1 Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them. Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. I
1 Homosexual acts violate the law of Moses, as does eating pork, worshiping idols ect.
2 Corinthians 6:9 (NIV) - Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. How do Christians comment on this ? "
Jesus said that not one jot, not one tittle, of the law will change until heaven and earth pass, till all is fulfilled.
" @Mortein: Only if you feel it's absolutely necessary to obey the Judaic law to the letter. Which would also require you to bring animal offerings to God, avoid eating pork, ignore the (presumed) part of the New Testament which says that God's law covenant with Moses was lifted when Christ died..etc. "
" @Mortein: Context please? I was taught that the covenant was fulfilled by Christ, and that that was enough. And that Christians after him need to only acknowledge the laws and why they were implemented, not strictly follow them. "
" @Mortein: IMO, not any more moral than it is for, say, a Canadian to kill another Canadian after the latter hinted that they might have done something that, in the United States, would be illegal. Besides, not everything that is legal is necessarily moral. Furthermore, if Christians were expected to strictly obey the Judaic law, then the Apostle Paul (and millions after him) apparently went directly against that. "hence why it's the old testament
" Jesus said that not one jot, not one tittle, of the law will change until heaven and earth pass, till all is fulfilled. "-Matt. 5:18
" @Mortein said:So he was lying?" Jesus said that not one jot, not one tittle, of the law will change until heaven and earth pass, till all is fulfilled. "-Matt. 5:18 Yes, but read it in context. What did Jesus immediately do after he said that? He started changing the Law- read Mathew 5:18 through to the beginning of Mathew 6, he gives new ordinances on divorce, violence (turn the other cheek), oaths ect. "
No he wasn't lying, he was explaining what it means to bring the Law to fulfillment.
So he was lying?
Lets try to simplify things
" @Mortein said: No he wasn't lying, he was explaining what it means to bring the Law to fulfillment. Replacing and expanding the legalistic letter of the law with its spirit . As I said, read the Pauline epistles (particularly Romans and Hebrews) for a good explanation. "
He clearly indicates that the law will be changed when all is fulfilled." Jesus said that not one jot, not one tittle, of the law will change until heaven and earth pass, till all is fulfilled. "