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Ten laws inscribed upon stone tablets by God atop Mount Sinai, which Moses presented to his followers.

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Are the ten commandments a reflection of the character of God?

Which denominations would teach, either directly or indirectly, that the ten commandments are a reflection of God's character? And how would such a claim be asserted?
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Why is intellectual work not considered servile work?

Why is intellectual work not considered servile work prohibited by the 3rd Commandment on Sundays and feast days? Doesn't the soul need rest just as much as the body those days? St. Thomas, defending ...
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What does the Catholic Church teach about the observance of Sunday?

We have in Exodus 20:8-11, the Third Commandment in which the Lord instructs Israel to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. The Commandment is elaborated to explain that just as God had rested after ...
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What (if anything) are the differences between God's Will, Commands of Jesus, Ten Commandments? [closed]

Is there a difference between: God's Will and the Commands of Jesus God's Will and the 10 Commandments The Commands of Jesus and the 10 Commandments
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Why is there no cross-reference to Deut 5:9-10 on the loving nature of God the Father , in the New Testament?

We read in Deut 5:9-10 : ..for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to ...
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How many Commandments were on each of Moses tablets?

I know it's maybe not the most important thing in Christianity but I still got curious. We know that Moses got from God two tablets with the Ten Commandments. So how many Commandments were on each ...
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What doctrine of the Catholic Church covers the commandment, "Thou shall not commit adultery."?

I am having a discussion with my friend about what church doctrine is applied to the 6th Commandment, "Thou shall not commit adultery." I believe it falls under the doctrine of faith/...
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Why is Judaism's ten commandments different from Catholicism's? [duplicate]

I was reading a Tampa Bay Times article published on 5 March 2005, Jewish, Catholic, Protestant commandments differ, which prompted my question: Why is Judaism's ten commandments different from ...
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Did the Catholic Bible change one of ten commandments? [duplicate]

Did the Catholic Bible change 1 of 10 commandments?
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Which denominations teach that all Christians must obey all the 10 Commandments literally?

Which denominations teach that all Christians must obey all the 10 Commandments literally? Including, but not limited to, teaching that Christians must observe the Sabbath as it was understood by the ...
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When is it morally acceptable to lie? [closed]

Lying is a sin. It is a violation of one of the Ten Commandments, and a disobeying of God. However, there are many instances in the Bible where someone may lie (usually to protect someone), and God ...
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How do non-Sabbatarians interpret Revelation 14:12?

Revelation 14:12 (KJV) 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. I've seen Sabbatarians bring up this verse of Revelation as ...
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What are the teachings of Catholic Church on the existence or otherwise of Lesser Gods in the context of Ex 20:5?

We see the Lord telling the Israelite at Ex 20:5: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the ...
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Do Catholics violate Torah laws? [duplicate]

As is well-known, Judaism rejects all statues based on the Torah. The Presbyterian Church and Protestants reject making statutes but Roman Catholics made many statues of Jesus, Mary, Peter, and Paul. ...
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Are the Ten Commandments a perfect summary of all the commandments found in the Bible?

Many Christians claim that Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) are special because they summarize the "moral law" of God. However, in the Old Testament we find about 613 commandments, and similarly ...
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How should Christians who work with fiction approach material which uses the Lord’s name in vain?

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Exodus 20:7 (KJV) As an example of a work of fiction pertaining to my ...
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Why aren't the two greatest commandments part of the Decalogue?

In Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV) Jesus says: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all ...
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What are the origins of the theory, present in the "Didascalia Apostolorum", about the existence of a "First Law" and a "Second Law"?

I recently read a study on the "Didascalia Apostulorum",probably composed in Syria in the first half of the third century AD. I was very impressed by the theory contained therein, according to which ...
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Do the 10 commandments forbid desire?

The bible passages Exodus 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to ...
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If the Holy Trinity is defined as three distinct faces, people or persons of God, does this not directly contradict the first commandment? [closed]

THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS ON MY FACE. One of the most common explanations I've seen floating around in the Internet is a picture: It denotes the 'Godhead'. In my understanding, heads, and ...
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How does the "church" reconcile breaking the 2nd commandments religiously? [closed]

I have been seeking after our Lord for many years now, I pray that the Holy Spirit amplify my faith and discerning of truth. Having researched for many years I find myself wondering how has the church ...
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Does R.C. Sproul elaborate on his position regarding images of Christ?

In discussions of theologians who take the continental Reformed view of the 2nd commandment (as opposed to the Westminster / Puritan view), people often point out this brief quote by R.C. Sproul: ...
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What would be a divine image of a form that is in the water below the earth?

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. There shall be for you no other gods before me. You shall not ...
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How are the bread and wine explained by those who forbid images of Jesus?

This question is directed at those who subscribe to the Westminster Standards, particularly Westminster Larger Catechism 109, which reads: The sins forbidden in the second commandment are [...] the ...
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According to Catholicism do any of the Ten Commandments directly relate to tax evasion?

Evasion of tax eg. Income Tax is a punishable offence under the civil laws in many countries. But many Christians seldom get the feeling of having sinned if they have evaded tax. I wish to know if ...
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Is sharing "Fake News" and gossiping "Fake News" a mortal sin? (Catholic perspective)

In light of the current media trend of reporting and resorting to fake news and gossiping, and some netizens are somehow careless in becoming an instruments to spread it. Some social media users ...
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Origin of the (mis)translation "Ten Commandments"

The Old Testament speaks of the עשרת הדברים in Deuteronomy 4:13, a phrase which is translated almost without exception to be the "Ten Commandments" (see here). However, the word הדברים is never else ...
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Are the Ten Commandments in OT arranged in the order of their importance to the believer?

At Luke 18:18-20 we see: A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. You know ...
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Why in the Roman Catholic Church does the sixth commandment differ between languages?

I noticed that in the Roman Catholic Church, in English, the sixth commandment is "You shall not commit adultery" but in Spanish it is "No cometerás actos impuros" which translates into "You shall not ...
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Meaning of the original Hebrew of "thou shall not" in the ten commandments

I noticed that in German (Luther's translation) it says "Du sollst nicht" for "thou shall not." To me, this sounds more like "thou should not," which makes more sense to me, because if the Almighty ...
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Adam and Eve, and the 10 Commandments

This question is regarding a part of an answer in a question on Hermeneutics.SE, Adam and Eve violated all 10 commandments in the garden. The 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:1-7) You shall have no ...
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Has the prohibition against construction and veneration of statues and images been abrogated?

I'm Catholic, so I subscribe to the idea that constructing and venerating images and statues is permissible and encouraged as a matter of Church dogma. However I must admit that I find it hard to ...
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Ten commands say to kill is wrong so why did God tell the people to kill the man who gathered sticks on the Sabbath? [duplicate]

In Numbers there is the story of the man who gathered sticks on the Sabbath and then God commanded the people to kill the man. However the 10 commandments make it clear that to kill is wrong. I ...
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Why do some Christians object to images of Jesus?

Within some branches of Protestantism, many Christians believe that "images of Jesus" are sinful, and that Christians should not attempt to produce them. Some go so far as to say that they should be ...
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What in Deuteronomy implies that God gave those laws through Moses and not directly?

According to the Catholic Church, what are the differences in the way the Mosaic/Deuteronomic Laws are given versus the Ten Commandments. I have been led to understand that there is a difference by ...
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Do Catholics consider saying "Jeez(e)!" to be a violation of the Second Commandment?

Is saying "Jeez(e)!" (also: Geez(e), Jese, Jez, and with lower-case initial) using God's name in vain? According to the OED, the U.S. slang interjections Jeez(e and gee (from which comes gee ...
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What is LDS policy/teaching on not taking God's name in vain in languages where it is extremely common?

Latter-day Saints, like many Christians, are encouraged to not use phrases like "Oh my God!" because they are seen as violations of the commandment to not take the name of God "in vain." However, in ...
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Is there a theological lesson (modern or traditional) in who carved the tablets for each set of the Ten Commandments?

With regard to the actual stone tablets of the Ten Commandments (not the writing on them), in the first case it clearly describes the tablets of being made by Yahweh, whereas in the second case they ...
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In Catholicism is salvation by grace alone or by following the ten commandments and confession? [duplicate]

I have many catholic friends, and lately I have been engaging them as to whether or not they believe that salvation is by grace alone. My one catholic friend, (who would label themselves as an "...
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How do Reformed Churches justify applying the 4th commandment to the Lord's Day?

It is understood why Sunday is the Christian celebration every week, but it is not clear how the classically reformed justify applying the fourth commandment concerning the Sabbath, which was given to ...
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According to Catholicism, does the eighth commandment (Do not bear false witness) obligate us to always tell the truth?

According to Catholic Teaching, does the eighth commandment You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. obligate us to always tell the truth? Are there times when we are under no ...
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The question of graven images [duplicate]

It seems to me that people are having a serious problem defining what the Bible means in reference to the graven image, so I pose this question: if the Bible says not to create any graven images, then ...
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What is the Catholic Church's explanation of its listing of the Ten Commandments?

From Decalogue in Exodus 20:2-17 (RSVCE) and Deuteronomy 5:6-21 (RSVCE) has the the Catholic Church explained in her history and Tradition how she settled on this list of the Ten Commandments? One ...
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Why doesn't God have to keep his own commandments such as "Do not murder"?

In the Bible God gives many commands, but he doesn't seem to have to keep all of them himself. For example in the Ten Commandments God instructs his people not to murder (Exodus 20:13). But God ...
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Are Catholics obligated to follow the 4th Commandment in Heaven?

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath to The Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or ...
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Why do some Christians wear crosses? [closed]

Why do some Christians wear crosses? What is the purpose of wearing the cross? What is the point of wearing the cross with a tiny Jesus on it? Is wearing a cross with or without Jesus a violation of ...
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Why must we obey the ten commandments if Jesus died for our sins? [duplicate]

I was told that you must please God if you want to have paradise after life, therefore you should follow the Ten Commandments, but then what does that mean about Jesus? I realized he died for our sins ...
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What does Acts 13:39 mean? [duplicate]

Acts 13:39 (NIV) — Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. If the law of Moses is not anymore valid, ...
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What is the difference of the 10 commandments from other Biblical laws? [closed]

What distinction do The 10 Commandment have over other rules in the Bible? Is breaking any of The 10 Commandments an immortal, unforgivable sin while other sins are not? I just want to know the ...
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Thou shall not kill? [duplicate]

God says thou shall not kill as one of the Ten Commandments but he actually instructs his chosen people to kill numerous times throughout the Old Testament. Then there is tons of killing, persecution, ...
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