NOTE ON OUR LIST OF COMMANDMENTS

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There are two popular list of commandments. There are the 613 commandments of the Jews. There are also the 10 commandments which both Jews and Christians recognize.  [Scroll down for comments on these lists].

When Jesus discussed the law, he said he did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it. The word 'fulfill' means "to add to", "to fill to the top". Following this statement Jesus went through some commands and added to them. Example: "Whoever looks upon a woman [Married] with lust in his heart commits adultery".

Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment, Jesus said:

Matthew 22:37-40 KJV - Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

So under the New Covenant, Jesus has placed these commandments before all. So in our list we put these first and second.

Further more, there are several commandments that are lumped together as one commandment. But they are not one commandment, they are several.

EXAMPLE:

Exodus 20:8-11 KJV - 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour [command #1] and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work [command #2], thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

There is a clear command to work 6 days. There is also a clear command not to work on the 7th day.

 

2nd EXAMPLE:

Exodus 20:23 KJV - 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver [command #1], neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold [command #2].

There is a clear command to "not make with me gods of silver".  There is also a clear command to "neither shall you make unto you gods of gold".

 

For these reasons, both the 613 laws of the Jews is inaccurate, and so is the 10 commandments that Christians hold so dear.

Furthermore, the 613 commandments leaves Jesus out completely. So it is a unfulfilled list. It is also a list that invents commands where there aren't any.

EXAMPLE:

"To know that G-d exists" (Ex. 20:2; Deut. 5:6) Source: Click HERE

However, when we compare this commandment to what Exodus 20:2 actually says, we see no such commandment "To know".

Exodus 20:2 KJV
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

This verse has no commandment.

This type of thing happens many times in the list of the 613 laws. We will publish our notes on the first 50 commands in the 613 in the weeks to come.

     YAHWEH & JESUS WORDS VERBATIM

In our list we strive to only have Yahweh and Jesus' words. Disciples of Jesus are not teachers. Jesus and Yahweh are the teachers. We at our best repeat what they say.  However there is also a commandment to discuss scripture wherever we go. This may sound like teaching, but it is not. We make clear throughout this website that only Jesus and Yahweh's words are true. That when we type our own words they may or may not be accurate. Also when we group verses together to make a point, that this grouping of verses may be wrong and misleading. So knowing this, the reader can join the discussion. Disciples learn from Jesus.

When you compare this to the Christians, you see with them many teachers. After Jesus rose again, many people wrote texts to try to influence Jesus followers.  In the course of time Paul's teachings took precedence over Jesus in mainstream churches. Paul destroyed the law and preached grace. Jesus said, "I come not to destroy the law". He also never mentioned this idea of 'Grace'.

Occasionally in the commands a note is added for clarity.