Here is something which puzzles me, sometimes I say puzzles even though I may know what I consider to be the answer, thats me.Ok, we are free from the old laws and requirments after Christ came.Why though do so many churches still hold onto them.Heres what I mean.You are sitting in the pews and the minister says "ok, time for your tithes and offerings". Hang on, wasnt "tithes" a part of the old law requirments.So are they saying "yeah but we still want to keep some of them".Are the old laws abolished or not? If they are then why are they asking me to perform an old law requirment in giving "tithes"? Ill give but I thought all that was over.I was once in a church and the minister actually did a search and worked out that his people were not giving tithes by checking out what wages etc they would have earned and adding it all up.Some say "no dont eat that lobster its a sea creature without scales, unclean, dont eat it, dont eat pig its swine unclean and God will punish you"But the Word shows that all has been changed and nothing is now to be considered unclean. The Word says "why are you caught up in the old things of the past, dont touch, dont eat this, why re-entagle yourselves?"Is that an SDA requirment not to eat certain foods as I understand it is?If the law requiring me to perform those things in the Old Testament is or has been replaced then why are we expected to still do these things?