Re: A question for false christians
That is a truly inspired point, Sister Lycia and Sister Cookie! You highlight the problem that cherry-picking false Christians face: Where do they get the authority to turn a blind eye to one verse in Scripture yet say that another one is Godly and we must follow it? If God is the creator of morality, and is the final judge for all of our actions, how can we determine, subjectively, if something God has commanded is good or not? By definition, whatever God commands is good.
Leviticus 20:27 tells us that witches are evil and to be stoned, and in Leviticus 20:13 homosexuality is said to be an abomination worthy of death, and if these laws are somehow "outdated", "irrelevant", or even "wrong", then why is Leviticus 19:18 which tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves "inspired", "Christian", "important", and "good"? Why do the "nasty" parts of the Old Testament get thrown out, but the "good" parts are perfectly fine?
If Jesus wants us to ignore the OT, then why does He quote it repeatedly (Mark 12:29-30 is a direct quote of Deuteronomy 6:4-5 is one example) and reaffirm that the law of the Old Testament is still in force (Matthew 5:17-19, Matthew 7:12, Matthew 19:16-17, John 5:46-47, etc.)?
The answer is simple: You either accept the Bible fully or none at all. You can either be a True Christian™ like us or not a Christian at all. There is no in-between.
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Last edited by Rev. Jim Osborne; 12-22-2010 at 09:54 PM.
Reason: Placating Mistress Cookie's seething jealousy for having been ignored previously