10 Commandments or 11, which is it? It is 11 and you will see why but, I think God’s 10 Commandments or 11 are at the center of all problems in today’s world. So I ask you did Jesus give us one more to add to 10 commandments making it 11 to follow while he was here? Actually he did in John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That all of you love one another; as I have loved you, that all of you also love one another. I think that is beautiful, and we should all of us. Could you imagine how much better this world would be if we just followed this one commandment? It would be glorious, right?
God’s 10 Commandments or 11
I recall hearing somewhere that “Ignorance is no excuse for the law”. That is about man’s laws, so what do you think God thinks about his laws? Even if you did not believe in God. It seems these laws are the right way to live, would you not agree? This seem like common sense to me at least. I mean not to kill people? I would think that would be a law for man even. Oh wait it is, my bad. So why do people kill people? How about not to steal from people? Oh, ya that is a man law too? And yet people steal all the time.
Today Everyone lives by-laws, well kinda, actually some people really do. There are all kinds of laws no matter where you go. But if you do not know the law how can you be sure you are not breaking any of them? I do not know all man’s laws. I designed houses for a living and had to know the building code. That was a real chore, but I can not say I know many of the laws other than that. I do know God’s 10 commandments or 11, but not man’s, if I being honest.
Here is a thought…
What if the entire planet lived by God’s 10 commandments well actually 11. I know for a fact, it would truly be a wonderful place to live. Just think no world conflicts, everyone would be at peace everywhere. No one would steal anything including someones wife? No one would consider wanting anything someone else even owned. So why would they steal it, right? I know, it will only be that way when Jesus and his Father returns. But we all can make a difference today, right now just by following God’s laws. That is the real point.
Sin is breaking 10 commandments or 11
What does it actually mean to disobey one of the 10 commandments or 11? 1 John 3:4 “Sin” is the transgression of the law.” Simple right, so do you know all the commandments by heart? God is the law giver according to Jesus younger brother James 4:12 “There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and destroy: who are you that judges another. Good recommendation from James to not judge another person, and note that God can save or destroy! Yes, destroy, as in the lake of fire, no coming back from that at all, EVER. Consider this, everyone that does not at least try to obey God’s laws is in jeopardy. Do you think those people are living in sin continuously?
Who knows God?
But that requires that they at least know about the 10 commandments or 11. It may seem strange to us. But there are billions of people who do not even know about the true God. So many of those people will get a pass. I do not mean they are safe and just escape God’s laws. First you must know it is a sin, in order to break a law and sin, does that make sense? That is what the resurrections are for. All those people and many more who knew about the 10 commandments or 11 will come back for a second round. Hopefully all of them will get it right the next time.
To disobey God, is a very bad choice!
But for those of us who do know the truth and still disobey God, we, yes me included can be cut off even permanently. Yes as in destroyed permanently, we have been warned! I will interject here that yes God wants all to make it, but it will not be, because wide is the path that leads to destruction! Saint Paul told Timothy I Timothy 2:4 “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” But Jesus said in Matthew 7:13 “Enter all of you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:”
Cut off from God?
Cut off from God, what a scary thought, right? Romans 11:22 “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off.” In Ecclesiastes 12:13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his (10 commandments or 11): for this is the whole duty of man.” So it is our duty to obey the 10 commandments or 11.
So let me repeat that. It is more than to just to keep the 10 Commandments or 11. We are required to fear God and keep the 10 Commandments or 11 and it is our duty to do so. So in order to do so, we need to know some more things. Like, what does it mean to fear God? This may surprise you, it did me when I was studying. In Proverbs 8:13 “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate.” Wow, that is a mouthful, a perverse mouth, the evil way, arrogance, and pride, to hate evil. All of that is to fear the Lord. Got it, right? No problem, right?
Let’s get even clearer
In I Thessalonians 5:22 it says “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” That’s right, not even a hint of evil is acceptable to God. Ok, so how can we put this all together. We are to obey the 10 Commandments or 11, hate evil, not even a hint of evil, not be prideful, nor arrogant, and clean up our mouths or we will be cut off from God.
YES, the fear of the Lord is also real fear. At this point do you need to ask why? You should actually fear God. If you do not do everything he tells you to do, he can destroy you. If that does not put the fear of God in you I have no idea what will!
The reason is very simple. God can do anything he wants to you, now and after you die. Do you want eternal life or to have fun now party all the time and not have eternal life. The choice is yours to make, so make it a good choice. Remember God does not have to give you or me anything. Contrary to popular belief, we are not entitled to anything period, full stop!
All of us must earn our eternal life, but it is still a gift. I know this sounds confusing but it is not. God owes you and me nothing. We owe him everything! So why would anyone not want to do everything in their power to please God, and get his gift. Most people have been lied to their entire lives and I was one of them. When Jesus died for our sins, that was also a gift, yes.
Jesus told us in Mark 10:44-45 “And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Do you understand, all ministers are servants of God, and they serve the people. Does this make sense to you? Yes of course we should do everything we can for the church. What Jesus is saying is we are all to serve others, as in all christians and others as well.
So to be clear, we either make it this go around or the next one or be destroyed. It really all boils down to that. God does give second changes to those who deserve a second chance, is that you? That is what the resurrections are for. Second Chances! So, if we get close enough this first time, but not close enough for eternal life, we can get a second chance but that is up to God.
God may decide to give us another chance, but again it is up to him, no one else. Especially since he is the one to bring us back. So why all the resurrections (3) of them, and all that anyway. To truly explain now would take to long read “Why you were born?” then you will totally understand the bigger picture.
So what is Cut Off and what does it mean?
I realize I am dragging this point to death, but you will realize why in a minute. To be cut off from God is exactly that. God does not hear your prayers. God will not be there for you when you need him the most. Those people that are in that situation are called hopeless. They literally have no hope at this time. That is what anyone is if they do not obey the 10 commandments, fear God and hate evil etc. They get cut off! It is like turning off a faucet, is that clearer. God will not hear you or even care at this time. That is cold I know, so don’t go there ok.
Does God answer Prayers today?
I had to throw this in right now. Just to let you know, yes he does. God absolutely answers prayers for those who give him everything they have, to try and please God. By following his laws, hating evil, not being prideful, nor arrogant, and who clean up their mouths. Jesus told us let your yes be yes and your no be no. In other words you do not need to add the other four letter words along with your answer etc.
These things are hard to do for some, I get it. You spend your whole life cussing like a sailor and all of sudden stop? That is hard to do especially when you stub your toe! Yes, and everyone around you will make it even harder than it should be. When I say to obey ALL OF GOD’S LAWS. This means no pork, ya, no ham sandwiches, no bacon, no pepperoni, no pork at all folks. And that is just the tip of the iceberg trust me on this. It is a very long list. But hey, the choice is yours. Go and party, riot, do your thing. I am not saying to not have fun in life, just do not take it to far, as some have very recently.
Ask God For Anything
Do you want to be able to ask God for anything? You can, and I am not talking about a million dollars. God is not a gene, that pops out and grants you three wishes. God could easily give you a million or a billion or a trillion dollars. But would it be the best thing for you? God knows everything you need and if he thought you needed a million dollars he would give it to you. I have seen God work some pretty amazing miracles. But the bottom line is you can literally ask God for anything if and only if you do what he asks first. Else why should he listen to you if you do not listen to him?
Yes, it is really possible and he answer when you knock. He will heal you, he will feed you, he will put a roof over your head and whatever else you need. You know how people say the sky’s the limit, not with God he has no limits at all. You really want God on your side. But it takes sacrifice and dedication to fulfill all of God’s requirements.
Pigs are just bad!
I do not miss anything anymore, I smell bacon just like you do but I no longer desire it at all. I do not eat pork nor anything that God said not to in the bible. You can read exactly what God says you can eat in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 yourself and learn what God said.
I had to throw this in because of what is happening in this world today. So what do you think about people who go out and riot? Please do not follow anyone who is going out to riot, not even to just watch. I heard about a girl that just wanted to go and watch. She saw things were crazy so she left, as she was leaving someone shot and killed her. She just went out to watch!
Those people will drag you down with them. They will put you in a bad situation. In fact we are warned not to riot specifically. II Peter 2:13 “And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceits while they feast with you;” So do you think that God showed him what is happening today? Or is it possible that they were rioting back then? Here is the thing, it does not matter, which it is, just do not do it!
Yes anyone who is going out and rioting day or night is a spot and blemish in God’s eyes, so do not join them. Those people are in seriously deep even though they do not know it. I realize those people think it is fun, and most are very young. I did dumb things when I was young too, but I never rioted. Those young people will not think it is fun later on. Have you read my article on “Which is right the left side or right side?” you should read it. I tried to help people in today’s crazy bizarro world. enough said.
10 Commandments or 11
The first 10 commandments were given to us by God. In the bible God’s laws are given by God, written down on stone tablets no less, which were broken both physically and ethically. The bible is a guide book as well as a teaching tool. We are to learn from others in the bible who had issues with keeping the 10 commandments or 11. When you study, you should check the words to see if they were translated properly. I like to use Biblehub for this, you can use whatever you want to check. I just recommend that you do check in fact check the 10 Commandments or 11, just for fun.
But today we have them but do we live by them? No, how many of you actually have them memorized? Psalms 119:97 King David said “O how I love thy law, it is my meditation all the day” but he broke at least 5 commandments himself. Paul called God’s law “holy, just and good”, and Paul kept the 10 commandments, which man did God’s will?
I am not trying to pick on King David, (even though it seems that way) after he did what he did. David spent the rest of his life trying to make it up to God, so good on him. Ezekiel 37:24 “And David my servant shall be king over them;…” So maybe God forgave him, what do you think? Read the entire Psalms 119 and then answer in the comments below.
We All Sin
I have broken the 10 commandments or 11, so I am not perfect either. The point is this, we are to learn from the examples in the bible. If we do not learn from their mistakes and our own, we are lost. Will God give you a second chance? For most of you the answer is yes, I am not sure if he will give me another chance, because I know the truth, ergo I should not make those mistakes, my problem is I am human too.
Before we go further let me tell you a story. I think this story will explain things nicely. I am going to paraphrase this story from Matthew 19 to make it easier to read. Once you understand this story we can begin with the 10 commandments.
A Young Man’s Story
One day a young man came to Jesus and asked him. Good Master, what should I do to have eternal life? Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good?, there is none good but one, that is God. However, if you will keep the 10 Commandments. The young man looked at him and said, which ones?
Jesus answered, You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not lie, and honor your father and your mother, as well you must love your neighbor as yourself. The young man says to him. I have obeyed all these, all my life. So what else do I need to do?
Jesus said to him, ok, if you want to be perfect, go and sell all that you have. Give that money to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven. And then come and follow me. But when the young man heard this he left and was really sad. The reason is he was rich and he had lots of great possessions.
The Eye (Entrance?)
Then Jesus said to his disciples, truly I tell you, that a rich man can hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. Because it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard this, they were really amazed, and then they asked Jesus. So who can be saved? Jesus said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Do you understand this story? Let me know in the comments.
(1) Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.”
First off everyone should serve God and worship God and obey God above everything else period.
I also know that God’s Commandment sounds self explanatory. But it’s not that easy. Whatever you think about all the time becomes your God. Remember the story about the young man. He had great possessions, not the boys and their toys like today. I know lots of people think he who has the most toys wins. Not really. Money can be a trap. There are rich people today who got that way through hard work, and were gifted that money by God himself. Money in and of itself is not evil. Just because someone has a lot of money does not make them evil. People can be evil, but money is just money, it is not evil. What it can do can be evil. enough said.
For example some people focus on things like money all the time. For those people Money becomes their God. If you focus on cars, they become your God, if you focus on artwork it becomes your God etc. People need to focus on God and he in turn will focus on them. This sounds really fair to me, what do you think? Tell me, seriously comment below and tell me.
(2) 20:4 You shall not make unto you 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.
This commandment has so much controversy surrounding it. It should be easy. Any image means pictures of anyone in heaven like or statues of Jesus etc. God hates idols and all of those are idols. So when you make an idol like a cow or a saint see “What is a saint” you are ignoring the purpose of God’s commandment.
Since people disobey God and do this anyway at least they should get it correct, wouldn’t you think. Jesus was not a weak fair skinned man with long hair. Jesus was a carpenter with fairly dark skin. He had naturally dark skin and worked in the sun all day as a carpenter. So have you ever seen a carpenter that was weak? Also everyone pictures him with long hair? They make him look like a hippy.
Jesus would never ever have long hair!
Let me prove this to you. 1 Corinthians 11:14-15 “Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” 15 “But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.” So do you still think Jesus would have ever had long hair? Would Jesus want to look like a woman and be shamed! That is just plain ridiculous and now you know and understand this world lies to you all the time.
Leave this world behind you, please!
20:5 “You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your 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;” Did you catch that? If you have idols you hate God! He doesn’t care if it is supposed to depict Jesus or anyone else period. Maybe you need to look for a church that respects what God says. Instead of what man says.
Matthew 15:9 “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” You get that, right?
The purpose for this commandment is God does not want you to pray to anyone else but him. We pray to God and ask Jesus to intercede our prayers to God the Father. That is why we say “In Jesus name”. Since one on else is even in heaven! Read “What happens when you die” it will prove to you that God, Jesus, angels, etc. only those who were there before God created us are in heaven period. No one has ever gone to heaven except Jesus and that is only because he came from heaven. John 3:13 Jesus said: “And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Question: Do you love God? Does your church want you to call their priests Father? Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. I Just wish I could say what I want to say here. I will respect God and keep my mouth shut. Look, God does not like idols period.
Really think about it?
While we are on the subject of Jesus, let me ask you a interesting question. If your son was shot dead. Would you hang a little gun around your neck to remind you of the horrible death of your child? Just think about that for a minute. People are so insensitive to God. God put his own son to death, someone he has been with for eternity. God did this for our sins. Not Jesus sins because he never sinned. And we repay him for this tremendous gift by reminding him all the time?
God has the exact same feelings as you do. If you recall, God created us in his image, with his feelings (although subdued, I will cover that later). This is why we have feelings at all. Show God that you love him. Furthermore any church that has pictures and statues does not follow God’s teachings or God’s words in the bible. Also remember God hates pictures and statues of things in heaven etc. so if you have anything like that in your house. I suggest you throw it away right now.
(3) 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
Don’t do this!
This is very dangerous. Never ever curse God, for any reason. It is one of those things that could end your eternal life before it gets started. God is not even fond of us questioning his ways. So be very careful how you handle yourself with God. Please for your own sake, stay as far away from this as possible. As a reminder Paul told us I Thes. 5:22 “Abstain from all appearance of evil“
(4) 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
First, you need to know when the Sabbath really is. Sounds reasonable? So when it? That was not a trick question. Really do you even know for sure? You have been told it is Sunday, right? The days of the week as we know them are Roman days. and Sun Day was the day you prayed to the SUN, not son, but SUN. Get it? So the church changed it to Sunday. It was just easier, apparently, they did not care what God said?
The true Sabbath as luck would have it has been kept by the Jewish faith since the time of Jesus. Even though they do not believe in Jesus (Why would they admit he is the son of God since they killed him?) The point is they have actually kept the correct day all this time. It is Friday at sundown to Saturday at Sundown. Period
20:9 Six days shall you labour, and do all your work:
20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates:
NO ONE IS TO WORK ON THE SABBATH PERIOD!
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.
I realize, no one seems to care about this anymore. But it is a commandment of God. Never work on the Sabbath. Yes of course there are exceptions even Jesus said: Luke 14:5 “And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?” So there is precedent for this kind of action on the Sabbath. So if you need food, you are allowed to go to the store. (no one should be there but?) Just do not make it a habit.
(5) 20:12 Honour your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God gives you.
This commandment has a promise from God. God promises to give you a long life if you honor your mother and father. How cool is that! This is important to you as well as your parents here on earth. So to me this is easy peasy. Just do it!
(6) 20:13 You shall not kill.
I really should not have to cover this one. But to be clear God is not talking about animals, he is referring to humans.
(7) 20:14 You shall not commit adultery.
Ok this needs to be covered. In greater detail.
(8) 20:15 You shall not steal.
(9) 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
(10) 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbour’s house, you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbour’s.
Ok so now we need to cover this one.
Finally we get to the 11th
(11) John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That all of you love one another; as I have loved you, that all of you also love one another.
See there are 11 Commandments and this is easy, treat everyone around you just like you want them to treat you. In other words, pretend everyone around is a delicate flower. Be nice, love them, help them when you can, as much as you can. Go out of your way to help others and it will return back to you in ways quite frankly you would not believe. Try it and you will see exactly what I mean.
So much more
I have so much more to tell you that makes this subject look small. I can not wait to tell you everything I now know. But it is only because I took the time to study and God helped me greatly, and I believe you can too. So read the bible and do an intense investigation on everything for yourself, it is worth the effort.
Let me end with this: You really need to study. Look up all the scriptures I put into these articles. It will help you learn and retain more of what you read. I found it to be the best, at least for me. So read, study, and meditate on what you have learned. The more you focus on God. The more God will focus on you. Believe me, it works for me.
Lastly keep the 10 Commandments and the new one Jesus gave to us.
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Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth
II Timothy 2:15 KJV “Bold text for effect”