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knapplc wrote:Beat, that's very Leviticus of you.
I really recommend a significant amount of study regarding the Old Testament covenants and the New Testament covenant, and how they affect our lives today. It is important to note that we are New Creatures, and not all of the old covenants apply today.
knapplc wrote:Not in the least, just like it wasn't wrong for Israel to follow the covenant God gave them on Sinai instead of the covenants made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, just like it's not wrong for the Israelites to follow superseding covenants that were given in the Promised Land. Jesus is the fulfillment of all previous covenants, rendering previous covenants obsolete. We are not bound by those Old Testament covenants any longer. This was one of the major mistakes of the Judaizers in the early First-Century church.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Beatdrum - Now your argument about using Christian beliefs to determine public policy I can understand although your examples about the Old Testament laws are a bit off. This is another sticking point to me as a Christian. Since I have decided to try and live for Christ, shouldnt that include how I vote and if ever in a position to decide law/policy, shouldnt those laws/policies be directed by my God? I know this will probably be an even bigger issue than probably anything else I have written, but its some serious food for thought.
It's arrogant to believe that your way of living is THE right way. Rather it's A way.
Amazinz wrote:Beat, I think that argument loses traction when you up the ante (i.e. abortion). I don't see it as arrogance but rather my responsibility to vote based on my belief system.
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