SERMONS

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS & THE SABBATH

By Min. Thomas J. Allen, Tuesday May, 28 2013



The Ten Commandments are as eternal as God Himself, and can be found in both the Old and New Testaments, which is referenced below. They were spiritually observed by Abraham in the beginning, and also written and given directly by God on two tablets of stone to Moses and the people of Israel at Mount Sinai after He had delivered them from slavery in Egypt. The Commandments were also spoken of by Jesus and his Apostles as a way of life to all Christians in order to Live for our Lord God. God is the source of true freedom, and his laws provide the light that keeps us safe. These laws become written on the hearts of all who accept his Son, Christ Jesus.


And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God...


1. Exodus 20:3, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

Matthew 4:10, "...Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."


2. Exodus 20:4-6, "Thou shalt not make unto thee 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: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy 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 shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."

1 John 5:21, "Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen."


3. Exodus 20:7, "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain."

1 Timothy 6:1, "...that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed."


4. Exodus 20:8-11, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."

Mark 2:27-28, "And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath."

Hebrews 4:4, "For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works."


5. Exodus 20:12, "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee."

Matthew 19:19, "Honour thy father and thy mother."


6. Exodus 20:13, "Thou shalt not kill."

Matthew 19:18, "...Thou shalt do no murder."


7. Exodus 20:14, "Thou shalt not commit adultery."

Matthew 19:18, "...Thou shalt not commit adultery."


8. Exodus 20:15, "Thou shalt not steal." Matthew 19:18, "...Thou shalt not steal."


9. Exodus 20:16, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour."

Matthew 19:18, "...Thou shalt not bear false witness."


10. Exodus 20:17, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's."

Romans 13:9, "...Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

The Ten Commandments were also spoken of by Christ's Summation in the New Testament when Jesus was confronted by the religious "experts" of the day:

Matthew 22:36-40, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

A reflective reading of Christ's teaching reveals that the first Four Commandments given to the children of Israel are contained in the statement: "Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." It continues that the last Six Commandments are enclosed in the statement: "Love thy neighbour as thyself."


Are We To Follow The Ten Commandments Today?

How do God's Ten Commandments apply to our generation today? Many people today feel that God's Ten Commandments are no longer valid because they do not apply to our current society. They look to the Ten Commandments as being outdated, full of inflammatory language, an inconvenience to our daily living, and which doesn't sit well with our politically-correct viewpoint. The Ten Commandments are also considered by many people to have been abolished by Jesus when He made a new covenant between God and man with his death and resurrection. Some will point to Acts 20:7 to say here is proof, which makes no sense since the followers of Christ broke bread daily from house to house with gladness of heart, Acts 2:46. And no where does the scriptures say Sunday the first day of the week is now the new sanctified day to be holy.

They will also use one single passage given by Paul to mis-interpret the importance of keeping the Ten Commandments. The problem in thinking that Jesus came to abolish the Ten Commandments is that Jesus never claimed to have abolished the Ten Commandments.

Matthew 5:17-18, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 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."

Some, in their effort to justify not observing any of the Ten Commandments have argued that the Ten were not enjoined in the Bible prior to Mount Sinai (Exodus 20:2-17). This, however, is not biblically correct. As the below reference will show through biblical passages that all Ten of the Commandments are mentioned as being applicable in the Bible before they were written on two tablets of stone by God himself on Mount Sinai. They were the Moral Laws of God from the foundation of the world.

Genesis 26:4-5, "...Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."


The Ten Commandments In The Old Testament,

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Genesis 15:7, "I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur."

Genesis 17:1, "I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect."

Genesis 28:13, "I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac."

Genesis 35:2, "Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean." (How was Abraham able to keep God's Commandments if they were not in existence until Moses? Jacob lived before Moses. Even Jacob's great grandfather served other gods, which is breaking the First Commandment. Joshua 24:2, "Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.")

Exodus 3:6, "I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."

Exodus 3:11-16, "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM" ... "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." ... "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations."

Exodus 6:2-3, "And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them."

Exodus 6:6-8. "Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians" ... "and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God" ... "I am the LORD."

Exodus 6:29, "That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD."

Exodus 7:17, "Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD."

Exodus 8:22, "thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth."

Exodus 12:12, "and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD."

Exodus 14:4, "that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD."

Exodus 18:11, "Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them."


2. Thou shalt not make unto thee 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: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy 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 shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Genesis 6:5, "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (How could it be determined that the people before the flood were wicked and evil, if they had no law to measure it by? People did all things bad in the eyes of God, from sexual immorality, idolatry, and even murder. Thus he calls Noah and his family to be the only ones saved from Gods wrath in Genesis 6:8-10.)

Genesis 31:19, "And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's." (Rachel steals her fathers false Gods which will eventually be destroyed by Jacob as it breaks the Second Commandment.)

Genesis 35:2,4, "Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean" ... "And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them." (One of the engraved Gods destroyed where of Rachel’s father’s which she stole. We also read in Isaiah 42:8, "I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.")

Leviticus 18:21,27, "And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech" ... "For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled." (This passage shows before the Exodus the men of the region defiled the land by worshiping other God’s, one being called Molech.)

Joshua 24:2, "And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods." (Idolatry was a Sin in the days before Abraham and that was 430 years before the law of Moses.)


3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Leviticus 18:3,21,27, "After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances." ... "And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD." ... "For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled." (There’s profanity, or profaning the name of God. Now the 27th verse: "For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you", before this generation during which the law of Moses came.)

Hebrews 12:16, "Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau." (Even though this passage is written after sinai, why does this Bible passage call Esau whom lived before Moses a profane person, if there was no third commandment back before Moses?)


4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Genesis 2:2-3, "And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."

Exodus 16:4-5, "Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily." (Before Moses and the people got to Mount Sinai, they were tested to see if they would keep the Sabbath or not. Here God mentions His law before Mount Sinai. They gathered twice as much on Friday, so they would have enough on Saturday, without having to go out and gather it. God did this miracle each week for forty years to teach the people to obey the Sabbath Commandment, and to keep the Sabbath Holy.)

Exodus 16:23,30, "To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD" ... "So the people rested on the seventh day." (The Sabbath was made for us to honor the Creator of Heaven and Earth,

Job 37:7, "He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work." Mark 2:27, "The sabbath was made for man.")


5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Genesis 3:17, "Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake." ("Adam, which was the son of God" as we read in Luke 3:38, did not Honour his Father which is God by disobeying Him. But notice that later a blessing of land is promised for those who obey this Commandment in Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16)

Genesis 9:21-26, "And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." (Ham dishonored his father by probably laughing and making fun of the situation of his father while telling his brothers.)


6. Thou shalt not kill.

Genesis 3:4-6, "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Since the devil was the first murderer in the beginning, it seems clear that murder was not allowed before Mount Sinai as we read Jesus’ words about this passage in John 8:44, "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning.")

Genesis 4:8,10-11, "...that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him." ... "And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand." (Why was it wrong to murder if there was no law? If there was no law then why was Cain cursed for killing his brother? We even read in 1 John 3:12,15, "Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous." ... "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.")

Exodus 1:15-17, "And the king of Egypt spake" ... "When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him" ... "But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them." (Why would the midwives fear God? They must of known of his laws or at least the Sixth Commandment that murder was sin?)


7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Genesis 39:7-9, "...his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he refused" ... "how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" (How did Joseph in this passage know that it was a sin to commit adultery? We even read in Leviticus 18:20, 27, "Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her." ... "For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled." So this statement declares that men did this sin before their time which also defiled the land.)


8. Thou shalt not steal.

Genesis 27:35-36, "Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing." (Instead of waiting on God to give Jacob what He promised, Jacob took it upon himself to deceive his father and steal the blessing that belonged to his brother. Later he repented, but he suffered by having to flee from home. In this act of sin he reaped what he had sown, because later, his own sons deceived him.)

Genesis 30:33, "So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me."

Genesis 31:32, "With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them." (Not only did Rachel break the Eighth Commandment by stealing her father’s property, but she also broke the First and Second Commandments.)

Genesis 44:8-9, "how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold? With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die."


9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Genesis 3:4,13-14, "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die" ... "And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed." (Since the devil was a liar from the beginning it seems clear that false witness or being a liar was also not allowed before Mount Sinai as we read in John 8:44, "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.")

Genesis 27:19-20,24, "And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me." ... "And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am." (Jacob, until his name was changed, practiced deception and falsehood, and by doing so, broke the Ninth Commandment.)


10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Genesis 3:6, "And when the woman saw" ... "a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat." (Eve, the first woman did have the law, because she broke the Tenth Commandment. She saw, she took, and coveted the fruit that was prohibited by God.)

Genesis 6:5, "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (Because God’s law was not followed, God decided to destroy humankind with the flood, Genesis 6:7)

Exodus 15:9, "The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them." (Men would covet what their neighbors had, and then take it by force.)

Exodus 18:21, "Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness." (How would they know what was covetousness is if they had not the law yet?)

So did any non-israelites keep the Commandments of God, and observe the Sabbath day of rest prior to Mount Sinai? One argument against the Ten Commandments in general, and the Sabbath in particular, is that none allegedly kept them prior to Mount Sinai. Of course, as shown in the above Ten Commandment list that this type of thinking is un-scriptural. Before Moses took the children of Israel to Mount Sinai, Abraham before them, the father of all, was said to be a true and faithful friend of God who kept the Commandments:

James 2:23, "Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God."

God himself even confirms that Abraham kept all His Commandments that make up the moral characteristic of our Creator:

Genesis 26:5, "Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

From the passage listed above, we see that there is no way Abraham could of kept God's Laws and Commandments unless he knew what they were.

We can also read Solomon’s final conclusion in the Book of Ecclesiastes:

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."

When we read the passage below in the Book of Matthew, Jesus confirms Solomon’s passage in the Book of Ecclesiastes by saying:

Matthew 5:17-18, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 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."

What else does Jesus say about the Ten Commandments?

Matthew 15:3-9, "But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

Why would Jesus preach about the Fifth Commandment if we will no longer be bound to them after the cross since we will be saved by grace only as many argue today? Did Jesus say we have to teach the law as well as obey it? Jesus clarifies this argument to us:

Matthew 5:19, "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."

Does Jesus say that those who practice lawlessness, in example, break the Ten Commandments will enter the kingdom?

Matthew 7:21-23, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

What really is "the will of my Father which is in heaven?" It’s obeying God’s Commandments. So everyone who says "I know God", and "I follow the Ten Commandments," must also acknowledge the Fourth Commandment. If they do not, then they are liars as we read in the books of Isaiah & 1 John:

Isaiah 8:20, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
1 John 2:4, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."

Can we keep just NINE of the Ten Commandments? And are we judged by obedience to the law?

Exodus 16:28, "And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?"
Ecclesiastes 12:13, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
James 2:10-12, "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty."
James 2:26, "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
Matthew 5:18, "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."
Luke 16:17, "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail."
John 14:21, "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
2 John 4-6, "I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it."
Romans 2:13, "For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified."
Romans 3:31, "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law."
Romans 4:15, "Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression."

As we read the passage Romans 4:15, If there is no law, then there can be no sin, and if there is no sin, then there is no need for a Saviour. So what are the consequences for willful sin, in example, willfully disobeying even ONE of the 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, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, where with he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?"
Ephesians 5:3,5, "But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints" ... "For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."
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."

The passages above state the obvious. With today’s mis-guided traditions of these organized "churches", teaching what they will, instead of God’s will, based on doctrine of men, instead of the doctrine of God, they ignored the fabulous true calling from God of being divine ministers unto all of Gods children.

Matthew 22:14, "For many are called, but few are chosen."
1 Timothy 5:15, "For some are already turned aside after Satan."

With all our man-made traditions, rules, and politics, we in-fact have no authority from God to re-write any of His laws! Nor do we have the right to pick and choose which Commandments best fits our traditional views and lifestyle’s. We are bound to all TEN Commandments, its that simple! But with today’s objection to our Lords Commandments, we also read how it is foretold in scriptures that many will not listen to this sound doctrine of God’s gospel truth, and will try to hide God’s Light in the last days behind false doctrine. Many will refuse to teach their flocks this sound gospel doctrine of God’s, due to their man-made traditions and political views:

Matthew 15:9, "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
Luke 12:1, "... Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy."
1 Timothy 1:7, "Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm."
2 Timothy 4:3-4, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
Hebrews 5:12, "For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat."
2 Peter 2:1-3, "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."

We even read in the Book of Isaiah, that teachers transgressed the true teachings of God:

Isaiah 43:26-28, "Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me."

How would the teachers transgress God? He declares "put me in remembrance," in which the Fourth Commandment is the only Commandment of God’s that says "Remember." They could not transgress against God unless they were not teaching God’s Commandments as they were appointed to do.

Joshua 1:7-8; 8:34, "Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." ... "And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law."

But in the last days many organized "churches" will be led astray by fables, false miracles, man- made laws, traditions, and will transgress the true gospel teachings of God for their own pernicious ways. We see this happening even today with "churches" splitting up over traditions and politics within these organizations due to the immoral acceptance of people who are living sinful lifestyles, as well as the new political correctness which goes against the laws of God. They are doing this so they will not be labeled as bigoted, racist, sexist, and homophobic. We see "churches" breaking many of the Commandments of God as well as the Fourth, in order to follow the new cultural politics of this dark and sinful world. We also see many Professing Christians making idols and graven images of people from old, and praying to them as if Jesus was not sufficient to be our "Only Mediator" between God the Father and sinful Man:

1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
Acts 4:10-12, "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
Acts 10:43, "To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins."
Hebrews 12:24, "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel."

But by the will of God, as he still permits time to continue, this will just be the start of removing the gospel truth of the Ten Commandments from the ears of men in the last days. Many false "churches" and "teachings" of man-made doctrine who comfort themselves in breaking the smallest of God’s Commandments will in fact be destroyed as we read chapter seventeen of the book of revelation. Those who follow the "Image" of the "Beast" will be destroyed. There is no middle ground with God, either you are with Him or against Him.

Luke 11:23, "He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth."

So what is an image? Here is a direct quote from a Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary, "a representation of the external form of a person or thing. The general impression that a person, organization, or product presents to the public."

So in essence, It’s a clone of the fable religious practices of the first image. So in the end, all these "churches" who claim to "Know God" and "His Will," but yet breaks even ONE of the Ten Commandments, as well as God’s True Holy Day of Worship, which is the Fourth Commandment, and continues to follow the image of the "Beast" and her false day of worship, will in fact be considered one of Her daughters and will be destroyed with the Beast:

Psalms 137:8, "O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us."
Zechariah 2:7, "Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon."
2 Corinthians 6:17-18, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."
Revelation 14:8-11, " And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
Revelation 18:2,4-5, "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." ... "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."

Please read more of God’s warnings and from the three angels about the false "church" in Matthew 24; Mark 13; 1 Timothy 4:3; Revelation 14; Revelation 17. So the verses that Jesus gives us in this chapter is a very clear statement that the Ten Commandments are still to be followed and adhered to with all seriousness, even in our generation and every generation to come until the day when our glorious Lord God sends his beloved Son, and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to return back to the earth in order to complete and fulfill the scriptures once and for all. But since Jesus has not returned to the earth yet, nor have the heavens and the earth passed away yet, shows us that the scriptures are not completely fulfilled. His statement also declares he came to fulfill, not that he came so the scriptures are now fulfilled completely. The Book of Revelation still shows that there is much more prophecy to be fulfilled, as well as the work of those who must preach the gospel truth, before that dreadful and terrible day of the Lord’s Judgment which will come upon the earth.

These final warnings of Jesus about keeping the Ten Commandments will sum up all the vain heretical arguments of those who try and comfort themselves in disobeying even ONE of the Ten Commandments,

Matthew 19:17, "...if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
Revelation 12:17, "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 Christ." (Those who do not obey to the sound doctrine of God’s Commandments, will go after those who do obey and follow the Commandments. Just as it was in the beginning when Cain, whom was worshipping the Lord incorrectly hated his brother who did, and killed his brother Able whom from the beginning was worshiping God the correct way. So will it be the same in the end of days. Many will gather together and kill those who keep the Commandments of God thinking this horrific act is done in God’s name, John 16:2.)
Revelation 14:12, "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." (This passage goes well with Rev. 12:17, in the case that those who are trying to preach the gospel truth to the world, are in a figure of speech, like trying to paddle a small boat upstream, while the loud crashing waters roaring downstream crashes against the little boat that contains the remnant church who holds to the true gospel, and as the rushing waters are pushing hard at that little boat with might, the remnant church inside tries to preach the testimony of truth, but the waves are to loud for others to hear the warnings. So is it today, that the big conglomerate "churches" who hide under the false title of Christ’s Servant’s, push their false doctrines on the world and the gospel truth is barely heard while no one can hear the remnant church in the little boat shouting "Fear God, and Keep his Commandments, for the time is at hand.")
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." (If being under grace is all we need to have faith in, as many argue, then why would Jesus say this?)

The biblical answers are indisputable, and any other arguments would be in total contradiction to the words of Jesus, Paul and James just to name a few.

We know that the Fourth Commandment is to be followed as God’s true and holy day of worship. God’s Commandments do not change as God himself does not change nor does he change or remove any of his Commandments.

Malachi 3:6, "For I am the LORD, I change not..."
James 1:17, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
2 John 1:6, "And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it."

We also read that Paul and Barnabas had issues with the beginnings of people following the first apostasy instead of the word of God... Paul repeats the 4th Commandment in Acts...

Acts 14:14-16, "Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways."

Thats why Revelation is the end time trumpet call To get right with God! We are in the last days, its only a matter of time when they get the power of State. They already called for Global banking which we will not be able to buy or sell without her Mark which is opposite of Gods Mark.

Ex 20:11, "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
Rev. 14:7, "Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."

Even when Jesus died, laid in the tomb on the sabbath and rose on the first day of the week sunday to begin his work as our high priest. We are to follow the Ten Commandments in whole and also honor our Lord God on the true day of the Lord’s that he set for us before the foundation of the world.

Matthew 12:8, "For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day."
Isaiah 58:13-14, "If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."
Ezekiel 20:12, "Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them."
Hebrews 4:1-6; 8-11, "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief." ... "For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."

The passage above shows us that the Sabbath is and will be the same always. If we do not enter into his rest on the seventh day due to unbelief then we will pay the cost of breaking one of the least of his commandments to God’s wrath. The Sabbath will remain even after this world has been destroyed:

Isaiah 66:22-24, "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD. And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh."
2 John 1:6, "And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it."

These final passages are a confirmation of the importance of following the whole Ten Commandments in order for us to have eternal life:

Matthew 19:17, "...but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
John 15:10, "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love."
Revelation 14:12, "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
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."


The Colossians Sabbath Argument

Many of todays Professing Christians will always argue with offense about not following the Fourth Commandment, which is the Day of Rest and the true Biblical Holy Day to Worship our Lord God, in which seems to be a major issue with many today. So where in the Bible does Jesus or the Apostles actually say the Fourth Commandment is null and void? Not referring to the Jewish Festivals, but the actual Fourth Commandment? Some who try to disprove the Commandment Keeping Warnings given through-out the Old and New Testaments, in order to comfort themselves in justifying why they profane the Seventh Day Sabbath, which God Himself Sanctified Holy, will point to one of Paul’s Letter’s saying, "here is the proof" that we are not to be judged for not keeping the Fourth Commandment:

Colossians 2:16, "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath day(s)."

But what they fail to realize in this major misinterpretation of this passage, and what is one of the most abused versus in the New Testament, in which the false "church" system today has twisted the Word into the opposite of what was originally intended. The Colossians were originally pagans who became believers in Jesus as the true Messiah. As a result, these new believers faced severe ridicule from their still-pagan families, friends, neighbors, etc. Paul is clearly exhorting these new believers to not let others from outside the Faith lay judgement and condemnation upon them. Paul refers to the Sabbath and the New moon festivals which are one hundred percent unique to Israel and are clearly prophesied for both Jew and Gentile through to the new Heavens and new Earth:

Isaiah 66:23, "And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD"

So those who preach fables on this passage is not only hurting themselves but the flock they preach this fable to. As for judging others however in the basic sense, Paul is absolutely correct! We are not to judge one another in general as Jesus says:

Matthew 7:1, "Judge not, that ye be not judged."

But it’s not man’s judgement we have to worry about, rather the Lord God Almighty’s. The special privilege of Judgement has been given to the only one who earned that special responsibility as our Judge, High Priest, and our Lord,

Hebrews 2:17, "Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people."

Jesus Himself who alone sheddeth his blood for all of us sinners by purchasing us for himself, and was given the authority by God the Father:

Revelation 1:18, "I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death."

But for the passage Colossians 2:16, many try to vainly argue that it refers to the Fourth Commandment, and sorry to say, it does not! This passage does not allow us as sinners, who are not even worthy to kneel down and unloosen the very sandals of Jesus, to now be given any type of authority to ignore even one of the Commandments of God which was set before the very foundations of the world, nor any authority to go ahead and ignore the Fourth Commandment itself, as it goes against our prideful ignorance of our man-made day of worship (Sunday), which was unlawfully changed to Sunday the First Day of the Week in the beginning of the reign of the Beast in March, 321 A.D. which many today follow after his image and tradition as sound doctrine:

Daniel 7:25, "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."

The Seventh Day Sabbath, which is the "Day of Rest" that God Himself Sanctified as Holy unto Himself is still in effect as well as all the other Nine Commandments:

Genesis 2:2-3, "And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
Exodus 20:11, "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
Job 37:7. "He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work"

So what does Paul actually say about the Ten Commandments?

Acts 24:14, "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets." (Paul states in this passage that he follows God’s Law, no matter who calls it heresy, as the whole world witnessed over and over by those who profess to be of God and caretakers of his sheep. In the end Paul comes to the same faith as did many of the true saints who died for the Word of God and Faith of Christ.)
Romans 7:6, "But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter."
2 Corinthians 3:6, "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."

From these three passages, Paul is telling us that even though we can not be physically punished by the letter of the law anymore which use to result in stoning, or being put to death by the hands of men, we are however still bound by the spirit of the law and have to answer to God in the end for breaking his Commandments. So in general, we no longer have to fear any legal punishment from the hands of flesh, but we should still worry about the hand of God:

Matthew 10:28, "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Matthew 19:17, "...but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
Revelation 14:12, "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
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."

Paul also demonstrated in Galatians chapters 2, 3 and 4 and Romans 3 that no flesh is justified by the law and that righteousness comes by faith. Does this therefore mean that the Ten Commandments are now made null and void because of FAITH? Does Paul actually say we are not to follow the Law which is the Ten Commandments? No Paul says otherwise,

Romans 3:31, "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law."
Romans 4:15, "Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression."

If there is no law, then there can be no sin, and if there is no sin, then there is no need for a Saviour. So who is justified before God? Paul tells us:

Romans 2:13, "For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified."

Did Jesus say he came to do away with the law?

Matthew 5:17, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."

Did Jesus say He was going to change the law by even so much as a single letter?

Matthew 5:18, "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."
Luke 16:17, "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail."

What about John whom Jesus loved most? What does he say about those who break even one of the Ten Commandments?

1 John 2:4, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
1 John 3:4, "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

So we are still called throughout the New Testament to obey God's Commandments as well as the Fourth as listed above. I think Paul summed it up well with his final conclusion of the Fourth Commandment in the Book of Hebrews,

Hebrews 4:4,9-10, "For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works." ... "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his."

So Paul says all of God’s people will still take rest on the same day as God does. Our beloved Lord Jesus also left us with His wonderful words:

John 14:15, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

So out of love we are to be obedient to the laws of God and not to ignore the Commandments of God, nor the Holy Seventh Day Sabbath that God Himself rested on from the foundation of the world and made Holy. We as His creation can rest on this day, and enjoy the works of His hands, while also worshiping Him and giving Him all glory.

Job 37:7, "He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work."


We Are Under Grace Now?

First and foremost we need to study a bit more in depth to know what the Bible’s definition of sin really is. We will see the following passages given to explain how God as well as those who lived by the Letter of the Law looked at sin and how they determined if you were breaking them or not.

1 John 3:4, "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."

So where there is sin, there has to be a law.

Romans 4:15, "Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression."

Paul declares below that those who sinned without the law perish, but for us who know the law which is the Commandments of God, will we be held accountable not by men but by God?

Romans 2:12, "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."

So since we will be judged if we break the Commandments of God, did Paul say we can now sin that we are under Grace which would therefore prove the law was abolished?

Romans 6:1-2, "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?"
Romans 6:14-15, "For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid." (Grace is given freely by our Lord, but grace does not replace the Commandments that we are to live by.)
Romans 7:7-9, "What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died." (The Commandments acts as a mirror showing us how dirty we really are in sin, and if there are no Commandments, then sin is dead. Look around in the world today, is sin dead?)
Hebrews 10:29, "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, where with he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?" (Even though we are given grace by Jesus, that all who believe in him is to be saved, does this give us any right to trodden under foot the Commandments laid down from the foundation of the world?)
Hebrews 12:28, "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear." (Grace is given to those who abide in the words of Christ, John 8:31, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.")
Jude 4, "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." (Those who preach grace over the Commandments of God are ungodly men.)

These passages alone shows that we are still bound to Gods Commandments.


Final Warning To Hear His Words

Today we studied many aspects of scriptures, we studied how we are still bound to the Commandments of God, as well as some arguments many will vainly try to use to rebuff the truth of the Gospels, to even the simple preaching of grace in place of the Commandments. There are many warnings through-out the Old and New Testaments to abide in the Commandment of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. I pray for all of you as time grows short that you will listen to this sound doctrine direct from the gospels itself and will hear the words of Christ with all seriousness.

Matt. 7:22-23, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

What is iniquity?

Mal. 2:6, "The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity."

So we read those without the commandments of God work iniquity... The bible is very straight forward... I will end this biblical study booklet with some final scriptures.

John 5:47 , "But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?"
1 Timothy 4:16, "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee."
John 12:47-48 , "And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."
John 14:23, "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away."
Ephesians 4:14, "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive."
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."
Matthew 13:16, "But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear."


May God Bless you, your family, and keep you all safe from the coming storm.
You are all in my prayers daily.


Yours In Christ
Min. Thomas J. Allen

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