The Ten Commandments Examined: Part One

A Familiar Subject

When asking people about the Bible, the Ten Commandments are a subject that many people are familiar with, even if they are not familiar with the commandments themselves. The Ten Commandments can be easily divided into two groupings: the first four commandments describe offenses against God; the remaining six commandments describe offenses against man.

The Real Problem of Phariseeism

The Pharisees

Many people recognize the Pharisees as a group of Jews who opposed the ministry of Jesus Christ in the first century. While this is true, sometimes there is confusion as to why these people opposed Jesus, and why Jesus spoke against their false teaching.

Outlaws and Jesus Christ

An Outlaw

The term “outlaw” is commonly used today to describe someone who has broken the law of the land in some fashion and is wanted by the police. This carries a large part of the original idea that term “outlaw” once held, but years ago under English Common Law (which America emulated) this term had a slightly different meaning. Not only was such a person wanted for acting “outside the law”, but they were also “outside of the law’s protection”.