This thread is intended to address the following question/challenge from DHK-- DHK said Now if you have been reading the posts, my challenge was to demonstrate through the gospels where Jesus came preaching the Ten Commandments. "You must be born again" is not the Ten Commandments. Neither is the First Epistle of John the word of Jesus. Pay attention!! http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=940706&postcount=316 [/quote] Apparently some find it hard to believe that before the Cross – God’s own Son would honor and promote God’s own Ten Commandments. Which in fact are the Words of Christ in the OT for God the Son – IS the God of the OT!! The pre-Cross teaching on the Commandments – Notice that when speaking to a non-Christian – non-follower, the reference “the commandments” is still fully understood. Matt 19:17 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Christ condemns those who would break “the Commandments” of God for the sake of man-made tradition – and this is done while speaking to Jewish leaders and referencing the 5th commandment! Christ’s followers continue to keep the Sabbath commandment and so we can see that they were obeying His command that they should “Love Me and Keep My Commandments” John 14:15 (which in fact is quoting from the 3rd commandment in Exodus 20) Why do the Gospel writers take such care to teach us what Christ commanded them? Here again we see the NT writers doing that very thing – as they tell us PRIMARILY of the Words and Teaching of Christ PRE-Cross! And of course “His Blood” did a great job of noting the Bible challenged view of those that would even deny the promotion of God’s Ten Commandments PRE-Cross not just POST-Cross.