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June 27, 2020

Commandments or Not?

Filed under: Culture,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 10:56 am
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The included photo I find very touching and couldn’t possibly disagree and, in fact, probably could not find anyone who does disagree with this statement. But . . .

This is, of course, one of the Ten Commandments, actually one of the 605 commandments to be found in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. But I suspect that the person who made that sign was a Christian (odds are in my favor there) and I have to ask: Where in Christianity is this “commandment” endorsed?

Many fundamentalist Christians claim that the New Testament supersedes the OT. So, where in the NT is this commandment?

In the Hebrew Bible, this is a commandment of Yahweh to the Hebrews/Jews. It applies only to Hebrews/Jews, not to any of the other peoples of that time. It wasn’t given to the Romans, the Persians, the Phoenicians, etc. It was for the Hebrews/Jews and applied only to the Hebrews/Jews. And, the implied language is “Thou shalt not murder another Hebrew.”

Some Christians point to the passage in the gospel we call Matthew (5:18) “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” or (5:17) “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.“ Okay, so if the OT is still pertinent, why are not Christians obeying the entire 605 commandments therein? And if not all of those, where in the NT does it point out which are still viable and which are not?

12 Comments »

  1. This verse is oft quoted and rarely understood in Christian theology. ”Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill”. Actually means his sacrifice would be the culmination of the law. It is what all the other sacrifice was leading to. Therefore the law was done away. But christians cant help but be jews.

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    Comment by jim- — June 27, 2020 @ 11:07 am | Reply

    • But it is their spin that Jesus’s faux, staged sacrifice fulfilled the Law. Just how did it do that? Does than mean that murder is now okay?

      And, if they believe that, why are they still cherry-picking the Ten Commandments as if they were still operative?

      Is all great puzzlement!

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 27, 2020 @ 11:10 am | Reply

      • That is merely a single point. If the story were true, this is the ultimate “sweet savor” of the burnt offering and all the blood stuffs. To point to this moment when it all was finished.

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        Comment by jim- — June 27, 2020 @ 11:27 am | Reply

        • I am sure that I do not follow what you are saying. Obviously my education is incomplete, so if you are referring to other writings I have not read them.

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — June 27, 2020 @ 11:30 am | Reply

          • Listen carefully and get some paper…a lot of paper. “In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth” —You ever seen the Book of Eli?

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            Comment by jim- — June 27, 2020 @ 11:32 am | Reply

            • Heard of it, not read it, though.

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — June 27, 2020 @ 11:33 am | Reply

            • Ah, you are referring to the movie. A paean to zombie ideas that will not die.

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — June 27, 2020 @ 11:34 am | Reply

  2. Cherry picking is so blatant but they do not care and they will have the most stupid excuses.

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    Comment by sklyjd — June 28, 2020 @ 5:41 am | Reply

  3. I think all the stuff about gays is also only a part of OT, and is, apparently, still good enough for Christians.

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    Comment by List of X — June 28, 2020 @ 2:14 pm | Reply

    • Yep, cherry picking all the way. Same is true for anti-abortion stuff.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 29, 2020 @ 11:26 am | Reply

  4. Cherry picking all the way down. There are as many gods as there are believers. They all pick and choose what they want to hear from their babbles.

    The fact that much of it is contradicted by the very same damn book seems lost on them. The power of the imaginary friend can do that to people. Jeebus zombies.

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    Comment by shelldigger — June 30, 2020 @ 1:19 pm | Reply


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