepts of the law of Moses, the teaching of Jesus and the apostles, then we are breaking the First Commandment; we have usurped the authority of God and have become the ruler of our life. As the preacher said:

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


Hi Verna,

You are assuming that the commandments spoken of here are referring to the ten commandments. How hard is it for the disciples to write the word ten to that word "commandments"?

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Every secret thing (whether it be good, or whether it be evil) is what is hidden in our heart. Will we obey God with all of our heart...or will we love the world with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life?


How can a sabbath keeper not take pride in keeping the sabbath over others and yet no flesh shall glory in His presence?

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Only the pure in heart will see God.

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matthew 5:8
1 John 3:3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

That is why Jesus is Lord over the sabbath.

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Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Matt 22:35-40

Jesus didn't replace The Ten Commandments with those two precepts of love. With them, He established The Ten Commandments as The Royal Law of God by whch all men will be judged. Friends, it is impossible to love God, or our neighbor, without obeying the Ten Commandments!
Romans 13: 9For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

The keeping of the sabbath is not listed as a one to love others by because it does not apply to loving others, but yet loving others is the fulfilling of the law.

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Here, John tells us HOW to love God:

"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." I Jn 5:3
If you are going to quote John, then do so from the actual book to know what commandments he is referring to. Surely John would want them to know what those commandments are.

1 John 3:22And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

Those two are the commandments John was referring to from 1 John 5:3

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"And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words [The Ten Commandments], which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart ..."

The English word "Commandment" is translated from the Hebrew "dabar" which means: "a word". Therefore The Ten Commandments are the Ten "dabars" of God....WORDS.

Jesus is teaching us to obey The Ten Commandments with all our hearts ... That is HOW MUCH we are to love God!
You are not going to find Jesus saying that nor any of the disciples. The one thing you have to remember is that the Gentiles are not Jewish and therefore in letters to the churches of the Gentiles to be handed down from generations to generations, they would have been taught the ten commandments, but they were not taught in such a way that keeping the sabbath was paramount in their walk with Jesus for justification, but they summed up the ten commandments by loving thy neighbor as thyself. It was not an oversight in not commanding them to keep the sabbath as obviously, scriptures are testifying how we are justified as His and identified as the children of God... by faith in Jesus Christ.

Jesus is Lord over us. It is His righteousness that bring us Home and not by the deeds of the law. He justifies us and thus we cannot be condemned for we are guiltless as Jesus Christ is Lord even over the sabbath.


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The Ten Commandments are the Perfect Law of God.
But no one can obtain righteousness by keeping them to be His.

Now we are to be witnesses of Jesus Christ by declaring our faith in Him for He has made us His. We are the Lord's. This is to His glory. Amen.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Great post Enow! You said it all.

What I always find puzzling is the zealousness some Christians show toward the 10 Commandments when, for example, there is some challenge to having them displayed on public grounds. Now, I'm not personally offended by them, but I'm not going to get up in arms to keep them on the courthouse lawn or anything. They are of interest to me in the historical sense only. Jewish laws of ancient times represent historical origins of my living faith. But the commandments I follow are from Christ, as Enow described brilliantly above. If those 2 commandments were carved in stone and displayed on the courthouse lawn, I might get upset if someone tried to remove them, but alas, the only two important commandments don't get much air time, do they?

Interesting trivia: Did you know that in the 1050's, Cecil B. DeMille, director of The Ten Commandments, was involved in placing a few hundred of the monuments around the country to help promote his movie? That seems really inappropriate to me, kind of like money changers in the temple!
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