5.3 The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments comprise the core of the Mosaic Law, the five books of Moses (Torah). They bring to expression the kind of conduct that is pleasing to God and the kind that displeases Him. From them, specific instructions can be derived which demonstrate how the love for God and one's neighbour commanded by Jesus Christ is to be implemented in daily life.


In the Ten Commandments, God turns to all mankind and makes each individual personally responsible for his actions and conduct of life.