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Do I have to keep the Ten Commandments?

I’d suggest that my two books Lifetime Guarantee and What God Wishes Christians Knew About Christianity will answer most of your questions. They’re available on our Web site.

As to the Ten Commandments, of course they’re to be obeyed, but Christ will do this for us, through us. Here’s an exerpt from What God Wishes Christians Knew About Christianity that speaks to the issue:

 

The Scriptures say that God has written His laws on our hearts and minds (Hebrews 10:16). Let’s clarify that. Romans 13:8-10 says that agape love summarizes the whole law. Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was. He gave two imperatives that summed up the whole law of God: “…You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets (Matthew 22:37-40). That summary of the whole law is “written on your heart and mind.” Let me prove it. You love God, and that’s a ten! You don’t always act like it, but you love Him at level ten. Now for the second part: You love people. You may not like them, but you love them—even the world’s current despot. You wish he could get saved. You hate what he does, but you wish he could know Jesus, and that’s a ten! You realize that under other circumstances you could have been just as weird as that guy is. Right? The fact that you have these two loves proves that you’ve had the heart transplant spoken of in Ezekiel 36:26-27.