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The typical reformed answer on this is that the Old Covenant is fulfilled in the the Death and Resurrection of Jesus and that we are now living under the New Covenant. Lets look at this specifically point by point. Leviticus 11:7-8 and Leviticus 11:11-12 have been fulfilled by by Acts 11:6-9 6I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, ...


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Matthew Henry Explains this passage with the following in his Commentary: Some make the slain bird to typify Christ dying for our sins, and the living bird Christ rising again for our justification. The dipping of the living bird in the blood of the slain bird intimated that the merit of Christ's death was that which made his resurrection effectual for ...


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Some Christians divide the Mosaic law into three components: Moral, Ceremonial, and Civil. Moral laws apply to all believers at all times: the Ten Commandments, the Shema, etc. Civil laws were for the governing of the nation of Israel. They may be valid today but the punishments listed with them might not apply to us. Ceremonial laws were for the worship ...


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From the other references to the same action (see here), it would appear that part of one (or more) of the sacrifices was to be held high and displayed before the gathered and before God that the offering was being made. If you read further in the Leviticus passage, you get to this: but the breast shall belong to Aaron and his sons As the breast was ...


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The point was to give a concrete definition of "holiness" - namely that God was "set apart," i.e. holy, and God wanted his people to be "set apart" from the other nations. These vestigal practices mainly were a symbol of a greater concept - that as God's chosen people, they were to be different / separate from everyone else. The opposite of holiness is ...


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From a Baptistic perspective, there is very little difference between the 10 commandments and the other 603 rules and regulations of the Torah. Note: I'm specifically not addressing the extent to which the law of Moses still applies, as it is well covered elsewhere While the 10 commandments are a succinct guide to right behavior, their popularity really ...


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My understanding of cleanliness vs uncleanliness had to do with ability to participate in Jewish religious ceremonies. They were things which were not sinful, however when made unclean, would make one ineligible to participate in Holy ceremonies. The level of purification needed also scaled with the closeness to God, with a very large amount of ...


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When it comes to questions asking "Are there any Christians that do such-and-such" it's very hard to answer, because Christianity is a very diverse group and there are highly likely to be at least a few Christians that do almost anything. However in this case I'm going to go out on a limb and answer "No". Here are my reasons. The first part of Leviticus ...


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The laws in Leviticus are not separate, individual commands, but rather the whole of the Moses' Law is a unit, "which if a man do, he shall live in them" (Leviticus 8:5). This includes the laws of the temple and the sacrifices. You can't keep some or most. This answer is the entire basis of the Christian's faith in Jesus. In answering this question, I will ...


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How did the old ceremonial sacrifices made atonement? They didn't. Old Testament sacrifice was only able to atone for someone who followed the Mosaic law perfectly... a feat which is beyond any of us, especially as most of us are not Jews, and even if we were the Altar and priests are gone. The whole point of Jesus' sacrifice is that the former ...


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The Old Testament Law (Genesis-Deuteronomy) was effectively the constitution of the Israelite nation. It told their history, established them as a nation state, and gave them laws to obey individually and as a whole nation. The core of the law is the Sinai/Deuteronomy covenants. God made a contract with them that he would be their God if they would be his ...


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"Holy" = "Set Apart (for a Special Purpose)" "Holy" (qodesh, 6944 קֹדֶשׁ ) means "set apart (for a special purpose)." Its synonyms, like "consecrated" and "sacred" mean the same thing. In the context of Leviticus 22:10, God is speaking of sacrifices. be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to Me Many of the ...


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The Year of Jubilee Every 50 years, the Jews were required to return any land they had bought back to its original owners, as well as set all their slaves (who wanted to be freed) free. This is what Levicitus 25:10 is talking about. Hebrew slaves were already ordered to be freed every seventh year (Ex 21:2), for slavery among Hebrew brethren was always ...


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Edit: per above comment, see here: Is Leviticus 14 describing a cure for leprosy? Leviticus 14:1-9 14 And the Lord said to Moses, 2 This shall be the law of the leper on the day when he is to be pronounced clean: he shall be brought to the priest [at a meeting place outside the camp]; 3 The priest shall go out of the camp [to meet him]; ...


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As has been stated in answer to other such questions, God made covenants with Noah, Abraham, Israel, etc. The Mosaic Law is a specific covenant between God and the Jewish people. This covenant included many things, including the prohibition of wearing clothing with mixed fibers. This covenant was enacted about 3500 years ago, I think. Isaiah spoke of a ...


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Ok here is my stab at this rather important question which goes deep into the Christian faith. Let me start with these verses: Romans 6:23 New King James Version (NKJV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 5:12 New King James Version (NKJV) Therefore, just as through one man sin ...


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Verse 32 says, "This is the Instruction concerning those who have an infection of skin disease but who cannot afford the normal means of purification." So verse 32 makes it clear, all that talk of purification is to get rid of the leprosy, even if verse 3 is unclear. Even if the crucifixion of Christ made these rituals unnecessary, what was the point of ...


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This practice of sprinkling the altar reminds the people of the blood of Jesus. Yes Jesus died, but when the Jews saw the blood, it reminded them of the huge, very real sacrifice Jesus would have to pay when He came. Goat blood on the actual altar, Jesus' blood on the altar of the cross.


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Why The Church keeps on collecting a Tithe? To begin, the first tithe was collect more than 400 years prior to the giving of the Mosaic Law (Genesis 14:17-20). It should be obvious, then, that tithing is independent of the law, having originated more than 400 years earlier. However, the question here has nothing to do with the legitimacy or ...


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To understand how to contextualize the meaning of various rules of eating food, or Priesthood medical inspections under the Mosaic we need to understand the overall purpose. In a nutshell the reason why these laws were added was to bring about an awareness of sin. This was achieved partly through symbols (non sinful things represented symbolically as sin) ...



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