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Jot and Tittle

Iote was used by the King James Version translators in 1611 as a transliteration for the Greek word iota, which is a letter of The Greek Alphabet. Later editions of the King James substituted iote with jot in the text, apparently because it better-suited readers, and speakers, of English, even though jot sounds very little like the eye-oh-tah that was originally written in the Holy Scriptures. Tittle, from the Greek word for horn, was a small horn-shaped accent mark used in written Hebrew (see The Hebrew Alphabet). From "jot and tittle" came one of the most plain (translated) teachings, and warnings, from the Messiah that Christians are not free to be lawless.

"Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law"

The Ten Commandments True Believers are expected to do more than just claim to be Christians. True Christianity is not just a state of mind, it's a way of life, The Way to life:

"Ye are the salt of the earth [see Are You Salty?]: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works [see Works Means Obedience], and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

"Think not that I am come to destroy the Law [see What Law Was "Nailed To The Cross"?], 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 [see The Ten Commandments and the Fact Finder below] and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of heaven."

"For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees [see Hypocrites, also I Did It My Way...], ye shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of heaven. (5:13-20 KJV)

"And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the Law to fail." (Luke 16:17 KJV)

Fact Finder: (a) How does the Word of God describe someone who claims to be a Christian, but who doesn't obey God's Commandments? (b) How does the Word of God say that God's Commandments are to be kept?
(a) 1 John 2:3-4
(b) See:

The First Commandment
The Second Commandment
The Third Commandment
The Fourth Commandment
The Fifth Commandment
The Sixth Commandment
The Seventh Commandment
The Eighth Commandment
The Ninth Commandment
The Tenth Commandment

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