What if we Don't Keep the Commandments?

The Bible is very clear. We ought to obey God's Law (the Ten Commandments).

  1. No other gods
  2. No idols
  3. No blasphemy
  4. Keep the Sabbath (Friday sunset to Saturday sunset)
  5. Honour your father and mother
  6. No murder
  7. No adultery
  8. No stealing
  9. No lying
  10. No coveting

For the full version of the Ten Commandments, please click here.

Transgression of this Law is called sin, which God absolutely hates.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Romans 6:23 (KJV)

All sin is considered equally bad, so if you think keeping the Sunday instead of the Sabbath is okay too, you are wrong.

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
- James 2:10 (KJV)

If you think you know God, but don't keep His Ten Commandments, you are a liar, and the truth is not in you.

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
- 1 John 2:4 (KJV)

God will not bless you.

Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
- Deuteronomy 11:26-28 (KJV)

You are considered least in the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
- Matthew 5:19 (KJV)

And you probably don't really love God.

Jesus says:

If ye love me, keep my commandments.
- John 14:15 (KJV)

None of us can keep the Ten Commandments fully, but we should try (together with the Holy Spirit) nonetheless.

Repenting is not a one-day kind of thing, it needs to happen every day.

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
- Luke 9:23 (KJV)

God is very serious about His Ten Commandments, and we should keep them.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
- Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV)

His commandments are not burdensome.

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
- 1 John 5:3 (KJV)

His yoke is easy.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
- Matthew 11:30 (KJV)

Love is the fulfillment of the Law.

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
- Romans 13:10 (KJV)

Once you know the Law, and wilfully do not keep it, there is no more sacrifice for sins.

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
- Hebrews 10:26-27 (KJV)

So again, keeping the Sunday is definitely not the same as keeping the Sabbath.

So consider the Sabbath commandment carefully.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, 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 hallowed it.
- Exodus 20:8-11 (KJV)

It's important.