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How To Be A True Christian - Lesson 10
by Wayne Blank
"Think not that I am come to destroy the Law" (Matthew 5:17 KJV)
What the Christian apostle John says to those who believe the Satanic lie that Christians don't have to obey God's Ten Commandments:
"And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His Commandments. He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him." (1 John 2:3-5 KJV)
After the return of Jesus Christ, everyone will be observing God's Ten Commandments, as made plain in this future reference to the Fourth Commandment, God's seventh-day Sabbath:
"And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, saith The Lord" (Isaiah 66:23 KJV)
Christ's sacrifice was made for truly repentant people, those who live by God's Laws of Liberty, the Ten Commandments ("whoso looketh into the perfect Law of Liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed," James 1:25 KJV). Self-righteous, unrepentant people who refuse to obey God's Ten Commandments are not going to be saved - they are going to be incinerated in the lake of fire.
"Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." (Revelation 22:14-15 KJV)
God's Tenth Law of Liberty
"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's." (Exodus 20:17 KJV)
The original Hebrew word of the Tenth Commandment, pronounced kaw-mad, which is translated as covet in English, literally means, in the negative sense, to lust after. It is not wrong to want something, but it is wrong to have an unhealthy desire for something, particularly if it belongs to someone else. Coveting, or lust, turns people into objects, and objects into idols.
As with all "Old Testament" laws, to remain pure from covetousness is a foundation of Christianity:
"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 KJV)
Fact Finder: Do conflicts happen after someone isn't otherwise able to get something they covet or lust after?