Leviticus: Does it apply to the modern day?
Many people, including dedicated Christians, have a problem with the draconian laws in the Book of Leviticus. Many Christians also choose some of these laws to support their agenda (Leviticus 18:22 is the “bible” of the anti-gay movement), yet ignore others that ban the eating of shellfish and the wearing of clothing of mixed fibers.
Some people think the laws of Leviticus were intended for the ancient Israelites and no longer apply today. Other people still follow [some of] them. Even if Leviticus no longer applies, these commands to stone people to death for small crimes were divinely inspired, no? The same God who said “love one other” also told us to stone disobedient children to death. I just think about that sometimes…
So, what’s the deal with Leviticus? I’m addressing anyone, but I’m curious to know what Christians here think because I honestly don’t know and I know it’s open to interpretation.
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