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OT Law & Present Day Christians...

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?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Jun. 4, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (9)
  • great question. I find myself asking that myself.

    Answer by WonderWoman1979 at 5:14 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • homosexuality is mentioned in the NT....1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10

    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

  • NT discussions of homosexuality: Romans 1:24-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Tim 1:10, Rev 17:5. Now for the rest of the question the laws still need to be obeyed are the moral laws, as stated by in Mark 12:29-31Love God and love your neighbor ( I paraphrased) that commandment covers all 10 of the ten commandments in the OT.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • It doesn't matter. If you are gay or straight...that is who you are and no one has the right to judge you. Also, do not assume us non-believers (as you say so nicely) do not know the bible!!!

    Answer by WonderWoman1979 at 6:37 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • Christianity has nothing to do with the OT- they stole those books from the Hebrews, added to them and created a new religion. Islam did the same thing...

    Answer by IhartU at 7:23 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • In the OT law, some laws would be concluded that if it were done it would be an abomination toward man or toward God. If it was an abomination toward man then that act made the man unclean, therefore needing a sacrifice. If the act was an abomination toward God then it was a sin toward God and His holiness, and it was forever. Fortunately, God sent His son Jesus as the ultimate sacrifice to die on the cross and shed His blood to pay the penalty for ALL sins. So that's why SOME laws no longer need to be followed (although most are still a good idea) because the penalty for those sins have already been paid. But the ones against GOD still need to be followed because you're still sinning against God when you commit those acts. I don't remember which ones are against man and which are against God but I know for sure that two are: homosexuality and men wearing womens' clothes and vice versa.

    Answer by Laura2U at 7:33 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

  • And I don't know this for sure, but i'd be willing to say that any law in the OT that is an abomination toward God would have a counter verse in the NT solidifying it as an act that is not to be done by Christians.

    Answer by Laura2U at 7:33 PM on Jun. 4, 2010

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