The Old Laws
|February 11, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Christianity|
These are the old laws, that I follow.
Some Christians follow Paul, and believe that the law is no longer in effect. I follow Jesus, who said that not one stroke of the law shall pass away. Yet he also often broke the law, in the eyes of the Jews, and fulfilled the law, in the eyes of God the Judge. He represents a person, not a book – the Father. But the Father wrote the laws. And thus the old laws still apply, because they reflect His character.
1. You shall have no other gods before me.
And no modern day ideology/religion before me. All liberals are damned here.
2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image
The truth of this can still be seen in the low paganism of the Catholics in South America, and elsewhere. Not that I am an iconoclast, but I would break the images there.
3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain
Show proper respect. The occasional curse is not what this is talking about, although that is not entirely respectful either.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Do no work.
A forgotten rule, and part of showing respect for the Creator. Also, beneficial.
5. Honor your father and your mother
Timeless. When in doubt, err towards respect. This does not mean, always respect and obey.
6. You shall not murder.
Does not mean pacifism or justified homicide. Christian soldiers are to remain soldiers.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
As a former PUA, I have wrestled hard with this one. Eventually the truth became plain – and it was vastly different than what almost everyone teaches.
The old law is: one flesh. Sex is marriage. Certificates are irrelevant. Men are allowed polygamy.
Adultery is another man’s wife. The past is irrelevant. Jesus told the woman with seven husbands to remain with her current one.
Male duties are provision, protection, sex and children. I do not say what the female duties are, because it doesn’t matter. The man should enforce his will through Game and the threat of an additional wife, not Scripture.
You may separate with an impossible wife or husband, but beware making your partner an adulterer. Make all due effort. Divorce is permissible only in cases of female adultery, in which case she is dead to you.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s anything.
Sin begins in the heart.
To these, I would add: gossip, idleness, gluttony, rage, drunkenness, pride, failure to care for kin – for a start.
Pride is interpersonal. The lord of biomechanics rules us all, and distributes gifts unequally. We must judge, and see clearly, and yet not become proud, if gifted, or craven, if not.
Caring for kin extends outwards by degrees, and includes one’s own race before another. Yet the Good Samaritan was all the more righteous for that – as were the genocidal conquests of wicked peoples. Quick and clean, not bloody oppression and slavery, is God’s style.
The old laws are a skeleton; the bones of God’s character. It is good to be a man who understands the times, and knows what needs to be done. Fealty to God is a duty that consumes the mind in the now. The goal is to be like Jesus Christ – when you see him, you have seen the Father.
The whole Bible is profitable for understanding the Father. That means the Old Testament, the racist book of blood and steel. Follow Him, the Creator, not Paul, a man, nor Marx, the Satanic prophet.