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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?

Why do most Christians eat pork? Initially, the prohibition against pork was part of the Law giving to Moses as Deuteronomy 14:7, 8 states. However, you must not eat the following animals that chew ...
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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?

This is part of a larger question about whether/how the Old Testament Law still applies to Christians of today. What does it mean that Jesus fulfilled the law but did not abolish it? When Christ came, ...
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The resurrection & Deut 13 - If a prophet says "Let us worship another god" - Do NOT follow him, even if he gives a sign/miracle

For mainstream Christian denominations (including Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, mainline Protestants, and Evangelicals), Resurrection is NOT the key to Jesus's identity. Rather, the resurrection ...
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The resurrection & Deut 13 - If a prophet says "Let us worship another god" - Do NOT follow him, even if he gives a sign/miracle

Its hard to understand why you should think for a minute that Jesus taught anyone to follow any other god than the God of the Jewish Tanakh (ie the Old Testament). If you can add to your question to ...
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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?

Why do most Christians eat pork, in light of Deuteronomy 14:8? Is this a contradiction? Looking at Christianity from the outside, one could see that the eating of pork is a contradiction, but in ...
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Is there evidence to support Deuteronomy being written before King Josiah?

Is there evidence to support Deuteronomy being written before King Josiah? Our Lord Jesus says Our Lord Jesus believed Deuteronomy was not a "pious fraud" written in 621 BC but rather was ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses respond to the charge that they are false prophets (because their end-of-the-world predictions didn't come true)?

In their publication Reasoning from the Scriptures they address this question. They don't claim to be inspired prophets but faithful students of the scriptures who in their constant efforts to keep on ...
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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?

Because most Christians are Gentiles (non-Jews). A lot of people want to make the Mosaic Law an all-or-nothing proposition. That was the view of some of the early Jewish Christians, who demanded that ...
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How is Moses' and Jesus' contradictory teaching regarding oaths reconciled?

Various creeds and confessions can be utilized in answering a question like this one. A general view has been that Jesus is denouncing or correcting actions that were abusing oaths and the inherent ...
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What is the basis for believing that 40 lashes would be deadly (especially in Roman law or jurisprudence)?

What is the basis for believing that 40 lashes would be deadly (especially in Roman law or jurisprudence)? This is a false assumption! For one thing, the Romans were not limited in the number of ...
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Do the 10 commandments forbid desire?

I think your answers lays in the New Testament where Jesus explained how "10 commandments" work in practical use and not just in theory (also today's problem, not just Pharisees in Jesus's time) - ...
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How could David enter the congregation of the Lord when he was descended from Ruth the Moabitess?

Naomi fled from the famine in Judah to live in Moab with her husband and two sons. Her two sons eventually married Moabite wives including Ruth. Naomi’s husband and sons eventually died and she ...
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What is the LDS understanding of Deut. 4:35?

I do not think the Church of Jesus Christ has an official statement on said verse (as it is rare to dive in into Greek/Hebrew in official publications/statements), so I will refer to an unofficial ...
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Who is the prophet Moses mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:15?

The immediate context of Deuteronomy 18:15 refers back to verses 9-14. There Moses warns the people of the danger of false prophets. God’s people are to avoid any and all who presume to speak ...
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Who is the prophet Moses mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:15?

I. Deuteronomy.18:15 Muslims claim that the prophet like Moses mentioned in the above verse is the Islamic prophet Muhammad. This of course is a far cry as the reasons they cite in support of that ...
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The resurrection & Deut 13 - If a prophet says "Let us worship another god" - Do NOT follow him, even if he gives a sign/miracle

So we are back to square one; first we need evidence that Jesus was indeed the son of God. Then and only then, does the historicity of the resurrection have any relevance to affirming Jesus. Without ...
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How would I juxtapose between the unity of God (Shema) in Deuteronomy 6.4 and the concept of Trinity in the Old Testament

The Jews of Old Testament times, and even to this day, had no concept of a Trinity--as the Shema indicates. It is well established that Jews have always been monotheists, including during the time of ...
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In what way is Jesus like Moses?

It is actually from verse 15 that Moses begins to speak prophetically of what God will do. Verse 15 says: "The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy ...
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The resurrection & Deut 13 - If a prophet says "Let us worship another god" - Do NOT follow him, even if he gives a sign/miracle

To establish the identity of Jesus as prophet, priest, king, messiah and God, three witnesses were required: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three witnesses affirmed Jesus' identity at ...
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The resurrection & Deut 13 - If a prophet says "Let us worship another god" - Do NOT follow him, even if he gives a sign/miracle

The form of your logic seems to be as follows Premise Scripture teaches believers should not follow other gods, gods whom they have not known. Deuteronomy 13:1“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams ...
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Did Mosaic covenants follow Ancient Near East Suzerain Treaties or was it the other way around?

A covenant is simply a binding agreement or treaty. A suzerain covenant is a covenant between a sovereign king (suzerain), in effect an emperor, and a vassal king and thus with the vassal nation. The ...
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How would I juxtapose between the unity of God (Shema) in Deuteronomy 6.4 and the concept of Trinity in the Old Testament

Assuming Unitarianism Only when assuming Unitarianism, the Shema and the Trinity would be in conflict. The LORD is one, one what? one person? one being? You can indeed see fuzzy pictures of the ...
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In what way is Jesus like Moses?

In which ways is Jesus like Moses? Here follows a few examples: Both Jesus and Moses were men of prayer. They both fasted for 40 days. At the end of his 40 days of fasting and prayer, Moses wrote ...
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Is there a traditional belief in Christianity or Judaism on the cause of death of Moses?

The most detailed account I am aware of (from a reasonably consistent source) is the account written by Flavius Josephus, who concludes the relevant narrative with the following: And as he [Moses] ...
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Do Christians believe that Jews must still follow the Mosaic law?

The Mosaic Law cannot be followed today by anyone, even if they wanted to. This is because the Mosaic Law required sacrifices to be made at the Temple in Jerusalem. There is no Temple, so there can ...
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How could David enter the congregation of the Lord when he was descended from Ruth the Moabitess?

The Orthodox Jewish reconciliation of this matter is that the restriction on Moabites becoming Israelites did not apply to female Moabites because it was only men who had originally refused to give ...
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How could David enter the congregation of the Lord when he was descended from Ruth the Moabitess?

Regarding Jewishness being passed through the maternal line, the Wikipedia article https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrilineality_in_Judaism suggests that that tradition originated after the giving of ...
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How does Catholicism interpret Deuteronomy 13:1-11

From the Haydock Commentary on Deut. 13: Ver. 9. Presently put him to death. Not by killing him by private authority, but by informing the magistrate, and proceeding by order of justice. (Challoner)...
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Are the books known as the "Book of the Covenant" and the "Book of the Law" the same book or two separate books?

According to Jeffrey Tigay, Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania, Book of the Covenant refers specifically to what was given in Exodus 20:19-23:...
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