The Ten Commandments And The Commandments

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The Ten Commandments were given to the Israelites by Moses in the Old Testament, but they are still important for Christians today. Many people debate over whether the Old Testament laws are still applicable to Christians. The Ten Commandments are part of God’s moral law, and they are repeated in different locations in the New Testament. They are given to believers by God to show us how to have a right relationship with Him and with others. However, our sinful nature makes it impossible for us to be able to uphold the Ten Commandments, and the Ten Commandments show us how sinful we truly are. This shows us our need for a savior. As believers, we have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of us, and that is the only way our actions are pleasing to God. It is important that we try to implicate the Ten Commandments in our lives by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The first commandment is “you shall have no other gods before Me.”(Exodus 20:3). This clearly shows that God is monotheistic, and the idea that there are many ways to get to God is absurd. Man’s sinful nature does not want to accept the fact that there is one God that is absolute and all-powerful. This is because mankind does not want to be held accountable for sin, and mankind’s very nature is to rebel against God. This is best seen in a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche, who is the philosopher that claimed that God is dead. He joked, “one of the gods announced one day, ‘There is only one God. Thou shalt have no other…
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