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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 the cud or that have split hooves: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger, because they chew the cud but do not have split hooves. They are unclean for you. 8 ...


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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, he "fulfilled the Law". Referring specifically to food, Paul the Apostle explained to early Christians that it was their choice whether or not to eat ...


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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 reality it is not. First of all, the prohibition of abstaining from the flesh of pigs is not part of the Decalogue. The Ancient People of Israel, the Jews, were and ...


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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 Christians all become Jews first. This group is more commonly known as Judaizers Judaizers are Christians who teach it is necessary to adopt Jewish customs and ...


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Welcome to the group. I'm new here myself. Do those verses show that the Christian is more able to fulfill God's commands than the old testament believer was? No, they do not, but maybe not in the way you might initially think. Jer 31:33 and Ezek 36:26 are both in the OT, and indicate that they are the only way to fulfill God's commands. Your question ...


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EDIT : The question has been edited since I answered. This answer contains general information about Kehilat Bethlechem. The questions one would first ask of the website are the very questions which the website does not discuss. Notably, I could find no place in which they confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. They mention Jesus. Separately, they ...


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I think the theory is based on a faulty understanding of the Scriptures. Jesus, when asked about the greatest commandment in the law, answered: "...'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment." [Matthew 22:37, 38, MEV]. And Jesus went further: "...


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This is the earliest extra-biblical clear statement I have found so far. Christ therefore ransomed from the curse of the law those who being subject to it, had been unable to keep its enactments. And in what way did He ransom them? By fulfilling it. And to put it in another way: in order that He might expiate the guilt of Adam’s transgression, He showed ...


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A key passage which might seem at first blush to indicate New Testament believers have an easier time fulfilling God's moral law than Old Testament believers is Romans Chapter 8, an excerpt of which I include here: 8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free ...


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Are the Old Testament prohibitions on incest applicable to Christians? - Yes. Leviticus 18:16 is observed in the Gospel of [Mark 6:17-18], alluding to Christian observance all the Laws in Leviticus 18 regarding incest. Leviticus 18:16 in regards to Mark 6:17-18 : Mark 6:17-18 [KJV] 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him ...


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You probably want to read the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. It explains the general context that this specific matter falls into, and I think it is right up your alley in this matter. This is essentially what is communicated by that book regarding your question: The Bible is made up of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The point of the Bible ...


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There are argumentations that support the sense that this prohibition is to be seen in the context of Canaanite practice, probably first discussed by John E. Hartley. An exhaustive discussion supporting this theses is published by Luis Quinones-Roman. This interpretation is embedded into a higher sense (citation from above) It is not foreseeable to ...


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This commandment is a ritual commandment that Jews were supposed to follow as they were God’s chosen country, while most christians aren’t pure jews and aren’t subjected to such rules


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I note the following examples of this type of tripartite division of the Torah: Thomas Aquinas discussed the tripartite law, moral, ceremonial, and judicial, in his “Summa Theologica”, section entitled "Treatise on the Law" and more specifically in questions 99-105. Luther appears to believe in a bipartite Law, when in The Bondage of the Will, he ...


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Amillenial Christians do not believe in a literal 1,000-year reign of Christ. They believe Christ is now sitting on the throne of David and that this present church age is the kingdom over which he reigns. Although I could not find any specific reference to how they view the Festival of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths)...


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The idea that Christ fulfilled the Law of Moses and thus so do believers may be found at least as early as Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) in his work Summa Theologica. To be clear, Aquinas quotes scripture, which of course sources some 1200 years earlier. Now two things of every law is to make men righteous and virtuous, as was stated above (Q[92], A1): and ...


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"We uphold or establish the law" or in greek "make it to stand". Given the immediate context along with entire book of Galatians I think he's saying that we've made the misunderstood purpose of the law to stand or be made clear. Once it's true purpose is clear we can see why it's valuable and serves it's function. Function of the law: ...


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God is against the letter of divorce and Moses still allowed at the end. Even after the fact he wrote the Genesis Book with no God leading cases any acts of divorce he still allowed it to happen. Moses was clearly an emotional, people's pleasing individual; which his lack of emotional leadership control actions led him to die before landing his feet into the ...


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