[quote=Steven Merten]Hello rwoehmke,
That is a pretty big statement you have made that the Old Testament writers distorted Old Testament with their hatred. Can you give any Church statements to back up your accusation against Old Testament writers?
I don’t think that was exactly how I put it. Many old testament laws and practices were very similar to todays Sharia of the Moslems. The Church would hartdly support putting a whole city to the sword, or I suppose nuking it and killing non-combatants. I would reityerate the Old Testament must be read in light of the New, or one can be led astray. One only has to recall the tragedy at Waco and similar events and personages to realize this.
Leviticus13:6-18, 17:2-7, 19:21, 21:10-21, 22:13-25, 25:11-12
Judges 1:1-10, 22-25
Psalms 5:9-11, 17:12-14, 18:36-44, 58:7-11, 109:8-20, 137:7-9, 141:5-6 and there is more. Hardly seems like forgiving 70 times 70 or turning the other cheek.
Also why do we not feel obliged to follow the Mosiac dietary laws and those concerning rape, divorce, etc.?