The Sixteen Commandments


#1

THE SIXTEEN COMMANDMENTS OF JESUS

  1. Do not get angry. (Matt 5:22)
  2. Do not commit adultery. (Matt 5:28)
  3. Do not separate from your spouse. (Matt 5:32)
  4. Do not take an oath (Matt 5: 34)
  5. Do not resist an evil person (Matt 5:39)
  6. Give to the one who asks you for something. (Matt 5:42)
  7. Love your enemies, pray for them, and do good to them. (Matt 5:44)
  8. Do not give alms, pray, or fast in order to receive praise from people. (Matt 6:1,5,16)
  9. Pardon people for their blunders. (Matt 6: 14)
  10. Do not hoard goods or be a slave to money. (Matt 6: 19,24)
  11. Do not be anxious about your physical needs. (Matt 6:31,34)
  12. Do not condemn people. (Matt 7:1)
  13. Do not give holy things to those who cannot appreciate them. (Matt 7:6)
  14. Ask for what you need, and you will be given it. (Matt 7:7)
  15. Whatever you want people to do for you, do for them (Matt 7:12)
  16. Beware of false prophets. (Matt7:15)

#2

Thanks Don, I like it. Is this from you or a re post from somewhere else?


#3

Chad, I lifted them directly from Jesus’ words in Matthew 5,6,and 7. I did change the wording somewhat in some of them in order to clarify them or to modernize them.


#4

Those sound easy enough.

(tongue planted firmly in cheek)


#5

Paidion said :
THE SIXTEEN COMMANDMENTS OF JESUS
1.Do not get angry. (Matt 5:22)
2.Do not commit adultery. (Matt 5:28)
3.Do not separate from your spouse. (Matt 5:32)
4.Do not take an oath (Matt 5: 34)
5.Do not resist an evil person (Matt 5:39)
6.Give to the one who asks you for something. (Matt 5:42)
7.Love your enemies, pray for them, and do good to them. (Matt 5:44)
8.Do not give alms, pray, or fast in order to receive praise from people. (Matt 6:1,5,16)
9.Pardon people for their blunders. (Matt 6: 14)
10.Do not hoard goods or be a slave to money. (Matt 6: 19,24)
11.Do not be anxious about your physical needs. (Matt 6:31,34)
12.Do not condemn people. (Matt 7:1)
13.Do not give holy things to those who cannot appreciate them. (Matt 7:6)
14.Ask for what you need, and you will be given it. (Matt 7:7)
15.Whatever you want people to do for you, do for them (Matt 7:12)
16.Beware of false prophets. (Matt7:15)

All right! Let’s have some fun/education. Help me out Don. Opening a conversation. :grinning:

So #1, 9 & 12 are staple Christian thoughts. We are to control ourselves.

#4 is a stinker :laughing: We seldom go through any legal process with out a written oath. :confused:

#13 and #6 is a bit of a challenge, to some it may seem as a contradiction.

#10 & #11 are basic tribal instincts. We want to take care of ourselves and our prosperity. In the USA, that is an ingrained Idea.

#15 is the golden rule

#11 and #14 kind of go arm and arm, but we can converse about that.

The marriage /sexual stuff is what it is for most Christians.

#7 and # 16 are the deal breakers in my opinion. I can understand the #7 in the context of first century Rome, but I have to admit, to be believing in # 16 today is a bit of a stretch. WHO THE HELL KNOWS? :laughing:

Peace.


#6

You don’t have to swear an oath. In Canada there are provisions for those who cannot conscientiously swear an oath. They are permitted simply to “affirm” in writing that a given statement is true.


#7

Thanks Don, I was expecting an assault. You are a gentleman. Everyone should know that fact. :grinning: