From The Master's Table Web Site
Catholics and many Protestants have already done away with the first four Commands of the Ten Commandments.
Any practicing Catholic and Protestants should know that the command to not have any graven images in their places of worship would mean the many graven images they have in all Catholic churches broke the first and second commandments which states…
"You shall have no other gods before Me and "You shall not make for yourself a carved 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 nor serve them.”
Also they have done away with the third Commandment because the Pope refers to himself as the “Most Holy Father” when the Commandment states… "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.” I must say if a man is called the Most Holy Father that man and those that do so are taking the Lord’s name in vain in a big way!
Also Catholics and many Protestants have done away with the fourth Commandment to keep the seventh day Sabbath Holy as we know the Catholic Church changed the seventh day Sabbath to the first day which the pagans worshipped their Sun god ray and the day is even named for that purpose.
Some people ask this question..."What is the difference between the 10 Commandments, and the two Commandments Jesus stated, and the laws the Holy Spirit writes on our hearts?"
The answer is that the two great commandments Jesus referred to are the Ten commandments as well as what the Holy Spirit writes on our hearts because the first four commandments are our love and worship of God which includes not having any graven images or any likeness of anything to worship Him and we are to keep the seventh day as the day of worship.
The fifth command is to honor our Father and Mother and the last five lead into the second command that Jesus stated to love your neighbor as you love yourself. The Holy Spirit is the power of God and is what helps us to understand the great point that is to love in the correct way (God’s way.) is to have compassion, mercy, understanding, slow to judge and fast to forgive, which bring Joy, Peace and goodness which are the fruits of the Holy Spirit which are listed in Gal 5:22-23; But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Another thing we need to fully understand is that the fruits of the Holy Spirit are not points we learn, and then act out because we want to be good. They are not a list of rules we must keep so we can enter into the Kingdom of God. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are the RESULTS of an inward change. The result of "yielding" to the Holy Spirit that's working with us before baptism, or that's working in us after baptism. Remember Jesus stated... "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned." John 15:4-6.
This shows that if we are abiding (Yielding to) Jesus we will bear the fruit He bears, which brings joy, peace, satisfaction, health, respect, success, confidence, strength, power to overcome, wisdom, understanding of truth, and life abundantly. So the opposite is also true...if we abide in Satan, Self, and Society, (yielding to them) we will likewise bear fruits to them. Which fruits are, sorrow, grief, distress, affliction, regret, failure, loss, disappointment, a lack of confidence, a lack of strength, a lack of self-control, a lack of respect, a lack of peace because of the fear of knowing we are going against God. And after Satan has done his work, after all this suffering, there's only death to look forward to. The question is... which way do we want?
The 10 Commandments
If you truly want to follow the Messiah that God the Holy Father sent with a message for your salvation study the subject of the pagan cross at the links below.
There is a reson the Christian religion has become a pagan religion and Jesus will destory it at His coming. Question is... Who do you follow?
Timothy M. Youngblood ~ Elder