Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Short Note: The Lord wrote the same thing on the tablets of stone both times and it was he that called them ten commandments

I was taught that when Moses took up another two tablets after breaking the first two that the Lord wrote a different writing on them in consequence of the Israelite's rebellion.

But that is not correct. Both times the Lord wrote what he had spoken to them out of the midst of the fire. The scriptures even say it was the same writing.

Deuteronomy 10:4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the Lord spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the Lord gave them unto me.

And I had not realized that the phrase "the ten commandments" was literally God's description of the words he spake to them. It was what the Lord spake to Israel as recorded in Exodus 20, and also recounted in Deuteronomy 5.

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