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Spiritual Insight: “The Law”

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: March 1, 2016

SPIRITUAL INSIGHT SERIES

PART 3 OF 12

An assembly of thought-provoking Bible verses, as well as an opening commentary on the Leviticus Laws from a non-denominational, non-partisan online media company, centered on the controversial views of  faith-based beliefs versus deeds of the law.

By Loring Tatem

OPENING COMMENTARY

As proof that God condemns homosexuality, anti-gay Christians commonly point to the laws prohibiting homosexuality found in Leviticus.

“But,” comes the counter-argument, “Christians today blithely ignore all the other Levitical laws, such as ‘Don’t eat shellfish,’ ‘Don’t wear mixed fabrics,’ ‘Kill adulterers,’ and so on. And the whole point of Jesus was to establish a new order; that’s why it’s called The New Testament. Paul himself was very clear about saying that following Jesus meant no longer following the Laws of Moses. Therefore it is specious to use Leviticus to condemn gay people.”

— Patheos

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Thou shalt not lie with mankind; as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

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I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. (II Samuel 1:26)

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That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (St. John 3:16)

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Do we then make void the law through faith: God forbid: yea, we establish the law. (Romans 3:31)

Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. (I Corinthians 7:20)

That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered. (Ecclesiastes 1:15)

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. (Romans 3:28)

Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked? (Ecclesiastes 7:13)

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (St. Matthew 4:4)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (St. John 1:1)

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. (Romans 10:4)

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. (Psalms 32:5)

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (Romans 5:1)

From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. (Galatians 6:17)

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. (I John 3:13)

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. (St. Matthew 10:22)

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For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; (Hebrews 3:14)

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; (Ephesians 3:16)

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. (Psalms 51:6)

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. (Proverbs 4:1)

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. (St. Mark 1:17)

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Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. (Galatians 2:16)

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