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  The sabbath of the law and the rest in Christ

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  Jesus, the tangible, accessible and friendly God

293 kB

       
  What is the usefulness of the Old Testamentís law?

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  The veil of the temple was torn in two

111 kB

       
  The two trinities - The divine Trinity and the evil trinity

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  Shadow and Reality - The conflict between Old and New Testament

53 kB

       
  Jehovah, the false god of Israel

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  Jehovah's law and Jesus' Gospel

41 kB

       
The wrathful tribal god

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  The justice of God

30 kB

       
  Differences between God Father and Jehovah

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  Differences between Jesus and Jehovah

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  "I am" or "I will be"?  Dichotomy between Jesus and Jehovah

24 kB

       
  Manipulation of souls - Free will - Predestination - The Puppet Theatre

36 kB

       
  The true God is love

24 kB

       
       

Comments


The Old Testament has become utterly obsolete in the face of the New Testament's excellence and usefulness (Hebrew 7:18). The weakness of the Ministry of the Law of Moses was highlighted by the fantastic effectiveness of Jesus' Gospel (John 1:17).

What purpose does the Old Testament serve nowadays?
- Many episodes in the Old Testament are represented as realities in the New Testament through illustrations and parables in which the characters and situations are related to Jesus and the Church. Consequently, the Old Testament is of interest only in historical and symbolic terms.

Why has the Law of Jehovah become obsolete?
- Because it has shown itself inconsistent and superficial, dealing only with man's external condition, ignoring the real inner problem.


Is it worth believing in a Law that discriminates against people and races?
Is it worth believing in a god that incites violence and war? (1 Samuel 23:1 and 2; Deuteronomy 20:10 to 17; Joshua 10:40; Judges 14:5 and 6; 15:14 and 15; 1 Samuel 11:6 and 7)

Is it worth believing in a "god"...
- That inflicts curses on descendents because of the parents' bad behavior? (Exodus 20:5; 32:9 and 10; Isaiah 14:21)
- That imposes the death penalty through barbarous practices such as stoning? (Exodus 31:15; Leviticus 20:27; 24:13 to 23; Joshua 7:25)
- That decrees the extermination of the many because of the sins of the few? (Numbers 25:3 to 5; 11:33)

- That demands human sacrifice and inflicts a holocaust on the animal kingdom? (Leviticus 4:13 and 14; 5:10 to 16; 6:1 to 7)
-  That places women in an inferior position relative to men? (Leviticus 12:1 a 5)
- That prevents a man serving in the Temple simply because he has a physical deficiency? (Leviticus 21:16 to 21)
- That is antagonistic to illegitimate children purely on account of their illegitimacy? (Deuteronomy 23:1 to 3)
-  That sees the Jews as the chosen people and rejects other nationalities?
- That allows anger, retaliation and revenge? (Exodus 21:23 to 25; Deuteronomy 19:21)
-  That castigates people through plagues and collective punishments?
- That recognizes the merely physical sign of circumcision as proof of adoption by God? (Genesis 17:10 to 14)

- That deliberately prescribes rules by which many are condemned?
- That sets aside only one day of the week as a Holy day, as if individual conduct were not important on the other days?
- That inflicts annihilating terror on the disobedient for banal reasons, such as touching sacred objects? (2 Samuel 6:6 to 8)
- That sanctions the murder of a young man simply because his father has made a vow and cannot go back on it? (Judges 11:30 to 39)

Is it reasonable to assume that a Law as absurd and divisive as this is the responsibility of a God so merciful and understanding, described by Jesus as the God of Love?

Are Jehovah and the Father the same? If so, why are their personalities so different?

Is it permissible for a "god" who maintains that he is absolute, omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent to show such weaknesses as anger, jealousy, repentance and pleasure in inflicting punishment? A "god" whose anger was appeased only when he saw the blood of the poor victims killed in Numbers 25:4.

The violence and intolerance present in the Law of Jehovah in the Old Testament are incompatible with the mercy and love present in Jesus' Gospel in the New Testament.

Jesus gives us commandments and teachings that are consistent and in perfect harmony with the will of the Father. He teaches us that it is of no use to want to serve God only by appearances and through the external trappings of religious devotion.

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