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This question is about authority. It is wrong for you to discipline children unless you are their parent, or their teacher, or their sports coach etc. The relationship you have determines what authority you have over someone. As our creator, God has complete authority over everyone. It is entirely right for him to kill any creature he made at any time for ...


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We Seventh Day Adventists distinguish between three different kinds of laws in the Bible: Moral laws. Ceremonial laws. We also believe that there were laws in the OT specific to Israel as a nation. Something like their "civil code". (Strictly speaking, there are also a few descriptions of other nations' laws in some books, like Persian laws in Daniel, or ...


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Although it is true that Christians believe salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ, it is not true that Christians believe they are under the Mosaic Law. Jesus came to fulfil the Law and has introduced a new covenant. The new covenant frees us from an obligation to keep the hundreds of laws that were given to Israel. The new covenant is not a ...


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Idolatry: This law was necessary because the gentile new comers were mostly idol worshipers. They did not know the law of Moses on idolatry. It was necessary to inform them that idolatry is a sin, otherwise they might start making idols of Jesus and bow down before it. Adultery: This law also was required because the gentiles did not come from a stricter ...


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The prohibition from eating the meat of strangled animals is essentially the same thing as the prohibition from eating blood. If an animal was strangled, that means its blood was not drained from its body. Therefore, eating the meat of strangled animals was another method of consuming their blood. The Mosaic Law outlawed the consumption of blood. Lev. 17:...


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Ends do not justify means. It is never permissible to do evil so that good may come about: "let us not do evil that there may come good" (Rom. 3:8). Sin sometimes must be tolerated in order to prevent a greater evil. St. Thomas Aquinas's answer to the question of "Whether the rites of unbelievers ought to be tolerated?" (Summa Theologica ...


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I see that this question has already accepted an answer, but the comments suggest that some concerns still remain, so I'll attempt to provide an answer that fills in these gaps. I would think that most Christians agree that we should love our neighbor as ourselves. The disagreement concerns what is considered to be loving. This would to come down to a ...


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Jesus said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37–40). We will never love our neighbour as ourselves if we do not first ...


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When a Pharisee asked Jesus which is the greatest commandment in the Law, Jesus said this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these (...


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I consulted the Encyclopedia of Theology, a Concise Sacramentum Mundi edited by Karl Rahner, and found a section headed ‘The Law in Paul’. Herein is found the answer to your question, and I now simply quote the relevant parts (with all emphases mine): “Paul and Judaism see the law as an independent theological entity: according to the claim of those who ...


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1) law - the first five books of the Old Testament; the Torah; the Pentateuch (Psalm 119:44) 2) testimonies - ordinances; God's standard of conduct according to the Ten Commandments (Psalm 119:2) 3) way - the pattern of life required by God's law (Psalm 119:30) 4) precepts - injunction; requirement; commandment (Psalm 119:69) 5) statutes - things ...


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First, about the dietary guidelines: they are based on Genesis, not Leviticus; in other words, they don't stop at Moses, but rather go all the way back to Eden. Adventists don't follow any of the Levitical laws as such (though there is a small group that believes we should). We sometimes refer to portions of Leviticus because the founders of the ...


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Seventh Day Adventists's do not base their teachings on health on OT laws. They do, however, generally follow the concept of clean and unclean meat found in Leviticus, if they are Omnivores. Those who follow the health guidelines are Vegetarians, this comes from the original creation diet and also the diet of Daniel. This is also endorsed be Ellen White, ...


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In order to answer this question, it is necessary to understand precisely what is meant by “conscience” and its relationship to human acts (that is, those actions that can be qualified as morally right or wrong). The Church, generally taking its cue from Medieval Scholasticism (see, e.g., Summa theologiae [S.Th.], Ia, q. 79, a. 13), defines the conscience ...


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I don't have a full answer but I think few words can help... Why parents forbid children from doing things they themselves do ? They know more. Why God forbids killing but killed people ? He knows these persons more than humans do. He knows their thoughts and more, so his judgement is the best for his plans. But we don't know everything there's to know ...


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Regarding having sex with a woman during her menstrual period, the topic is not addressed directly in the New Testament, and so the conclusion one draws about the matter depends largely on the method one uses to interpret the Old Testament. The Law of Moses There is not universal agreement about how to treat the Law of Moses. Some groups claim that it must ...


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I don't think there is a definitive answer to your question as asked. You're not asking for an objective fact, like "what is the boiling point of hydrogen peroxide at sea level?" You're asking for a classification. Different people could classify the same things many different ways. Like suppose I asked you what different kinds of motor vehicle there are. If ...


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Is the Pope allowed to notarize various Vatican documents? As the Head of State of Holy See (Vatican), the pope can notarize various documents within the Vatican, especially Papal Documents written by the reigning pontiff. In such cases, the pope would use the Ring Of the Fisherman to confirm an official document written by himself. Originally, the ...


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There is no dispute between the two main pedigrees of Greek manuscripts as to what Jesus asked, exactly. He had just been asked what needed to be done to inherit eternal life. Jesus responded by asking the man, “In the law what has been written?” immediately followed by, “How readest thou?” (or, “How are you reading?” = same thing). In lay-person’s terms ...


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Answer Summary I believe this answer is applicable to both Protestants and Catholics and the answer is rather obvious when examining the larger contexts of both passages that: As a Christian he no longer put himself under the law because he considered righteousness from God based on faith is of surpassing value: resurrection from the dead. In the 1 ...


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The good 'ol Matthew Henry has quite a good explanation to your question here. Do a search on the page for "From things strangled, and from blood," (without the quotes). In summary, Matthew Henry says that the last two items are about not giving unnecessary offence to the Jews, who, being steeped in the Law, would find people doing these things to be ...


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This is the verse in hebrew. I highlighted the word "naase". It's the first person plural form of "asah" (Strong's H6213) :ח. וַיַּעֲנוּ כָל הָעָם יַחְדָּו וַיֹּאמְרוּ כֹּל אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָֹה נַעֲשֶׂה וַיָּשֶׁב משֶׁה אֶת דִּבְרֵי הָעָם אֶל יְהוָֹה I found at least one [commentary] that describes the relationship with God as a two-...


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Commandments Derived from a verb signifying to command or ordain. Such as God’s command to Adam about the tree; to Noah about constructing the ark. Law This word is formed from a verb which means to direct, to guide, to aim, to shoot torwards. Its etymological meaning, then, would be a rule of conduct. It means God’s law in general, whether it be that ...


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I also am trying to understand these Biblical terms. I have not found an article at Chabad.org, which is my usual go-to in matters of Old Testament. From what I have found thus far: I believe, "Law" is a given, authoritative command by G_d. It is obligatory for all: private citizen, groups and businesses and also all public figures, entities and ...


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One think we must know is " God will not act wickedly" - Job 34:12 (Sorry i'm not eloquent in English) actually GOD killed those nations because of their iniquity (Genesis 15:16, Deuteronomy 32:43, Genesis 13:13) and what Korah did was to rises against GOD (Numbers 16:11). And GOD is the ruler and Creator of us All and HE has to do justice (Romans 12:19) ...


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The category of beliefs you are hearing about fall mainly under the heading of Dispensationalism. I'm not going to give you a detailed description, but now you have the name you can read up in it for yourself. My experience is that practitioners of this often have very little direct Biblical basis for preaching it (ironically since it is largely preached ...


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The traditional historic view of Joshua’s reference to the “book of the Law” is it refers to the Pentateuch that was written by Moses. That is the first five books of our current Bible known as Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The Pentateuch is also known as the Torah. In fact, the word “Torah” is in the text at, among other places, ...


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The writer of Hebrew is using references to the Exodus from Egypt to get across the importance of belief and, if we do truly beleive, the corresponding actions that follow belief - ceasing from sin, or our own works, in other words, resting. In Moses' day, the Children (decendents) of Israel showed to God 10 times that they didn't truly believe in God ...


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Your nemesis(!) is at least partially right. Doctrinally, at least from an Evangelical perspective, he or she is spot on. The person's behavior, on the other hand, is far from Christ-like. Paul is quite clear in Romans that the Law of God is a good thing (as Martha Stewart is wont to say--except she leaves out the words about God's Law): So then, the ...


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The simplest answer would be derived from the choice of words used: Thou shall not ........ (Emphasis mine) The prohibition applies to man not God since here God is the One speaking to man.


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