Maybe I’m going blind, but where is the second commandment?
The Roman Church has changed the very law of God. In MATT. 4:4 Jesus says that we live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. The Lord, our God, told us that anyone who does not observe to do all of His commandments, and statutes will be cursed, Deut. 28:15. Whatsoever this system chooses to believe, the fact remains that they will be destroyed because of their idol worship, Deut. 11:28. That commandment seems to be missing from the original commandments given to Moses from the Lord, our God.
For reasons already foretold, the anti-Christ was at work even in the early Church. There were those then, as is now, who profess to know God, but deny Him. They are detestable and disobedient and worthless for doing anything good, Titus 1:16. Now, how can a system of religion claim to be Christian if by the basic statutes they claim to follow are their own and not God’s? ( Jer. 5:2 ) . Clearly they stole from God and have no remorse about it. How can they claim that they do the work of God? ( Jer. 7: 8, 9, 10 )
The second commandment states that we should have no other gods and to keep away from idols and idol worship. We can see why that the Roman Church would remove that commandment from their teachings. The Roman Church is filled with idols and statues, medallions, beads to pray with, and worship a queen in heaven which they pray to for their redemption, just to state a few of the detestable abominations they partake in.
The following is a contrast as to what God’s word states in the book of EXODUS, DEUTERONOMY, and what the Roman Church teaches, in that order. I have put a star in front of the Roman Church’s commandments. Look how they divided the tenth commandment into two parts to get ten commandments. The deviousness of Satan stands on it’s own. The Luciferian doctrine promoted by this belief system appears, on the surface, God-like, but in truth is damned.
LIFE IN CHRIST
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
THE COMMANDMENTS WITH THE ASTERICK ARE THOSE TAUGHT BY THE ROMAN RELIGIOUS SYSTEM
Exodus 20 2-17
A Traditional Catechetical Formula
1) I am the LORD your God,
who brought you out
of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of bondage.
*1) I am the LORD your God,
who brought you out
of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of bondage.
2) You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself a graven image,
or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above,
or that is in the earth beneath,
or that is in the water under the earth;
you shall not bow down to them or serve them;
for I the LORD your God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children to the third and the fourth
generation of those who hate me,
but showing steadfast love to thousands of those
who love me and keep my commandments.
2)You shall have no other gods before me
. . . [ you would think that they would obey the Word of the Lord, but in their defiance and arrogance they have proclaimed themselves to God ]
3) You shall not take
the name of the LORD your God in vain;
for the LORD will not hold him guiltless
who takes his name in vain.
3) You shall not take
the name of the LORD your God in vain > here we see where the third commandment should be, however, this where they send billions of people to the Lake of Fire without their knowledge, HOSEA 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
*2. You shall not take
the name of the LORD your God in vain.
4) Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days you shall labor, and do all your work;
but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God;
in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son,
or your daughter, your manservant,
or your maidservant or your cattle,
or the sojourner who is within your gates;
for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
and rested the seventh day;
therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.
4) Observe the sabbath day,
to keep it holy – NOW WHERE THE 4th COMMANDMENT SHOULD BE WE FIND THEIR 3rd COMMANDMENT.
* 3. Remember to keep holy th
5) Honor your father and your mother,
that your days may be long in the land
which the LORD your God gives you.
5) Honor your father and your mother – it can be confusing, so take your time, the Roman Church’s commandments have the asteric in front of their’s
*4. Honor your father and your mother.e LORD’S Day
6) You shall not kill.
6) You shall not kill. – it’s strange to see the commandments of God being deleted and put in a different order as they were given by the Lord
*5. You shall not kill.
7) You shall not commit adultery.
7) Neither shall you commit adultery. >here the 6th commandment should be the 7th of God’s commandments
*6. You shall not commit adultery. – this is quite adulterous, the making of one’s own 10 commandments to appear as though they are God’s 10 commandments
8) You shall not steal.
8) Neither shall you steal. > MATTHEW15:14 Disregard them! They are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”
*7. You shall not steal.
9) You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbor.
9) Neither shall you bear false witness
against your neighbor. – MATTHEW 23:33 You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape the sentence of hell?
*8. You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbor.
10) You shall not covet your neighbor’s house;
you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,
or his manservant, or his maidservant,
or his ox, or his ass,
or anything that is your neighbor’s.
10) Neither shall you covet
your neighbor’s wife . . .
You shall not desire . . .
anything that is your neighbor’s. > and we see the calamity of the apostate church, itself dividing the Word of God to suit the objectives Satan has devised to deceive
*9. You shall not covet
your neighbor’s wife.
*10. You shall not covet
your neighbor’s goods.
MATTHEW 12:25 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?…
Even in the Roman Church they don’t think they are doing God a disservice in the way they worship. Not to be forgotten is the very Word of God that had been sent to us by the prophets of the ancients, and by God’s Word that was made flesh. God never intended that we be ignorant of His desires for us to follow. Looking upon His commands, they really don’t appear hard to follow, yet we’ve broken them all at one time or another. The Words given to us in Holy Scripture from God are for our nourishment. Disheartening is the fact that some don’t believe God, but claim to faith, in WHAT?
DEUTERONOMY 8: 3 “He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.
Bottom line, people put more faith in people than they do in God. Looking back in history the human race has always been weak towards God because of the persuasions of others around us, even if it is a serpent in the flesh. Moreover is the power of our senses to direct, and guide us. That is where the struggle becomes the hardest. From the time we are conceived we are totally under the care of another human and the thought of believing in the Creator of the Universe, Who is a Spirit, can be a daunting task for anyone. But, though mom and dad had a serious involvement with each other, you would not be walking the earth, nor breathing the air God created if He did not allow your mother’s egg to be fertilized by dad. You are a miracle!
JEREMIAH 1:5″Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
HOWEVER, He also creates evil, ISAIAH 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].
Nevertheless, there is evil in this world. Some would like to think that if you call on the name of the Lord, no matter how or what you believe. The Holy Scriptures are very clear as to how, when, where, and why worship to the Lord God is to be conducted. Those who deviate, just a little, have deviated. That is what people don’t understand. They really do think they can redo what the Lord had etched in stone with His own finger. So why is that? Satan has a power over us in that we have a tendency to listen others instead of God, Why? Because God is a Spirit, and no man has seen God, but have they? Or for that matter, Satan, he’s a spirit, yet has any one seen him?
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Then there will be those that will question that, however, II CORINTHIANS 11:13 For such [are] FALSE apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Hypocrisy may be looked for, especially when we consider the great power which Satan, who rules in the hearts of the children of disobedience, has upon the minds of many. And as there are temptations to evil conduct, so there is equal danger on the other side. It serves Satan’s purposes as well, to set up good works against the atonement of Christ, and salvation by faith and grace. But the end will discover those who are deceitful workers; their work will end in ruin. Satan will allow his ministers to preach either the law or the gospel separately; but the law as established by faith in Christ’s righteousness and atonement, and the partaking of his Spirit, is the test of every false system.[Matthew Henry Commentary ]
When some that they have seen Jesus, who is to say they haven’t? The apostle John had said in his commentary of Jesus’ life, JOHN 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and he started his gospel of Jesus, saying, JOHN 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, ) full of grace and truth.
There is also the Lord’s Word to us saying that He would reveal many things, involving Him and the kingdom of heaven, JOEL 2:
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Here we also see the factual rebuttal in the Roman Church’s stand on women behind the pulpit, but, again in Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
But there is but only one way for us to even be considered for acceptance into the Lord’s family, in heaven, 1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. So, who are we to change anything God has told us, especially if He etched it in stone!