It might surprise you, but the Ten Commandments that we traditional know is really NOT the same with the Ten Commandments written in the Bible. When I first discovered this, I was stupefied how Satan was very successful in deceiving many people to accept a counterfeit Ten Commandments.
In this post, I will show you what the differences are that we can find and let us compare what really the Bible says.
The Ten Commandments in the Bible
The Ten Commandments can be found in two passages in the Bible. It is found in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. In both instances, there was no variation. The Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 are the same and identical. By this, we can say that GOD is truly CONSISTENT with His words. For this purpose, let us see what Exodus 20 has to say. I strongly encouraged you to review the Ten Commandments. Read and understand.
Exo 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,
Exo 20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exo 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Exo 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Exo 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Exo 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
Exo 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Exo 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
Exo 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Exo 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
|I. I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image.||I. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.|
|II. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.||II. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.|
|III. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.||III. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.|
|IV. Honor your father and mother.||IV. Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.|
|V. You shall not kill.||V. Honor thy father and thy mother.|
|VI. You shall not commit adultery.||VI. Thou shalt not kill.|
|VII. You shall not steal||VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.|
|VIII. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.||VIII. Thou shalt not steal.|
|IX. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.||IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.|
|X. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods||X. Thou shalt not covet.|
What’s the Difference?
Have you already noticed the difference? If you are observant, you will see that the traditional and God’s version agrees on Commandment numbers 1 and 2 only! The rest, they don’t coincide! So what happened?
In the traditional version, they eliminated the SECOND COMMANDMENT of God for obvious reasons, of course. If they include the second commandment, their followers will start to ask why they have statues and graven image as part of their worship while the BIBLE CONDEMNS THIS PRACTICE! For God, using images to represent Him is VERY ABOMINABLE. We, humans, do not have the right to reduce God into a mere lifeless stone.
So if they eliminate something, surely, they have to add something, right? You will notice that the TENTH COMMANDMENT of God was divided by people who thought they are better than God. So instead of simply “thou shalt not covet” they divided that portion to make it two – making their commandment back to ten. Sounds cunning right? Just like Satan is cunning.
If the traditional version that splits the tenth commandment into two is right, it will not make sense because there is already a commandment telling us about adultery which is somewhat similar to “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife”. Surely, THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE TRADITIONAL TEN COMMANDMENTS!
Let God be true and every man a liar. It is evident that humans are in error and not God. The decision is up to you. Will you follow the correct version of Ten Commandments as it was mentioned in the Bible? Or will you follow the devices of men motivated by Satan himself? Will you follow God or Satan?
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