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Has anyone attempted a unified numbering of Ten Commandments?

Has anyone attempted a unified numbering of Ten Commandments? This has, I believe, never been really seriously attempted because of the various ways in which Christians interpret the Sacred Scriptures....
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What in New Testament invalidates God’s commandments from the Old Testament?

The Old Testament contains many commandments. Some of them the New Testament explicitly says are still in force. In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he addresses some of these, including murder, adultery, ...
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Do the 10 commandments forbid desire?

I think your answers lays in the New Testament where Jesus explained how "10 commandments" work in practical use and not just in theory (also today's problem, not just Pharisees in Jesus's time) - ...
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Are Christians not permitted to have sex with wife when she's on her period?

There is no external law that binds the Christian. 1 Corinthians 6:12 "All things are lawful to me," but not all things do profit. "All things are lawful to me," but I will not be mastered by ...
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What in New Testament invalidates God’s commandments from the Old Testament?

The law serves a good and honourable function - it is a schoolmaster to bring to Christ. It teaches us of our need of him. And then, it has done its work. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to ...
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Does 1 Kings 15:5 suggest that King David was exempt from following some commandments?

The text in question was written during the reign of a very sinful king of Judah, Abijah, who reigned briefly in Jerusalem. The key point about the assessment of this king is in verse 3 which tells us:...
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Is moonlighting an offense against Ten Commandments?

When you take the job you agree to these terms in exchange for money. If you fail to fulfill the terms yet take the money, you are stealing.
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What in New Testament invalidates God’s commandments from the Old Testament?

The whole letter to the Galatians is evidence the law has ceased in its ceremonial aspect, and the moral law has ceased in its condemning aspect for those who truly believe. But now, after that ye ...
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Are Christians not permitted to have sex with wife when she's on her period?

Are Christians not permitted to have sex with wife when she's on her period? Acts 15:29 refers back to Leviticus 17 and 18, where the laws which apply to Gentiles ("strangers"/"alien&...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

In addition to the commands given to Adam and Noah, we have the book of Job. Many believe that Job lived between Abraham and Moses, and that Moses or Joshua wrote that book down. Job is filled with ...
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Has anyone attempted a unified numbering of Ten Commandments?

There have indeed been attempts unify or recover the "original form" of the Ten Commandments but no such effort has gained much traction in the Ecumenical Movement. Here is one such attempt ...
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1 Samuel 15:3 killing of children

God's reasons for commanding the destruction of the Amalekites were many. Some of them were: To punish the crimes of the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:2: ‘I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to ...
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What in New Testament invalidates God’s commandments from the Old Testament?

There's a simpler argument, I think, than looking at the text of the New Testament to determine if the Old Testament laws apply (though the support from the NT is good). We can simply ask: Between ...
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What in New Testament invalidates God’s commandments from the Old Testament?

All of the Ten Commandments are still in force. Jesus discussed many of them in Matthew 5:17-48 and explicitly upheld them: 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I ...
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What is the difference between commandments, testimonies, statutes, precepts, judgements, and law?

I also am trying to understand these Biblical terms. I have not found an article at Chabad.org, which is my usual go-to in matters of Old Testament. From what I have found thus far: I believe, "Law" ...
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Is moonlighting an offense against Ten Commandments?

None of the Ten Commandments deals with specifically with moonlighting. However the employee might be in violation of the commandments against stealing, bearing false witness and coveting. Regarding ...
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1 John 5:3 — What are "his commandments?" and how are they "not heavy?" (Protestantism)

"Protestantism" is rather broad, but generally "his commandments" would be all of God's commandments for Man that weren't given as part of a specific covenent. For instance, prohibitions against ...
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How many commandments in the New Testament are in the imperative in the Greek?

The answer to the last part of the question, in the body rather than the heading, is no. A commandment is not necessarily in the imperative. Jesus said You shall love the Lord your God with all ...
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According to Baptist teachings, what are the actual precepts God requires of us who are his?

It is pretty widely accepted, that the old testament Jews believed this too be the most important precept, was this Deuteronomoy 6:4-5 called the "Shema" 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the ...
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What is the difference between commandments, testimonies, statutes, precepts, judgements, and law?

Commandments Derived from a verb signifying to command or ordain. Such as God’s command to Adam about the tree; to Noah about constructing the ark. Law This word is formed from a verb which means ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

The phrase in Gen 26 may be another way of saying what was already said in Gen. 18:19, which refers to keeping "the way of the Lord." God declares that said Abraham kept this way by doing ...
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1 Samuel 15:3 killing of children

The word "Kill" has different meanings/definitions depending on the context. For example: to kill an animal to kill/execute/hang a murderer to kill/murder a person to kill time The word ...
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How many non-decalogue commandments from the Old Testament are still morally binding for Christians?

Jesus affirmed the two greatest commandments because "All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" (Matthew 22:40). Paul says similarly in Romans 13:8, "Let no debt ...
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Why does the Christian doctrine seem so far from the Bible?

The Differences between the Doctrine of Christ and 1 - Circumcision 2 - Feast days 3 - Following the statutes & judgements 4 - Keeping the Sabbath The four items mentioned in the question pertain ...
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Why does the Christian doctrine seem so far from the Bible?

Welcome to the site. I'm assuming you are just starting to investigate Christianity. This is a good question, so I'll try to give you a simple answer. Most of the Bible, which we call the Old ...
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Do the 10 commandments forbid desire?

The Tenth Commandment does not forbid desires; it forbids desires for the wrong things. We can know this by examining the meaning of this Hebrew word. -From Strong's concordance [H2530], this ...
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What is the original source of summary of the 10 Commandments, which Jesus quotes in Mtt 22: 35-40?

I am not aware of Catholic teaching on the subject. However "love your neighbour as yourself is a quote from leviticus 19:8. Rabbai Hillel is often cited as the first person who uses it as a ...
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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated? Before the Law of Moses, there was the natural law which is ascribed on the hearts of all mankind. St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans is ...
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