posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:21 AM
Long thread! I didn't read all of it.
The Council of Jerusalem as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles clarified a lot of things for Christians- especially those who weren't Jewish
converts. Some things are referred to in the New Testament as being prohibited to believers and are still in effect as far as the Church canons are
concerned. We are to abstain from what has been strangled, from blood, from any food and other things offered to idols, and sexual immorality. One
could say that these fall in the realm of what some refer to as Noahide laws.
19Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
So, when people throw the OT at Christians, only to say they're not following their religion if they aren't following 622 various laws, they're wrong.
If Christians are doing it, they're wrong too. We're not under the OT law. You are correct regarding divorce though.
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