The Law of God as Changed by Man

The following is from The Great Controversy, p. 480/481.

The law of God can be found in Exodus 20:3-17.

The modified "law" comes from the General Catholic Catechism.

Here are the changes they made:

  • Second commandment (no idols) removed
  • Sabbath day "changed" to Sunday
  • Tenth commandment split into two, to get ten commandments again

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THE LAW OF GOD
I
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
II
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto the thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.
III
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.
IV
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hollowed it.
V
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI
Thou shalt not kill.
VII
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII
Thou shalt not steal.
IX
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
X
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
THE COUNTERFEIT LAW OF MAN
I
I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
The Second Commandment (no idols) has been left out.
II [actually III]
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
III [actually IV]
Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
The Sabbath day has been "changed" to the first day (Sunday).
IV [actually V]
Honor thy father and thy mother.
V [actually VI]
Thou shalt not kill.
VI [actually VII]
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VII (actually VIII)
Thou shalt not steal.
VIII [actually IX]
Thou shalt not bear false witness.
IX [actually X]
Thou shalt not covert thy neighbor's wife.
First half of the Tenth Commandment.
X
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.
Second half of the Tenth Commandment.

Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, ... and he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws.
- Daniel 7:23,25 (KJV)

Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change [from Sabbath to Sunday] was her act. And the act is the mark of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters.
- Faith of Our Fathers, p. 14