Primary Precepts

A precept is defined as “a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct, an injunction as to moral conduct.” The bible is packed full of precepts! There are the 10 commandments given to Moses by God Read Exodus 20:1-17, along with over 600 rules and regulations governing the conduct of the Jews in the Old Testament. These would be of the old covenant between God and the Israelites. This is the law that condemns all men, break one and you are no longer righteous!

Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. Deuteronomy 27:26

Then there are the commandments of the New Testament from the teaching of Jesus. These precepts are of the new covenant between God and all people rooted in the accomplishment of Jesus on the cross – the forgiveness of sin and justification with God. Presented here are the primary commandments that should govern our conduct here on earth under the New Testament covenant with God. Just as with the Old Testament law, complete compliance is beyond our ability, but thanks to Jesus our failures (sins) are forgiven every day.  With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can strive to keep these commandments during our time here on earth; and every day pray for sanctification to be more like Christ. Know that the full breadth of commands and instruction goes far beyond what I have presented here. You should stay in the word of God every day to understand and grow in the faith.


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