reply to post by pthena
Deut 13 is all about God protecting ancient Israel from following after false gods.
When men follow false gods, they are following demons
AV 1C 10:20 But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have
fellowship with devils.
AV Lv 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them
throughout their generations.
AV Dt 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new [gods that] came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
God had to protect the ancient Israelites from all false influence, He was establishing His Mighty Name in the land and was setting apart a people for
If you have a daughter whom you love, and she brings home a smoking, drinking, foul mouthed jerk who wants to have sex with her and leave her, are you
going to let her go out with him, or are you going to put your foot down and tell the bad influence to depart from your beloved daughter?
Same principal here with God protecting His People Israel.
Any law you can find in the Torah telling people to stone people only applied to the People of Israel ca 1450 - ~1200 B.C., after this time period God
started supplementing His Laws.
Laws change over time as the needs of people change and must be met.
AV Ro 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
AV Ga 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
AV Hb 7:11 . If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that
another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
AV Hb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
AV Hb 7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
AV Hb 7:14 For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
AV Hb 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
AV Hb 7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
AV Hb 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
AV Hb 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
AV Hb 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did]; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
AV Hb 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, [maketh] the Son, who is
consecrated for evermore.
AV Hb 10:1 . For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they
offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
AV Ga 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.