This is the third post in a series, for the previous please click HERE.
I believe I have now established why one can scripturally believe that the Ten Commandments were not separate from the Torah in any material way. That being the case the following two verses undermine SDA teachings quite dramatically.
“by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” Col 2:14 ESV
“by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,” Eph 2:15 ESV
At the very least, the burden of proof is now on SDA to demonstrate Biblically that the Ten Commandments are separate. They cannot just say that they are separate and expect anyone to take them seriously without clear, exegetical proof.
The next logical question is if the Ten Commandments are obsolete as scripture teaches. Does that now mean that it is okay to murder, lie, commit adultery, etc? Well the answer to that is obviously no. I will cover this in a later post. There are still a great deal more verses that need to be studied before jumping to the good stuff!