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TITLE: Truths about the 10 commandments (Part 1)
TEXT: Deuteronomy 5:1-3
PROPOSITION: God has rules and expects us to obey.
KEY WORD: Misconceptions


  1. Many misconceptions lead to false doctrines.

  2. I will try to clear away some false ideas and replace with truths.


TRUTH: Not Really New

  1. Sabbath law is the only exception.

  2. Always wrong to kill, steal, adultery, lie, etc.


TRUTH: Not Given to All Nations

  1. While many nations base their law on the moral code of 10 Commandments –

  2. 10 Commandments were for Jews only – Israel who came out of Egypt
    Deuteronomy 5:2-3

  3. Gentiles – not under this law
    Romans 2:14-15


TRUTH: No Salvation From Keeping the 10 Commandments

  1. Galatians 2:21

  2. 2 Corinthians 3:6-17

  3. Galatians 3:24

  4. Christians are moral – not all moral are Christians (Cornelius)

  5. A Christian is:

    1. Obeyed the Gospel

    2. Added to the church

    3. Worship God in spirit and truth


TRUTH: Jesus did not “destroy” the 10 Commandments

  1. Matthew 5:17

  2. Meaning of “destroy”

  3. Contrast with Ephesians 2:15 – “abolished”



  1. John 1:17

  2. We must obey the will of God for our lives.



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