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q.gif (1639 bytes)    Some people believe that there is a distinction between the Law of Moses and the 10 commandments.  I believe that the 10
commandments are included in the Law of Moses. What are the best scriptures to prove that they are all one unit? Are  the 10 commandments included in these verses? - Acts 13:39, Rom. 3:20,21,28, Gal. 2:16 [The word LAW- includes comm?]  People who make a distinction between the Law of Moses and the 10 commandments believe that salvation comes through keeping the commandments.  It sounds to me like a vain attempt to support a "works based" FALSE gospel!  Your help would be greatly appreciated.


a.gif (1659 bytes)   Matthew 22:37-40 says, "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the FIRST and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." The first of the 10 Commandments is found in Exodus 20:3, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." That is the point of Matthew 22:37, "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the FIRST and great COMMANDMENT." So, the Ten Commandments are included in the Law which God gave to Moses.

That is something we also must remember, that the laws were not really Moses' laws, but God's Laws given through Moses to teach the people. John 6:30-32 says, "They said therefore unto him, What sign showest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven." Sometimes people begin to attribute more to Moses, than to God. It was not Moses that provided the manna, it was God, and Jesus reminded them of that fact. Even so, the Ten Commandments, and the other statutes that God gave were not Moses' ideas and thoughts -- they were God's. God just used Moses as the human instrument through which He gave those laws.

Mark 7:9,10 says, "And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother." That was really God's Law given through Moses, and that was another one of the Ten Commandments listed there -- number 5, in Exodus 20:12, "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee."

Luke 24:44 says, "And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me." The three divisions of the Old Testament given there are the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms. John 1:17 says, "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Malachi 4:4 says, "Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments." The Ten Commandments included, and all of the other statutes as well.

So yes, the verses you mentioned would include the Ten Commandments in them. Acts 13:39, "And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." Romans 3:20,21, "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets." Romans 3:28, "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." Galatians 2:16, "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified."

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