Commands And Laws
Statures Always Do
Exodus through Deuteronomy are the four books of the Old Testament that contain what is called the Law of Moses and these laws are the topic of many discussions.
Some people misguidedly attempt to super impose these laws on today’s cultures, a hopeless and useless endeavor. Refrigeration and modern farming methods have made the dietary restrictions obsolete. We eat pork today with no nutritive repercussions. Even in Jesus’ day improved food handling had overcome the obvious dangers of eating “unclean” animals.
Of course, Old Testament laws are not all given an equal hearing. Some people attempt to uphold certain laws while completely ignoring others. We love the laws relating to monogamous marriage but are a bit embarrassed to admit polygamy was regulated rather than run out of town.
Moralists today are adamant about the one and embarrassed by the other. It’s difficult to argue loudly for one without getting tripped up by the other. It raises many questions also: Why wasn’t polyandry regulated? And a question like that implies chauvinism. [Read more…]