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To My Beloved Royalty...

Sorry to those bored by this theological interlude.

EDIT: Okay, this time I have no clue why the strip didn't upload at first.


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charliequin
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Yay Marta!

Submitted September 20, 2013 at 12:11AM



Seldon
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Go, Marta. Smile

Submitted September 20, 2013 at 3:35AM



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Epic ^_^

Submitted September 20, 2013 at 3:53AM



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TEAM MARTA!!


Go Marta Go!

Submitted September 20, 2013 at 7:13AM



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Unfortunately, the standard theological response to a statement like Marta's is: "The devil can quote scripture to suit his purposes." Of course, those who say that don't realize the statement works both ways. The supposedly righteous can mislead with--and be misled by--scripture.

Submitted September 20, 2013 at 10:32AM




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ooo! Bible verse throwdown!

Submitted September 20, 2013 at 10:37AM



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WOW!  What a responce! Thanks, everyone!  I figured by now you were rolling your eyes at this arc. ;')


Rachel... you're so right. The fact of the matter is, the Bible is a collection of writings that were penned over thousands of years. So yep, it contradicts itsself, and everyone thinks THEIR favorite verses are the final word. I was taught to look at it as a library, and to practice discernment. But, other people's discernent lead them to different conclusions.

Still, I side with Marta's point of view here.






Submitted September 20, 2013 at 11:17AM



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Deuteronomy is just really weird, what with its long list of thou shalt nots.  If you do much of anything, they will stone you.  The New Testament overrides that Old Testament silliness anyway.

Everybody must get stoned

Submitted September 20, 2013 at 3:34PM



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Oh snap! =D

Now *that's* how you respond to someone quoting scripture!

Submitted September 21, 2013 at 8:12AM




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If you keep reading that chapter in Deuteronomy, verses 28-29 stipulate that virgins who are raped must be forced to marry their rapists.  Funny how we never hear about that part.

Submitted September 21, 2013 at 9:47PM



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If you keep reading that chapter in Deuteronomy, verses 28-29 stipulate that virgins who are raped must be forced to marry their rapists.  Funny how we never hear about that part.
Absolutely. The book is a social contract for a patriarchal stone age culture and should be read that way.






Submitted September 22, 2013 at 5:11PM



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A quick word on Deuteronomy & the laws of the Old Testament:


The nun was taking the quoted passage out of context. And today most people do that. Here's a VERY brief rundown on the context of Leviticus and Deuteronomy:

There are three types of clearly defined laws that God gives in Scripture:
1. Moral Law: These are laws that apply to everyone for all time. "Do not murder" is an example.
2. Civil Law: These are the laws given by God to the nation of Israel at the time of the Exodus and while they were their own nation. These laws have the purpose of establishing order and to mark Israel as different from the practices of neighboring countries. "An eye for an eye" (Exodus 21:24) is an example. What the verse is saying in context is ONLY an for an eye; nothing more. God is stressing balanced punishment to fit the crime in Israel and not the harsh and brutal penalties enforced by the other nations at the time. (And not an actual eye; balance is the point here.) CIVIL LAWS were ONLY for the nation of Israel at that time. Some make sense even today, others not so much. None are required.
3. Ceremonial Law: These are laws and practices prescribed by God for worship and a religious life. They were intended ONLY for the Israelites and any outsiders (Gentiles) who converted to the faith. These laws ended - by God's will - when Jesus died on the cross, having perfectly fulfilled all the laws. 

The verse the nun quoted was a Civil Law and does not apply today.
The verse Marta quoted - Galatians 3:28 - is also taken out of context. Paul was referring to the saved status of Christians through faith in Jesus as Savior. He was saying that when it came to salvation, all people are equal.

In fact, there are no restrictions for dress in Scripture, now that the Civil/Ceremonial Laws of the nation of Israel are concluded. There is encouragement to not cause offense in your daily dress, manners, and behaviors. And of course we should honor and respect those God has put in authority over us for our good.

Sorry for the lecture. I hope some of you found it interesting, though.

Submitted September 23, 2013 at 6:27AM



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@Rachel Ann


This.

Submitted December 7, 2013 at 12:50AM



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A quick word on Deuteronomy & the laws of the Old Testament:

The nun was taking the quoted passage out of context. And today most people do that. Here's a VERY brief rundown on the context of Leviticus and Deuteronomy:

There are three types of clearly defined laws that God gives in Scripture:
1. Moral Law: These are laws that apply to everyone for all time. "Do not murder" is an example.
2. Civil Law: These are the laws given by God to the nation of Israel at the time of the Exodus and while they were their own nation. These laws have the purpose of establishing order and to mark Israel as different from the practices of neighboring countries. "An eye for an eye" (Exodus 21:24) is an example. What the verse is saying in context is ONLY an for an eye; nothing more. God is stressing balanced punishment to fit the crime in Israel and not the harsh and brutal penalties enforced by the other nations at the time. (And not an actual eye; balance is the point here.) CIVIL LAWS were ONLY for the nation of Israel at that time. Some make sense even today, others not so much. None are required.
3. Ceremonial Law: These are laws and practices prescribed by God for worship and a religious life. They were intended ONLY for the Israelites and any outsiders (Gentiles) who converted to the faith. These laws ended - by God's will - when Jesus died on the cross, having perfectly fulfilled all the laws. 

The verse the nun quoted was a Civil Law and does not apply today.
The verse Marta quoted - Galatians 3:28 - is also taken out of context. Paul was referring to the saved status of Christians through faith in Jesus as Savior. He was saying that when it came to salvation, all people are equal.

In fact, there are no restrictions for dress in Scripture, now that the Civil/Ceremonial Laws of the nation of Israel are concluded. There is encouragement to not cause offense in your daily dress, manners, and behaviors. And of course we should honor and respect those God has put in authority over us for our good.

Sorry for the lecture. I hope some of you found it interesting, though.



Double this, and thanks for sharing your research. Smile

Submitted December 16, 2013 at 1:05PM



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(high-fiving Marta for proving that she understands the word of God better than the sister here)

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