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I'd like to break down your questions into parts My question is this: With the abundance of Biblical passages, in both the Old and New Testament, how do Christians rationalize the specific stress and emphasis on only certain sections of the Bible? It is understood that the laws laid out in the old testament were part of the 'old covenant' or the old ...


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From a general Christian perspective, I believe that assisted suicide is wrong. I have multiple reasons for this. The obvious, but too obvious, answer is that God commands that we shall not murder. A common objection to this argument is that it's not murder if the person is suffering and wishes to die. Perhaps so, so allow me to argue a separate point. ...


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A commandment is in effect until it is fulfilled. God has not told us it is fulfilled, so it is in effect unless we believe it to be fulfilled to His satisfaction. Personally I don't believe it to be fulfilled. All the "over population" we see is simply a mismanagement of resources. There is plenty of livable earth and resources available. Not that ...


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The best practice is to settle things as soon as possible, as Jesus teaches in the passage you cited. However, if we should fail to do that, then certainly the next best thing is to reconcile once we recognize our obligation to do so or once we have moved towards forgiveness in our own hearts. It is always a good idea to forgive, to reconcile, and to ...


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There are OT (old testament) laws that were ceremonial/ritual in nature. These were fulfilled in Christ. There are many proof texts for this. As to the moral laws, these are still binding. In fact, Christ amplified these, as in Matthew 5: Mat 5:27, 28 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto ...


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One thing to remember is that a large part of any religion is cultural. And some of that is a response to outside culture. For example, no one reasonably could read the Bible and say that "God hates gay people" is the fundamental message of the text. Plenty of people have found that message in the text (and many others haven't), but no one could call it the ...


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The problem comes in that if we are to deem all life with intrinsic value then we are faced with the same problem that abortion and the death penalty brings. Do we succumb to nihilism and then deem the life of certain convicts and / or unborn babies is worthless or do we reject nihilism and deem that it has worth. Do we grant the doctors the right to end ...


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This is a legal issue and you should address it to the Bible translation editors for their legal department to consider. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they already have guidelines drawn up for this scenario and are ready to answer you if you ask them.


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While I agree with all that you should ask a lawyer, my understanding is that it is first about distribution, long before it is about display. In order to have a program that displays a Bible translation, you must distribute the Bible translation with the program. Thus, simply distributing the content by way of a database is a violation, technically, even ...


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Verse 23 of Matthew 5 that you quoted gives a fairly strong hint that reconciliation is urgent even after a significant delay both by the fact that going to the altar was not a daily activity and by the fact that it speaks of remembering indicating that the offense was at least somewhat distant in thought/memory (and likely in time). (Obviously a delayed ...


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As a former volunteer in a hospice I believe I have something to say about this, both to Christians and to non-Christians. How would you want to die? At first, people usually say something like "painlessly" or "quickly". Some youngsters add "young", most older people would add "after long life", "after happy life" or "after accomplishing my goals" instead. ...


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I'd like to address the "to a Christian" aspect of the question (I'm not sure the "to a non-Christian" aspect is on topic). I would argue in favour of assisted suicide, on a case by case basis. I don't intend to comment on whether it should be legal or illegal, because I think that is mostly irrelevant to the issue of its morality. The Bible doesn't have ...


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There is no "single" way to answer this, because (as usual) there is no "single" Christian view; there are Christian groups with very well versed advocates at both extremes of this, so there are no absolute answers here. I'm looking to a way to answer a fellow Christian with few knowledge of the Bible... My view in your discussion to a Christian : if ...


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The commandement to multiply and subdue the earth was not given to Adam and Eve. In Genesis 1:28 as you noted this commandment was given before/on the 6th day. This means the commandment was given to spirit beings male and female and not to flesh beings not yet created from dust at that time. What Adam and Eve got was a curse and not a blessing, sweat for ...



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