God’s Commandments Q&A

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Acquire knowledge of God’s Commandments. Discover questions which will help you to see more of God’s love and protection shining through His precepts.

The Ten Commandments reveal the character of their Author.

Question: Who spoke the Law from Sinai?
Answer: Nehemiah 9:11-13; 3.

 And thou didst divide the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.

Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go.

Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

Question: On what was the Law written and by whom?
Answer: Exodus 31:18; 32:15, 16

And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.

And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

Question: Where was the Law placed?
Answer: Deuteronomy 10:4, 5; 1 Kings 8:9

He wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the Ten Commandments, which the Lord spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the Lord gave them unto me.

And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the Lord commanded me.

There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

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Question: Where did the prophet John see the Law?
Answer: Revelation 11:19

And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of H0is testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Question: How extensive is its jurisdiction?
Answer: Psalms 103:19.

The Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom ruleth over all.

Question: How long will these righteous precepts endure?
Answer: Psalms 111:7, 8

The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His commandments are sure.

They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

Question: What is the foundational principle of the Ten Commandments?

Answer: Luke 10:27

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.

Question: How immutable are these precepts?
Answer: Psalms 119:172, 142

My tongue shall speak of Thy Word: for all Thy Commandments are righteousness.

Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy Law is the truth.

Question: Why the Law of God is unchangeable?
Answer: Matthew 5:17-19

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.

Question: What was the attitude of Christ when on earth concerning the Law?
Answer: John 15:10; Isaiah 42:21

 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.

The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; He will magnify the Law, and make it honourable.

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Question: What only did He come to destroy?
Answer: 1 John 3:8; Hebrew 9:26; 2:14

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Question: What is sin?
Answer: 1 John 3:4

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Question: How only can we know sin?
Answer: Romans 3:20

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.

Question: Where and when only is sin imputed?
Answer: Romans 4:15; 5:13

Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Question: What is the character of God’s Law?
Answer: Romans 7:12

Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Question: Where does all opposition to its claims find its origin?
Answer: Romans 8:7

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Question: What will be the standard of moral rectitude in the judgment?
Answer: James 2:8-11

If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

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.

Question: What gracious promise is made to those who have broken its precepts?
Answer: 1 John 1:8, 9

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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In conclusion

The Ten Commandments were spoken by God and written by His own hand. They are expressed in human language and given at God’s appointed time to fallen humanity for the instruction of their reason and self-governing.

Moreover, they are based on the fundamental principle of love and manifest God’s truth and righteousness.

We love him, because he first loved us. If a man says, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar. And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. 1 John 4:19-21.

Christ, who spoke the Law, had fulfilled the same Law in His live.

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  1. The Ellen G. White Estate
  2. King James Bible Version (KJV)

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