Hard Old Testament Passages


#1

I’m sure these have been addressed on here somewhere, but could someone please tell me how we explain these verses:

Ex.22:20 “Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.”

Lev.24:16 “He that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him.”

Lev 20:27 “A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.”

Thanks.


#2

The human race was condemned to death with the sin of Adam.
It is God’s prerogative to execute that sentence on whom, and for whatever he pleases.


#3

Jimmy Akin addresses passages such as these in one of his articles. It’s a very good read.

Hard Sayings of the Old Testament


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