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What is the scriptural basis for not stoning people?

I can find the passage which excuses Christians from following the Dietary and Holiday laws laid down in the OT, but I can't find the scriptural basis for deciding that the punishments decreed for breaking various moral laws no longer apply.

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Clairwil

Asked by Clairwil at 4:02 AM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • where is the scripture for the dietary laws?
    rhanford

    Answer by rhanford at 5:22 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • where is the scripture for the dietary laws?
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    Yes, show it to us. Paul even suggested that the Gentiles abstain from blood--which is a dietary law. (Acts 15:20)

    The basis for not stoning offenders anymore is 1). the fact that people no longer live under a theocracy. The Israelites had God as their King. The could ever see His presence before them. (Exodus 13:21-22, Numbers 14:14,Deuteronomy 1:33) Anyone who sinned at that time had to have been extremely bold! 2). This is the law that was done away with--the one containing the ordinances and severe punishments which was "contrary to us". This is the law that Jesus "nailed to the cross". ( Colossians 2:14-17)

    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:42 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • where is the scripture for the dietary laws?   Colossians 2:16

    Clairwil

    Answer by Clairwil at 5:45 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Sin is still as serious as it was back then, its wages are still death. If we continue to commit sin once we realize just how wrong it is and what it cost Jesus, the punishment will still be executed (by God).
    Romans 6:23- "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

    Hebrews 10:26-31-For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
    cont.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:46 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[e] says the Lord.[f] And again, “The LORD will judge His people.”[g] 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:46 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • In response to Lexylex:

    Who decides which punishments for moral laws are "contrary to us", and which still apply?

    Is the interpretation of that phrase the sole scriptural basis for discarding some of the punishments decreed in the OT for breaking moral laws?
    Clairwil

    Answer by Clairwil at 5:51 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Colossians 2:16 does not cancel out the dietary laws, it is speaking of the mosaic code of laws which contained ordinances, holy days and such. Paul included dietary laws in his advice as to what to teach the Gentiles in Acts 15:19,20:


    "Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood."


    These are old dietary laws given for CLEAN meats.

    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:54 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Who decides which punishments for moral laws are "contrary to us", and which still apply? ----


    God decided! When He gave Moses instructions as to the building and set up of the Ark of the Covenant...well, read it for yourself. :-)


    Deuteronomy 31:26--Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.


    Have you done an extensive study of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy? The answers to what Jesus really did for us is contained there. If more believers would study the OT, they would gain a better understanding of what Jesus meant in Matt. 5:17--


    "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. "

    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:03 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • In response to Lexylex on scriptural basis for Christians being excused the OT dietary laws:

    There is also Mark 7:15, Titus 1:15 and 1 Corinthians 10:25.

    However, this is a side issue. Abeit an interesting one, but if you want to discuss it further, can you start a seperate question for it?

    What this question is asking about is the scriptural basis for Christians being excused from stoning people when, in the OT, it clearly says you should do so in response to the breaking of a number of moral laws.
    Clairwil

    Answer by Clairwil at 6:03 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • It comes from Christ stopping a stoning himself. Those who have not sinned cast the first stone. We could all learn quite a bit from that one. myself included.


     

    oldermomof5

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 6:04 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

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