[Originally posted by the same author at Ang Tinig Sa Ilang website]
NOT A SOUND DOCTRINE
The teaching that the Ten Commandments is flawed, inefficient and insufficient leads to many inconsistencies and disagreement with the fundamental teachings of the Bible.
It Attacks God’s Attribute As The Supreme Intelligent Being
Do you think a perfect God will create a defective moral law, a law that reveals His character and serves as His standard of morality?
Our critics argument here directly violates one of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity, that God is Omniscient (All-Knowing). God knows everything, and that includes the future, that is why He is able to create a law that serves as a standard for all humanity in all ages. After all, God’s standard of morality should never change even if its subjects changed their perception or relationship with God.
Sad to say, our critics who claim to be true Christians are not aware of their perfectly unsound and blasphemous doctrine.
To say that God’s law is flawed and insufficient is the same as saying that God’s way of thinking and planning is not perfect at all. It indirectly says that God is not all-knowing and lacks mastery in planning. As a professed Christian, will you agree with that?
My appeal to our critics and their fanatic members is this: after you laid out your reasoning and doctrines, please look over at it again. This time study it in wide perspective and see if it violates [your] fundamental teachings.
It Suggests That God is Not Fair
Others argued that God gave different laws for different people in different ages or times. They said that God gave different set of laws for the generation of Adam and Eve, another law in the time of Noah, and another law for the Christians, etc. The Ten Commandments were the laws given for the Jews and only during their time is what they claim.
True enough, God gave specific laws to individuals or groups of people in different times for a particular purpose. But what do we think is the purpose of the Ten Commandments of God? Is it to make wise the Jews alone?
What we are talking here is the set of laws for His standard of morality, a law that transcends all ages of humanity; and that’s what we can see in the Ten Commandments. In letter and principle, it contains the summary of God’s character the first four commandments is showing respect and love for God, the rest are respect and love for other creatures. So God’s Moral Law is actually summarized into two: love for God and love for others; which again can be concluded in one word: LOVE. (Matthew 22:36-40)
If God’s Moral Law is all about love why give it exclusively only for the Jews? If “the law is good” (1 Tim 1:8) why give it only for the Jews? You see, our critics reasoning that God’s Moral Law is only for the Jews doesn’t really makes sense. Indirectly, they are telling us that God is not fair.
It Tells That God’s Character or Standard of Morality Is ChangeableOthers reasoned out that in the Old Testament people can look at women with lustful intent and yet will not sin since it was only during Jesus time that this “looking at woman with lustful intent” was mentioned by Christ as a sinful act.
And they go further by saying that "dishonoring grandparents, great grandparents, or granddaughters" are not yet considered a sin in the Old Testament since it was only the "father and mother" that was mentioned in the fifth commandment. (Please read the Right Attitude to God's Law)
This really sounds too narrowly-minded but honestly it's real. They really use that reasoning just to prove that "there really a change in God's Law".
Again, this teaching makes our God a foolish god. Or should I say their perception to their god is a weak, foolish, and silly god. It's okay if they don't consider themselves as Christians. But their claim is the contrary! They even boasting that they are the true Church of God..and yet unknowingly (or maybe intentionally) they make their god an object of Satan's laughter!
Their teaching leads to direct assault of God’s character. It tells that God’s standard of character or morality can be pulled or pushed or swayed in different times, which suggests that God does not have the power to stand with His own words, that God’s law can be changed depending on the people’s acceptance of it.
Satan Laughs Out Loud
Our critics teaching is very much consistent with what Satan wants us to believe: that God cannot be trusted since He easily change His words or standards.
But that’s not the case with our God. “I change not” declared by Him (Mal 3:6). What was considered as a sin in the Old Testament must still be a sin even in this modern generation, else God will be tagged as a double-standard God; after all we are all in the same humanity and from one family and one Source.
Pro 24:21-22 “My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: for their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?”
It Shows Our Critics’ False Impression and Attitude Towards God’s Moral Law
Our critics’ claim displays their total indifference with the godly people of God, both from Old and New Testament, when it comes to the attitude towards God’s law.
|OUR BIBLE||THE CRITICS|
|King David (Old Testament) “The Law of Jehovah is perfect, converting the soul..” Psalm 19:7 MKJV||No, it’s limited. Aren’t you aware that it’s only TEN?!|
|Apostle James (New Testament) “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” James 1:25 KJV||No way! The law is actually a cursed! I’d rather believe the Pharisees who made the law a burden.|
|King David again “I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad. Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.” Psalms 119:96-97 KJV||Oh how I hate your law! We’re proud to be lawbreakers!|
|Jesus said “Think not that I come to destroy the law..” Matthew 5:17 KJV||No, you abolished it actually!|
The old covenant in Hebrew 8:7 is not the Ten Commandments, rather it is the agreement between God and Israel which happened after the Israel were led out of Egypt..and is recorded in Exodus 19. An agreement needs at least two parties involved.
The people and not the Ten Commandments came short that is why the old agreement or covenant was found to be flawed.
Although chapter 8 is enough, but our linking of Hebrews 8:7-onwards to Exodus 19 helped us understand more the right meaning of Hebrew 8:7. This interpretation does not violate any fundamental teachings of the Bible, rather upholds God’s all-knowing attribute. God never change His standard.
Adopt our critics chaining of Hebrew 8:7 to Deut 4:13 and Exo 34:27-28 and you will experience big discrepancies to the already laid out fundamental truths of the Bible.
Praise God for His Truth!
“Hold your laughing, Satan. The truth will always stand out and will never set you free again!”