Most Christians know about the Ten Commandments. Many Christians feel obligated to follow the Ten Commandments, or at least certain interpretations of the Ten Commandments, in their daily lives. But in addition to the Ten Commandments, the Old Testament contains about 620 more commandments. Many of these were given at the exact same time as the Ten Commandments, yet you don’t hear much about them.
Are Christians obligated to follow the Old Testament commandments? If so, which ones? If Christians only have to follow certain ones, how do you know which ones you have to follow?
Questions like these have been asked in Christianity since the very beginning.
This podcast begins by examining the Ten Commandments. Exactly what is commanded in those and how do we know? Do any Christians really follow them? Then we move on to the other commandments and consider some of the problems created when Christians select which of the Old Testament commandments to follow and which to ignore.
But in doing that, we encounter an even larger question: How do we incorporate the Old Testament into Christianity? As we consider that question, we have to wonder: Is Christianity an offshoot of Judaism, or is Christianity something entirely different?