Bible Ten Commandments

Hebrews 10:26-29

“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, … He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?”

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100 Questions on the Ten Commandments

There are far too many sincere people being taught today that the Decalogue has been abolished and that God and His Son Jesus Christ are responsible for them being “Nailed” to the Cross. Others say that the Bible Ten Commandments are still in force with the exception of one. It was the breaking of the Commandments by one single bite that placed this world in the mess it is in now and nailed our loving Saviour to the cross. Why would any Christian even consider living in the very sin that caused our loving Saviour all that suffering? The Ten Bible Commandments actually reflect the very character of God Himself and are the very fabric of why we were created. To love God with all our heart might and soul and to love our neighbour as ourselves is the purpose of our existence. To desire not to live by this magnificent law God wrote in stone is to desire to live an un-Godly and unloving life that can only end with one conclusion.

Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”

That first sin was a single bite by Adam and Eve. Let’s desire not to follow in their footsteps and desire to eat from the tree of life instead by keeping all the Commandments of God. Below are one hundred questions to ask yourself and think carefully about in regards to God and His Law. If the Ten Commandments have been abolished, how many verses in your Bible are meaningless and should be left out? As you ask yourself the following one hundred questions, please remember that your Bible says that God is Holy, Righteous, Perfect, Unchangeable, Just, Kind and Good. See also what are the Ten Commandments.

  1. How could and why would a perfect God (Matthew 5:48) abolish a perfect Law? Psalms 19:7.
  2. How could and why would a Righteous God (Psalms 145:17) abolish a Righteous Law? Psalms 119:172.
  3. How could and why would God who is unchangeable (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8) change or abolish a Law that is unchangeable? Matthew 5:17-19; Psalms 111:7-8.
  4. How could and why would a God of Truth (John 14:6) do away with a Law that is the Truth? Psalms 119:142, 151.
  5. How could and why would a God who is Just (Acts 3:14; Deuteronomy 32:4) do away with a just Law? Romans 7:12.
  6. How could and why would a Holy God (Isaiah 6:3) abolish a Holy Law? Romans 7:12.
  7. How could and why would a God who is Good (Psalms 34:8) do away with a Law that is good? Romans 7:12.
  8. How could and why would a Spiritual God (John 4:24) abolish a spiritual Law? Romans 7:14.
  9. How could and why would God abolish the Law that tells what sin is? 1 John 3:4; Romans 4:15; Romans 7:7.
  10. How could and why would God abolish the very Law that Christ came to magnify and make honourable? Isaiah 42:21.
  11. How could and why would God do away with a Law which He wrote on stone? Exodus 31:18. The fact that He wrote it on stone indicates that it was to last forever.
  12. How could and why would God abolish the Law which tells what His will is? Romans 2:18; Matthew 7:21; Psalms 40:8.
  13. How could and why would God abolish the very Law that He commanded to be sealed among His disciples? Isaiah 8:16.
  14. How could and why would God abolish a Law that is “pure” and that “enlightens the eyes?Psalms 19:8.
  15. How could and why would God do away with the Law that is not made void, but by the Christian’s Faith? Romans 3:31.
  16. How could and why would God do away with the Law that He told His people to remember and teach to their children and children’s children? Psalms 78:1-7.
  17. How could and why would God abolish the Law that the Christian should “meditate in day and night.Psalms 1:1-3.
  18. How could and why would God do away with His holy Law that the wicked have turned away from and made void? Psalms 119:126, 150.
  19. How could and why would God abolish His Law which must be fulfilled in the life of the Christian who is led by the Spirit of God? Romans 8:3-4.
  20. How could and why would God abolish His Law after promising a “woe” upon them that “cast away the Law of the Lord” and “call evil good, and good evil?Isaiah 5:20-24.
  21. How could and why would God do away with a Law that enters into the very heart of an individual and condemns the secret sins of his life which he must in the judgement? Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.
  22. How could and why would God abolish His Law that makes people happy when they keep it? Proverbs 29:18.
  23. How could a God of Peace destroy a Law that brings peace to troubled hearts? Psalms 119:165.
  24. How could and why would God do away with the very Law that Jesus has in His heart? Psalms 40:8.
  25. How could and why would God do away with His Law which is to be the standard by which men and women will be judged? Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.
  26. How could and why would God abolish His Law which is to “stand fast forever?Psalms 111:7-8.
  27. How could and why would God abolish His Law after He said His people have forgotten His Law and are destroyed for lack of knowledge? Hosea 4:6-7.
  28. How could and why would God do away with His Law after accusing the religious leaders of hardening their hearts against His Law, and deceiving the people? Malachi 2:7-9.
  29. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments when Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to those who would keep them? John 14:16-17, 26; Acts 5:32.
  30. How could and why would God have abolished His Law at Christ’s death, and then later be with Stephen as he was stoned for having told his murderers that they had not kept God’s Law? Acts 7:53-56.
  31. How could and why would God abolish the same Law that is to be the standard by which we measure the teachings of every teacher, and every preacher, and every church? Isaiah 8:20, Compare 1 Peter 4:11 and Acts 7:38.
  32. How could and why would God do away with the Law when Jesus suffered and died to redeem us from the curse of the Law? Galatians 3:13. Jesus came to redeem them that were under the Law. Galatians 4:4-5.
  33. How could and why would God do away with His Law when the Bible says “Where no Law is, there is no transgression?Romans 4:15; Romans 5:13.
  34. How could and why would God abolish His Law when His followers delight in it? Psalms 1:1-3; Psalms 119:70, 77, 92, 174.
  35. How could and why would God have the Ten Commandments abolished at the cross when Jesus told His disciples to pray that they might be able to keep the Sabbath command forty years after the crucifixion? Matthew 24:20.
  36. How could and why would God do away with the Commandment that says, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy,” when Jesus said that He Himself was Lord of the Sabbath, and that it was made for man? Mark 2:27-28.
  37. How could and why would God abolish the very Law that helps in converting the soul? Psalms 19:7.
  38. How could and why would God do away with the Law that helps a sinner to realise his need? When a sinner realises that death is the penalty for transgression, and in sorrow he comes to God for forgiveness, he receives a pardon through Jesus. That pardon is Grace. Would God abolish the very Law that Christ died for to make it possible to give grace to the sinner? If God abolished His Law there would be no transgression and therefore no need of forgiveness or grace. Grace is not something apart from the Law; it is necessary. Paul said to the Christians: “you are not under the law but under grace.” Romans 6:14. Then he said, “shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? God forbid.” Verse 15. In Galatians 3:21 Paul says “the law is not against the promises of God.” How could God abolish His Law and thus do away with Grace too?
  39. How could and why would God do away with the Sabbath Commandment when Jesus said He Himself was Lord of the Sabbath? Mark 2:27-28. And Jesus Himself made the Sabbath. John 1:1-3; Mark 2:27. And it was Christ’s custom to keep it. Luke 4:16.
  40. How could Christ do away with His Law and the Sabbath that He made and not say a single word about it to His closest followers? At the same time of His death they kept the Sabbath according to the Commandment and this was after the New Covenant begun. Luke 23:55-56. Compare Matthew 24:20. See also the Sabbath in the New Testament.
  41. How could and why would God do away with the Sabbath when Jesus said: “It is easier for Heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the Law to fail?Luke 16:17.
  42. How could and why would God forsake His Law when that is the very thing that the Bible says the wicked have done? Psalms 119:53.
  43. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments when Jesus said that those who worship in vain have the commandments of men? Mark 7:7, 9. The worship which is accepted of God must be where the Ten Commandments of God are taught and obeyed. John 14:21.
  44. How could and why would God abolish His Law when the Bible says, “The way of transgressors is hard?” Proverbs 13:15. Where there is no law there is no transgression. Romans 4:15.
  45. How could and why would God abolish His Law when the Bible says, “He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination?” Proverbs 28:9.
  46. How could and why would God abolish His Commandments when the Bible says, “The whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His Commandments.Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.
  47. How could and why would God abolish His Commandments after He promised to show mercy to all who would keep them? Psalms 103:18.
  48. How could and why would God do away with the Ten Commandments that the angels keep? Psalms 103:20.
  49. How could and why would God abolish His Law which is so perfect and high that it points the believer to Christ as the end for righteousness-the very highest standard of a perfect sinless life? Romans 10:4. Compare Isaiah 51:7 and James 5:11.
  50. How could and why would God abolish His Law which gives wisdom and understanding? Psalms 119:98, 100.
  51. How could and why would God do away with His Law which gives comfort in affliction and trial? Psalms 119:92
  52. How could and why would God abolish the very Law that the Righteous, who inherit the New Earth, will have in their hearts? Psalms 37:29-31.
  53. How could and why would God abolish the Law that Jesus said was more enduring than the earth itself? Matthew 5:17-19; Luke 16:17.
  54. How could and why would God abolish the Law that forbids murder and adultery? James 2:10-12.
  55. How could and why would God do away with the Ten Commandments that Jesus kept? John 15:10.
  56. How could and why would God do away with a Law which is so perfect and wonderful that even if you break any part of it, you are guilty of all? James 2:10-12.
  57. How could and why would God do away with the Law that Jesus referred to when He said: “Whosoever shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom?Matthew 5:19.
  58. How could and why would God do away with His Commandment in order to make room for Tradition-the commandments of men? Matthew 15:3, 6, 9.
  59. How could and why would God do away with His Law which gives His people liberty when they obey it? James 2:10-12. It is the lawbreaker who is put in Jail and who is in bondage.
  60. How could and why would God abolish the Law that helps a poor sinner to realise his condition? Romans 3:20; Romans 3:9, 23.
  61. How could and why would God abolish the Law that “stops every mouth” and makes “all the world guilty before God?Romans 3:19. Compare Romans 3:9, 23.
  62. How could and why would God abolish the Law that tells what sin is when the Bible says: “If any man sin we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous?1 John 3:4 and 1 John 2:1. Why have an advocate if the law is gone?
  63. How could and why would God do away with the Moral Law, at the same time that He abolished the ceremonial law which had to do with the offerings and sacrifices? Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 2:14-17. The Hand writing of Ordinances are not the Ten Commandments. See Colossians 2:14-16. The ceremonial law was instituted to show the people what to do when they broke the Moral Law. By their sacrifices they could show their faith in the great sacrifice which was to be offered on Calvary. All the Sacrifices and offerings pointed forward to Christ. When Jesus died the veil in the temple was rent signifying that the sacrificial or Ceremonial law had ended. Many people confuse the Ceremonial and Moral laws. See the Ten Commandments and the Mosaic law.
  64. How could and why would God do away with the Law that has the Sabbath command in it when God Himself ceased from labour and rested on the seventh day, and your Bible says that all who have entered into rest (spiritual rest too) with Him, have ceased from their own works as God did from His? Hebrews 4:4, 9-10. Read and re-read those two verses.
  65. How could and why would God do away with the very Law that His people are to keep in order to have works to show their faith? James 2:18. Read carefully James 2:10-12. The “works” here referred to are works of obedience as the verses plainly indicate. Paul says: “Do we make void the Law through faith? God forbid, we establish the Law.Romans 3:31.
  66. How could and why would God abolish the Commandments that Jesus referred to when He said “whosoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven?Matthew 5:19.
  67. How could and why would God do away with the same Law that He promised to write in the heart of every Christian who is really under the New Covenant? Jeremiah 31:31; Hebrews 8:10.
  68. How could and why would God do away with the Law that the carnal of sinful mind refuses to obey? Romans 8:7.
  69. How could and why would God do away with His Law when only those who keep it can have justification? Romans 2:13.
  70. How could and why would God destroy the very same Law that Jesus said He came not to destroy? Matthew 5:17-19.
  71. How could and why would God abolish the Ten Bible Commandments, the same Ten Commandments that Jesus said hung on the two Great Commandments of Love to God and Love to Man? Matthew 22:35-40. The first four Commandments show our relation to God; the last six show our relation to Man. Thus they all hang on the two principles of love to God and to man. See what is the greatest Bible Commandment.
  72. How could and why would God abolish the same Commandments that Jesus told the young ruler to keep if he wanted to enter into life and be saved? Matthew 19:17. Compare Revelation 22:14.
  73. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments when they give a good understanding to all who keep them? Psalms 111:10.
  74. How could and why would God abolish His Commandments which are the foundation of sound doctrine? Proverbs 4:2.
  75. How could and why would God make void His Law when Jesus condemned the Scribes and Pharisees for making void the Law of God by their tradition? Matthew 15:3, 6, 9.
  76. How could and why would God have abolished His Law when the curse of God rests upon the world because the inhabitants have transgressed His Law? Isaiah 24:3-6.
  77. How could and why would God abolish His Commandments when Jesus told His disciples to keep them if they loved Him? John 14:15. How much do we love Him?
  78. How could and why would God do away with the Sabbath Commandment when He pronounced a blessing upon the man who would keep the Sabbath? Isaiah 56:2, 6.
  79. How could and why would God do away with the Sabbath Commandment when He said that all who would take their foot off of the Sabbath, would be blessed in many ways, and would help to raise the foundations of generations, and be called to repairer of the breach? Isaiah 58:12-14.
  80. How could and why would God do away with the Sabbath Commandment when Jesus said that He Himself was LORD of the Sabbath? Matthew 12:8.
  81. How could and why would God do away with the Sabbath Commandment when He said the Sabbath was a sign of sanctification? Ezekiel 20:12. Should not a sanctified Sabbath and a sanctified person he in harmony?
  82. How could and why would God turn away from His Law and abolish it when He has always been hurt when His people turned away from it? Jeremiah 16:10-11, 16; Isaiah 58:1, 12-14.
  83. How could and why would God do away with the very Law that He says He has implanted in the hearts of those who “know Righteousness?Isaiah 51:7.
  84. How could and why would God reject His Law and abolish it when He said He would bring evil upon those who rejected it? Jeremiah 6:19. Compare Jeremiah 6:4-5.
  85. How could and why would God do away with His Law that some people “will not hear” and even tell their ministers not to preach? Isaiah 30:8-10. God calls them rebellious children.
  86. How could and why would God abolish His Commandments after promising peace and righteousness in abundance to those who “listened to His Commandments?Isaiah 48:18.
  87. How could and why would God do away with the Sabbath Commandment when He gave the Sabbath to be a sign that He is our God? Ezekiel 20:20; Exodus 31:16-17. The New Covenant was made with the children of Israel which if we be Christ’s then we are. Hebrews 8:10. He is not a Jew which is one outwardly, but he is a Jew who is one inwardly and so if we are God’s children then we are Abraham’s seed and therefore children of Israel and heirs according to the promise. Romans 2:28-29; Galatians 3:28-29.
  88. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments which are called righteousness, Psalms 119:172 and also, “My Righteousness shall not be abolished?Isaiah 51:6. He also said, “Listen unto me you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is My Law.Isaiah 51:7.
  89. How could and why would God do away with His Law after making the statement that some of the people would stop their ears and make their hearts like stone so they would not hear His Law? Zechariah 7:11-12.
  90. How could and why would God do away with the Ten Commandments which are the test by which we know that we know God? 1 John 2:3.
  91. How could and why would God abolish His Law after making the statement that the people have trespassed against His Law, and have “sown the wind and shall reap the whirlwind?Hosea 8:1-7.
  92. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments and then later have John write that the man who claims to know God and does not keep God’s Commandments, is a liar? 1 John 2:4.
  93. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments, when Jesus kept them and we are told “to walk even as He walked?1 John 2:6.
  94. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments and also promise to hear the prayers of those who keep His Commandments? 1 John 3:22.
  95. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments and later have John write that those who love God and keep His Commandments will love the children of God? 1 John 5:2.
  96. How could and why would God have His Commandments abolished when it “is the love of God that we keep, His Commandments?1 John 5:3. Compare 2 John 1:6, and John 14:15.
  97. How could and why would God do away with His Law and the Sabbath after He says the “Priests have violated His Law and have hid their eyes from His Sabbath, and have showed no difference between the holy and the profane?Ezekiel 22:26.
  98. How could anyone accuse God of changing or abolishing His own perfect Law when the Prophet saw a PERSECUTING POWER that would think to change it? Daniel 7:25. Read about the four beasts and the little “horn.Daniel 7:1-8. Read verse 23-fourth kingdom (Rome). Little horn represents a religious power that started in Rome and in 321AD they changed God’s Sabbath to Sunday. A fact unknown by many Christians today. Now read verse 25 again.
  99. How could and why would God have abolished His Commandments when it says that the last or remnant people of God will be keeping the Ten Commandments just before Jesus comes to gather the harvest of the earth? Read carefully Revelation 12:17 and Revelation 14:12-16.
  100. How could and why would God do away with His Commandments and also promise that in the New Earth His People will be keeping the Sabbath? Isaiah 66:22-23. The Sabbath Command is in the centre of His Law. The Sabbath is God’s Mark or Sign of His Power and authority as the Creator. Exodus 20:8-11. See also the what is the mark of the beast. The Sabbath has always been God’s test of obedience. Exodus 16:4-30. God’s Law is in His Heart. May we never wound His heart of love and insult His Grace. If God has abolished His Law then hundreds of texts in your Bible become meaningless and should be left out. Here are some examples:
  1. All the texts that mention or refer to the Law.
  2. All the texts that mention the Commandments of God.
  3. All the texts that speak of SIN. (Sin is the transgression of the Law. 1 John 3:4).
  4. All the texts that speak of obedience.
  5. All the texts that speak of transgression.
  6. All the texts that speak of repentance.
  7. All the texts that speak of Jesus as the Saviour from sin. etc, etc.

If God has abolished any part of His Law then every Bible text that speaks of the Law as Perfect, Holy, Just and Unchangeable etc., become meaningless. “Not one tittle of the Law shall fall.” If we offend in one point of the Ten Commandments we are guilty of all. See James 2:10-12 and Matthew 5:17-19.