The Bible gives clear testimony about the validity of the 10 commandments up to the present and future time. Anyone who claims that the laws have been repealed or changed must be able to prove this with Holy Scripture.
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A widespread thesis in evangelical church circles is the “invalidity” of the 10 Commandments in the Old Testament. It is about the so-called Mosaic Laws and these are only binding for Jews, just as the Old Testament is no longer relevant for Christians anyway. Jesus Christ “fulfilled” the commandments and thus released mankind from them.
A huge mistake. Admittedly, man cannot be justified by observing the commandments alone, but the 10 commandments remain unchanged until “heaven and earth pass away”, according to Jesus Christ according to Matthew 10:18. (Learn more about Validity 10 Commandments)
The following is a whole series of example verses that support the validity of the 10 Commandments of the Old Testament.
1 John 2:4
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1 John 2:7
Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
1 John 5:2-3
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
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.
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.
Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD.
Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
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And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Ezekiel 20:20 (Zeichen Gottes gegenüber Malzeichen des Tieres, Offenb. 13 / 14)
And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
The preceding verses, mainly from the New Testament, show exactly the opposite of the theses about the abolished commandments. Jesus Christ even warned in Matthew 5:19 against declaring the given laws obsolete. Just as the validity of the 10 commandments is self-evident, so is the 4th commandment (Exodus 20:8-11) dazu, die Sanctification of the Seventh Day.
The statements in the new Bible translations (according to Nestle-Aland) should generally be treated with caution.
Bible verses from King James Version