I agree with stylteralmaldo, what does the Coc teach about the ten commandments? What about these passages:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fufill.""Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place.Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven."(Matt.5:17-20)
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments." (John 14: 15) Read John 14 : 15-31)
Now I have heard the argument from some protestants that the 10 commandments are not Jesus’ commandments. We all know God wrote the 10 commandments for Moses to give to the people. But is not Jesus God? Jesus obeys the Father, as we all should obey the Father , the Son and the Holy Spirit. They are all one. The same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Christ speaks with clarity, He says whoever loves him will keep his commandments. There are more than just the 10 commandments. He also commands we be baptized, eat his flesh and drink his blood,love our neighbor as he loves us. The list goes on. Anyone who thinks all they have to do is make a one time declaration of excepting Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour, is not reading the entire Word of God. Of course we have to believe jesus is our saviour, in addition we must keep His commandments, ALL OF HIS COMMANDMENTS!
When Paul tells Timothy “all scripture is inspired…” He is most definitely talking about the Old Testament. The OT is all that was written and compiled in Timothy’s infancy. There is a quote that goes,“The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.”
As someone once said ,“Our Lord speaks with clarity, it is black or white, anything in the gray area is from the devil.”
" Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
(Matt 7: 13-14) This passage speaks volumes to me. I am so grateful for my faith!!! The teachings of the Catholic Church are the teachings of Jesus Christ. The church teaches we must obey all that Christ commands. Sure we will fall short, because we are sinners. I pray that I stay in a state of grace.
“But he who endures to the end will be saved.” (Matt 24:13)
"And behold, one came up to him, saying. “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” And He said to him,“Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good.If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”(Matt 19:16-17)