At yesterday’s grand daughter’s baseball game several of us were discussing whether or not we would break a commandment to follow through with another one.. or whether we would break a commandment under dire circumstances. It was pretty even pros and cons. For example, would you commit robbery to pay off a kidnapping ransom? If you were given a choice by someone holding a child of yours at gunpoint to kill your spouse to save your child would you? What would dire circumstances be in your life that you would break a commandment and hope it justified it? Or would you always say no?
One of the other examples that was mentioned was Adam partook of the fruit of the tree of good and evil as he knew God had told him to go forth and multiply. He knew with Eve partaking of the fruit she would be exiled out of the garden so he broke one law to follow through with another