BavarianWheels wrote: ↑
Fri May 11, 2018 12:17 pm
PaulSacramento wrote: ↑
Fri May 11, 2018 11:21 am
It's a silly question that had ZERO to do with what I posted.
Murder was always a sin, even before ANY law was written.
As Paul noted, even the pagans that did not know the Law, had the law in their hearts.
Well, again, from your wording above it would SEEM one could conclude you believe Murder to now be lawful.
All your wording is past-tense.
That is non-sequitur since Murder and theft and many other things were ALWAYS a sin even before the Law, your point is not only irrelevant, it is also dishonest.
Seems you are implying that people would be lost with the OT Law, which is absurd.
At best one can argue that the law was needed to point the way to Christ.
The natural evolution of it being:
God puts moral understanding in men's hearts and minds.
That understanding evolves to rules and regulations withing society.
A Law is given to "set in stone" what is expected and required and mandatory ( for the various different classes also- specific LAWS along with general Laws).
People focus on the Law rather than what is the POINT of the law ( to be God's people).
Christ comes and fulfills ( Embodies) The POINT of the Law - which is to bring people to God.
Christ is THE WAY and the LIGHT and the only path to salvation ( from Judgment).
None of this makes what is wrong right or what is right, wrong.
To suggest otherwise is simply strange.
Sure certain aspects became a matter of choice as opposed to enforced for some groups, circumcision, dietary restrictions and special days for example, BUT we don't confuse CORPORATE responsibility being SUPERSEDED by PERSONAL responsibility ( which is what Following Christ did) with right and wrong no longer mattering.
That conclusion doesn't even make any sense NOR have I ever heard anyone draw that conclusion before.