THE TEN COMMANDMENTS BEFORE MOSES
by Keith Hunt
BECAUSE OF WRONG READING OF THE BIBLE, BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL NOT READ THE BIBLE FROM COVER TO COVER - GENESIS TO REVELATION - THEY JUST THINK THE GREAT TEN COMMANDMENTS WERE NOT IN EXISTENCE UNTIL THE TIME OF MOSES. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. IN THIS STUDY YOU WILL BE SHOWN HOW TO FIND THE TRUTH IN VARIOUS PASSAGES OF GOD'S WORD. THE BIBLE INTERPRETS THE BIBLE.
THE SIMPLE ANSWER
Turn to the book of Romans. Chapter 5. We shall pick it up in verse 12.
"Wherefore as by one man sin entered the world, and death by sin; so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned."
The context makes it clear Paul is talking about the TWO Adams - the first Adam of Genesis one, and the Second Adam being Christ Jesus .
It should be plain in reading the first few chapters of Genesis that Adam [and Eve] disobeyed God, they ate of the fruit of the tree they were forbidden to eat. Paul was inspired to say this was SIN! Sin entered the world through Adam.
Now your question should be "What IS sin?" And you must use the Bible to give you the answer - the Bible INTERPRETS itself; otherwise you can make up your own ideas as to what is sin. And hence sin for you may not be the sin others think are sin. God tells you what sin IS!
YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWER IN 1 JOHN 3:4 AND ROMANS 7:7. PAUL SAID HE HAD NOT KNOWN LUST EXCEPT THE LAW HAD SAID, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."
Now what law in the Bible contains the words "Thou shalt not covet"? WHY IT IS THE TEN COMMANDMENT LAW OF EXODUS 20 AND DEUTERONOMY 5.
FURTHER PROOF is found in JAMES 2:10-12. The law contains the commandments James speaks about.
YOU PUT 2 AND 2 TOGETHER AND YOU INDEED GET 4!
See how simple things can be, if you read all the Bible, letting the Bible interpret itself.
BACK NOW to Romans 5. Sin, the breaking of God's Ten commandments entered the world through one man [and his wife] Adam, when they took what was not theirs to take - they STOLE - stealing what is not yours but belongs to someone else is SIN. AND because they sinned, they earned the WAGES of sin - DEATH. See that explained for you in Romans 6:23.
Going on in Romans 5 and verse 13. "For until the law [many get messed up here. Paul was saying until the law was codified and given to the people of Israel on tablets of stone through Moses) SIN WAS IN THE WORLD..." Yes sin was before Moses, before the law was codified on tablets of stone and given to ancient Israel. Notice what comes next: "BUT SIN IS NOT IMPUTED WHEN THERE IS NO LAW!"
WOW yes, how can you tell someone they have sinned, if there is no law to say what sin IS? If God's law did not exist from the beginning, then Adam and Eve did not sin! But Paul was inspired to say Adam DID SIN! And so came under the death sentence for sinning (Romans 6:23).
The policeman cannot pull you over for speeding and charge you with breaking the speeding law, IF there is NO speeding law. The whole scene of being charged and appearing in court for breaking any law, if that law did not exist, would be a comic scene of utter laughter, making no sense at all.
Paul went on to say, "NEVERTHELESS DEATH REIGNED FROM ADAM TO MOSES." (verse 14)
Put that with chapter 6:23 and again the Bible interprets itself - DEATH is the wages of SIN! And sin IS the breaking of God's law - 1 John 3:4 and Romans 7:7 and James 2:10-11.
Paul also said in this passage, "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED!" (verse 12). The New Testament makes it so very clear that ONLY ONE HUMAN PERSON has NOT sinned - Christ Jesus in the flesh. He alone of all fleshly humans never sinned, never broke the law, the Ten commandments of God. That is WHY ALL people of ALL ages from the beginning, NEED A SAVIOR!
BACK TO ADAM AND EVE AND GENESIS
NOW think about that sin of Adam.
At the beginning Adam only knew the one true God. When he went to the side of the great deceiver, Satan the Devil, he put ANOTHER god BEFORE the true God. He broke the FIRST commandment.
Adam and Eve only knew ONE parent, the God that created them from the dirt. When they sinned they broke the 5th commandment; they did not honor their parents [the Godhead beings].
When Adam and Eve sinned they STOLE, they took what was not theirs to take, they took from the tree that they were told not to touch or take from; they broke the 8th commandment.
When the first two humans sinned they bowed themselves to another god - Satan the great deceiver. They broke the 2nd commandment.
When they sinned they took the name of God in vain. They knew Him, He walked with them, talked to them; they knew He was God; they were created under His name. God had said, "Let us make man in our image." They were in effect under God's name. They sinned and took His name in vain, they broke the 3rd commandment.
Adam and Eve coveted the tree and the fruit thereof; they allowed their mind to go against what they were told was out of their bounds to partake of. They allowed themselves to covet what was not theirs to have. They broke the 10th commandment.
For the SABBATH command we go to Genesis chapter 2 and verse 3. God BLESSED and SANCTIFIED the 7th day. Sanctify means "to set apart" - it was the 4th commandment of the great Ten.
Jesus said the Sabbath day was CREATED for man, and not man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27). The Sabbath command is part of the Ten commandments - a part of what is called SIN in the Bible if you break any of them. All Ten are a unit of law, a unit that defines what is sin. None of them can be split from the others, they are a whole unit that defines what is sin, if you break any of them, you sin.
We notice God Himself using the very word SIN in Genesis chapter 4. It is found in verse 7, "....if you do NOT WELL, SIN lies at the door...." Again you should be asking yourself "What is sin?" And you again let the Bible interpret itself, to tell you what sin is, and we have seen already how God interprets it for you. No need to guess; God tells you what is sin. God interprets Himself.
In this same section of Genesis 4, we see the first MURDER....Cain kills his brother Abel. God said to Cain that Abel's blood cried to Him from the ground. God took note; He was not pleased; He would punish Cain for his sin.
Notice Genesis 6 and verse 5, God saw the WICKEDNESS of man and it was great in the earth. Now you should be asking yourself what is the Bible interpretation of "wickedness." The Bible interprets itself. The answer is found in Psalm 119: 53, "Horror has taken hold of me because of the WICKED that FORSAKE thy LAW."
In passing, in this Psalm note verse 172 - "...ALL thy COMMANDMENTS are RIGHTEOUSNESS." One of the Bible's interpretations as to what is RIGHTEOUSNESS!
PUT THIS WITH GENESIS 18 WHERE THE WORD "RIGHTEOUS" IS USED BY GOD, AS WELL AS THE WORD "SIN." YES READ ALL OF GENESIS 18.
As for TRUTH....Jesus said God's word was truth (John 17:17). But also a part of truth is "...ALL thy COMMANDMENTS are TRUTH!" (Psalm 119:115).
God IS truth. So using Bible interpretation and common logic, God always being from the beginning of creating mankind, was TRUTH, Himself being truth, His commandments were from the beginning as He created human kind.
Now notice what God said about Abraham: "Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my COMMANDMENTS, my statutes, and my LAWS" (Genesis 26:5)
WITH WHAT WE HAVE SEEN CAN IT BE SERIOUSLY THOUGHT AS GOOD THEOLOGY, TO TEACH AND/OR THINK THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD DID NOT COME TO EARTH UNTIL GIVEN TO ISRAEL BY MOSES?
SUCH THEOLOGY I MAINTAIN IS FROM PLANET PLUTO [which ain't no planet any more they tell us] - JUST SILLY, CRAZY, AND FRANKLY STUPID READING OF THE BIBLE. ANYONE TEACHING SUCH THEOLOGY IS A DUNCE IN BIBLE READING, THEY ARE NOT EVEN IN GRADE ONE IN BIBLE UNDERSTANDING.
WE HAVE MORE:
Read the passage of Genesis 12: 10-20. Abraham committed falsehood and a lie [some may say a half lie as Sarah was his half sister] , but nevertheless a breaking of the commandment against bearing false witness against thy neighbor, was hear undertaken by Abraham.
Turn to Genesis 39. read verses 7-9. Joseph is being sexually seduced by the wife of Potiphar. Notice Joseph's answer to her in verse 9, ".....how can I do this WICKEDNESS, AND SIN against my God."
WE HAVE SEEN WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS WICKEDNESS AND SIN.
I HAVE PRESENTED TO YOU VERSES AND THE BIBLE INTERPRETATION OF WORDS, THAT MAKE IT AS PLAIN AS THE NOSE ON YOUR FACE, THAT THE LAW OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS WAS FROM THE BEGINNING.
JUST TAKE A CONCORDANCE OF THE BIBLE AND LOOK UP ALL THE WORDS LIKE: SIN, WICKED/NESS, RIGHTEOUS/NESS, COMMANDMENTS, IN GENESIS, AND THEN WITH THE BIBLE INTERPRETATION OF THOSE WORDS, THAT I'VE SHOWN YOU, THE TRUTH THAT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS WERE ON EARTH BEFORE THE DAYS OF MOSES, SHOULD BE VERY EVIDENT TO YOU, UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME VERY FALSE THEOLOGY TO TRY AND UPHOLD.
Written February 2014