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The Condensed Bible

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God gave humanity Ten Fundamental Commandments which are easy to read, understand and apply. He gave no exceptions to them because there are none.

The Ten Commandments as listed in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 are:

+ Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.

+ Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing. Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them.

+ Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

+ Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day.

+ Honour thy father and thy mother.

+ Thou shalt not kill.

+ Thou shalt not commit adultery.

+ Thou shalt not steal.

+ Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

+ Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour' s house: neither shalt thou desire his wife, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox,  or his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Jesus confirmed those Fundamental Divine Laws:

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. [Matthew 5:17]

Jesus simplified the Ten Commandments further:

'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.  [Matthew 22:37-40]

That is, on those two commandments the initial Ten Commandments are synthesized without  any of them losing validity.


Jesus clearly told us that the violation of Divine Law had negative consequences.

As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way, or your adversary may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.” [Luke 12:58-59]

He also taught us that the suffering of those consequences may be mitigated by appealing to Divine Mercy: Try hard to be reconciled on the way.

Jesus gave us the parable of the Lost Sheep and Lost Son [Luke 15] confirming the reality that there is Mercy for those who break Divine Law and come back to God with a humble and contrite heart. 

For this Mercy to be applicable the violator must strive to avoid sin.

"Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin." [John 8:11]


Jesus clearly told us that if we made the attainment of the Kingdom of God our first priority, all else that we may need in the physical world would be surely secured as the result of our normal efforts in the physical world. his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. [Luke 12:31]


Jesus clearly told us that if we rejected the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God) there would be no forgiveness.

...anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. [Matthew 12:32]

The reason being is that only God can forgive man, and if man rejects God, who will then forgive him?


Jesus clearly told us to expect the Tribulation, and all that would follow it, before He comes back.

Take you heed therefore; behold I have foretold you all things. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. And the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the powers that are in heaven, shall be moved.  [Mark 13:23-24]


Jesus gave us the Keys that allows us to benefit from all His Graces and to also mitigate the consequences of the Tribulation:  Those Keys are Faith and belonging to His Family.

Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. [Matthew 17:20]


Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother. [Matthew 12:50]

With those two Keys:

....whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. [Mark 11:24]


The tremendous importance of prayer is illustrated by His many examples.

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. [Luke 6:12]

....he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. [Luke 9:28]


Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." [Matthew 26:36]

The reality that Jesus, the Christ, the Spirit of God in the flesh, needed to pray, greatly underscores the need of fallen man to pray in earnest and spend much time alone with God.


If we sincerely strive to live as indicated by CHAPTERS I through VII we will go on to Eternal Life.

I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. [John 14:3]

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Published on July 26th, 2016

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