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Can someone explain why it's okay to only follow certain laws of the Bible?

Why do people takes certain laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy so seriously (like the homosexuality one), but completely disregard others and use the whole argument about Jesus saying you didn't have to follow those laws anymore? Why follow only the ones that are convenient for you?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • drama post!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • because everything in the bible needs to be taken seriously. God wrote the bible to help us and Jesus never said we don't have to follow the laws anymore Matthew 5:17-18 (King James Version) 17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. we should follow the whole bible expect killing the bullocks cause that is why Jesus came to wash away are sins....

    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 3:46 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • It is not a drama post anon I just want to know, thank you very much.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Shhhhh, you might make the 'Christians' think!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • I disagree that it is right but I do agree that it is done.
    I guess sometimes we only pay attention to what other people are doing wrong not what we are doing wrong. Maybe you are heterosexual and are getting mad because a man you know is gay but he never swears and is getting mad because you cuss like a sailor.
    There is always something you are not perfect on. Those people need to love others like a law in bible also says and mind thier own business.
    amber710

    Answer by amber710 at 4:22 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • The only way to understand the Bible is to study it in its entirety. There are references in the New Testament that directly relate to the ones in the Old Testament. The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew; the New Testament was originially written in Greek. Sometimes the only way to understand passages is to go back to the originial languages. Also, and this is more important than the above, followers of Christ have the Holy Spirit living in them and He is the Truth, so when He is asked to explain the truth of any passage, He is only to happy to reveal the meaning. The Bible is not a dead book, as many have supposed. It is alive and powerful, and it is written to believers and for believers. Whenever we need to know the answers to life's questions, we go to the Bible and we pray, asking the Holy Spirit to guide us and to teach us what we are needing to know. He will do that for anyone who believes on Him.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 4:26 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • There are a few reasons this might be done. First, because it is easy & there are plenty of religious leaders telling people which ones they have to worry about. Second, because following some of the rules would be illegal in our society. Third, because some people feel that religion has to change with time & one should follow the spirit of the Bible, rather than the letter of the Bible. Fourth, because some people feel that certain parts of the Bible are not legitimate & that legitimate parts (actually the word of God) were left out.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 4:35 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Actually homosexuality is also referred to in the new testament. 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10
    bonn777

    Answer by bonn777 at 6:33 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Well in the Bible the word "testament" means the same thing as "covenant" Basically the Old Testament is about the Old Covenant between God and the Isrealites and the New Testament is about the New Covenant between God/Jesus and Christians. The Old Law was revealed to the Israelites and, as given, was binding only on them as part of the Old Covenant. Jesus came to “fulfill” the Old Law (Mt 5:17) and establish the New Law/New Covenant. So ritualistic laws like the the OT dietary laws were ever only binding on the Isrealites. With the coming of the New Law they were no longer binding. That doesn't mean we ignore the OT and the laws - because the OT foreshadows the coming of the Messiah. And both the OT & NT talk about "natural laws" (as opposed to ritualistic laws) that are binding on everyone.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 8:49 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Well said Eringobrough.

    As far as disregarding scripture ... I don't think it matters if you are a minister or a lay person- subtracting from the Word is a dangerous practice and anyone who follows a minister who subtracts from the Word is the epitome of the blind being led by the blind.
    PaceMyself

    Answer by PaceMyself at 10:39 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

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