"On these two commandments (to love God and our neighbor) hang all the law and the prophets." New Testament verses which unequivocally require obedience to God's law, such as 1 John 2:3-4, are said to refer to the new law of "Two Commandments" with which, it is claimed, Jesus replaced the Ten. Sounds legit, right? Jesus' red-lettered words above actually communicate the antithesis of that idea. He said that it is upon those Two that "all the law and the prophets (which include the Ten Commandments) hang, or depend. In order for a thing to depend upon something else, doesn't the dependent thing need to first exist? Yes. In order for the Ten Commandments to depend on the Two Commandments, the Ten also must first exist. And exist they do, for just as James tells us that those who kill go from being righteous before God to being a transgressor of the law before God, the same holds true for the other nine. Let us not fight against God's law, but pray that Jesus would live out His perfect obedient life through us each day. Amen.