The Ten Commandments – Are They for Christians?

Bible, History
[caption id="attachment_18239" align="alignright" width="480"] Dead Sea Scroll containing the Decalogue or 10 Words.[/caption] The Ten Commandments or Decalogue are part of a larger collection of laws included in an agreement between God and the Nation of Israel. The agreement was a covenant (sometimes called a "testament"). Such an agreement is comparable to a marriage agreement or covenant, in which both parties promise fidelity in a legally binding relationship. As a marriage is adulterated by unfaithfulness between husband and wife, a covenant between God and humans is tainted by spiritual adultery. The covenant that included the additional 600 or so laws was mediated by Moses. Thus it came to be called the Mosaic Law covenant. Does this covenant or do these laws apply today to Christians? A Blessing and a Curse…
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Do You Carefully Read Your Bible? Genesis 1:1

[caption id="attachment_18152" align="alignright" width="480"] Dwarf Galaxy[/caption] Do you read your Bible with great attention to detail? Consider the very first verse in God's Word, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." How many times have you warmly read those words, yet without deep reflection? In the Beginning Let's take a really close look at this first verse in the Bible, Genesis 1:1. It speaks of "the beginning". What was this beginning? The beginning of all time? No. How can we establish that the expression "the beginning" does not refer to the beginning of time? By scrutinizing the words of Psalms 90:2. Notice it says God is "from everlasting to everlasting." Not only will he always be, but he has always been. Being human, we may have difficulty…
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