Breaking The Law

  When we think of breaking the law, we usually think state, and federal laws of this country. However, what about the ten commandments? "Gods law." Does it still remain? “The answer is yes.” The ten commandments still remain and we as a nation are breaking every commandment of God possible.

  Remember that the Ten Commandments were given to set the example to follow so we do not sin. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. (Psalms 111:7-8). It is God’s Law for us all to follow, and it remains forever. However, the ten commandments are being broken everyday by the people of this nation, and God is being ignored and forgotten. It is written in the old testament that we would even proclaim our sin in the end times. (Isaiah 3:9). Yes, we are so proud of our sin that we flaunt it in the media, music industry, and on almost every TV show that is broadcast. God warned Israel what would happen when these laws were not kept, and His warning extends to us in the end times. (Deuteronomy 11:28, 28:15-68).

  Jesus also wars us about breaking the law. 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 be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19). If you break any of these commandments, and teach others to do so, you will be the least in the kingdom of God, if you make it at all. But if you teach God’s laws and obey them, you will be great in the kingdom. So, with that being said, are we really breaking all of Gods laws? Lets cover the commandments God gave us as our school master and see how we stand.

I. Thou shalt have none other gods before me. (Deuteronomy 5:7). We are to never worship any other God’s but the “Living God.” New Testament: Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (Matthew 4:10). Not only do many worship and pray to statues, saint, some man or woman; but we have those who even worship Satan himself. "It appears today that people will worship almost anything from their phone to the almighty dollar."

II. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth. (Deuteronomy 5:8). Never make idols and bow to worship images of any kind. New Testament: Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. (1 John 5:21), Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. (Acts 17:29). Just look around and see what idols man has made from gold, silver, wood and stone. Praying or bowing to statues and images has become pretty common in America as well as other countries around the world. "Your salvation will never come by talking to some statue or any object made by man."

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Deuteronomy 5:11). Never use Gods name to make a vow you didn’t intend to keep. New Testament: Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. (1 Timothy 6:1). Have you ever head the phrase "I swear to God," or "I give you my word?" Many vows have been broken by those who spoke this way. A person who misuses God’s name will not be held “guiltless” by the Lord (Exodus 20:7). If we profess to be Christians, but act, think, and speak in a worldly or profane manner, we take His name in vain. When we misrepresent Christ, either intentionally or through ignorance of the Christian faith as proclaimed in Scripture, we take the Lord’s name in vain. "When we do not follow the ten commandments breaking the laws of God, we are taking the Lord's name in vain."

IV. Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. (Deuteronomy 5:12). "Keep the Sabbath day holy!" New Testament: For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. (Hebrews 4:4). The seventh day Sabbath was changed by the Papacy to Sunday worship, and many denominations and non-denominational ministries followed. It was more profitable for all the churches and ministries to have worship services on Sunday to accommodate more people. Even those ministries who say not to make a religion out of a day, still hold their main services on Sunday. We should have Christ in our lives everyday; but God still made the Sabbath day (Saturday), a holy day of rest for all His children. "If it was important enough to make one of the ten commandments, should we be breaking it?"

V. Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Deuteronomy 5:16). Treat your parents with respect and honor them. New Testament: Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Matthew 19:19). This commandment went all to hell! Respect for your elders is hardly heard of anymore. Spoiled children run their parents and are never satisfied till they get their own way. They disrespect their parental upbringing (if they had any), and show their ignorance in the way they act in the schools and on the streets. (No respect for each other). Not all the kids are bad and disrespectful; but most are spoiled and want everything the easy way. "You have all heard the phrase "judgment begins at the pulpit," well, upbringing begins with the parents."

VI. Thou shalt not kill. (Deuteronomy 5:17). Do not murder. New Testament: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Romans 13:9). If you take the word "kill" back to the Greek in your Strong's Concordance #5407, #5406, #5408, you will find that the word "kill" is "Phoneus" which means criminal homicide (to be a murderer), and if you murder someone on purpose you are to be put to death. (Deuteronomy 19:11-13). This country is out of control with all the killing in our communities and God does not like it. "The senseless killing in our streets needs to stop."

VII. Neither shalt thou commit adultery. (Deuteronomy 5:18). Do not commit adultery. New Testament: He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness. (Matthew 19:18). No end in site for this commandment to stop being broken. We have become a world of perversion! Screw anyone or anything you like with no regrets or repentance. Even proclaiming and proud our perverted sin as it is written. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. (Isaiah 3:9). Their faces gives them away. "Can't hide your sins from God!" The sin of Sodom was that they had no shame, but were proud of their sin. (Jeremiah 3:3, 6:15). Throw it right in Gods face and the face of real Christians. (Proverbs 30:13). (i.e. those who force their perverted rights on everybody through the laws of man). "They just don't care about God and take Him out of everything."

VIII. Neither shalt thou steal. (Deuteronomy 5:19). Do not steal. New Testament: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Romans 13:9). Today, everyone is a thief. Employees steal from the workplace, corporations steal from the public, families steal from each other, and it goes on and on. "Instead of trickle down economics; its trickle down stealing."

IX. Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Deuteronomy 5:20). Do not tell lies and gossip about others. New Testament: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Romans 13:9). Can any of us wake up in the morning without starting gossip about others? Gossip leads to old wives tales and false witness against others. "If we have nothing good to say about someone, we should keep our mouths shut."

X. Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbor’s. (Deuteronomy 5:21). Do not burn with desire for another mans wife or anything he owns. New Testament: What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. (Romans 7:7). Another commandment that it totally out of control and broken around the world. Men desire other men, women other women, or maybe both. It appears man desires anything on two legs, some even four. They desire all the worldly things that they may not own or have, and money is at the top of the list of material things. "Mans desire for these things is burning out of control."

  So there we have the laws of God being broken in the Old and New Testament. These laws still remain and we can still break them on a daily basis. We all do it, and if you say you don’t, your just fooling yourself. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23). "Were all sinners." Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:24). Now God declares us “not guilty” of offending Him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who in His kindness freely takes away our sins. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. (Romans 3:31). Does this mean that we only need faith in Jesus? Just the opposite! Only when we trust in Jesus can we truly fulfill and keep the law. "How are you doing my friend?"

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