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The “10 Commandments” and the New Testament

Essentially nine of the “10 commandments” (Exod. 20:3-17) have been incorporated into Christ’s new covenant system (Rom. 13:9; etc.), so it is still sinful to commit murder, adultery, theft, etc., not because the “10 commandments” have been breached but because of what is legislated in the New Testament. In Romans 7:4-7, for example, Paul says that Christians “have become dead to the law” and “have been delivered from the law” (vv. 4, 6), which is the same law that includes the injunction, “You shall not covet” (v. 7), i.e. one of the 10 commandments (Exod. 20:17). But the teachings of Christ still do not allow covetousness (Luke 12:15; Eph. 5:3). In contrast, there is no 7th-day Sabbath legislation (as per Exod. 20:8-11; 31:12-18) in the New Testament. Rather, the 1st day of the week (i.e. Sunday), the day of our Lord’s resurrection (Mark 16:9), is highlighted in the New Testament as a special day for Christians (cf. Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:1-2).

Originally posted on 25 May 2011 by Kevin L. Moore at http://www.poriruachurch.com. Quotations are from the NKJV.

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