Q. Are the 10 Commandments only meant for Israel?
A. The 10 commandments are not just for Israel. They’re for mankind and they’ve never expired. In Matt. 5:17 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.” The difference between Israel and the Church is that Jesus paid the penalty in advance for our violations of the Law, so we don’t have to (Colossians 2:13-14). When Paul said we are not under the Law, he meant we are not subject to the penalties for breaking it.