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BIBLE: Old Testament doesn’t necessarily apply

Letter by Mildred Kavanaugh, Lacey on Feb. 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 30 Comments »
February 15, 2012 1:47 pm

Re: “Fight against discrimination” (letter, 2-15).

Space restrains me from adequately responding to the letter writer who castigated Christians because they ignore Old Testament rules.

Christians generally believe that Old Testament law showed us our sinful nature. But, because of Christ, we are no longer under the law, but under God’s grace. Those critical of Christians who violate Old Testament law by eating shellfish should study the New Testament. Christians who want to eat shellfish can.

The Bible does not support the slavery of the United States. In the Bible, poor people often voluntarily initiated the transaction to become slaves to wealthy people for a better life. The Bible sets out rules by which slaves were to be treated. A verse in the Book of Exodus states that anyone who kidnaps another person to make them a slave is to be executed.

As the saying goes, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

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