The Ten Commandments are a critical component to the Christian and Jewish faiths. Additionally, God and His Prophets are quick to tell us that we are not to take from or add to these Commandments or this will violate them (Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32, Joshua 1:7, Proverbs 30:6). Ironically, if we hold these Commandments up against the Christian New Testament we will see that over 70 percent of their writings go against these Commandments. We have listed the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20 in order coupling them with New Testament contradictions. Since not all religious sects number the Commandments the same1,2, we made allowances for this in our listing.
I. I am the Lord your God
Begs the question, who does God consider to be His people? If we look in Tanakh (Old Testament) was see it is those that follow His Commandments are His people (Deuteronomy 29:9-15, 1 Kings 2:3, 2 Kings 23:3, Isaiah 56:1, Zephaniah 2:3, Daniel 9:4, Psalm 25:10, 103:17-18, 132:12, Proverbs 3:1). It makes sense that this is the first Commandment because if any other Commandments are compromised, so is this one.
I/II. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
a. The Trinity; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19, 1 Corinthians 8:6
b. Satan is a god in the NT; John 12:40, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 John 5:19
II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
Christians are told to look towards the cross, a crucifix or image; 1 Corinthians 1:17-18, Galatians 3:1, 5:11
II/III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
The Christian messiah places himself as separate and subservient entity to God (Matthew 19:17, John 14:28, 1 Corinthians 11:3, 15:28, Colossians 3:1, 1 Peter 3:22, 1 Timothy 2:5), yet he denies direct access to God for salvation (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Hebrews 7:25). This is a vain attempt to minimize a God who stated “… beside Me there is no savior” (Isaiah 43:11, also Isaiah 43:3 and Hosea 13:4)
III/IV. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
The Sabbath is Saturday (Exodus 20:8-11, 34:21, Deuteronomy 5:12-14). Yet, the Catholic Church changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday in 321 CE3. The majority of all other Christin religions still keep within Emperor Constantine’s first civil law regarding Sunday observance:
|On the venerable day of the sun let the magistrate and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however, persons engaged in agricultural work may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain growing or for vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.
—Schaff’s History of the Christian Church, vol. III, chap. 75.
– It is funny how this being the only Commandment God tells us to remember most have forgotten.
IV/V. Honor thy father and thy mother.
The Christian messiah said he required anyone who was willing to be his disciple to be against their parents; Luke 14:26
V/VI. Thou shalt not murder.
The Christian messiah and apostles tell us anger is equal to murder; Matthew 5:21-22, 1 John 3:15. Conversely, Deuteronomy 4:2 tell us we are not to add to the law. In this case, Christianity has not only added to but has made this Commandments almost unattainable. This creates a demand for the Christian messiah.
VI/VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
As with murder, the Christian messiah has added to this Command; Matthew 5:28.
VII/VIII. Thou shalt not steal.
VIII/IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor.
X. Thou shalt not covet anything that belongs to thy neighbor.
For those of us that studies our way out of Christianity we would also consider that two out of the last three Commandments are also compromised. However, for those still in the Christian faith at the very least the first seven contradictions should be obvious.
- Chan, Yiu Sing Lúcás (2012). The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes. Lantham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 38, 241.
- Block, Daniel I. (2012). “The Decalogue in the Hebrew Scriptures”. In Greenman, Jeffrey P.; Larsen, Timothy. The Decalogue Through the Centuries: From the Hebrew Scriptures to Benedict XVI. Westminster John Knox Press. pp. 1–27. ISBN 0-664-23490-9.
- Thomsen, Emily. “Catholic Church Admits They Made the Change | Sabbath Truth.” Sabbath Truth. Web. 09 Apr. 2016.