What’s wrong with keeping the Ten Commandments?

Today, just as in the past, many of us believe that we should keep our Creator’s Commandments. We are saved by grace through faith, and not of works. We know that there is no commandment that we can keep that will save us; however, once we have received that grace through the shed blood of Messiah, we want to live according to His commandments, by the power of the Holy Spirit – commandments that He said will remain valid and will not change as long as heaven and earth exist.

What’s wrong with that? What is wrong with keeping the Ten Commandments?

For those who claim to believe in the God of the Bible it’s hard to find a problem with simply doing what He says. Even so, that is exactly what some people do. They get all upset by the idea that our Creator has rules and regulations. They want to do what is right in their own eyes.

They call us Judaizers, even though the Ten Commandments were given by the God of both the Old and New Testament — Given not only to Jewish people, or exclusively to the tribes of Israel, but to a mixed multitude when He spoke them from Mt. Sinai.

They say that we are being legalistic – somehow blocking out of their mind the fact that we make no claim of salvation by way of works.

Why do they try so hard to find something wrong with keeping the Ten Commandments? They do it because they do not want to be subject to our Creator’s laws and are desperate to find any excuse for breaking them.

What do you say? What is wrong with keeping the Ten Commandments? What is right about not keeping them?

Earnestly contending for the faith once delivered to the saints; I’m Richard Rives with Just the Facts.

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