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Why do people take what they want out of the people and leave the Rest alone?

People want to think we dont have to live by the old testament but this is what Jesus said
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.

that means we cant just choose what we want too we will be hold accountable for that on judgement day? What are your thoughts?


Asked by hinson7169 at 11:46 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Certain laws were meant for the original Jews, but many of them are applicable to Spiritual Israel as well. The Ten Commandments were not for the Jews only. God spoke these, wrote these with His finger in stone, and had it placed inside the Ark. They stand forever. They are not a part of the law Moses wrote "in a book", which was placed in the sides of the Ark "to bear witness against" Israel. (Deuteronomy 31:24) These were the laws which were "contrary to us". ( Colossians 2:14)

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:33 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • I think people want to do what they want. They use the bible for moral values unitl it goes against what they are practicing. People do not realize that we must use the bible to line our lives up to what it says. The bible is more than just a "story book" It is a book that will help you stay clean from sin and make it to heaven.

    Answer by ptomom678 at 11:50 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Jesus did say that, but I was actually just reading today that he proclaimed the "new law" over the old. Yes, there are still laws and commands relevant from the old testament, but others are altered and "updated" if you will. Yes, its crap people take what they want, twist things, etc from the bible... they do it to validate and make "ok" the life they are living. they know its wrong but try to find loopholes... ummmm hello there aren't any.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:57 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • can you give me bible verses where Jesus proclaimed the New laws over the old ones? Thanks missbreezy :)

    Answer by hinson7169 at 11:59 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Worship the Lord your God , Love your neighbor as yourself covers all the Laws. If we do these things we are following the Law. He never abolished it but you have to understand when the Laws were in place for the Jews... every time a person sinned a lamb had to be slaughtered. Jesus became that ULTIMATE sacrifice so that we didnt have to slaughter lambs every time we sinned. Now all you have to do is come to Jesus repent and its been ALL PAID for on the CROSS. LOVE died for us, GRACE was poured so we would not have to go through all the rituals that the Jews did. We now have the WORD written on our heart of flesh instead of the stone tablets, We do not have to go through the ceremonial stuff but just go to Jesus and He already set us FREE. We NEED to live as FREE not as BONDSLAVES. Jesus fulfilled all at the CROSS. We are no longer sinners but saints in HIS eyes, no longer bound but free! Already paid for! :-)

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:08 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • That was beautiful Shanegle777 i agree 100%

    Answer by BabyBush07 at 12:59 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • "Worship the Lord your God , Love your neighbor as yourself covers all the Laws."

    All the laws cover this phrase! Jesus was quoting the OT when gave these "new" laws. (Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18 ) The first four are a demonstration of our love for our Lord: Have no other Gods, Don't bow to idols, Don't take the Lord's name in vain, Remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy. The other 6 demonstrate our love for our fellow man: honor father and mother, don't murder, don't commit adultery, don't steal, don't bear false witness, don't covet.
    Being under grace doesn't give us license to sin.(Romans 6:14,15) Being under grace means that sin no longer carries a death sentence for the unbeliever if he accepts and lives in obedience to Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 9:22–28,Romans 6:23) All of God's promises are conditioned upon obedience. Obedience is the most sincere worship!

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:54 AM on Jun. 16, 2009