|Ten Commandments (Moral Law)||Ceremonial Law (temporary Jewish law)|
|1. First spoken personally by God. Exodus 20:1, 22||1. Spoken first by Moses. Exodus 24:3|
|2. Written by God's finger. Exodus 31:18; Exodus 32:16||2. Written by Moses hand. 2 Chronicles 35:12; 2 Chronicles 33:8; Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 31:9|
|3. First written on stones. Exodus 31:18||3. Written in a book. Exodus 24:3, 7; Deuteronomy 31:24|
|4. Handed by God its writer to Moses. Exodus 31:18||4. Handed by Moses its writer to Levites. Deuteronomy 31:25-26|
|5. Placed by Moses “inside the ark.” Deuteronomy 10:5||5. Placed by the Levites “on the outside of the ark.” Deuteronomy 31:26, ARV|
|6. Deals with moral precepts. i.e. love and relationships with God and man. Exodus 20:3-17||6. Deals with ceremonial ritual matters. (See parts of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy)|
|7. Reveals sin. Romans 7:7||7. Prescribes offerings for sins. (See book of Leviticus)|
|8. Breaking this law is “sin.” 1 John 3:4||8. No sin in breaking for now “abolished.” Ephesians 2:15 (Where no law is, there is no transgression. Romans 4:15)|
|9. We should “keep the whole law.” James 2:10||9. Apostles gave “no such commandment” to “keep the law.” Acts 15:24|
|10. We “shall be judged” by this law. James 2:12||10. We are NOT judged by it. Colossians 2:16|
|11. The Christian who keeps this law is “blessed in his deed.” James 1:25||11. The Christian who keeps this law is not blessed. (See for example Galatians 5:1-6)|
|12. “The perfect law of liberty.” James 1:25 (See also James 2:12)||12. The Christian who keeps this law loses his liberty. Galatians 5:1, 3|
|13. Paul said, “I delight in the law of God.” Romans 7:22 (See also Romans 7:7)||13. Paul called this law a “yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1; Galatians 4:3, 9 (See Acts 15:10)|
|14. Established by faith in Christ. Romans 3:31||14. Abolished by Christ. Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 2:14|
|15. Jesus was to “magnify the law and make it honorable.” Isaiah 42:21||15. Blotted “out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us.” Colossians 2:14|
|16. Eternal? Yes. Psalms 111:7-8; Matthew 5:18; Luke 16:17||16. Eternal? No, ended at the cross. Hebrews 7:12; Galatians 3:19; Colossians 2:14|
|17. Points out sin. 1 John 3:4; Romans 7:7||17. Points to Christ. (added because of sin until Christ) Leviticus 4:27-31; Galatians 3:19|
|18. Obey Now? Yes. Matthew 5:19; Luke 16:17||18. Obey Now? No. Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 2:14-17; Galatians 4:9-10|
|19. Liberty? (freedom) Yes. James 2:12; James 1:25||19. Liberty? No. It was bondage. Galatians 4:9; 5:1|
Note: Freedom and bondage are exact opposites.
|20. Perfect? Yes. James 1:25; Psalms 19:7||20. Perfect? No. Hebrews 7:19|
|21. Good? Yes. Romans 7:12||21. Good? No. Colossians 2:14; Galatians 4:9|
|Sabbath of the Lord||Ceremonial Sabbaths|
|Was made at creation (Genesis 2:1-3)||Were made after Sinai (Exodus 20:24)|
|Spoken by God personally (Exodus 20:1, 8-11)||Spoken by Moses (Exodus 24:3)|
|Written in stone by God Himself (Exodus 31:18)||Written by Moses hand on paper (Exodus 24:4)|
|Put inside the Ark of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 10:5)||Stored on the outside of the Ark (Deuteronomy 31:26)|
|Was established before sin (Genesis 2:1-3)||Were established after sin (Exodus 20:24)|
|Breaking the Sabbath is sin (1 John 3:4)||These were kept because of sin (See Leviticus)|
|The Sabbath is eternal (Exodus 31:16-17, Isaiah 66:22-23)||Were nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14, Ephesians 2:15)|
|It is a law of love (Matthew 22:35-40, Isaiah 58:13-14)||They were not love (Colossians 2:14, Galatians 4:9-10)|
|It is a law of liberty (freedom) (James 1:25, 2:10-12)||They were bondage (Galatians 4:9-10, Colossians 2:14)|
|God calls it MY Sabbath (Exodus 31:13, Ezekiel 20:20)||God calls them HER sabbaths (Hosea 2:11, Lamentations 1:7)|
|The Sabbath is for everyone (Mark 2:27)||Only for the children of Israel & Jews (Old & New Testament)|
Rev 14: 6-7 Rev 4:11 Eph 3: 9 Ex 20: 8-11 Gen 2: 1-3 Mk 2: 27-28 Ezk 20: 12-20 Lk 4: 16 Matt 24: 20 Acts 13: 42-44 Acts 16: 13 Rev 1: 10 Matt 12: 8 Lk 23: 54-56 24: 1 Heb 13: 8 Isa 66: 22-23 Ex 31: 17-18 Ezek 20: 12 Heb 4: 4-9 Lk 23: 56 Lk 24: 1 Matt 28: 1 Mk 16: 2 Mk 16: 9 Jn 20: 1 Rom 6: 3-5 Acts 20: 7 Jn 20: 19 1 Cor 16: 2 Gen 2: 1-3 Rom 13: 10 Matt 5: 17 Rom 8: 4 Jn 17: 17 Prov 23: 23 Heb 13: 8 Ps 89: 34 Ex 31: 18 Matt 5: 17-18 Gen 2: 1-3 Lk 4: 16 Acts 13: 42-44 Acts 20: 28-31 Dan 8: 12 Dan 7: 25 Isa 8: 16 Ex 20: 8-11 Rev 7: 1-3 Rev 14: 7-12 Isa 56: 2 Deut 28: 1-2-15 Lev 23: 3 Lev23: 32 Isa 58: 13-14 Neh 13: 15-22 Matt 12: 11-13 Mk 2: 23-28 Ex 16: 28-30 Matt 11: 28-30
The law of God, The Sabbath, Texts on the first day, Attempts to change Gods law, and Sabbath keeping will all be found in these texts. Those who want the truth will take the time to study these texts and rightly Divide the Word. Only in actions and Faith shall we show love of the Lord.
“A Holy and Restful Day”
We assign ourselves many holidays, none of which are actually for the worship of our Lord.
Our Holy Father gave the Sabbath Day to us knowing that we need it and that we would probably not have done this on our own.
Sabbath is a day of worship, of being closer to our Father, blocking out all worldly worries.
Sabbath is a time of appreciating all of the blessings given to us, a time to speak our faith and gratitude and to express our love.
In all of this time we as Christians have debated the day, the Sabbath Day.
Is it Saturday or Sunday? I feel that the wicked one has worked harder on this issue than on any other.
Clearly the Seventh Day is the Sabbath, the Seventh Day made holy as a covenant between our Lord and us.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost please continue to make the Fourth Commandment strong and clear for all of the children of Christ to see.
If we move any of our holidays or occasions to another day there will be no falling from grace. But, if we change the Sabbath surely there will be repercussions for it was commanded!
Friends, if this were not so important our Father would not have made it a commandment for surely we must realize that all that will keep us on the right path was not asked but has been commanded.
Our Father’s wisdom is great for had He only asked, how many of His children would then be lost?
Yes, our loving Father has even commanded us to worship and rest. Are there any among us whom cannot realize what this means?
It had to be this way for our loving God knew this to be the right way, the right path to help us unto Salvation.
Sabbath, let it be to you the most treasured holiday there is. On the Seventh Day, once a week, we are not just commanded but gloriously blessed to have this one day of surety. It is a day in which to give thanks, to praise, to uplift our spirits, to be refreshed and to strengthen faith, hope and love. Why should our loving Father have to command this when we should, on our own, when asked do this willingly?
This day I have completed my work. I shall bless this day and make it a covenant between you and I.
Sisters and brothers, we know in our hearts how we fail. This, too, we have sinned against. But have faith and hope for the grace of our Father is great.
Let us spread the Word of the Seventh Day and the Fourth Commandment vigorously for our Father surely deserves ever so much more from us.
Isn’t it wonderful news that in all things holy we shall have an over abundance of help? We surely, if left to our own devices and with the wicked one working against us, would stand no chance.
Through the blood of Christ and the Ten Commandments, the Holy Ghost and our will, our Father’s design is perfect to see us through.
“Oh, sweet Father, I pray you to know of our hearts and that it is no longer because of being commanded that we keep the Sabbath but that we love you and do this from out of that love for you; not that we have to but because we want to ...not just to please you but to express our deepest thanks and gratitude for your love, grace and forgiveness.
Father, for all of these things we worship you and for all things we know not of yet.
Please continue to guide us and forgive us for it is true that we have been lost but with you we shall find our way. In Jesus name, Amen.”
Jerry Grable 2005
We as the children of God have all been called to worship, For he is our creater and Jesus our Saviour. I pray that all who read and study shall rightly divide the Word and Worship as we have been instructed.