What Is The 3rd Commandment?

3rd Commandment

What is the 3rd Commandment?  What does it mean that we shouldn’t take the Lord’s name in vain?  Is this commandment still relevant today and for all people?The 3rd CommandmentExodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.”Israel's Treatment of God’s Name The Jews were so terrified of mispronouncing God’s Holy Name that they didn’t even say it out loud.  Today, even some non-orthodox Jews spe … [Read more...]

What Is The 8th Commandment?

8th Commandment

What is the 8th Commandment?   Was the commandment to not steal given only to Israel or is it given for all people for all time?The 8th CommandmentExodus 20:15 “You shall not steal.”The commandment, “You shall not steal” was given by God to Israel at Mount Sinai as a direct order but this applies to every person on the face of the earth.  Today, the 8th commandment is one of the most broken of all the commandments that God gave to Israel even though this commandment surely applies to … [Read more...]

How Does The Bible Define Wealth?

One of the hotly debated issues in our society concerns the issue of riches and wealth. The vast majority of people believe that to be wealthy, you must become rich by accumulating large sums of money. Some believe being wealthy is a result of hard work and sacrifice. Others believe being wealthy is a result of taking advantage of someone else. Some Christians believe that if you are not wealthy, you are missing out on what God wants for you. With all of these perspectives, we should seek to … [Read more...]

What Is The 4th Commandment?

What is the 4th Commandment?  Is the Sabbath command written only for the Jews?  Are Christians to observe a Saturday Sabbath? The 4th Commandment Exodus 20:8-11 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.  For in si … [Read more...]

What Is The 7th Commandment?

The 7th Commandment

What is the 7th Commandment? Is the commandment to not commit adultery still in effect? Was this written only to Israel?The 7th CommandmentExodus 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.”Was this commandment given only to and for Israel?  Is it still in effect today?  Does this commandment also include divorcing someone without just cause and then remarrying someone else?  These questions are going to be addressed from both the Old Testament and the New Testament and as we shall read, th … [Read more...]

What Is The 6th Commandment?

The 6th Commandment

What is the 6th Commandment?  Is it okay to kill sometimes? Is killing the same thing as murder? The 6th CommandmentExodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.”Most people misquote this as you shall not kill but it doesn’t say you shall not kill but you shall not murder. Is there a difference?  Yes, in World War Two, many of the Nazi’s had to be killed because they were murdering millions of innocent victims and trying to exterminate the Jews in what was one of the world’s worst cases of an atte … [Read more...]