Ethical Systems In Moses Ten Commandments And Jesus'sermon On The Mount

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Evaluation of the Ten Commandments
The ethical systems taught and displayed in Moses’ Ten Commandments and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount are similar in many ways. Beginning with Moses, the greatest prophet of the Jewish faith was born in Egypt to Amram and Jochebed. Following the order for the killing of all newborn Hebrew males, Moses’ mother Jochebed sent her son down the River Nile in Egypt. Years later, Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt to what is known as Caanan or “The Promised Land”. While in the Sanai desert At Mount Sinai, Yahweh presented Moses with the Torah and The Ten Commandments. Unfortunately due to his disobedience to Yahweh, Moses was not permitted to enter The Promised Land. Instead Moses was permitted a view of the Promised
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According to the Jewish understanding, the first four commandments are for your relationship to God while commandments five through ten are laws for relationships between people. Though all of Moses’ teaching are important, reading through Exodus itself brought many strong points into view. Implementing an ethical system to sustain a relationship with God is a strong point within itself. “Thou shalt not have any other gods before me”. After reading multiple versions of this commandment, we can understand that it is meant to warm people of placing others above God as we so often do. Theists are to apply this to relationships; not to put ones spouse or significant other above God or to worship them as if they compare. In addition to this, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” is another pint that holds heavy value towards the strong points of Moses’ teachings. This commandments speaks specifically on lying and prejudices. The presented conclusion of these comments on these two commandments are commonly unthought-of and commonly broken in theist faith to which The Ten Commandments apply to in this day in time. As for weak points, the supposition that comes to mind is the idea that these commandments do not coincide with the doing and traditions of the current day. It is hard to say that the most important laws of theists should change, adapt or “improve” …show more content…
These teachings mainly highlighted the moral’s you should have towards your neighbors in order to be in Gods good will. The strongpoints of Jesus’ teachings are every last one of them. The wonderful thing about his sermon was its relevancy. From reading the sermon, he teaches an ethical system that persons of faith and gentiles can relate to. Matthew 5-7 can be considered a basic foundation of human interaction and respect. As much as people would love to believe that because they are not of the Jewish faith or Christian denomination, all people live under some sort of moral code that can be traced directly or indirectly to this

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