Hard Old Testament Passages


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.”



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.


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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