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Since this answer could be very long, I feel like simplifying. If something sounds off to you please just ask for more detail son a specific part of the answer. Thanks. Starting with beards: Beards grew on the Jewish members because of a misunderstanding about this law. Leviticus 19:27 NKJV You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall ...


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It might be clearer to ask about Jewish versus other men and women. My impression is that most women wore head coverings at that time, and most men wore beards, but customs varied greatly among non-Jewish people. Prostitutes likely would not wear head coverings. I don't see homosexuals as a group that would be likely to have a common practice about beards, ...


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Your question carries the implicit assumption that all false statements are sin. I challenge that assumption. The Ten Commandments do not say "do not lie", certainly not "do not ever say anything that isn't true", but "do not bear false witness". Many commentators I have read say that the original Hebrew literally means, "do not give false testimony in ...


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The question appears to be: Is it ok to deceive the deceiver? NO. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit. Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


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For those that are not pacifists, which would encompass the majority of those churches which claim Christian beliefs, the obvious answer would be a cautious 'yes'. The reason why this must be so is that if you believe it lawful to be a soldier waging war against an enemy state, deception and trickery are a vital part of warfare. Being an undercover spy ...



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