Many misinterpret all the verses which
says: "Keep My Commandments" to mean the 10 commandments.
14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
15:10 If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I
have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.
John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His
commandments. 4 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His
commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Note: All verses that mention “Keep My
Commandments” are from Saint John, and Saint John will interpret this
statement for us, which we shall see.
22:14 Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have
right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the
Now, many people
ASSUME these verses are referring to the 10 commandments, yet there is
no indication whatsoever in these verses, or in the immediate text or
even the entire chapters that indicate this or interprets it into
meaning the 10 commandments.
So let me make a point here.
There is NO Scripture from Jesus or any of His Apostles that interprets
“Keep My Commandments” to mean keep the 10 commandments. Man, and man
only interprets “Keep My Commandments” to mean keep the 10 commandments.
So then it is just that, an assumption, a guess that “Keep My (Jesus)
Commandments” is referring to the Old Testaments 10 Commandments which
the Lord told Moses to command the Israelites to keep. For, nowhere in
the New Testament does “keep My Commandments” interprets to mean “keep
the 10 commandments”
Is it not true that Scriptures interprets Scriptures? For it
This says, man should not interpret the Scriptures, what he privately
thinks it means, his own interpretations. It is the Holy Ghost which
reveals to man what is Truth, what is interpretation. A man who
interprets Scriptures comes from man. The Holy Ghost who reveals to man
the interpretation comes from God. (John
16:13, and Corinthians
Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of
any private interpretation.
God is to be the interpreter, not man!
This is what
Joseph said to the Butler and Baker of the Pharaoh, even though they
told Joseph their dreams, Joseph did not interpret them, if he were to
have, he would have been wrong. God told him what the dreams meant.
40:8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no
interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations
belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
Two years later Pharaoh has a dream, and says to Joseph “I heard you
can interpret dreams” Joseph responds “It is not in me, God shall give
Pharaoh an answer of peace” (Gen
So Joseph by
and through his own thinking, or learning, or knowledge did not come up
with the interpretation, it was God who told Joseph what the
interpretation of the dream was.
If then God is the one
to do the interpretations, and we know through the first Chapter of the
book of John, that the Word IS God, then it is the Word of God that
interprets the Scriptures, men should not.
So then, what are His Commandments?
John 5:2 By this we
know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His
commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His
commandments: and His (Jesus) commandments are not grievous.
Now man interprets the above verse to mean the 10 Commandment, even
though Scriptures does not interpret that to mean the 10 Commandments,
it is man that says “It means the 10 Commandments” Earlier in this
Chapter as a note I said:
John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His
commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
Note: All verses that mention
“Keep My Commandments” are from Saint John, and Saint John will
interpret this statement for us”
Saint John plainly tells
us (being inspired by God” what “His Commandments” are. Man says “His
Commandments” are the 10 Commandments, what does Saint John, an Apostle
of Jesus Christ, inspired by God, indwelt with the Holy Ghost says “His
then according to the Word of God “His Commandments” is to believe on
His Son Jesus Christ AND to Love One Another as His Son Jesus commanded
us Christians to do.
John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive
of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are
pleasing in His sight. 23 And this is his commandment, (1)That we
should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, AND
(2) love one
another, as He (Jesus) gave us commandment. 24 And
he that keepeth His
commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He
abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us.
Notice it does not say “And this is
His Commandment, that we keep the 10 Commandments” NO!!! The Fathers
Commandment is for us to believe on His Son and to Love One Another as
Jesus COMMANDED us to do.
Jesus Himself tells us what His commandments are:
then according to Scriptures “His Commandments” are to believe on His
Son Jesus Christ and to do what Jesus commands us Christians to do,
which is to “Love One Another.”
15:10 If ye keep My (Jesus) commandments, ye shall abide
in My love;
even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. 11
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you,
and that your joy might be full. 12 This is My commandment, That ye
love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than
this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are My
friends, if ye do whatsoever I (Jesus) command you.
To ASSUME all the verses
that say “Keep His Commandments” are referring to the 10 Commandments
that God gave to the Israelite people, by the hand of Moses (Lev
is to believe a false doctrine. When none of the teachings of Jesus or
His Apostles teach that.
Again, Jesus Himself is quite clear what “His Commandments
We are to do all that Jesus tells us to do, not what Moses told the
Israelites to do. Tell me, After Jesus was crucified, buried, and
resurrected, was His instructions to His Disciples to go and teach all
nations to keep the 10 Commandments? No, listen to what our Lord told
15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Again we see, that
Christians are commanded to do whatsoever Jesus tells us to do, not
what Moses told the Israelites to do. And yes I fully understand that
it was the Lord who told Moses what to command the Israelites, but know
this, what the Lord commanded Moses to tell the Israelites was to the
Israelites, not to Christians who are neither Jew nor Greek, and is an
entirely different New Creature in Christ under a New Covenant not
under the old covenant.
28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world. Amen.
We are Christians are to obey what Jesus commands us
Christians to do, Are we then to obey the Apostles as well?
This is clearly saying that, all that the Apostle
teach us to do, being inspired by the Holy Ghost, are indeed
commandments from Jesus Christ.
the day in which he was taken up, after that he through
the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had
Paul confirms this in:
Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye
received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of
God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of
me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I
taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
So then we as Christians are to
do all that Jesus commands us to do AND also to do all that the
Apostles teach us to do NOT what the Lord told Moses to command the
Israelites to do.
14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him
acknowledge that the things that I (Paul) write unto you are the
commandments of the Lord.
So all the verses that say “Keep My
Commandments” are not referring to the 10 Commandments, which are the
words and teachings of men, but are indeed referring to what Jesus and
His Apostles commanded us to keep. True Christians are to keep and do
what THEY say, if they Love Jesus Christ.