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.
Answer by rhanford at 5:22 AM on Oct. 14, 2009
Answer by Lexylex at 5:42 AM on Oct. 14, 2009
where is the scripture for the dietary laws? Colossians 2:16
Answer by Clairwil at 5:45 AM on Oct. 14, 2009
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.
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. "
Answer by Lexylex at 6:03 AM on Oct. 14, 2009
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.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 6:04 AM on Oct. 14, 2009
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