An Antidote To Those Who Reject Biblical Law!
From the New Testament
The basis of new testament moral law
Every one of the Ten Commandments of Exodus
Deuteronomy 5 is reinforced in the New Testament.
The Apostle Paul advised us, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Gal. 5:14; compare Matt. 19:19; Mark 12:31) Paul was not saying that the law was ended, but that in the end, our obedience of the law would lead to a true love for our fellowman. In fact, this is an Old Testament concept, for Paul was actually quoting from the law in Leviticus 19:18 when he said this. The Apostle Paul quoted favorably from the Mosaic law dozens of times in contexts reaffirming its continuing relevance for Christians. He would not have done so if the law was abrogated and meant to be forgotten. Read Romans 3:31 for the Apostle’s view of the continuance of the law for Christians. Every one of the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament (Exodus 20; Deuteronomy 5) is reaffirmed in the New Testament, as outlined below:
1. Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God.” (Matt.4:10) “God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)
2. “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” (1Corinthians 10:14)
3. “Swear not at all.” (Matt. 5:34; Jms. 5:12) “Let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” (Matt. 5:37; cp. Eph. 4:29)
4. “There remaineth therefore a sabbath-rest [sabbatismos] for the people of God. For he that has entered into his rest, he [Jesus] also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest that no man fall after the example of disobedience.” (Heb. 4:9-11)
5. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment ...that it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Eph. 6:1-2)
6. “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” (IJohn 3:15)
7. “I say unto you that whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matt. 5:28)
8. “Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.” (Eph. 4:28)
9. “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor; for we are members one of another.” (Eph. 4:25)
10. “...covetousness,let it not be once named among you as becometh saints, ...for this ye know, that no whoremonger, or unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolator, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” (Eph. 5:3,5)
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
AS RHYMED IN McGUFFEY’S READER USED IN EARLY AMERICAN HOMES AND SCHOOLS FOR GENERATIONS:
1. Thou no gods shalt have but me.
2. Before no idol bend the knee.
3. Take not the name of God in vain.
4. Dare not the Sabbath day profane.
5. Give to thy parents honor due.
6. Take heed that thou no murder do.
7. Abstain from words and deeds unclean.
8. Steal not, for thou by God art seen.
9. Tell not a willful lie, nor love it.
10. What is thy neighbor’s do not covet.