THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
ARE THE TEN WORDS OF GOD
When Jesus faced the temptations in the wilderness, he declared to
"It is written Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God."
Matthew 4:4 RSV
Our Lord was quoting from the book of Deuteronomy (8:3). When
that verse is considered in context you can see that it clearly refers
to the keeping of God's commandments.
(8:1) "ALL the commandments which I command
thee this day shall ye observe to do, THAT YE
(8:2) "And thou shalt remember all the way which the
Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the
wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove (test)
thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether
thou wouldest KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS,
(8:3) "And He humbled thee...and fed thee with manna *
... that he might make thee know that man doth
not live by bread only, but by every WORD
THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH
OF THE LORD DOTH MAN LIVE."
(8:6) "Therefore thou shalt KEEP THE
COMMANDMENTS of the Lord
thy God, to walk in His ways, and to fear Him."
Jesus was referring to the "WORDS," that proceeded from the
mouth of God on Mount Sinai; The Ten Commandments!
If there is still any doubt in your mind, think about this: The
English word "Commandment" is translated from the Hebrew
"dabar" which means: "a word." Therefore, that which was carved
in stone forever were the Ten "dabars" of God.
The Sabbath Commandment is one of the Ten Words of God. If
we are not obeying that commandment, then we are not obeying
EVERY word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
The seventh day Sabbath stands forever, just like the stone on
which it was carved by the finger of God. You may search the
scriptures end-to-end and you will not find one verse that says that
the Sabbath was ever changed from the seventh to the first day of
the week. Nor one verse that says the requirement to keep the
Sabbath has been canceled.
We can clearly see where God commanded us to "Remember the
sabbath day." (Exodus 20:8) Where did God change it to Sunday?
Since there is no scriptural authority for disregarding the Sabbath
then it could only have been changed by the tradition of man!
There were TEN commandments given by the very mouth of God
for all Israel to hear that day on Mount Sinai. There are still ten. If
you are not keeping the Sabbath then you are breaking God's law.
The fury of hell is pitched against The Sabbath Commandment
because it honors God, The Creator instead of the god of this
world. In his battle against God's Holy Day, Satan will use anyone
available --but he prefers ignorant and respected churchmen.
* The manna was the food sent to the Israelites during their 40
years' wandering in the wilderness. They were forbidden to gather
it on the Sabbath. (See Exodus 16)