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Wierd Laws In The OT

There are wierd & unusual laws in the OT. For instance, God commanded that one cannot plant 2 kinds of seed in the field, one cannot wear a garment made of 2 kinds of material (Lev. 22). To what extend are we as Christians to obey the OT laws? Or do we simply heed those that involve morality?

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Lee brother, remember this, the whole Bible is all about God. John 1:1. He is the Word, not just some, but alllll of it..so whatever He says, is what we need to follow..I know you hate His laws, specially the 4th command..so therefore you hate Him who is the Law ... alllll of it..not just 9. If you cant be a full christian, then why bother annoying those who does..
---operator on 5/9/08


WEIRD: Of a strikingly odd or unusual character, strange.

It's humorous that we, the created, should label anything the creator has done as WEIRD.
I submit that as we become more familiar with the Father's character, the more NORMAL His actions will appear.
---AG on 5/7/08


2. A great deal of the information in Leviticus was forgotten for centuries and the health advice (or commands) had to be re-discovered by scientist later. Many serious health issues of the past (the plague etc.) may have been avoided if people had either not forgotten what God said or had not believed it was for the Jews only.
---M.P. on 5/7/08


1-3 Hint1 there is a difference between following Christ and following the law. The Christian possess the Spirit of Christ and walks accordingly. We become His workmanship (Phil 2:13) as the Spirit molds us into what He desires of us.

Hint2. Christ thru Paul did indicate a change in Acts 15:28 Romans 14:5-6 as well as in Hebrews 8:13.
---lee on 10/26/06


2-3 Hint3 let us labor to enter that rest means we should strive to believe as those that believe have entered that rest (Hebr. 8:3). The rest refers to the 7th day rest; not the Sabbath rest given only to Israel.
Hint4. Exodus 20:11 does not pertain to the Gentiles but only to Israel.

Do read -

Romans 9:4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
---lee on 10/26/06




3-3 Hint5 Gen. 2:2-3 does not state that the Sabbath was instituted at Creation as if it were, we would expect the Patriarchs to be observing it.

Hint6 the Sabbath was made for man (Mk. 2:27) but given only to the Jewish nation as a sign of the covenant between God and Israel (Ex. 31:17) Again, interprete this section from its context.
---lee on 10/26/06


Geoff - Hint1 - the Christians lives by the Spirit in the New Covenant relationship.(Gal. 5:16,25)

Hint2 - Moses is not the spokesperson for the church but only for Israel.

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. And the law of Moses includes the 10 commandments.
---lee on 10/26/06


Lee, "none of the verses even hints..."?
Lk 4:16-Jesus kept Sabbath, we're followers of Christ-Hint1
Acts 17:2-Paul kept Sabbath, his custom, like Jesus' & he wrote most of the NT. You'd think he'd have indicated a change-Hint2
Heb 4:11-A directive to "Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest" & v4 directly references original Sabbath-Hint3
Ex 20:11-references same origin-Hint4
Gen 2:2,3-the genuine article-Hint5
Mk 2:27-Jewish Sabbath???-Hint6 Must I go on?
---Geoff on 10/25/06


Mt. 7:15-20 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
---lee on 10/22/06


"But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" Matthew 15:9
---Gina on 10/21/06




"Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:..And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them NOT, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it." Matthew 7: 24-27. The foolish will follow the traditions of men.
---Gina on 10/21/06


I believe the general consensus here by non SDAs is that the Scriptures, particularly the New Testament, does not support the observance of any day of the week including Saturday or Sunday.

As for tradition, Sunday communal worship was something likely established by the Apostles themselves. And in constrast to SDA beliefs, not all tradition is wrong as only those traditions that nullify the Word of God is condemned (Mk. 7:13).
---lee on 10/21/06


I believe the general consensus here by non SDAs is that the original 7th day Sabbath, of the 10 commandments, was never done away with, but simply state that they believe it is not applicable to them and believe it was given only the the Jews. They side more with human tradition in the keeping of Sunday as it has no Biblical basis, but believe the example of early churches in 2nd/3rd centuries who started to meet on Sunday is the example to follow. Following the example of man, with no biblical basis.
---Gina on 10/20/06


Gina - *Sunday worship was brought over from the pagan sun worshipers who were already at that time worshiping on 1st day of the week "the day of the sun" & it was done in order to increase church attendance ....It was a compromise with the heathen that the true people of God rejected*

That is Ellen White trash but SDA scholars have already found that Sunday worship was dominant in the Gentile church by the beginning of the 2nd century. Sorry but your information is totally inaccurate.
---lee on 10/18/06


"Sunday communal worship became the norm by the beginning of the 2nd century and most likely bec of the traditions established by the Apostles themselves. Acts 20:7, 2 Thes. 2:15."Sunday worship was brought over from the pagan sun worshipers who were already at that time worshiping on 1st day of the week "the day of the sun" & it was done in order to increase church attendance by changing the day to their day.It was a compromise with the heathen that the true people of God rejected
---Gina on 10/18/06


Geoff none of the verses you give even hints that the church must observe the Jewish Sabbath.

Lk. 4:16 does not address the church but only indicates that since Jesus was under the law, he did what was expected of Him on the Sabbath.

Acts 17:2 simply states that Paul went into the synagogues to present the Gospel to the Jews.

Hebrews 4:11 merely speaks of that one should strive to enter the rest of God; not observe the Sabbath.

---lee on 10/18/06


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Gina - *I see nowhere in the NT where any change of the Sabbath was debated, because if it had been, it would have been written about extensively.*

Agree, as the Sabbath never changed but like other Mosaic laws was not imposed on the church.

Acts 15:28-29 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements:
that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, & from blood, & from what has been strangled, from sexual immorality...
---lee on 10/18/06


Gina - * There is also no command in the NT for the church to observe Sunday, which brings us back to the fact that there was no change, and the 7th day is still the Sabbath.*

Agree, as the church was not even commanded to observe any day or a Sabbath (Romans 14:5-6).

Sunday communal worship became the norm by the beginning of the 2nd century and most likely bec of the traditions established by the Apostles themselves. Acts 20:7, 2 Thes. 2:15.
---lee on 10/18/06


"Was never in question? Me thinketh that some really must have a bad case of the stupids here, as this subject was debated in the writings of the early church fathers with certain Jewish leaders." // I see nowhere in the NT where any change of the Sabbath was debated, because if it had been, it would have been written about extensively. (I am not speaking of the change in the Sabbath that occured later, around 321 AD when Paganism intered the church but only NT)
---Gina on 10/16/06


"Gina - Thanks for admitting there is no command in the NT for the church to observe the Sabbath - all you have is a personal opinion and what you wish to believe." // There is also no command in the NT for the church to observe Sunday, which brings us back to the fact that there was no change, and the 7th day is still the Sabbath.
---Gina on 10/16/06


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Lee, you said "I would be content if I could find at least one verse in the New Testament that says the church must [observe] the Sabbath. Certainly if the Sabbath commandment was applicable then we would expect to read something about it in the epistles..."

Ah, perhaps if you uncover your eyes it will be a little easier to read Lk 4:16, Acts 17:2, Heb 4:11 & all the other verses others have pointed out.
---Geoff on 10/16/06


Hey Gina, we must agree with Lee when he said "Me thinketh that some really must have a bad case of the stupids here" because the subject of the whether of not we should stop keeping the 7th-day Sabbath was never broached in the Bible.
---Geoff on 10/16/06


Gina - *The command to keep Holy the Sabbath in the 4th commandment, and did not need to be repeated in the NT as it was never in question.*

Was never in question? Me thinketh that some really must have a bad case of the stupids here, as this subject was debated in the writings of the early church fathers with certain Jewish leaders.

What was never in quesion by anyone except Adventists is the fact that the Lord's Day is Sunday; not Saturday, proven by those that accept historical records.
---lee on 10/15/06


None. Christians only obey the New Testament Laws.
---Eloy on 10/15/06


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The command to keep Holy the Sabbath is in the 4th commandment, and did not need to be repeated per see in the New Testament as it was never in question. The 7th day is the Sabbath, nothing nobody can write can change that. However, if you read in Matthew about praying that your flight not being on the Sabbath day, and John being in vision on the Lord Day (which was the 7th day Sabbath) you see that no reference was made to a change.
---Gina on 10/15/06


Gina - Thanks for admitting there is no command in the NT for the church to observe the Sabbath - all you have is a personal opinion and what you wish to believe.

Christ was born under the law (Gal. 4:4), fulfilled it totally; became a curse on our behalf to redeemed us from it (Gal. 3:13). And, all who rely on works of the law are under a curse, for it is written, cursed is everyone who does no abide by ALL THINGS written in the Book of the Law and do them. Gal. 3:10
---lee on 10/15/06


Lee, you said "I would be content if I could find at least one verse in the New Testament that says the church must obseve the sabbath. Certainly if the Sabbath commandment was applicable then we would expect to read something about it in the epistles but we do not and that has been a major problem with the SDA arguments." //Jesus rested on the Sabbath after redeeming us, making the Sabbath the dual memorial of creation and redemption. In this case, actions speak louder than words.
---Gina on 10/15/06


1 John 3: 3-7 "And every man that has this hope in himself purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manisfested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous"
---Gina on 10/15/06


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Romans 7:24-25 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
8:1-2 There is THEREFORE now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
---lee on 10/14/06


Geoff - *Yet some like Lee miss that fact and look for the 10 Commandments to be repeated in each of the 66 books of the Bible before they will obey.*

I would be content if I could find at least one verse in the New Testament that says the church must obseve the sabbath. Certainly if the Sabbath commandment was applicable then we would expect to read something about it in the epistles but we do not and that has been a major problem with the SDA arguments.
---lee on 10/14/06


Gina, well said! Fact is that the Bible IS consistent. Yet some like Lee miss that fact and look for the 10 Commandments to be repeated in each of the 66 books of the Bible before they will obey.
---Geoff on 10/14/06


Which law does the Bible itself clearly define as being spoken of: 1 JOHN 3:4 "Whoseover committeth sin transgresseth also the law, for sin is the transgression of the Law". Romans 7:7 "What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay,I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet" ANSWER: 10 Commandments. Thou shalt not covet is the 10th Commandment.
---Gina on 10/14/06


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Revelation 22:14,15 "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie" Liars = 9th commandment. Idolaters= 2nd commandment. Murder =6th commandment. Whoremongers =7th Commandment.
---Gina on 10/14/06


1 Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." This confusion over the law of God is not from God, but from the Devil. The Bible is clear that the Holy 10 Commandment Law, written by God's own finger, is the rule of life for all Christians. Compare scripture with scripture, ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance, and you will be led into all truth.
---Gina on 10/14/06


Geoff - where in the Bible does the term 'ceremonial law' appear. What is being states is the fact that whenever the Bible speaks of THE LAW, it never makes any distinction as to types of law. And that is the source of error for much that is SDA doctrines.
---lee on 10/12/06


Jack made the misinformed comment "The Bible itself speaks of ONE law: The Law." and Lee just chimed in, yet he contradicts himself by differentiating the Ceremonial & Moral Law. A major error Lee makes is arbitrarily reasoning which is which, especially calling 9 of the 10 Commandments moral & extricating the 4th (in the heart of the Law) and making it a Ceremonial Law in order to conveniently evade obedience. Matthew 5:19
---Geoff on 10/10/06


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Jack - *There's a myth that there are "moral" laws and "ceremonial" laws.
The Bible itself speaks of ONE law: The Law.*

That is what I have been telling Jana but typical of many SDA they try to get the Bible to say what they want to believe; or to fit the SDA beliefs as promoted by Ellen White - their main founder and authoritative guide.
---lee on 10/8/06


Bruce5656 - "But it does not speak to our situation today - post death and resurrection of Jesus."

Agree but if the Sabbath Commandment is a ceremonial law, then it must rank along with the "least" of the laws - nailed to the Cross along with Christ.
---lee on 10/4/06


Lee,
When Jesus said that he and the rest of the Jews were still under the law. No one that says we are no longer under the law would dispute that.

But it does not speak to our situation today - post death and resurrection of Jesus.
---Bruce5656 on 10/4/06


jana - Matthew 5:19 KJV Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Is not these 'least commandments' also the ceremonial commandments?
I believe that if you live under that "ministry of death" (2 Cor. 3:7), you can only become condemned.
THINK ABOUT IT!
---lee on 10/4/06


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jana - you still need to realize that the Bihle when it speaks of the law, does NOT make any distinction between types of law.
Also that James 2:10 speaks of the WHOLE law and if you disobey even what you call a ceremonial law, you are guilty of the WHOLE law.
James 2:10 For whoever keeps the WHOLE law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
---lee on 10/4/06


jana - that book of the law placed aside the Ark was really a elaboration of the Ten Commandments as well as other laws - the covenant God made with only Israel.
Deuteronomy 4:13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, {Hebrew words} and he wrote them on two tablets of stone.
---lee on 10/4/06


Lee, it depends on what law your talking about. We have the 10 commandments of God written with His own hand Deut22:23 10:5 put in Ark, we have Mosaic laws written by Moses Deut31:24,25,26, containing the ordinances, ceremonial Laws and Civil Laws..place at the side of ARk. Christ abolished the Ceremonial Laws at the cross, Civil and Moral Laws of God still stands today as a manual for all to live righteously by God's standard as He so commanded. Many of us today revere these Holy commands of God
---jana on 10/4/06


Your totally right John, some religions are really potpourri when it comes to their beliefs. They extract certain things from the Old Covenant and try to force them onto the New Covenant church. And at the same time, put their own 'spin' on those beliefs and use them to measure others by.2 Corinthians 10:12
---lee on 10/3/06


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There's a myth that there are "moral" laws and "ceremonial" laws.
The Bible itself speaks of ONE law: The Law.
It's an integral whole, and to offend against one part is to be guilty of breaking all, according to James.
Jesus either fulfilled ALL the Law, and thus it has passed away--or He fulfilled NONE of it, and we are still in our sins.
There is no third alternative.
---Jack on 10/3/06


Lee, my posts seem to not be getting through. I had posted that I'm glad you brought up last wills & testaments. You should know they cannot be altered after the death of the testator. Since Jesus didn't change it before he died nor after, which would be illegal anyway, what gives you or anyone else the right to tamper with the 4th Commandment or even change the sanctity from Sabbath to Sunday. Ro 14:5 is feast or festival days, not the 7th-day Sabbath. Check the subject.
---Geoff on 10/2/06


I'm amazed that the people who think we need to obey and live by all those laws just obey the ones that suit them and discard the rest. The men even shave! What a horror. And they dare to sleep with their wife when she has her flowers! The laws that they do follow they judge others harshly with. I'm glad Jesus nailed them on the cross. Now circumcision avails nothing and I cannot be judged for not keeping holy days or sabbaths or new moons etc. I can shave and my wife can stay in the house all month.
---john on 10/2/06


Geoff - yes indeed, "a covenant is an agreement". And it is much like a last will and testament - a legal document. If it is modified and changed, then the former is no longer applicable. It is the same with the New & Old Covenants; while the Author is the same and some things are held in common, only the New Covenant is applicable to the Church. The Old, however, is useful in understanding the New and there are life lessons found in the Old that are useful.
---lee on 9/30/06


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Lee, a covenant is an agreement.
OC: God promises to bless & sustain; the people promise to obey-Ex 19:8
NC: God promises to obey for us & help us obey through Jesus (no exemption from obedience); the people have faith in Jesus Who was obedient and will help us obey-Phil 2:13
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure
---Geoff on 9/29/06


Geoff - "The OC is the promise to keep God's Laws, the new is God's promise help us keep His Laws (not break them) through Jesus. Heb 8:8-11, 12:24
Hebr 8:10 I will put my laws into their minds,and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
But law in verse 8 does not mean Mosaic law but more exactly those that reflect the attributes of God; not a ceremonial law such as the 4th commandment or circumcision, dietary laws, etc.
---lee on 9/29/06


Geoff - "The 10 Commandments are not the Old Covenant."
In a sense you are right however, they are viewed as the Old Covenant -
Deuteronomy 4:13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, {Hebrew words} and he wrote them on two tablets of stone.
---lee on 9/29/06


Lee, we're not talking about the fact that the New Covenant has replaced the Old. We agree. The 10 Commandments are not the Old Covenant. The OC is the promise to keep God's Laws, the new is God's promise help us keep His Laws (not break them) through Jesus. Heb 8:8-11, 12:24
---Geoff on 9/28/06


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Sue thank you sister, but the bible the Word of God existed way before time and diseases and He already knew what would happen to us and that is why He said those things thru His Word. He said the same for meat what we should and should not eat. Today, we see the consequences for disobeying Him. just a thought.
---jana on 9/22/06


Geoff - *Not only Revelation, but the entire Bible reveals something about Jesus. The Genesis, through the sanctuary system , through to Revelation articulate the work of God saving us through Christ's blood.*
Fully agree that an understanding of the Old Testament reveals or foreshadows Christ and His ministry. It is all about Him. But where we differ is that the New Covenant, thro having some things in common with the Old, does not bind up to Mosaic laws, esp. ceremonial laws like the Sabbath.
---lee on 9/22/06


Lee, you, like so many superficial Christians, gloss over the OT as if it never happened and miss some very significant information. Not only Revelation, but the entire Bible (every part) reveals something about Jesus. The Genesis, through the sanctuary system , through to Revelation articulate the work of God saving us through Christ's blood. Nothing is extemporaneous so you don't have the right to cut and carve up the Bible or the 10 Commandments to suit yourself.
---Geoff on 9/22/06


jana - correction, some of the OT laws are weird by our standards. you really need to study the OT laws to see that. Consider the laws of purification for woman after the birth of a child. Lev. 12.
---lee on 9/18/06


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your absolutely wrong. there are no weird and unusual laws in the Old Testament. by you saying that, you are calling Christ weird. so take it back. Remember, Jesus is the Law and the Word. He is our Savior Amen so dont offend Him.
---jana on 9/18/06


thanks friends, it makes one wonder though.
---jana on 9/18/06


Jana ... it's not only women who get cancers in those areas of the body.
---alan8869_of_UK on 8/30/06


jana, It is my understanding that these deseases have been around for a long, long time. It's just that the people never really knew what they were, or called them all 'cancer'. Today I heard that AIDS was around in the 1700's.
---sue on 8/30/06


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mmm has anyone ever thought why so many women today are getting cancer in the upper and lower part of their anatomy? I often think of God's command in Leviticus not to mix fibres like wool and linen .. today we have so many artificial fibres in our clothing and am sure they are not safe..just as unsafe to do away with the Moral Laws of God..what do you think
---jana on 8/30/06


lol lol Eloy Eloy..where in the bible does it say we have N/T laws now...thats man's teaching...Christ is the Law and the New Covenant...He is the Sacrificial Lamb of God/New Covenant. God commanded us to obey His laws and so should we read Rev 22:14..He/Jesus is the new School Master now/Sacrifice...the old is done away...lol we cant have just Christs upper without the legs can we? lol ...go by teachings of your bible only .. not mans
---jana on 8/30/06


Genetic modifications were designed to increase yield of food crops particularly in areas where there is starvation. Of course, if one can increase the yield of crops, there will indeed be a profit involved eventually.
---lee on 2/12/06


Christians obey Christ only and the New Testament Laws, and none of the Old Testament Laws. If the Old Testament was good enough, than we would have absolutely no need for Christ and a New Testament; but because the Old Testament was not good enough, therefore Christ himself camed and gave unto us a New Testament, the New Covenant written in his blood.
---Eloy on 2/12/06


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genetic mods are for profit, and devastating to the people. in the 1500's, men of G_d pointed out that incorporated business has one and only one motive: GREED.(even 'cstian' companies, with extremely rare if any exceptions)
channel 11 docs showed that in EVRY u.s. city, the poor workers rioted AGAINST factories (for good reason, the poor knew the future)
---j on 2/12/06


They have done genetic modifications on some food crops to improve their ability to resist diseases and increase their yields. It is astonishing that some countries have banded genetic mod products even if it means that their human population faces starvation.
---lee on 1/17/06


I have to say though that I disagree with Genetic Modification.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/7/06


Why does the Lord give us brains? Do you drink milk, a servant? The cows that give us sufficient were improved by breeding. Do you travel by train? The Bible does not mention the internal combustion engine. You use the internet ... the Bible does not mention electricity or radio waves or chips.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/7/06


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The Lord does not want hybrids (though they are common). His design to satisfy man 's needs did not include "improvements" by man. Redesigning God's genetics will likely have devastating effects.
---a_servant on 1/6/06


Jas 4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy . . .

Jn 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him . . .

All things includes the Law. Jesus is the Lawgiver in both the OT & NT. The Word gave the Law to Moses, let him see His back parts - Ex 33:23.

Jn 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time . . .

1 Jn 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time.
---a_servant on 1/6/06


Many of the Leviticus rules were just common-sense for the time and place. 2 seeds together surely means mixing them, which is not much sense, so it was and is a jolly good rule. Mixing fibles in clothing was probably then likely to lead to problems whereas the knowledge that God has given us enables us to do it now. I think these wre practical, not religious rules.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/6/06


I know that planting certain types of plants which take the same nutrients from the soil can so depleat the soil it won't be good to plant anything . That is why farmers often rotated crops,to build the soil back up or give it a rest to replenish . I think most laws had practical reasons too . Put cotton with silk and have a ruined garment when the cotton shrinks and the silk doesn't . Two different fibers also requires different kinds of care/cleaning .
---Darlene_1 on 1/6/06


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My understanding of this is that it was a reminder to the Isralites that they were not to mingle with the other nations. Certainly there may be practical aspects to these things as well as have been mentioned before.
---Bruce5656 on 1/6/06


Chris your answer is interesting but where do you get this information about the material and 'The main reason was to set the jewish people apart as the pagan religons at the time would use many differant materials to make their robes and make them look more extravagent.' I can't remember where I read about the wool shrinking but I've read it many times. I'm interested in your alternative reason.
---M.P. on 1/6/06


Well I am not completely sure about the 2 kinds of seeds in a garden but i know the two differant materials was not about having to wash it. The main reason was to set the jewish people apart as the pagan religons at the time would use many differant materials to make their robes and make them look more extravigent.
---Chris on 1/5/06


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