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    The Ten Commandments

    If the 10 commandments were given to the Jews, then why do Gentile Christians have to obey them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian3 View Post
    If the 10 commandments were given to the Jews, then why do Gentile Christians have to obey them?

    Thanks.
    Are gentiles men (humans)? Are the 10 the "word of the LORD" which happens to have been given to Israel?

    ". . . know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. . . ." -- Deuteronomy 8:3. Note Jesus' citing of it Matthew 4:4.
    . . . the Gospel of Christ, for it is [the] power of God to salvation to every [one] believing, . . . -- Romans 1:16.

    . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian3 View Post
    If the 10 commandments were given to the Jews, then why do Gentile Christians have to obey them?

    Thanks.
    Because most of them were reiterated in the NT.

    Also we are still under the moral law of the OT but not the civil or ceremonial law. Not as to our salvation, but as good Christians who want to follow God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Because most of them were reiterated in the NT.

    Also we are still under the moral law of the OT but not the civil or ceremonial law. Not as to our salvation, but as good Christians who want to follow God.
    What about the Sabbath?

    I'm reading about how Jews observe the Sabbath -- lots of restrictions.

    Jesus seemed to be more lenient.

    How does one keep the Sabbath holy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian3 View Post
    What about the Sabbath?

    I'm reading about how Jews observe the Sabbath -- lots of restrictions.

    Jesus seemed to be more lenient.

    How does one keep the Sabbath holy?
    Well we do believe Sunday is a type of sabbath and we believe in not working and going to Church on that day.

    Like you said, I don't think we are under the same strict reading of the Law. We are to follow the moral precepts because morality doesn't change. The sabbath is more of a ceremonial or civic command, but we do keep it's purpose: to remind us of God's holiness and the creation work and rest.

    We also don't really keep the commandment about graven images either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian3 View Post
    What about the Sabbath?

    I'm reading about how Jews observe the Sabbath -- lots of restrictions.

    Jesus seemed to be more lenient.

    How does one keep the Sabbath holy?
    The 7th day Sabbath was given to the people of Israel. When non-Hebrews were in their land they were required to observe the Sabbath too.
    . . . the Gospel of Christ, for it is [the] power of God to salvation to every [one] believing, . . . -- Romans 1:16.

    . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Well we do believe Sunday is a type of sabbath and we believe in not working and going to Church on that day.
    Not really. We go to church on Sunday to celebrate the Resurrection. We generally do not work on Sunday because that would interfere with going to church. There is no commandment to rest on Sunday. Conversely, there is also no Jewish command to assemble for worship on the Sabbath. There is really very little similarity between them.
    We also don't really keep the commandment about graven images either.
    Yes and no. The intent of the commandment is that no graven images should be made to be worshiped as gods. We don't do that. We make images as decoration, but so often did the Jews - witness the colorful paintings found in early synagogues, the cherubim on the Ark of the Covenant, etc. That the same God Who gave the commandment also directed that the cherubim be made should make it clear that images per se were not ruled out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Not really. We go to church on Sunday to celebrate the Resurrection. We generally do not work on Sunday because that would interfere with going to church. There is no commandment to rest on Sunday. Conversely, there is also no Jewish command to assemble for worship on the Sabbath. There is really very little similarity between them.
    Thanks Roy My point was that we celebrate it as a special day. kinda like the Sabbath.
    Yes and no. The intent of the commandment is that no graven images should be made to be worshiped as gods. We don't do that. We make images as decoration, but so often did the Jews - witness the colorful paintings found in early synagogues, the cherubim on the Ark of the Covenant, etc. That the same God Who gave the commandment also directed that the cherubim be made should make it clear that images per se were not ruled out.
    again, thanks Roy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 37818 View Post
    Are gentiles men (humans)? Are the 10 the "word of the LORD" which happens to have been given to Israel?

    ". . . know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. . . ." -- Deuteronomy 8:3. Note Jesus' citing of it Matthew 4:4.

    I like your answer. Thanks.

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    What would you say if a Christian said we are to follow the 10 Commandments if we choose to?

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