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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. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    We are not dishing out free year's on this thread. :D
    You've had it. :D

    OK, so I shouldn't listen to Christians who quote Mosaic Laws at me.... true?
     
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    On the contrary, Christ's second commandment handles that - while avoiding the tedious and questionable territorial claims, with which the OT is replete.

    But I agree the language and poetic expression is much to be admired, as well as the sentiments. Nobody in this thread is saying the OT is irrelevant to the faith, but your question was very specific.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Both were good laws, you know.

    A whole bunch of folks could be wiped out in a few hours from eating shellfish if they were unlucky. Read about the most deadly infections in the World, such as Shellfish Poison Paralysis. Nasty.

    And mixed fibres was probably about rank. In Britain we were banned from wearing certain clothes unless we were of suitable rank. :)
     
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    • Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you"—when you already have it with you. — Proverbs 3:27-28
    • Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses. — Proverbs 28:27
    • Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
    • Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
    • If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. — Isaiah 58:6-11
    • Give generously to [the poor] and do so without a grudging heart, then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. — Deuteronomy 15:10-11
     
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  5. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I just wish I had got a year free with my wife.
    Wrong religion, me. :(

    :p
     
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    See: cotton kills

    Why does Cotton Kill? - Section Hikers Backpacking Blog
     
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    Unlike Judaism, Christianity does not guide its adherents via explicit laws but by general principles. Though a lot of more explicit practices have grown up, in many branches of Christendom, derived by priests, rulers and others from these principles.
     
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  8. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Only 106 laws of the 613 covered sacrifice and ceremony.

    Do JWs follow any others (507), please, apart from just the 10 commandments?
     
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    It sounds like you got the ‘us’ and ‘them’ thing figgered out in your mind.
     
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    Gerry Well-Known Member

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    For sure.

    There are mean Christians and nice Christians.
    There are mean everything else and nice everything else.
    No group has a monopoly on either.

    Well, except Republicans. (Umm, just kidding)
     
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    You just RUINED my day! I was SOOO excited! :D But now my hopes are dashed you old badger you!
     
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    What was reiterated by Jesus? He upheld God's standards of morality, especially with regard to marriage and divorce. The sacrificial laws were fulfilled in him, and God had given Israel every opportunity to separate themselves from a religious system that had lost its way. (Mayhem 23)

    Since Gentiles were not required to convert to Judaism, but to become disciples of Jesus Christ, through faith and confirmed by baptism, various facets of the law that applied to Israel were not incumbent on them. (No Sabbath, no food prohibition, (apart from consumption of blood) and no clothing rules apart from God's standards of modesty. Not following extreme worldly fashion trends)

    It's just a common sense evaluation of what Jesus taught...not what a law code, instituted under an old covenant, dictated.

    The new covenant was more concerned with why a person should obey the principles of the law that Jesus promoted, rather than strict adherence to laws with little thought as to why they were given.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I am interested in what these laws teach us about God.

    But this thread seeks to discover what laws various kinds of Christians actually follow.

    Do you follow any laws of the Old Testament?
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    OK. So.... do you take notice of all of these commands, or just the one in Acts?

    Do you follow any OT laws, the Mosaic Laws?
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I think I got your first post right then.
    Since Jesus did not speak very much to non-Jews, can I take it that you don't take much notice of what he said?

    I am a Deist but I do take interest in the Mosaic Laws and the Gospels.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Thankyou for your link, which had nothing to offer about marrying sisters or sleeping with them, other than what was written in the Mosaic Laws.

    Do you follow the Mosaic Laws, please?
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I didn't get a free year with pay either.
    Deists don't get any fun!
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Thankyou for your post and comments.

    I need your help with this.:-
    Let me presume that marrying sisters is wrong, Yes?
    Now, where is that clear law written in the bible for folks to be shown it?

    There are so many laws, but that is just one.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Hello again.
    But my quote was from a command, a law, and not gentle guidance.
    I notice that many wealthy Christians have written that they resent paying out for subsistence, education and health for the poor, you see. So guidance is not enough, it seems.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Well quoted, and all from the Old Testament I notice.

    Christians on this thread are saying that they don't follow Old Testament commands.
    Indeed, some Christians have written that they do not want to pay for subsistence, education and health for the poor, so your quotes don't seem to cover Christian laws.
     
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