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Touching a pigskin football
So working off a pol on NT comparing Atheist and Evangelicals you move into the OT ...Looking at just the NT without context will leave both sets out in left field on many of the "understandings " looked at . Now throw the OT into the mix with the Levitical system in the mix and left field become some place far to the right .
There is a Pew research poll that found evangelicals ranked only slightly higher than atheists in their knowledge of the New Testament and Jesus's teachings. For example, consider the following. Here are 76 things banned in Leviticus (some of the things mentioned are crazy by today's standards of moral behavior):
originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: dfnj2015
Yeah but nah
God sees our hearts and motivations
People have sinned against me and I have condemned them, only to find out the reason after and understood and accepted their failure
God will judge, all knowing and all caring
Me, I am arrogant, prideful and flawed, others need a better judge than me
Oh and as stated, you really need to understand the Jews have different laws to Christians
Confusing them is just dumb, real dumb
Don't use sunscreen to look at an eclipse dumb
Football. At least, the pure version of football, where you play with a pigskin. The modern synthetic footballs are ugly and slippery anyways. Leviticus 11:8, which is discussing pigs, reads "You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you."
Seeing it doesn't really matter what I think or what you think then what God thinks should matter .Are we not called to be transformed by the renewing of our minds in Christ ?
Since you can't put it into your own words then maybe you don't really understand what you think you know.
I don't think the Bible is strong enough in emphasizing personal responsibility with our relationship to other people and our community when it comes to sin and forgiveness.