TEN COMMANDMENTS EXPLAINED
¨ The Decalog (Ten Commandments) is at the heart of the message of Deuteronomy.
List of commandments: narrowed to two categories.
– The 1st 5 = man’s relationship to God
– 2nd 5 = man’s relationship to man
Broken down by topic:
- Nature of God
- Worship of God
- Name of God
- Day of God
- Family of God
- Deals with life
- Deals with family
- Deals with property
- Deals with truthfulness
- Deals with motivation.
Two kinds of laws can be found in the Old Testament.
¨ First are broad categorical laws which set forth general principles. These laws do not specify how they are to be enforced or what penalties are to be invoked. The Ten Commandments are representative of this kind of law. They are basic policy statements for life in a…
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