Disrespect your parents and die.

Le_Sigh, had a wonderful post (over here) worthy of starting it’s own thread.

Thank you. Le_Sigh. It’s nice to have someone use scripture in defense of their positions (hint, hint).

Oh, a point of clarification. I didn’t say “anyone who loves Jesus will keep his word.” The bible did does.

It would take volumes to address each point in Leviticus &#8212 many of the laws you stated have been “done away” with by Christ and the New Testament. Some however have not. Let’s look at just one in your list. Probably the most shocking…
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Free Bibles

I’d like to share with you a little ministry we have going here that is very rewarding to me.

I order free bible display cases from Mission2America.org, and while they do offer free NIVs, I prefer to stock them with Bibles I purchase here. The reason? Because, more and more people have issues with the NIV translation and their advancement of a gender neutral version. The NASB is both readable and accurate and to the best of my knowledge has no controversy associated with it. For new Christians readability and accuracy without distractions are the most important issues. I also like the plan of salvation within the “Jesus Saves” version (it’s not a life-enhancement message) and they are slightly thinner allowing me to get a couple more in a display case at a time.

On average we give out total around a case a week from 4 or 5 locations. It’s a very rewarding ministry. I’d encourage any of you to try this ministry for yourself. It’s very easy to do and most places are actually happy to put the displays near their cash register (which is key to them moving well).

Let me know if you have any questions or you start a similar ministry in your area.

No Hell?

As happens from time to time, comments take on a life (or post) of their own.

Here is a post and my replies from Angry Dissenter:

I always like talking theology.
The short answer is yes, I believe that if there’s a heaven and I get hit by a bus today, that I get in.

What do you base this on?

However, your question and my answer are based on philosophical assumptions and conclusions which, I think, are more important than either the question or the answer.
1) First, I can’t believe in hell. It’s not a concept that is logically compatible with my conception of God, or even the popular Christian concept of God. If you believe that God is infinite (or at least larger than all things in existence), hell becomes extremely problematic.

It wasn’t problematic for the author’s of Scripture or Christ, Himself:
“Hell” in Scripture:

  • Gehenna (Greek): The place of punishment (Matthew 5:22,29; 10:28; and James 3:6)
  • Hades (Greek): The abode of the dead (Matthew 11:23; 16:18; Luke 16:23; Acts 2:27)
  • Sheol (Hebrew): The grave (Psalm 9:17; 16:10)
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    Our Primary Task

    “You have nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go not only to those that need you, but to those that need you most… It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you can; to bring as many sinners as you possibly can to repentance.”
    ~ John Wesley