I posted a question a few weeks back about circumcision. Many of the answers stated that we are no longer under the OT Law, because it was fulfilled by Jesus. IF this is the case why is it what certain things from the OT Laws are still a part of Christian basics and others are not?
Example: Homosexuality is never mentioned in the NT, only OT. But it's seen as a no no by Christians. Yet, OT Law also bans the eating of Pork and I don't know many Christians which refuse a good Chop...
So why is that? How are SOME OT Laws still in effect and others aren't? And how do we know which to listen to and which not to? What parts did Jesus fulfill? All or None or just Some?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Jun. 4, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by WonderWoman1979 at 5:14 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
Jesus didn't address child-molestation, drug abuse, pornography, smoking, spousal abuse, or torture in the NT either. Does this mean that these things are OK? Should we assume that none of these are wrong or sinful? Just because something isn't mentioned in the Bible, doesn't mean it shouldn't be considered wrong or a sin.
One of the Ten Commandments was against "stealing." But stealing didn't carry the death sentence. Yet witchcraft (not one of the Ten Commandments) did carry the death sentence (Lev. 20:27). Having sexual intercourse with an animal carried the death sentence for both men and women (Lev. 20:15-16). & yet, who would suggest to their children that having sex with farm yard animals is now okay since it is not condemned in the New Testament by Jesus.
Here again, we have people who don't even believe in the Bible, using it to try to prove Christians to be wrong or double-minded.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
In the OT when you entered a contract Blood was used to seal the deal. Usually the blood of animals. For instance when two leaders would decide a peace contract or land contract. Animals would be placed on the boundaries split in half and their blood is what would seal the deal. Circumcision was no longer needed because Christ rewrote the original contract. Not only for the Jewish people but for the Gentiles also. He also opened heaven so we would not have to wait to enter. So the blood that was spilled for this new contract was his own. Men no longer needed to spill their own.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 5:38 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by WonderWoman1979 at 6:37 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by IhartU at 7:23 PM on Jun. 4, 2010