What are the…
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are a summary of the immutable moral law.
The first tablets were broken by Moses when he brought them down from the mount (Exodus 32:19), being thrown by him on the ground. At the command of God he took up into the mount two other tablets, and God wrote on them “the words that were on the first tables” (Exodus 34:1).
Their subsequent history is unknown.
“You shall have no other gods before Me.”
- About idolatry and false goods in the Bible
“You shall not make yourself any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the Earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”
- About idols in the Bible
Using God’s name in vain
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall thou labor, and do all your work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- What is a Sabbath?
- See: Corban (Korban)
“You shall not murder.”
“You shall not commit adultery.”
“You shall not steal.”
- What is covetousness and what does the Bible say about it?
Different divisions of the commands between the 2 tablets
The commandments are obviously “10” in number, but their division is not fixed, hence different methods of numbering them have been adopted.
The Jews make the “Preface” one of the commandments, and then combine the first and second.
The Roman Catholics and Lutherans combine the first and second and divide the tenth into two. The Jews and Josephus divide them equally.
The Lutherans and Roman Catholics refer three commandments to the first table and seven to the second.
The Greek and Reformed Churches refer four to the first and six to the second table.
- The Decalogue
- Details about Moses of the Bible
- The story of Moses (illustrated)
- list of the Commandments and a summary of the story of the Ten Commandments
- The man who wanted to see God
- Coloring page
- Why you should USE THE LAW in evangelism—GO
- Are you a GOOD person?
- What is goodness?
- What is righteousness?
- What is HOLINESS and why are we to pursue it? Answer
- Am I Good Enough to Go to Heaven? Have you kept each of the Ten Commandments?
- What does God expect of me?
- Tabernacle of Testimony
- What is the Ark of the Covenant?
- What is a covenant?
- What is the Law of Moses?