Just to be clear.. im not asking what parts of the bible are literal and what parts aren't. I just want to know who decides which one are supposed to be followed and which ones are like obsolete.
Seeing verses like these are not followed anymore.
Leviticus 19:27 reads "You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard."
Leviticus 11:8, which is discussing pigs, reads "You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you."
It's Genesis 38:9-10: "Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord; so He took his life also."
Leviticus 19:28 reads, "You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord."
Leviticus 19:19 reads, "You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together."
"Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments."
So i'm wondering how come that people can choose to disregard these verses anymore and still be a christian... then why is it still in the bible? Who decides if something from the bible is obsolete? Because as what i have observed, people tend to disregard parts of the bible if it doesn't fit the current trend anymore like the haircut thing and the fabric matching... So is it people who decides that these verses are "OK" not to follow?