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The Ten Commandments were Abolished

31 Jan 2010, 12:24 PM

By: Jeff Gill

The Ten commandments were abolished when Jesus came to earth to fulfil the law. Jesus said that he came that the ten commandments should pass away in Mat 5 15:17.

It is the same Mat 5 15:17 some who believe that commandments are still relevant today uses these verses to support their stance on the matter.

Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Mat 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

The holders of the ten commandments focus on the following "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law". I would have to agree with the them at this point because it is quite clear. They, however, do not take into consideration the surrounding verses in this passage. The operative phrase when all is considered is "Till all be fulfilled"

The question should then be when will all be fulfilled that the law should pass away? Jesus also gave the answer to this in Mat 5:17 "I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil". So with the coming of Jesus all was fulfilled, and only then could the law pass away. For if Jesus did not come, then the law would stay in place until heaven and earth pass.

This is the misinterpretation which can manifest when one doesn't take the word of God as a whole.

To go further if one was to believe that all ten commandments were still in place for us today, then this would contradict Romans 7 which state the commandments had passed. God can not lie.

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