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Featured Christians! Now which Mosaic Laws are still in force for you?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by oldbadger, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. KenS

    KenS Veteran Member
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    Christians aren't under the Mosaic law, the are under the Abrahamic Covenant.

    That being said, "Love God and Love your neighbor as yourself" will pretty much cover everything.

    PS... Can I make up for the 1 year lost of just knowing my wife and not having to work? :D
     
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  2. Darkforbid

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    How would that cover the ones I hear most from atheists: shellfish and mixed fibres
     
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  3. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    The only 'drive' within me is the yes/no do/don't this-counts/that-doesn't responses that some Christians can offer in various discussions and debates.

    I don't have a fixed agenda, but will follow the responses here.

    Let's see how it goes, and thank you again for your input. :)
     
  4. KenS

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    Back then we didn't have the knowledge of today... even today you can die from eating shellfish.

    But atheists will try to use just about anything including mixed fibers :)
     
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  5. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Can I assume from your post that Christians, or your kind of Christians, do not have to follow what Jesus said?
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Thankyou for your post.
    Can I take it from the above quote that you tend to take Paul's words before those of Jesus? Would that be right?
     
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    Yep, that what I mean. I personally don't think the golden rule is a catch all
     
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  8. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I like your 'Love and Truth' motto beside your Avatar.

    Well, yes, I have found that some Christians can turn many quotations of Jesus and others in to almost any meaning that they need.
    Others can be of high integrity, of course.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    The above sent to another.
    Yes.... so far the responses are consistent.

    If this continues then I will have discovered exactly how to answer those who chuck Mosaic Laws about! :D

    But at the same time I am sad, because the beautiful laws are disguarded as well. Example:-
    Deuteronomy
    {15:7} If there be among you a poor man of one of thy
    brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the
    LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine
    heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
     
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    The government of the USA had a deferred draft for one-year marrieds, at least until WWII, I believe, and like all God's laws, it has either direct benefit (good law) or teaching/learning benefit (good law)!
     
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  11. Deeje

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    Jesus said he did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it. (Matthew 5:17-18) Right from the first prophesy in Genesis 3:15 until he gave his life, God was guiding humans in the way they should go.


    Many of the laws given to Israel pertained to their worship (sacrifices, festivals etc) other parts governed their morality, their food and the method of preparation (how to slaughter an animal and prohibitions placed on certain creatures) and their clothing identifying them as Jews.

    The law that was chosen at random by your wife demonstrated how important a new marriage was to God. For the first year of marriage a man was to devote to building his relationship with his wife (often chosen for him). Both would benefit from this provision.

    All of God's laws had valid reasons behind them, the principles of which are still valid today in many ways. Remember that Jesus castigated the Pharisees for enforcing 'the letter of the Law' whilst ignoring 'the spirit' behind it. Though the letter of the Law may not be enforced today, the spirit behind it still indicates God's thinking on the matter. That is how JW's see it.

    What do all of those laws teach us about God?
     
  12. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    OK.
    Fair enough.

    But would you follow Leviticus 7:26 ?
    Many Jehovah's Witnesses have quote that verse to me over the matter of blood transfusions, you know.

    So, please, would you like to add any (other) Mosaic laws to your 10 Commandments?
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Thank you for your post.

    Well, yrs...... but I am intending to come at all this slightly more gently than you. :p

    But your right, of course.
     
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  14. Deeje

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    If I may.....
    Since the law on blood was given three time in the Bible, first to Noah, (Genesis 9:4) then it was incorporated into the law and it was reiterated to the Christians as a "necessary" thing for them. (Acts 15:28-29)
     
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    Jesus was talking to the Jews of his day. And for Jews, Judaism is the pathway to God. But for non-Jews, Judaism is not necessary. So when Jesus admonished his fellow Jews, of his day, to mind their religion (Judaism), he was not speaking to you or I, and he would not have been inferring you or I, because Jews then and now did not believe conversion was necessary for non-Jews to seek or to find God.

    So I'm not sure what you think Jesus said regarding Jewish laws and traditions, that you should be following.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Thankyou for your post.

    Let me ask a fairly obvious question please?
    Could you marry or sleep with your sister? No?
    Please to show me where this law is shown?

    I only know of Lev. 18:9 but want to learn.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Hello Terry.
    Have you anything to offer about the thread title, please?
     
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    Consistency. As one of the contributors, I am hardly likely to post something that is NOT what I think Christians believe. Am I?
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I'm also interested to know why they have no strict laws about providing for the poor. Not by charity but by law. :)
     
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    Try this link: 15 Important Bible Verses About Incest
     
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