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Ok, so to continue discussions.... A pp mentioned a few old testament examples of how people were told to kill, etc. Eg, an eye for an eye. Well we were discussing this earlier- I believe that you cannot just read one part of the bible and not use the context of the new testament. Jesus fulfilled the law. He came to bring life and grace. His is a message of love. So instead of 'an eye for an eye', it becomes 'turn the other cheek'. So in no way does the bible encourage someone to hate or kill or anything like that. This is why its important to really know and understand the bible and the gospel message, and not just read a verse and think that it sums up the bible.
Again, I'm interested to hear other views on this, particularly the Jewish perspectives, etc.
Last edited by BH-KatiesMum; 02-03-2012 at 23:34. Reason: off topic - see post #178
Got so out of hand I was so hopeful after our first discussions. I totally took the bait , too. I didn't respond how i would have liked to, looking back now.
My little munchkin due May 2012! So to keep me busy till then, I'm learning how to use my iPhone.
For damage done to another person
Also you have to remember that the laws of Moses were given to an enslaved Jewish population, most who never knew a normal family life , were treated very in humanely and watched a harsh and some say immoral race of captors , so the laws seemed quite strict and penalties quite tough to make sure their new lives stayed pure( if that makes any sense!)
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