|What distinguishes the Ten Commandments from
the other 613 Commandments? The Ten
Commandments are the "categories" under which
all the other Commandments are included (Rashi,
The Ten Commandments are the roots of the 613
Commandments. Why haven't Pastors taught us
Matthew 22:36. Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?
Matthew 22:37. And Jesus said to him, that "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR GOD WITH
ALL YOUR HEART,WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. [Deut.
Matthew 22:38. This is the great and foremost Commandment.
Matthew 22:39. And the second is like it. That "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR
NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.[Lev. 19:18]
Matthew 22:40. On these two commandments depend the whole Law of the Torah
and the Prophets.
It is Notable that the commandments DEPEND on those two commandments. It
doesn't say they REPLACED the Law of Torah. So, why then are we not taught
the full Law?
Romans 3:31 - Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the
contrary, we establish and keep the Law.
Numbers 15:13- Everyone who is native-born must do these things in this way
when he brings an offering made by fire as an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
Numbers 15:14 For the generations to come, whenever a Jew or non-Jew or
anyone else living among you presents an offering made by fire as an aroma
pleasing to the Lord, he must do exactly as you do.
Numbers 15:15 As for the community there shall be one statue, one standard, for
you and for the one who sojourns with you, a perpetual statute throughout your
generations; as you are, so shall the sojourner be before the Lord.
Matthew 15:16 The same laws and regulations will apply both to you and to the
alien [sojourner] among you.
Some Pastors teach in error that the Law is dead as suggested by Paul (not
Jesus) or Pastors teach the Law is only for the Jew, but as we can see from the
above in God's Word, Pastors have not taught this accurately.
God is clear that there is one statute for the Jew and the non-Jew otherwise
known as Christians, foreigners, sojourners, those grafted-in and aliens. 'There
will be one statue, one standard' includes everyone who believes in the God of
Abraham, Issac and Jacob. How then can the Law be dead?
The Bible tells us God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)
which again supports that God's messge to us never changes. Therefore, the Law
applies forever and nothing nullifies a perpetual statute.
So what happened to twist this critical teaching? The answer is: Man's opinions
got in the way....that of Paul's and that of Pastors misinterpreting and
misrepresenting the word of God, as well as preaching from Paul vs. Jesus.
You can see them throughout the Torah in places such as Gen 26:2-5; Exo 15:25-27; Exo 16; Ex 20:6; Lev 22, 26, 27;
Num 15, 36; Deut 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31.
There are many more Commandments that Pastors rarely teach us - 613 to be precise (see link below). God was very
adamant about people following all of His teachings and commandments, not just the Ten Commandments. God's
words never contradict. (see Red-Letter Bible tab).
Full Listing of the 613 Commandments from wikipedia
Matthew 5:19 Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments and teaches men to do the same will
himself be called least in Heaven. But whoever teaches and keeps (practices) them will be called great in the kingdom
|Where do we find the 613 commandments? They come
straight from the Old Testament.