I’ve Tried to Live the Ten Commandments, So Why Would I Need Anything Else?
If you boil down all the moral law of God down to a set of guidelines, you will come up with the Ten Commandments. These moral codes are recognized – though not always followed – by every major civilization and culture around the world.
The Ten Commandments originated after God led the Children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt. During their time in the wilderness, God gave His law to Moses on Mt. Sinai. He summed up that law in a series of ten general laws, which He himself inscribed on two stone tablets.
“You shall have no other gods before Me.”
You shall not make for yourself a carved image…”
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain…”
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
“Honor your father and your mother…”
“You shall not murder.”
“You shall not commit adultery.”
“You shall not steal.”
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
“You shall not covet…anything that is your neighbor’s.”
If everyone lived their lives according to the Ten Commandments, the world would be a much better place.
Now you may tell yourself, “I’ve tried to live the Ten Commandments, so why do I need anything else? As important as this moral law is to the peace and stability of mankind, following these laws is not enough to gain salvation or entrance into heaven. No matter how many good or religious works we do, they will never be enough to give us entrance to heaven.
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