What Commandments Do Christians Follow?

reverend john - WEBZBOX,

I think you might want to do a bit of research on the verse from Matthew that you quoted, it may help you to understand a bit. Jesus did not say that the law would not pass away until heavens and earth pass away, but rather, that He was the perfecter of the law, and that He completes the law, and that the law interpreted by him will last until the end of the age.

Jesus actually changes the law himself in the very next passages, some he adds to, others he cancels out, and others he corrects the interpretation of.

but the entirety of the law and the prophets are summed up in Love God and love your neighbor


It sounds like you took it upon yourself to add to what Yahushuah was saying in Matthew 5:17-19 instead of taking what he said literally. Just listen to what He said and don't make it fit your Christian thinking and you will see the truth. That is the genius of the Devils schemes. He fools you into thinking that you do not have to follow any set of rules. Rules are good. Rules guide us and keep us in check. Rules help us live better lives. To think you don't need rules is chaotic and foolish. Traits of the Devil.

Yes I agree that the Law is summed up in loving Yahuah, but remember what 1 John 5:3 says. The love of Yahuah IS that we guard His commandments, for His commandments are not burdensome. He plainly states that to love Him means to follow His commandments. He doesn't specify which commandments so it must be taken as all commandments.

Well, actually it is not the words that are in the passage, you see, the scriptures were not actually written in English. Which is why I said to do some research. The fact is that Jesus says not until all is finished, but until all is perfected. Which is what he then does in the proceeding passages. Jesus is the fulfilment of the law and prophets. Which we see clearly as He himself changes the law.


Grakman - We are no longer under law, but under grace. Trust the Holy Spirit to guide you in all things and you will be changed from the inside out, rather than trying to force adherence to moral codes from the outside in.

What scripture states this?

If what your saying is true than we can do whatever we want like kill and steal because grace is our safety net right?
Galatians 3:25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. 

Romans 6:1, 14-15  What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!


No, you aren't even close to the idea. The idea is that the entirety of the Old Testament was a shadow of what is the fullness of truth, and justice and salvation. Jesus, perfects the law. So the law says don't murder. Jesus says, "but even if you don't murder, but still are consumed with anger, and spew hateful things at one another you are not perfect" (see the law is not complete as we can still keep it and not grow in love) therefore, work your issues out with your brother"

Or in another where Jesus says, "the law say don't commit adultery, but if you are lusting after someone, you may not be committing adultery in the flesh but you are in your heart, therefore, remove yourself from temptation in the most extreme way necessary"

paraphrases are my own


 here's an analogy about jesus

Jesus is the Capstone of the law

if you know what the capstone is it's the FINISHING of a piece, that makes everything else completed.

now take a house built from bricks.  you follow the blueprints completely and put the capstone on to finish the house.

the blue prints are still valid as to how to get to a finished house.

but they are useless as far as living in the house.

that is what jesus did

he didn't destroy the blue prints for building the house.  he completed the house. the blue prints are nothing of value to the actual house anylonger.

i hope that makes sense