Are you, or have you ever been, married?
@jakersw22 I'm done for now, but according to statistics it's only a matter of days before I'm at it again. So if it bothers you, just ignore my comments on religion.
oh my god fiat lux, STOP!
Happily divorced! Hope the next one isn't a whore like the last!
Jesus dealt with it as a separate subject from the "traditions" that were added and conflicting with the scriptures.
Any other questions?
If they believed the Bible to be God's Word, and acted on that, they wouldn't be committing those murderous sprees.
If you believe the Kosher law to be a man-made insertion, then you have a lot of explaining to do…
something apparently contradictory, you can always find a solution. Start with the assumption that the Bible is complete fairy tale stuff, nothing will make sense. Be in-between and things get complicated, like "Christian" terrorists…
In fact, even as recently as 70 years ago, certain indigenous people groups were cutting off fingers of the females counting the dead family members.
If you start with the assumption that all the Bible is God's word, save a few scribal errors, then upon finding…
plant. Leviticus 19:28 have you noticed that cutting themselves for the dead was a practice with societies around them? It's for the purpose of separating God's chosen people from the others that this instruction was given…
Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. (1 Corinthians 10:25-33 NIV)" The main reason I can make out for this is the health of the…
For why is my freedom being judged by another's conscience? If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for? So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God…
raising questions of conscience. But if someone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. I am referring to the other person's conscience, not yours…
But, this is an area where you can be pleased with Paul saying, "Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without…
in their time, as following this was a custom by some people groups around them.
Leviticus 19:23 where do you get the idea that all of the plants used are less than 3 years old? I'd expect GMO fruits to be more susceptible…
Second, Leviticus 19:27 did you forget about the Nazarite vow? The hair grows for a specific amount of time, and then it is shaved. Beard, sides, and all. Completely bald. Same goes with a few different diseases. This instruction probably had to do with distinguishing them from other societies…
that burns the skin of the wearer. Even some of my 100% polyester pants give me troubles. So this combination, (especially in the desert) would not be a great idea at all, because of the negative health effects, and presumably the ties to pagan cultures around them…
Firstly, Leviticus 19:19 refers not to ANY two materials, but specifically to linen and wool. Why those two? Because of both being separated from the pagan practices of the cultures around them, and for their own good. The particular combination generates static electricity in a fashion…
@JacquesV I don't know if you'll check here again, but I want you to know that the prayer was as much for you as I. Seeing things twisted the way you had put it really made me boil. Therefore, I had to get a clear head before responding. So let's start…
@Me+MyMango because historically the two have been intertwined, and somehow someone brought it up.
Why has this turned into a conversation about religion? To get married you don't have to be religious at all.
im WAYYYYY to younge
@JacquesV look for my answer in the next few days, I'm waiting till it's quieted down enough here for me to write in depth regarding your recent statements.
@fiat - OR all those rules are made up by men and you have to pick through and determine which make sense as godly laws and which are garbage... then you throw out the garbage. God would not tell you pork is off limits then change that rule. Kosher law is man-made.
With him, it becomes WAY easier to follow the rules that he didn't repeal. So under that light, it's not hypocritical at all.
because they are his chosen people, certain rules come with punishment of death or expulsion if broken. Murder is understandable, but then he goes further setting the REALLY high mark for his flag bearers. It also shows how little one can do on their own to follow all the commands. Hence Jesus…
@kissmyfont Sorta. If you examine it closely you'll see that he gives many chances, then when they don't listen he smashes them. That's all the "outsiders". But God's people the Hebrews, he gives them rules, and most of the time it's the same thing of multiple chances before destruction, but…
Been married for 4 days. :D
too young lol
what is the point? Been there, done that!
Im only 20 and not ready to settle down yet.
On my second and last one now.
First was just practice. Now I get it.
nope. I couldn't If I wanted to in my state :( #noh8
@mstar1 are u ever happy?
Omg!! Even the 2% under 21 is shocking to me!!
The old testament is hateful and hypocritical. First God is preaching love and forgiveness, then he is telling them to kill whoever refuses to worship him or does not do what he says. Is God the mainstream media???
Prayer is how by-standers make themselves feel better while still doing nothing.
Prayer is supposed to be a way to get closer to god, a time to reflect and try to hear the still small voice. Prayer is not a chance for you to open up your Xmas list or to ask god to make everyone think like you.
Do you know why divorce is so expensive?
Because its worth it!
Married twice, divorced twice. Never been happier!
I am praying for you all to understand if it be God's will…
I think we can pretty much discount anything in Leviticus as being pure hokum.
I believe the word of god is IN the bible, I just don't believe that ALL of it IS the word of god.
Leviticus 19:33 “‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
Puts a new spin on the immigration issue, doesn't it?
Leviticus 19:28 “‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.
You know that back tatt or tribal on your arm? BURN IN HELL!
Leviticus 19:23 “‘When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard its fruit as forbidden.[b] For three years you are to consider it forbidden[c]; it must not be eaten.
Eat any organic fruit lately? BURN IN HELL WITH THE FA**OTS, SWINE!
Leviticus 19:27 “‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.
Get a haircut lately? BURN IN HELL SATANIST PIG!
Leviticus 19:19 “‘Keep my decrees.
“‘Do not mate different kinds of animals.
“‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.
“‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.
So you are not allowed to wear most modern clothes as they contain mixed fibers. Burn in hell heathen!!
((((Rosebud))))) Jesus the Christ simplified the law to the very basic. He NEVER said anything anti gay. He did say log your own eye before judging others. I guess those that judge are blind.
Early bird. Amen!!!!!
For me same man 38 years my one and only.
Faithfully to the same beautiful woman for XXXII years.
People should be able to marry whomever they want. And for the bible thumpers against gay marriage, you need to concentrate on YOUR relationship w God and let gays do the same.
I was just taking a cheap shot at Ricky because he has a religious nut loose. He wants the integration of church and state. my point is what she said about old Test. being out-of-date, so why is it being used as primary evidence? OOD sources would fail you on college English term papers.
@sidd3 as long as they are on the right side of the scripture, you may have to explain to me what you don't like about scripture being quoted on those minus Santorum. Although I would seriously like to see what was quoted regarding Santorum. Or is it HOW they quoted it (i.e. in a hateful manner)?