GODS LAWS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ( EXO 20:1-25)
SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE
CLASS: JSS 1
TERM: 3rd TERM
TOPIC: GODS LAWS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ( EXO 20:1-25)
Laws are rules and regulations that guide the society. God’s law known as the Ten Commandments or Decalogue ruled the Israelites. The Ten Commandments is known as Mosaic Law. It was given to Moses on Mount Sinai. “Torah is the Hebrew word for it. The Ten Commandments are as follows:
The Ten commandments fall naturally into two divisions:
On duties to God, we are to worship only one God; worship God without the use of images, reverence God’s name as standing for His nature; and keep God’s day holy. On duties to our fellowmen, we are to honour our parents, not to commit murder, not to commit adultery, not to steal; not to lie and not to covet.
Apart from the laws of God given to Moses, in all communities of a state, organizations, groups and clubs, there are rules and regulation that regulate and decide on behaviour and structures that help them to achieve a mature, responsible free position. “Order”, they say, “is the first thing in heaven”. Various Associations, Convention, Club and even Churches, have constitution and bye-Laws which members strictly adhere to; any deviation from these surely brings about confusion and throws the congregation into disarray.
The importance of law in a nation or community cannot be over emphasized.
(c) Decalogue (d) Monograph
(b) Mount Nebo (c) Mount Sinai (d) Mount Everest
(c) 6th (d) 10th
(c) 7th (d) 10th
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