WARNING: This episode contains some graphic scenes of sacrifice and torture, view at your own discretion.
The eighteenth installment of my original series, "Discovering Religion". Although I have a feeling some of you might find this episode a little dry, due to the large amount of Bible quotations, this episode is a very important addition to my series.
If you've ever debated a Christian about morality you are familiar with the large emphasis placed on the Ten Commandments, while vast majority of Moses' other commands are selectively 'cherry picked' as it suits their needs. I attempt to rectify the fallacious attitude Christians have toward Scripture by examining the Mosaic Laws of atonement and morality, the purpose of Christ within God's Law, and how Jesus defined himself with regard to the Law.
This episode originally started off as a couple paragraphs in the next episode, "If America Became a Christian Nation"; however, I knew many Christians would contest my arguments if I had not thoroughly established the Law's Christians are required to follow. Now that I have set the stage, so to speak, the next installment will be a two-part episode that discusses all the changes in public policy we might expect to see if America went the way of Islamic countries that follow Sharia Law.
And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
"God's law requires nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness"
"Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed."
1 Corinthians 5:7
"...the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."
"For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace."
"Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness."
1 John 3:4
"because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression."
If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
John 5: 46
Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?
John 7: 19
If they hear not Moses and the prophets they would not be persuade by someone that rose from the dead.
Luke 16: 31
They have Moses and the prophets let them hear them.
Luke 16: 29
Offer those things that Moses commanded.
Mark 1: 44
What did Moses commanded you, is because of the hardness of your hearts.
Mark 10: 3
...have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account of the bush, how God said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
Mark 12: 26
For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.
Mark 7: 10
All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense.
Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a child on the Sabbath.
John 7: 22