Here is a
Summary on the Biblical commandments?
We will now summarize by the word what scriptures teach
about the commandments. First, we
recall the following (We hope you have already read the preceding pages on
the topic; pages 1-6). Also, we hope you watched this presentation
that shows how the first believers loved Christ and kept His
commandments/laws. Here is an interview that exposes the truth as to how
people in history changed our foundation of faith into a Christian religion
of lies and pagan practices.
Watch and may
you be blessed as you understand.
As used in Scripture (New Testament – NT and Old Testament -
The word Law as written in the NT = Torah = The first 5
books of Moses or the Law of Moses =
The word commandments as written in the NT = The
commandments of God = Torah and commandments in the New Testament
Commandments or law asked to be done by the believer does
not refer to 2, 9 or 10; it refers to all God’s word (commandments,
precepts, statutes etc) – about 600 plus in the OT and more in the NT.
When it is mentioned to use scripture for correction it refers
only to the OT. Why? All the New Testament letters were either not written
or compiled as yet. The body of believers in the NT studied from the
Torah/scripture (meaning instruction).
(2Tim 3:16 [KJV])
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
(Acts 17:11 [KJV])
These were more noble than those in
Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily,
whether those things were so.
There is no excluding of any
of the commandments in the New Testament. Only the ordinances to do with
sacrificing of animals for our sins are no longer required. Why?
(Col 2:14 [KJV])
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;
Our Lord Yeshua blotted out
ordinances (sacrificing of animals). Sin against God and man is still in
effect. Why? Sin is the transgression of God’s law (God’s law does not grow
old or wear out because of the modernization of man; GOD’S LAW IS ETERNAL)
(1John 3:4 [KJV])
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
As you read on keep this in mind: God gave the Jews the
bible, written to Jews about the coming King of the Jews.
What our Master/Lord/Owner/GOD said about the commandments:
(Matthew 5:19 [KJV]))
therefore shall break one of these
least commandments (referring to the law or the prophets - all OT), and
shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:
but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in
the kingdom of heaven.
On the Above: Our Lord Yeshua
is saying that we should clearly do and teach ALL the
commandment. And if we do them we will be called great in the kingdom of
(John 15:10 [KJV])
If ye keep my commandments (Torah and what He said in the
New Testament), ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's
commandments (same commandments, so that He could become our savior), and
abide in his love.
Our Lord says if we keep His
commandments, we will abide in His love
(John 14:15-16 [KJV])
If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you
another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Our Lord says if we
(believers) love Him that we need to keep His commandments. When we obey,
He will give us another Comforter (Holy Spirit).
What our apostle Paul said regarding the Law of God (Paul was
the apostle to the Gentiles)
(Rom 3:31 [KJV])
then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the
Paul is saying that we should
establish (meaning in English is to continue) in the law (Torah). He first ask should we make “void” (meaning do away with, in English) the Law, he then states
an empathic “NO” (God forbid).
Is it difficult to keep the commandments of God? We will let
the word speak.
is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are
Not grievous means that it is not difficult to keep the commandments of
God. God has not given man anything
that is impossible to keep. When you read about the yoke that was difficult
to bear, it was the added laws and requirements placed by the religious
leaders on the common man (Jewish priest in Judaism and church leaders in
Christianity – called the traditions of men or religion by Yeshua). This
approach by man to put rules that contradicts God’s word/commandments makes
worship to HIM void.
(Matt 15:9 [KJV])
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Example below: Here is a couple that
kept the law and were blameless;
before the Holy Ghost was given to the church/assembly.
(Luke 1:6 [KJV])
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the
commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
REM: We can keep the
commandments of God and be blameless, but we cannot keep them “perfectly”
for all of our lives. Why? In sin we
are conceived and we are shapen in
iniquity. God requires perfection for Him to be pleased with us; this is
why Yeshua came on our behalf, to purchase us with His blood so that we can
now be in Him and He in us. So that in Him we can
be made perfect before God.
What are the two characteristics found in the TRUE believers?
Again we will let the word speak.
Look at what Daniel the prophet
(Daniel 9:4 [KJV])
prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the
great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him (Yeshua/God), and to
them that keep his commandments;
The second witness John
(Revelation 14:12 [KJV])
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments (Torah or the prophets) of
God, and the faith of Jesus.
In the above there are
two characterics that mark the child
of the King. Love for the King and obedience to His word (commandments/law)
Can the two characteristics found in the saints above be
confirmed to gain eternal life?
(Luke 18:18-20 [KJV]) – 1st
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what
shall I do to inherit eternal life?
19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me
good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 20 Thou knowest
the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy
Yeshua asked him about the
commandments that are required to be kept.
(Luke 18:22 [KJV]) – 2nd
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
Yeshua asked him to put away
his earthly love and follow Him. Put Him first above all else and you will
Are you told to love Jesus and put Him in your heart and forget
What can possibly happen to you if you have nothing to do
with the law of God.
First; anyone that works iniquity is transgressing the law of
God. They are called foolish.
(Ps 5:5 [KJV])
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
God hates all them that
transgress His law (willingly and give no care to what it says).
Now look at what happens to “believers” that operate in the
name of our Lord.
(Matt 7:23 [KJV])
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from
me, ye that work iniquity.
The Greek word means
unrighteous behavior or transgressor of the Torah/law/commandments
1. illegality, i.e. violation of law.
2. (genitive case) wickedness.
KJV: iniquity, X transgress(-ion of) the law, unrighteousness
How should the commandments be used?
As Yeshua did when He was tempted by the devil. Yeshua used
the word from the Torah in every instance to repel the temptations.
How are the commandments structured?
The commandments can be divided into three categories.
First, we are told that God is
When Christ was asked
which is the greatest commandment (singular)? He gave two from the Torah.
1st group: All the commandments hang on
these two (from the Torah)
Love for God - how to relate to God.
(Deut 6:5 [KJV]) - Torah
And thou shalt love
the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with
all thy might.
Love for yourself and fellow man - how we relate to each
(Lev 19:18 [KJV]) - Torah
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the
children of thy people, but thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself: I am
2nd group - The Ten Commandments
(including the sabbath or 6 day of rest)
The first 4 commandments hang on the greatest commandment re
The last 6 commandments hang on the other greatest
commandment re man.
3rd group; The specifics on how God wants us to carry out the above.
Thou shall not steal.
Specific: God says that the man that steals when found
should repay several times what was stolen.
(Exod 22:1 [KJV]) - Torah
If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell
it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
Man (guided by satan) has abolished
the above law. The thief is locked up and if the item stolen is not found or returned, the person
that the crime was against has to find a way to recover his/her loss.
The merits of God law has to be studied. What we will say is
this, any law that man dreams up that contradicts God’s law is
pagan/idolatrous and all that make and follow them will be destroyed in the
lake of fire.
Does keeping the commandments of God save us?
Quick answer, NO. In
Acts 15, Romans and Galatians, this question was addressed.
The commandments were given (in the OT) and amended by God
(in the NT and new commandment(s) given) to help guide us (it is our
schoolmaster) as to what we should or should not do. In summary, it is in obedience that we
follow the commandments as they help us not to destroy ourselves. To sin (break
the commandments) leads to death. Why? The wages of sin is death (breaking
the commandments destroys our very makeup). However, what
justifies/perfects us before God is our place in Yeshua, who saves us (put
Him first in your life and follow Him as He has commanded). Yeshua Himself
said that until heaven and earth passes away not one jot or one tittle will
pass from the law till all be fulfilled.
(Matt 5:18 [KJV])
For verily I say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the
law, till all be fulfilled.
heavens and the earth are still here, so go learn, do and teach the law of
God – as HE commanded.