44. The ten commandments:
The gospel tells us that a young man came to Jesus and asked him: "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” Jesus replied: "if you want to receive eternal life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19, 17). In this manner, he indicated what the way to heaven is.
Indeed, the fulfillment of the commandments is the way to save us. Those who do not comply with them are condemned. God revealed to Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. They were engraved on two tablets of stone so that the people will never forget them. Jesus perfected the law and instructed the church to keep and taught it to all men. Following Jesus Christ involves keeping the Commandments.