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What are the 10 comanments?

I know what they say, but what are they? What is their meaning?

I always thought they were the 10 exential rules laid down before the Judeo-Christian god and that if you follow those you would be just fine with him...

But there are so many things that are considered to be worthy of his hate now adays, like being Gay or Divorce, that were never mentioned in the comandments... So are they void now? Or are they just a leaping off point for the rules of Christianity??

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Oct. 15, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The comandments are the black and white rules...these are the cardinal rules to live by but the bible also addressed the other issues that have more of a gray area ing no, living by these 10 comandments alone will not guarantee your place by His side.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 4:18 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Under the New Testament it's my belief that we are not under the rule of the Ten Commandments. As humans we are weak and can't live up to them so after Jesus came we only have to believe in him. We're saved from our sins through the blood of Jesus. So if we stick with the commandment to believe in him as the Son of God then the original commandments are just rules of society to strive toward.

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:23 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • God does not hate anyone... He gave His Son to die on a cross so that we could have life. However, there are things that are considered a sin - gossipping, lying, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, etc. (Divorce is not a sin when for the reason of adultery). The ten commandments are still valid today. If we follow the 2 greatest commandments - love the Lord your God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself... you will follow the 10 commandments.


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • If you want a more in depth teaching of the 10 commandements- look to the teachings of Jesus.
    For example: "You have heard that it was said to the men of old, 'You shall not kill.' . . . But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment."

    Answer by ave.maria. at 4:34 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • What's a comanment?

    Answer by Blueliner at 6:05 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • .'You shall have no other gods before Me.' 
. 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.' 
: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.' 
: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.' 
: 'Honor your father and your mother.' 
: 'You shall not murder.' 
: 'You shall not commit adultery.' 
: 'You shall not steal.' 
: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.' 
: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'Christ's Summation in the New Testament at Matthew 22:36-40

    Answer by maiahlynn at 6:35 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • So Sabbath IS in the NT

    Answer by rhanford at 6:55 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • rhanford - i'm going 2 suggest u start reading the word 4 ur self based on ur questions u seem to look 4 answers from ppl and not read and search 4 urself. it's fine 2 get others opinions but you have to read it for yourself and ask God to show you the truth in His word and He will. I was in a church for many years that had rules about makeup and how u had to dress etc.. then I opened up the bible for myself and didn't just depend on what someone was telling me. If u depend only on what someone is telling you and dont study the bible for yourself a person can be easily deceived, led astray and given false teaching.

    Another suggestion - look for a BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) in your area - it's a bible study not based upon any denomination but just basic bible study. This may help you in beginning to study the bible.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

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