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Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by Lyn, May 19, 2008.

  1. Lyn

    Lyn New Member

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    In the old testament it says about homosexuality being wrong but it also says loads of "strange" things about how if someone curses their parents, they should be put to death and all these other things if people do they should be put to death and all this stuff about uncleaness. So how come being gay is still seen as wrong but we don't still follow all the other rules about clean and unclean things.etc ?
     
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    In the old testament it says about homosexuality being wrong but it also says loads of "strange" things about how if someone curses their parents, they should be put to death and all these other things if people do they should be put to death and all this stuff about uncleaness. So how come being gay is still seen as wrong but we don't still follow all the other rules about clean and unclean things.etc ?
    The bible tells you all about it in Matthew 5 starting in verse 17.Jesus fulfilled all the laws.
     
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    Matthew 5:17-44 17"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Murder 21"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' 22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother[b]will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,[c]' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. 25"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.[d] Adultery 27"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'[e] 28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Divorce 31"It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.'[f] 32But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery. Oaths 33"Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' 34But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. An Eye for an Eye 38"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'[g] 39But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. Love for Enemies 43"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor[h] and hate your enemy.' 44But I tell you: Love your enemies[i] and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
     
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    In the old testament it says about homosexuality being wrong but it also says loads of "strange" things about how if someone curses their parents, they should be put to death and all these other things if people do they should be put to death and all this stuff about uncleaness. So how come being gay is still seen as wrong but we don't still follow all the other rules about clean and unclean things.etc ?
    Eve, don't confuse the rightness/wrongness of something with the penalty they get for it.Homosexuality is wrong, and so is cursing one's parents and are as bad. IN neither case do I advocate death for transgressors as the curse of the law(as opposed the moral rightness of the Law) was taken at the cross.Therefore, just because the penalty no longer applies does not give one the license to practice doing wrong.In the realistic sense, I do believe that for a better society, that punishments ought to be made for certain crimes as deterrents, but that is under a worldly system where there are both believers and unbelievers strike a livable compromise.
     
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    What exactly are you REFERRING TO and TALKING ABOUT?Be more explicit. Are you asking about homnosexuality, ritual cleanliness (a concept that is ONLY Old Testament worship and not for today/not for the N.T. Christian worship/devotion) or are you talking about PARENT/CHILD relationship?God bans homosexuality because it is an unnatural relationship (explained in Romans chapter 1:26 and Jude 1:7).
     
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