Can you please say a little more about the necessity of keeping the Ten
I shall be happy to say some more about God's Ten Commandments, and the
necessity of keeping them today.
If Christians can dispense with the law, then why did Jesus come to this
earth to die, when he could have just removed the law in order to excuse man's
sin? You see, friends, Jesus came to pardon man's sins by paying the
penalty for sin, which is death. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of
sin is death. The Bible gives us a description of sin when it says, (1
John 3:4 KJV) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is
the transgression of the law. Now since sin is the transgression of the
law, and since the wages of sin is death, then the person who transgresses the
law, as did Adam and Eve, has to die.
But God in His wonderful grace and love decided to pay the penalty for sin
by offering His own human life in the incarnation. The act of coming to
die for human beings through the incarnation shows us, first, the enormity of
sin; it brings rebellion and death. Secondly, the act of coming to die
for us also shows the solidity and eternal nature of God's law. Instead
of removing the law, against which Adam sinned, God upheld it by offering
Himself in the incarnation for its penalty. What marvelous love and
grace towards us sinners!!
The law is eternal; and all human beings will be judged by it. Here
is what the Bible says about judgment and the law, (Rom 2:12 KJV) For as many
as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have
sinned in the law shall be judged by the law. This verse tells us that
the lawless will perish as well as those who know the law and still continue
in sin in spite of God's offer of pardon and forgiveness. The Bible
repeats this assertion that we will be judged by the law in the book of James.
It says, (James 2:12 KJV) So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged
by the law of liberty. In this verse it calls the 'law' the law of
liberty, and says quite clearly that all shall be judged by it.
Before we dispute that the term 'law of liberty' refers to the Ten
Commandments, we have only to read the above verses,
9-11, to see that the context here is the Ten commandments. Jesus
Himself tells us that He did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it.
Read it in the Gospel of Matthew, (Mat 5:17 KJV) Think not that I am come to
destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
(Mat 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.
(Mat 5:19 KJV) Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least
commandments, 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.
The Lord Jesus makes it very clear to us that He did not come to destroy
His law; He goes on to tell us in no uncertain terms, that if we teach others
to break any of the Ten Commandments we endanger our eternal destiny.
Finally, as we look to the end of time just before Jesus returns, John the
Revelator tells us that the Devil will be after those Christians who keep the
commandments of God. Read it in chapter 12: (Rev 12:17 KJV) And the
dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her
seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
Yes, my friends, the Ten Commandments are valid, authoritative, and worthy
of establishment. Let us not fail to live in harmony with these moral,
beneficial principles. God bless.
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