Christian Churches of God
PO Box 369, WODEN ACT 2606, AUSTRALIA
Coordinator-General: Wade Cox
(Edition 3.0 19990525-20110925-20120905)
The Commanded Reading of the Law on the Sabbath year at Tabernacles explaining the structure of Biblical Law and the Prophets is contained in this comprehensive series of papers centred on the Two Great Commandments. Scripturally they are required reading for any professing Bible student.
Mark 12:29-31: “Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.' This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these."”
In this quote from Mark Jesus is reminding those who asked him that there is only ONE Almighty God and that the greatest commandment is not only love, but also to acknowledge that the object of our worship is to be only ONE, Eloah.
This text explains the sequence and method of reading the law of God and explains the continuing obligation to identify the Sabbath and why it must be read in the Sabbath Years.
This text shows the outline Bible structure of the Law and the Prophets.
and the First Commandment (No. 253)
This text shows the start of the Law and the focal point of the faith, namely the One True God
and the Second Commandment (No. 254)
This text shows the focus of the Bible in terms of idolatry and the worship of images within its Biblical setting and structure.
and the Third Commandment (No. 255)
This text shows the focus of the Name of God and the protection of His authority within the Law of God as revealed in Scripture.
and the Fourth Commandment (No. 256)
This text shows the structure of the Law as it relates to the Sabbath system and the structure of the Calendar and Bible Prophecy.
Second Great Commandment (No. 257)
This Second Great Commandment underpinning the remainder of the Law and the Prophets explains the last six commandments.
and the Fifth Commandment (No. 258)
The Fifth Commandment concerns the structure of the society and the nation and explains Bible Law and mutual obligation.
and the Sixth Commandment (No. 259)
The Sixth Commandment explains the concept of the sanctity of life and the right to take life within the Law of God.
and the Seventh Commandment (No. 260)
Law relating to the Seventh Commandment governs all sexual morality and sexual ethics in human society.
and the Eighth Commandment (No. 261)
Law relating to the Eighth Commandment governs all property rights in human society.
and the Ninth Commandment (No. 262)
Law relating to the Ninth Commandment governs the principles of the system of justice and truth within all society.
Scripture relating to the Tenth Commandment elevates the system of Law from the physical to the spiritual plane and ties all of the Law and the Prophets to the Spirit of God.
Some key supporting texts:
"Let us hear the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and Keep His Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man" (Eccl. 12:13).
"And the Dragon was wroth with the woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the Commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (Rev. 12:17; cf. 14:12).
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