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Commandments and the Law of Christ define sin

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The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. More to be desired are they than gold, (yes) even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is

warned, and in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7, 10-11 Leviticus 20:22 Let my heart be blameless regarding your statues, that I may not be ashamed. Psalm 119:80 Old testament10requirements. Deut.5:7-21,

God requires Israel to fear Him, walk in His ways, love and serve Him with heart and soul, keeping His commandments. They were to be circumcised in the foreskin of their hearts and not be stiff necked (stubborn) against Him. Deut. 10:12-17

None of (God’s people) shall: make his son or daughter pass through the fire, to practice witchcraft, or become a soothsayer, interpret omens, act as a sorcerer, conjure spells, act as a medium or spiritist calling up the dead. All who do these things are an abomination detestable to the Lord. Deuteronomy 18:10-12

The old testament commandments were given to keep people from sin until the Seed (Christ) and faith, had come. Gal.3:19, 23

The law made nothing perfect and was replaced by a better hope and covenant, (through Christ), to draw us to God. Hebrews 7:19, 22 , 8:6, 8-13

The new covenant laws are written in our hearts and minds. Hebrews 10:16

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:14

New testament replacements:

Old testament commandments (not to murder, etc.) are updated to the new testament meaning.

Matt.5:21-22, 27-29, 32 To be angry without cause borders on murder. For a man to look at a woman, that is not his wife, with lust in his heart is the same as adultery. To marry a divorced woman is to commit adultery. To call a person a fool was close to cursing.

The most important commandment is to love God with all your heart, soul and mind .

Deut.6:5-6, Matt.22:37-38, Mark12:29-30 Have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:3

A new commandment sums up the law as: love your neighbor as yourself. Matt.22:39-40, Mark12:31-34, Rom.13:8-10, Gal.5:14 (See “Parables, The good Samaritan for the definition of Neighbor.”)

Christ commands those who are rich not to be haughty, or trust in riches but in the living God, who gives richly all things to enjoy. They are to do good, being rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up a good foundation for the time to come, laying hold on eternal life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Bear one another’s burdens to fulfill the Law of Christ. Gal. 6:2

Love one another (other followers of Christ) as Christ loved. John 13:34-35, 15:12-13, 17 Those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel. 1Cor.9:14

If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (God’s Spirit will guide you to obey God’s laws and much more.) Gal.5:18

Do not forget God’s law, but let your heart keep His commands for you to receive a long life and peace. Proverbs 3:1-2, 4:20-22

A rich young ruler encouraged to follow the commandments. Matt.19:17-19, Mark 10:17-27 “He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me (Christ). And he who

loves Me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21

Now by this we know that we love Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But, whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 1st John 2:3-5

“Behold, today I set before you a blessing and a curse: the blessing if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which are commanded you this day, and the curse if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods which you have not known.” Deut.11:26-28

Whoever breaks one of the least of the commandments and teaches so, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:19


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