Are Christians allowed to go against what the Old Testament says including worship of false gods and committing murder?
Rick Brentlinger Answers
For 2000 years, consistent Christian teaching
is that we are not under the Old Testament Law.
Yet Christians have also consistently taught that adultery, idolatry, lying, murder and stealing are wrong.
It works like this. The Old Testament Law contains universal moral principles which are always in effect. These universal moral principles are embodied in nine of the Ten Commandments.
The sabbath commandment is not a universal moral principle since Christians in the New Testament are never told they must keep the sabbath.
Yet the New Testament does warn us against murder
in Matthew 19:18, Romans 13:9 and 1 John 3:15 and against idolatry
in Acts 17:23-31, Romans 1:23, 1 Thessalonians 1:9 and 1 Corinthians 10:7.
Always remember what the Bible says - we are not under the Law.
Jesus is God's solution for the problem of evil
in the world.
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