1364Where does the NT abolish Exodus 22:18?
- Jun 8, 2006For example:
"You shall not allow a sorceress (witch) to live. "
Where does the New Testament teach that THIS law is
not to be obeyed by Christians?
Some of you might refer to Paul's statement about
obeying the laws of the land:
"Let every person be in subjection to the governing
authorities. For there is no authority except from
God, and those which exist are established by God."
...and then cite the state laws which forbid murder.
But there are several problems with Paul's statement:
1 - How about the Hindu law in the Nepalese
constitution, and elsewhere such as Islamic countries,
which forbid you from practicing Christianity? Are
you going to obey that too? If not, then obviously
Paul was wrong to say that the only authorities which
exist were ordained by God.
2 - God's sovereignty also allowed evil governments to
exist, who forbid the practice of Christianity.
Should you therefore do what they say in the name of
Romans 13:1? No, so Paul was wrong for citing God's
sovereignty as the reason you should obey secular
So far, I find that the bible says to kill witches,
with the New Covenant of Christianity saying nothing
Sure, the NT says "do not murder", but then again, so
does the same OT, which also said to kill witches.
All laws have their exceptions. Since we know that
Exodus 22:18 would be an exception to the "do not
murder" clause in Exodus 20, why shouldn't it be an
exception allowed for under the New Covenant?
Meaning, as a Christian, you don't generally go around
murdering, but you CAN kill a person once it is proved
they are a witch.
Other than your fear of social embarrassment and going
to jail...what exactly would be wrong with obeying
Exodus 22:18 today?
Basically this argument proves that today's Christians
don't know what true persecution is, and that their
true allegiance is not to the bible, whatever god may
command of them. For when it comes to the issue of
God demanding great sacrifice on their part, such as
he did with Abraham, suddenly, it's modern theologians
to the rescue, who insist that this law should be
swept under the rug along with the laws on animal
sacrifice. Sorry, ain't nothing in the NT that says
Jesus fulfilled the Law of killing witches. You are
just worried about going to jail, not obeying God's
If you disagree, then show me biblical precedent for
abolishing the biblical death-penalty for witches.
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