God gave the Ten Commandments to humanity through Moses. Whenever there are framed rules, they would be updated in due course. Every constitution is amended and new definitions are given. It is God who gave the Ten Commandments. Hence he is the competent authority to amend the Ten Commandments. Will God update the Ten Commandment in some near future?
Will God update the Ten Commandments?
God gave the Ten Commandments of the Mount Sinai. God liberated the Israel from the fetters of Egypt. They set out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses. When they entered the Desert of Sinai, Godspoke to the people through Moses and asked them keep the covenant of God.
Updating is not the revision by churches
“Updating the Ten Commandments” does not mean to change the words of old version as some churches do in new translations. For example, two years back the UK based Telegraph published he news with the title "Churches adopt new Ten Commandments" and hundreds of churches across the country were preaching an updated version of the Ten Commandments, rewritten to reflect modern values. It is not the meaning of updating.
Modern man wants to fit everything to his own convenience. He wants to give new definitions to the laws of God. Can the original meaning - not the revision of words - of the Ten Commandments given to Moses and found in the Old Testament be changed? Are these commandments flexible as per the whims and fancies or the will and pleasure of man? Who can revise or update the Ten Commandments?
Whocan update the Ten Commandments?
Only God can do this revision or updating and nobody else can do it. According to the Biblical book of Jeremiah, the laws of God are written in the hearts of all humans. God says, "I will put my law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people." (Jeremiah 31: 33) It is the voice of conscience that dictates the Commandments of God. The views of societies or communities may change, but not the laws of God.
Jesus simplified the Ten Commandments
Jesus was born on earth to give the New Commandment or to simplify the Ten Commandments into the single criterion – Love. When the Jews asked Jesus about the Commandments of Moses, Jesus highlights the Commandment of Love, which contains all the Ten Commandments in it.
Jesus said, "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." Again he gives the New Commandment in the definition of Love. He said, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13: 34)