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Are christians required to follow all of the laws mentioned in Leviticus?

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A lot of christians try to discredit the OT because jesus wasn't in it but changing the OT was not his goal. Never did the alleged jesus say that the old testament is abolished. A lot of christians just cherry pick the things that sound nice and ignore things like Exodus 31:14-15

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... and John 7:19
... and Matthew 5:17-19
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Yup those too
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No, Christians are required to follow as many stuff as they want (at least how I see it)

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wickedpissah
Then why do so mny christians cite Leviticus 18:22 as their reason to denounce homosexuality.
If no one really has to obey those laws anymore, then what does it matter if homosexuals violate Lev 18:22 ?
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I'm not saying it's not required, but Christians don't have to require to believe stuff if they don't want to, even if it is Christian religion (again, the way I see it )
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So, if christians are no longer required to follow old testament laws, what about the 10 commandments?
They were OT laws, too.
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As for those, those are very important an should be valued and moraled, but things like "homosexuality" that's your own opinion...you don't have to believe that if you don't want too...
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So, how do christians know which OT laws they have to follow and which ones they don't?
Is it just personal preference?
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Yes, they will know which ones are important depending on their morals and beliefs..but that's how I see it,
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No. We follow the law of the Spirit.

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John 7:19.
Matthew 5:17-19.
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Are you saying we should follow all the laws in Lev ? just wondering.
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No. I'm an atheist. I'm just trying to understand christianity.
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Gal 2 & 3
1 Tim 1:8-11
1 John 3:4
Heb 8:10
Sorry man, but we're not under the written code. I am not saved by works. Does that give me free reign to sin & be disobedient ? Absolutely not. I follow his laws, but am not under the written law.
If I was obligated to the whole law, I couldn't even leave my bed when its that time of the month. I wouldnt be able to wear mixed fabrics, I couldn't mix dairy with red meat, or eat fish without scales & fins.
Gods laws are within me, he has taught me right from wrong.
Peace.
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Amen!
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wickedpissah
ShayJay- so, do christians still have to obey the 10 commandments?
They were old testament laws, too.
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His laws are written on our hearts. For eg, we're not Going to murder, give false witness, commit adultery, we are sons of the Living God, we know they're wrong. Even an unbeliever knows they're wrong.
On the matter of the Sabbath, if we can use the Jews Fri-Sat, then I think we should for it is sanctified & blessed. But my Fri-Sat isn't the same as the Jews because we don't go by the lunar cycle. Again not because it is written on a tablet, but because it is imprinted in out hearts.
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That's why Jesus came cause we are not perfect :)

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Leviticus is Old Testament and those were the laws of the old covenant. The new covenant basically wiped that out.

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reread John 7:19 and Matthew 5:17-19.
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Also- the ten commandments were laws of the old testament, too.
So, do the 10 commandments no longer apply?
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I was just going to reference Matthew- Jesus said in it that he did not come to change a letter of the law.
Further, in Acts the apostles are spoken of condemning others for not following the law.
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No, Christians talk about the Bible endlessly, but they don't follow it to the word.

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*dingdingding* We have a winner.
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Oh.. I get it now. You didn't really want answers, you just wanted to stir up sh*t.
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No... Jesus covred our sins. We need only follow 2 that cover them all :
Love God
Love your fellow man

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Great answer!
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No. Levitical law was, in large part, changed or 'fulfilled' when Christ died for us. It was his purpose in coming. To take the weight of our sins so we no longer have to observe strict ritual and regulation and sacrifice in order to be close to God. All we have to do now is ask. Any Mosaic law still relevant is repeated in the New Testament, including the Ten Commandments. Most food and clothing laws as well as sacrifices and ceremonial laws were abolished or not repeated for gentile worshipers.

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Fantastic explanation.
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Where are the 10 commandments listed in the new testament?
I know they're listed in both Exodus and Deuteronomy (in the OT).
Also- why are some OT laws still in force while other OT laws may now be ignored?
Who decided which ones are still enforced?
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The ten commandments are repeated in different firms in various places in the NT.
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1. First Commandment: You shall have no other gods before Me
Matthew 4:10; 6:24; 22:37-38; Luke 4:8; Revelation 14:7.
2. Second Commandment: Thou shalt not worship Idols
Acts 15:20; 17:16; 29; 1 Corinthians 5:10-11; 6:9; 10:7, 14, 19; 12:2; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Galatians 5:20; Ephesians 5:5; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Peter 4:3; 1 John 5:21; Revelation 2:14; 9:20; 21:8; 22:15.
3. Third Commandment: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain
Matthew 5:33-34; 1 Timothy 6:1; James 2:7.
4. Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy
Matthew 12:8, 12; 24:20; Mark 1:21; 2:27-28; 6:2; Luke 4:16, 31; 6:5; 23:56; Acts 13:14, 42, 44; 15:21; 16:13; 17:1-2; 18:4; Hebrews 4:4, 9-10 (See also Amplified, ASV, BBE, NASB, NIV, RSV and NRSV.)
5. Fifth Commandment: Honour your father and your mother
Matthew 15:4; 19:19; Mark 7:10; 10:19; Luke 18:20; Romans 1:30; Ephesians 6:1-2; Colossians 3:20; 2 Timothy 3:2.
6. Sixth Commandment: Thou shalt not Murder
Matthew 5:21-22; 19:18; Mark 7:21; 10:19; Luke 18:20; Romans 1:29; 13:9; Galatians 5:21; 1 Timothy 1:9; James 2:11; 1 Peter 4:15; 1 John 3:15; Revelation 9:21; 21:8; 22:15.
7. Seventh Commandment: Thou shalt not commit Adultery
Matthew 5:27-28; 19:18; Mark 7:21; 10:11-12, 19; Luke 16:18; 18:20; Acts 21:25; Romans 1:29; 2:22; 7:3; 13:9; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:9, 18; 10:8; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:4; James 2:11; 2 Peter 2:14; Jude 1:7; Revelation 2:14; 2:21-22; 9:21.
8. Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt not Steal
Matthew 19:18; Mark 7:22; 10:19; Luke 18:20; Romans 2:21; 13:9; 1 Corinthians 5:10-11; 6:10; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Peter 4:15; Revelation 9:21.
9. Ninth Commandment: Thou shalt not bear false witness
Matthew 15:19; 19:18; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; John 8:44; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 1:29; 13:9; Ephesians 4:25; Colossians 3:9; 1 Timothy 4:2; 2 Timothy 3:3; Revelation 21:8; 22:15.
10. Tenth Commandment: Thou shalt not Covet your neighbour's things
Mark 7:22; Luke 12:15; Acts 20:33; Romans 1:29; 7:7; 13:9; 1 Corinthians 5:10-11; 6:10; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:3, 5; 1 Timothy 6:10; 2 Timothy 3:2; 2 Peter 2:14; Hebrews 13:5.
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The laws of the Jews were for the Jews. Christians (and even today, many Jews) take the levitical laws and find spiritual principles behind it, and make application of the principle. But the Jews committed themselves and their children to the laws at Sinai. Christians have made no such commitment, and even the early church laid no burden on Gentiles other than the rules found in Acts 15 (c. 49 AD): "We write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood? (Acts 15:20; also 15:29; 21:25). Evidently the Noahide laws are those in view; Jews consider these laws to be universal as they were given to mankind before Noah.

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God called the law the ministry of death. He didn't want the law. After Jesus fulfilled the law, all things have been made new under grace.

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The Old Testament Law is comprised of those guidelines and statutes given by God to Moses on Mt. Sinai. The Law can be sorted into three main categories. The moral law, such as rules against adultery and theft, define the behavior and actions God requires. The civil law, like restrictions against weaving two materials into one fabric or breeding mules, was designed to set apart God's chosen people from the environment around them. The ceremonial law, including all the regulations on sacrifices, explained what the Israelites needed to do to maintain their spiritual relationship with God. However, the Old Testament Law does provide guidelines for living the Christian life. The "moral"laws given to the Israelites describe practical ways to love God and others. http://www.compellingtruth.org/Christian-OT-Law.html

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