How to counter people who quote passages punishing homosexuality
(03-23-2019, 07:17 PM)VoxClamantis Wrote: The old Levitical laws are null and void and have been for 2,000 years now.

Not all of them. They are not in force anymore as laws in themselves, but certainly they inform morality.

Certain ones are merely ceremonial. Those are definitely void. Others are arbitrary and relate to some historical threat to health, etc. or the danger of embracing pagan practices (e.g. tattoos, pork). Those are also gone. Others are based on Natural or Divine law, and while they did not express the penalties we must follow anymore, they certainly still express the moral truth that these things are evil.

That is all summed up in Acts 15: 28-29 :
Quote:For it hath seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us, to lay no further burden upon you than these necessary things: That you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which things keeping yourselves, you shall do well. Fare ye well.

Clearly the law obliges more than just these things, but sexual immorality forbidden in the OT in included in "fornication" here.

The point is taken, however, that these laws no longer express the totality of the Christian law, which keeps the spirit of these laws, but not the letter.

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RE: How to counter people who quote passages punishing homosexuality - by MagisterMusicae - 03-24-2019, 04:56 AM

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