Do Christians need to obey Old Testament laws?

November 14, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More

I found this question via FriendlyAtheist, who shared this big pdf file (poster size, but only 1.6Mb), with a list of questions, each answered in various ways in different parts of the Bible, and a graphic showing links between the different areas where the different answers occur..

To my title question, the poster shows:

gen 17:19, exo 12:14, 17, 24, lev 23:14, 21, 31, deut 4:8-9, 7:9, 11:1, 11:26-28, 1chron 16:15, ps 119:151-2, 119:160, mal 4:4, mat 5:18-19, lk 16:17 ≠
lk 16:16, rom 6:14, 7:4, 6, 10:4, 2cor 3:14, gal 3:13, 3:24-25, 5:18, eph 2:15, col 2:14

Those of us who don’t know all the verses need a convenient way to look them up, like I’ve linked two of the sample verses, above.
I like the parallel view, showing each verse in 15 popular English Bible translations.


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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    The answer is a resounding yes, based on the New Testament versus you quote. But they also need to obey the laws of the New Testament, including the inconvenient laws.

    I'm still trying to decide what has more violence and cruelty, the Bible or the Koran:

    And what the hell. We should also consider the book of Mormon:

    I'm not saying that these books aren't also sprinkled with guidance on how to be kind; it's just that the advice on kindness is mixed up with horrific advice. I can only make sense of it as two distinct targets. Be nice to members of ingroups and you can kill members of outgroups.

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