The importance of following the Ten Commandments

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When God gave Moses the 10 Commandments, on Mount Sinai, he designed the words to serve as principles of moral behaviour for the human race. The Ten Commandments of God are the foundation of the moral code and God’s system of justice for Christianity. 

  • The Ten Commandments
    1. Thou shall have no other God but me.
    2. Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image.
    3. Thou shall not take the name of God in vain.
    4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
    5. Honour thy mother and father.
    6. Thou shalt not kill.
    7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    8. Thou shalt not steal.
    9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
    10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house

Following the instructions of the 10 Commandments, the Bible further clarify the meaning of the commandments as is laid out in Leviticus 22:31Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the Lord. Matthew 5:17-18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to kill, but to fulfil. 18 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.

Exodus 20:1-2 1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Deuteronomy 4:13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.1John 2:3-6 3 And at this moment we do know that we know him if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth, not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: at this moment know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.