reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
That letter was written to a Jew. You look ignorant trying to apply it to Christians.
The reason that letter is so effective is that it is not applied to its intended audience, the Jews, who for the most part WOULD agree that those
things are abominations and that those people should be killed, even if contemporary Jewish leaders will not often allow it.
Yet you falsely direct this letter at Christians, the majority of whom have no idea why it is a sin to follow the laws of Leviticus because Leviticus
is a book of laws that have not been taught to Christians.
An understanding of the way salvation works and the relationship between Jewish law and Christian faith would help here.
The Jews were commanded to act in a certain way, to try and be perfect, righteous.
They were offered salvation based on their works.
The problem with this is that none of them can do it, they all sinned. No person can live without sinning.
So, to atone for those sins, they would offer a blood sacrifice to the Lord, yet often still held evil close in their hearts.
The Lord, recognizing all this, sent us Christ, who would become our last and perfect sacrifice.
We understand that we are sinners and imperfect. We understand that we need the sacrifice of Christ and that nothing on Earth has been more pure, more
If we tried to live by the law, to include the law in Leviticus, we would be trying to save ourselves, saying that what Christ did was not enough,
that we must do something extra.
Is that what you expect of Christians, to say that Christ was imperfect and that we need to try and remain clean to make up for his imperfect
sacrifice? It would be a slap in the face of our Lord and his great act! The entire passion, the betrayals, the whipping, the beatings, the mocking,
the stabbings, the crucifixion, all for nothing because we feel the need to try and save ourselves by not eating certain foods and not wearing
polyfabric clothing? Absurd!
Everything I said is backed up by Paul in the letter he wrote to the Romans in the New Testament of the Bible.
[edit on 9-3-2008 by cavscout]