Skip to comments.Why Obedience to all Ten Commandments is Essential
Posted on 03/27/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT by Repent and Believe
The Ten Commandments of The Automakers:
1. Thou shalt not drive thy automobile without having oil in the engine
2. Thou shalt not drive thy automobile without a connected battery of 12 volts D.C.
3. Thou shalt not lock the doors of thy automobile and dispose of all of the keys
4. Thou shalt not cover all of the openings provided through which to view the surroundings
5. Thou shalt not remove all of the wheels on thy automobiles axles
6. Thou shalt not remove thy steering wheel with which to control the automobiles direction
7. Thou shalt not forget thy ignition key
8. Thou shalt not permit thy automobiles fuel tank to remain empty
9. Thou shalt maintain working brakes in thy automobile
10. Thou shalt not remove thy air filter and pour sand into thy air intake nor block the air intake as with a rag or bag or other severe obstruction
If the auto owner were to violate any one of the above 10 commandments provided by the automaker his driving experience would very soon become a curse. If he were to follow all of them his driving experience would be likely very useful, fruitful and enjoyable experience a blessing.
So it is with the 10 commandments provided mankind by his Maker, God (Who is to be praised and thanked always for his great love and kindness and absolute power and dominion!) If someone practices all but one of His ten commandments, that person will experience the curse of that one omission, just like an automobile is a cursed heap of metal and plastic and rubber without all of its proper needs met. After all, the driver is not more of an expert on automobiles than the engineers and assemblers who made and built it!
Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Apparently you do not understand the importance of the terminology...the Nazarene fulfilled the Law hence and forever more GRACE is that which is necessary.
There are over 600 laws in Judaism the Ten Commandments just being a part. There is no way anyone can keep just those ten; either in thought, word, or deed you’ve broken all of them. Since the Law belongs to the Jews, Christians are under Grace.
It might be essential but it is impossible. Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
And lest we forget, our Sabbath (rest) is Jesus.
I hardly know where to begin, so let me make it simple: if I am required to keep all ten of the commandments in their entirety, with no slips (which, you would have to admit, includes Jesus' modifications) to avoid experiencing the curse, what was the purpose of Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection???
This is an aphorism that is often misused to lead into error. In a sense you are absolutely correct, but in another sense the Christian saved by grace is still under the law of gravity. The moral law reflects the character of God as do the operational laws of creation. If one jumps off a tall building and believes that no harm can come them because they are under grace they may find that death was the result of breaking the law. Their eternal status will only be minimally affected, but their temporal life will be fundamentally altered. In yet another sense Christ fulfilled the law on our behalf. Thus the law does not pass away, it is part of the unchangeable character of God, but the law is satisfied by the substitutionary atonement of Christ. Christ was also under the law in that it was necessary that He be absolutely righteous so that His sacrifice was not for His atonement but for His elect. Thus when a christian proclaims to under grace, what he is really saying is that he has broken the law and is guilty before the perfectly holy God of the universe and that only a blood sacrifice of a righteous man is efficacious as a propitiation. That alien righteousness is an act of grace received by faith alone. But is the elect of God now free from the law to a liberty of sin, no! The temporal consequences are just part of the created order and James points out that faith without works (not merit) is no living faith at all, but a dead faith or a faith not unto life but death. What is more our Lord says
Matthew 18:6-8 6 " But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 "Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! 8 "If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame...Note that the Lord still finds sin (the transgression of the law) to be a grievous matter.
Apparently you do not understand the importance of the terminology...
When Jesus said “Be ye perfect...”, he was only refering to show us that we can’t and need Him, and not really saying that we must be perfect?
“if I am required to keep all ten of the commandments in their entirety...what was the purpose of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection???”
The main point of the cammandments is to help us not hinder humanity. Do these and you shall live. If you study David’s fall and repentance regarding Bathsheba’s husband and herself, you see that in the same sentance almost where the prophet Nathan pronounces God’s forgiveness, he prophesies God’s punishment too. These are the outgrowths of sin. The curses also help wayward men to reform their lives when they see what harm sin causes. Thus it is a form of God’s correction, even thought severe, not condemnation.
It is helpful to appreciate the full spectrum of God’s word, not to see it from only one facet.
Yes, Jesus’ sacrifice is necessary to procure God’s forgiveness. And Jesus then after forgiving us says “Go your way and sin no more.” The ten commandments help us to examine our lives to see not only how to not offend God but to see how to promote a healthy humanity.
Brilliantly stated - Since sin, iniquity, and wickedness are all defined as transgression of Torah, there can be no sin if there is no Torah. Without sin, there is no need for a Redeemer. Furthermore, to say that there is no more Torah is to deny the prophets, who declare that one day the Torah will go forth from Jerusalem and the whole earth will keep it, to include the Holy Days and the Sabbath...
Nicely put. I think that however since Yashua said that before he was crucified and ended the law what He said then held true. But since He paid for all our sin then it is Grace that nullifies it because when G-d sees a Christian sin He sees Yashua who paid the price for that sin.
For Christians there is no more Torah. I was once told that I cannot be a Messianic Jew. There is no such thing. I replied: Oh really? Then who were the Disciples? Weren’t they Jews who believed in Yashua? Paul? Timothy .... those guys? They were all Jews who believed in Messiah therefor they were Messianic Jews. As myself.
I do my best to hold my life up to the Commandments because God gave them so we may be happy. I'm not perfect but I accept that I can do better in a world where sin is all around us. Paul gave over 95 things that are sinful! Do we just say "never-mind, I have GRACE!". A huge lie for the quick and easy salvation hucksters!
Jesus taught the commandments and many times Paul teaches to lay aside the old man. I'm sticking with scripture.
Paul gave over 95 things that are sinful! Do we just say “never-mind, I have GRACE!”.
“...Jesus taught the commandments and many times Paul teaches to lay aside the old man. I’m sticking with scripture.”
Agreed; well said!
Right. It’s not a free ticket to ride. If you are aware of the sin and commit it then it’ll be something to answer for later. Unless of course you humbly pray for you sin(s) to be forgiven and never do it again. I like Rev. Charles Stanley. He had a great message that covered this and what is so-called Christian laws. It’s on YouTube or his website:http://www.intouch.org/
And since we cannot be perfect we must have grace... that was the whole point. HE kept the law.... that was the end of the law....do you not understand what you read????
“unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification”
How unfortunate that the dictionary provides the same definition in addition Strong’s is not on your side either. That’s why original languages are important
Short Definition: grace, favor, kindness
Definition: (a) grace, as a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ, (b) favor, (c) gratitude, thanks, (d) a favor, kindness.
From Strong's... no "unmerited" there
So when we are told to take up our cross and follow Him (Mt 10:38; 16:24, Mark 8:34; 10:21, Luke 9:23) what exactly was He speaking about?