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Christian interpretations of the rules and regulations established in the Old Testament by God through Moses

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Is 2 Peter 3:16 a blanket endorsement of Paul, a partial endorsement, or a veiled warning?

Within the context of 14-18 14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as ...
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What does "throughout your generations" mean with respect to Mosaic Law? [closed]

What is the phrase “throughout your generations” referring to the Mosaic Law? For example, And God saith unto Abraham, `And thou dost keep My covenant, thou and thy seed after thee, to their ...
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During the reformation what was the common view on how the Law ‘increased sin‘ rather than reducing it?

How is was this verse understood by the early reformers, such as Luther or Calvin? Romans 5:20-21 NIV The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase.
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Was it a good thing that Jesus's disciples trusted him?

Jesus clearly encourages his disciples to break the Mosaic Law on several occasions (i.e. Mt 12, 15). But isn’t it true that they had no way of knowing who he was at that point? Doesn’t that mean ...
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The status of Mosaic Law during Jesus' lifetime

How can the following verses be reconciled? Matthew 5:18-20: “Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, ...
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Why is Boaz's marrying a Moabitess accepted when later it was found necessary for Ezra to break up such a marriage?

Ezra's Drastic Divorces In the book of Ezra (ch. 9 and 10) we learn of Ezra being extremely agitated at the intermarriage of Jews with...Moabites. When I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my ...
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Do Deuteronomy 29:29 and Isaiah 59:21 teach that the Mosaic law was meant to be followed forever?

Deuteronomy 29:29 KJV The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. ...
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Is the context of Mark 7:19 eating bread without ceremonial handwashing (Ref. Mark 7:1, Matt 15:2) or about unclean animals?

The contemporary Christian interpretation of the passage found in Mark 7:19 seems incompatible with the greater context of the chapter as a whole. How can this be about unclean meat? Mark 7:19 NASB ...
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Were the Four Prohibitions given to gentile believers coming into the synagogue found in Acts 15:19-29 based upon the Torah (Law) of Moses?

In Acts 15:19-29, were the Apostles of The Jerusalem Council acting in accordance with the Law of Moses, where each violation of the Torah equated to a "cutting off" of the community? ...
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Why do the Gospel accounts not specify what crimes the two men crucified next to Jesus were guilty of?

Matthew 27:38 and Mark 15:27 say “two robbers” were crucified with Jesus. Luke 23:32 says “two criminals” were crucified with Jesus. John 19:18 says only that “two others” were crucified with him. ...
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If Jews are not allowed to eat pork why in the Bible appear pig farmers?

A question that isn't really that important, however, it comes to my mind every time I read some Scripture verses. If the Mosaic Law forbids the consumption of pork meat, why do we see a pig farmer ...
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Is John the Baptist a Christian Martyr? [closed]

Merriam-Webster defines martyr as "a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion." John the Baptist did suffer death, the first ...
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How do Catholics know which OT laws are moral and which are merely civil or ritual?

I understand that Jesus fulfils the OT ritual laws and one's country's laws replaces the OT civil laws, leaving Catholics with only the OT moral laws plus the 10 commandments. How do Catholics ...
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How do Christians who insist upon keeping the 7th day Sabbath explain Acts 15?

In Acts 15 it is recorded that certain men from Judea had come to Antioch and were teaching the Gentile believers that, if they were not circumcised after the law of Moses, they could not be saved. ...
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Which denominations teach that all Christians must obey all the 10 Commandments literally?

Which denominations teach that all Christians must obey all the 10 Commandments literally? Including, but not limited to, teaching that Christians must observe the Sabbath as it was understood by the ...
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Did the early Church fathers believe the Law of Moses was never able to justify?

I am looking for the quotes of early Church Fathers describing the ability of the law. Did they believe the law was never meant & able to justify or give life? In other words, it did not justify ...
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Can Catholics morally object to sharia law?

Christians often criticize sharia law because the death penalty is applied for crimes like adultery, apostasy, fornication, etc. Sharia is often compared to the legal laws given in the O.T, but it is ...
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What is an overview of Christian doctrines on the extent to which the Law of Moses still applies?

Note: this question is inspired by the question To what extent does the Law of Moses still apply?. Since that question was closed as off-topic, I'm asking this new one in an attempt to contribute with ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing that the Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations are NOT morally binding for Christians today?

By Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations I mean: The weekly Sabbath (Lev 23:3) The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Lev 23:4-8) Offering the Firstfruits (Lev 23:9-14) The ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing that the Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations are still morally binding for Christians today?

By Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations I mean: The weekly Sabbath (Lev 23:3) The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Lev 23:4-8) Offering the Firstfruits (Lev 23:9-14) The ...
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Did any of the early church fathers believe they had to follow dietary laws?

I have been asked if any of the early church fathers believed they had to follow dietary laws. Specifically, the person asking wants to know the views of influential early Christians such as Clement ...
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Is Leviticus 18:22 condemnation of homosexuality only for idolatrous rituals?

I have heard some progressive Christians claim that Leviticus 18:22 was only condemning homosexual activities for idolatrous rituals. I know that 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 was using the ...
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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to? [duplicate]

I am a Muslim. Pork is prohibited in my religion. I also think that it is prohibited in Christianity because of Deuteronomy chapter 14 verse 8. But why do most Christians eat pork? Is it a ...
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Are the Old Testament prohibitions on incest applicable to Christians? [duplicate]

The Old Testament forbids incest. Does this aspect of the Mosaic law apply to Christians?
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What is an overview of classifications of the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11) by denominations who adhere to the tripartite division of the Law?

Many denominations believe in the tripartite division of the Old Testament Law into moral, ceremonial and civil (source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4). However, it is not clear to me how each ...
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Whose is the 'grace of God that bringeth salvation' ? (Titus 2:11)

This question is in the context of Protestant Trinitarianism. There are two schools of thought within Protestant Trinitarianism : one, founded mainly in the Westminster Confession (or Savoy ...
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How does John Owen account for scriptures which state that justification by faith is not through the law?

In my previous inquiry regarding the history of the doctrine which states that Jesus Christ, in the days of his flesh, kept the law on behalf of others as 'passive obedience' (which law-keeping is ...
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Do Protestants believe it is easier for New Testament believers to fulfill the moral law than it was before Christ?

Jeremiah prophesied that on the new covenant the law would be written on the hearts of the believer (Jr 31:33) "But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those ...
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According to amillennial Christians, has Christ fulfilled the fall festivals?

We all agree that Christ has fulfilled the Jewish spring festivals. (Passover, Unleavened bread, First fruits, and Pentecost) However differences of opinion arise when it comes to the fall/autumn ...
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What is the earliest claim that Jesus Christ kept the law of Moses on behalf of others?

J N Darby and William Kelly, those responsible for the Plymouth Brethren movement in the mid to late 1800s, did not accept the concept that, during his earthly life, Jesus Christ kept the law on ...
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Does "Kehilat Bethlehem" community believe that the Law of Moses are the commandments Jesus is referring to in John 14:15?

Does Kehilat Bethlehem community believe that the Law of Moses are the commandments Jesus is referring to in John 14:15? John 14:15: If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And do they ...
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What are the origins of the theory, present in the "Didascalia Apostolorum", about the existence of a "First Law" and a "Second Law"?

I recently read a study on the "Didascalia Apostulorum",probably composed in Syria in the first half of the third century AD. I was very impressed by the theory contained therein, according to which ...
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What exactly does civil law mean?

The laws in the Old Testament can be separated into 3 categories as useful guides: Moral laws. Ceremonial laws. Civil laws. Moral laws deal with right and wrong behaviour, in relations to the ...
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What does Matthew 19:8 teach us about the law given by Moses?

He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. [Matthew 19:8 KJV] I recently read this passage while ...
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Looking for a passage on the effect of good/bad actions on your family through time

I don't remember the exact context surrounding the story/situation, but the message was about the impact of one's good or bad deeds through time. I remember it said something like: good things go ...
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What is the basis for believing that 40 lashes would be deadly (especially in Roman law or jurisprudence)?

I have commonly heard that 40 lashes were thought to be deadly and thus 39 were issued. It seems as though neither 40 nor 39 lashes had anything to do with the deadliness of the punishment in Jewish ...
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Is it possible for God to allow or tolerate something that he never originally intended? If yes, does that still make him omnipotent? [closed]

I keep reading these articles that say just because God allows something to exist or happen, doesn’t mean he intended it to happen in the first place. You take the example of divorce for example. ...
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Had Moses changed something in the Law as when Deuteronomy 12:15 - 16 is compared to Leviticus 10:10 and 11:4-8?

Deuteronomy 12:15-16 15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he ...
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How do we understand that the law was given by angels

This scriptures shows us that the Law was given by ministrations of angels and by Moses. Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. Acts 5:53 For if the word spoken ...
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What is the Christian counterpart of Sharia and Halakha?

Both Islam and Judaism have religious law which cover matters from acts of worship to the principles of government. In Islam it is Sharia (Arabic: الشريعة‎; literally "law") and in Judaism it is ...
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If the Weekly Sabbath was instituted at creation, doesn't that prove that it has been abolished?

NOTE: This question is explicitly requesting an answer from the Seventh Day Adventist perspective. Official teachings of the Seventh Day Adventists make the common distinction of Moral, Ceremonial, ...
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Why do Seventh Day Adventists change the moral law using the ceremonial law?

Why do Seventh Day Adventists change the moral law using the ceremonial law? Seventh Day Adventists say that the Law of Moses is divided into two sets of laws, the moral law and the ceremonial law. ...
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What is the Law of Moses comprised of?

We see a number of references both in the Old Testament and the New Testament to the "Law of Moses" (for example Lk 2:22; Jn 1:45 and Jn 7:19). I wish to know as to which "laws" are referred to by ...
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How does the Hebrew Roots movement handle Paul's statements which imply Christians should not be enslaved to the Jewish Law?

My understanding of the Hebrew Roots movement is that they celebrate feast days and more closely resemble Jewish traditions rather than "Christian" ones. For example, most Christians would celebrate ...
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Was the covenant with Adam suspended or replaced by the covenant with Noah?

I am a new Christian who just started reading the Bible and just read the first few books in one sitting, and I have a lot of questions. Before I ask them all, I would like to ask just one question, ...
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Why does the bible say that David kept all the commands of the Lord when he so clearly didn't?

Why does the bible say that David kept all the commands of the Lord when he so clearly didn't? 1 Kings 15:5 NIV - For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to ...
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According to Reformed Theology, what is the doctrinal basis for belief in New Testament tithing?

Most Reformed churches refer to "tithes and offerings" as an understanding of the giving structure in church. Reformed Theology as a theological framework is careful about ensuring there is a biblical ...
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Was Barnabas' land ownership as a Levite against Mosaic Law? [closed]

Acts 4:36-37: Thus Joseph who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas (which means, Son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, sold a field which belonged to him, and brought the money and ...
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Was the near-stoning of the adulterous woman something to be considered common practice, or was it strictly to trick Jesus?

I have heard the argument that, in the time of Jesus, stoning and other forms of severe punishment according to the law had basically ceased, and therefore was only seen here to try to trick Jesus ...
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Is keeping kosher impermissible?

Although most Christian denominations do not require keeping kosher, are there any that prohibit keeping kosher? I'm most interested in Reformed, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox views, but also others (...
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