Originally Posted by JohKnip
I just found these Bible verses posted online and I didn't believe them at first but then went to an online bible site looked it up and found just this:
15 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death.
God wanted His chosen people to represent Him by the deeds of the law as God rested on the seventh day, and thus as His people in being witnesses of the God, then they were to rest on the seventh day as well.
To keep His people from going astray in picking up that which is from neighboring nations, the death penalty is applied in some cases.
Biblically, we see the results of what happens when they do not: a nation goes astray.
A Rebellious Son
*18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20 They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard." 21 Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.
Keeping other cultures out from being mixed with God's ways and keeping the order from sin growing in the ranks is also necessary. We all heard the saying how a rotten apple if left alone will spoil the whole basket.
*7 "If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do.
That one... I can only hazard a guess... to prevent daughters from going into prostitution to sustain themselves in society. If one was sold as a servant, then that pretty much states the poverty level from which this daughter came from. A man can find any job in those days, but a woman?
1 Timothy 2:11-12
*11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
Let's face it. Women complain about men in not being leaders in the home in taking charge of things, but oftentimes then not in this day and age of women's equal rights, men take the backseat after finding out that two cannot lead in a dance. If the women keep insisting on her way even after both discuss the matter, then the man is just going to avoid the hassle and say whatever you want. The price of course is that they take the backseat while the women complain about that and yet men are that way because women do not respect their husbands enough to let them lead.
A fine example of disrespecting is when the wife ask the man to help make up her mind, but time after time, the pattern is being noted by the man in that whatever he says she should do, she does the opposite: that kind of using the man for a soundboard will last only so long and then he does not care to hear it and say.. whatever you want or.. can't help you.
God wants men to lead in the matters in the churches. That is being submissive to Christ. Women letting them be leaders is also an example of the women being submissive to Christ.
Yet as man is to please his wife as Christ loves the church in giving up His life for her, then we can see why the woman is to respect the husband as they are both are to respect the Christ.
I can't say I understand why these are in the Bible. I'm sure there is an explanation behind them because I thought the Bible was peaceful or something along those lines.
John 7:7The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 17:14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
John 15: 17
These things I command you, that ye love one another. 18
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Matthew 10: 34
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Believers have died keeping the faith so loving others to tell them the truth does not include tolerance by going along with the crowd or the norm.
1 Peter 4: 3
For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5
Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
Standing apart from the world in being witnesses of our faith in Jesus Christ will draw hatred.
Christians are not under the OT to be stoning anyone, but they are under the NT as in under grace in loving others to tell them the truth.