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Are God’s laws sensible?

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First Commandment

I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.” Ex.20:2-3

John of Salisbury says that the prince (civil magistrate) must perpetually meditate on wisdom, and on the basis of it he must give justice; although the law of mercy is always to be upon his tongue, and this mercy will temper the rigor of justice, he will pronounce a just judgment. 52

Cicero “Our first duty is to the immortal gods; our second, to country; our third, to parents; and so on, in a descending scale, to the rest.”  160

Note: In the ark of the covenant is the tablets of God’s law. Above the law, is the mercy seat. Mercy tempers the law. The glory of God, who is the Supreme Judge, rest upon the ark of the covenant ruling with law and mercy.

Law

John of Salisbury “…because all law is a sort of discovery and gift from God, the teaching of the wise, the corrective to excesses of willfulness, the harmony of the city, and the banishment of all crime. It is proper for all who dwell in the community of political affairs to live according to it” 30

Revealed Law

Pufendorf “For although none can be so stupid as not to discover in himself many Evil and inordinate Affections, nevertheless, unless we were inform’d so much by Sacred Writ, it would not appear, that this Rebellion of the Will was occasioned by the first Man’s Transgression; and consequently, since the Law of Nature does not reach those Things which are above Reason, it would be very preposterous to derive it from the State of Man, as it was uncorrupt before the Fall; especially since even the greatest Part of the Precepts of the Decalogue, as they are deliver’d in Negative Terms, do manifestly presuppose the deprav’d State of Man.” pref.duties

Blackstone “But every man now finds the contrary in his own experience; that his reason is corrupt, and his understanding full of ignorance and error. This has given manifold occasion for the benign interposition of divine Providence, which, in compassion to the frailty, the imperfection, and the blindness of human reason, hath been pleased, at sundry times and in divers manners, to discover and enforce its laws by an immediate and direct revelation. The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the holy scriptures.”

Note: Why are God’s laws revealed to Moses important. It because the reason of man has been corrupted. By this corruption good and evil may be confused and man in his confusion may willingly injure himself or his neighbor. Reason needs a divine support and this support was given on Mt. Sinai.

Second Commandment

God of Israel  “You shall not make for yourselves an idol.  Ex.20:4

Idolatry is an American problem because every “god” has its own  standard of morality and each god comes with zealous and determined adherents. Those adherents, who are zeal in their convictions,  upon gaining access or even superiority in a nation’s public councils will use  legislative authority to enforce their will and transform society according to their particular inclinations. Diversity of gods equals diversity of standards and no nation can be so divided. Diversity means warring factions, division of heart and mind, civil wars. The victor, the God or gods, will comes to rule with a self justified intolerance against all opposition, and in vigorous jealousy to its agenda, all opposition is quenched. This is true if its the Christians in the name of the One True God with the righteous justice of Moses and the Apostles, or the Atheists and their doctrine of  man as the standard relative to his passions and vice as the foundation of liberty and right and liberty or Islam with Sharia law and tolerable justice and tyranny.

If law is the legislation of morality, the question we need to ask in America, who’s morality are we to legislate? Who is our God? The answer is in our social compact, the Declaration of Independence, which declares that the Lord God of Israel is our God and Jesus is “our Lord” according to the US Constitution.  America’s God  grants of our inalienable rights and determines of national rectitude, and this lays the foundation of  our national unity.  To overthrow the God of Israel, the very God that  is written into American law, is to destroy the first principle of  nationalism with the effect of destabilizing the American Union through disunity of heart and mind.  The greatness of America was not built upon diversity of gods and moral relativism, these are  innovations by  vicious factions, a deadly foreign influence, but upon the precepts and wisdom of the one true God of the Declaration of 1776. The foundation of the state and its government is the religion of the people, and the religion belonging to our  Colonial and American founding fathers was Christianity;

Christians in America have been conquered by foreign gods. They have lost their government federal, state, local, and the ability to shape their culture.  They have lost their universities, high schools,  elementary schools, and also the ability to mode the current generation in order to establish the future. They have lost their media outlets and the power to enlighten public opinion. They have lost the ability to raise great private institutions with moral integrity. Their “Pledge of Allegiance” and  “In God We Trust” is but a whisper within our public councils, and even these vestiges of Christian American are tumbling into political incorrectness and may soon become unconstitutional. Christians in America have not only lost a great nation but their taxes are used to support a rising empire of ruthless tyranny. As a rebellious people, Christians hid themselves behind four walls of the church building complaining bitterly at the demise of their Union while doing at the dismantling of their republic.

Jesus “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 12.25

He asks, “Are you going to send me to jail because I’m a Buddhist and have a statute in my garden?”

Response: The bible has no imprisonment penalty or allows for forced conversion. Those who have access to civil authority and other privileges are citizen who can uphold the Constitution that  declares Jesus “Lord” and the Declaration of Independence that says God is Creator and Supreme Judge. A Buddhist cannot do this, and as an alien-citizen he would be require to be in a tithing (See Article VII s.2to the US Constitution) like all other inhabitants and receive all civil rights but would not have political rights as freemen-citizens such as the privilege of suffrage or holding public office.

Third Commandment

God of Israel ” “You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” Ex.20:7

To Kurt

Joel’s Response:

The New Testament of no created until years after Jesus death, burial and resurrection. Every reference Jesus made or quoted was from the Old Testament. This validate the Old Testament as the living Word of God. Jesus himself uphold the Old Testament law.

Jesus “For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” Matt 5.18

Dt 10.20” You shall fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.”

Gen 24.3 “I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living…”

Jesus in Matthew 5:34-37 is not nullifying the law; he is dealing with a problem. Jew who making sacred oaths for situations that require only a “yes” or a “no.” The reason Jesus is doing this is to keep men or women from putting themselves unnecessary under the judgment of God (the purpose of the oath is make God Himself a witness) for trivial reasons since trivial reasons are easily excused as minor broken promises – an oath should only be used in serious civil matters like judicial matters of importance.

Blasphemy or attach against the nation’s religion “is to dissolve all those obligations whereby the civil societies are preserved…” Hale

Response: Rev. Samuel Rutherford “God can give no moral power to do wickedly; for that is license , and a power to sin against a law of God, which is absolutely inconsistent with the holiness of God; for so the Lord might deny himself, and dispense with sin. God avert such blasphemies.” 73

Note:  Wrong interpretation of Scripture or honest errors is not blasphemy. Blasphemy is the intentional declaration of  a law or right of God that God Himself did not sanction or declare.  The serpent committed blasphemy in the garden when he changed the law of God and said “Did God really say…” When the current President of the United States blessed in the name of God abortionist and their murderous work of killing American infants thereby sanctifying mass murder in the name of God, he was blaspheming the Lord God of Israel who outlawed abortion in His Holy Word.

Upholding the Law

Deuteronomy 21:18 -21 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and though they chasten him, will not listen to them; 19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place. They shall tell the elders of his city, “This our son is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey our voice. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” All the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall remove the evil from among you. All Israel shall hear, and fear.”

John of Salisbury writes that the vices of children are preferred to the welfare of the republic, although the people’s welfare ought to to go before the children of everyone.  58  

Notes:  The nature and character of the younger generation determines the continuation of liberty or the rise of tyranny. Eli, the Judge of Israel, spared the vices of his sons. Samuel, the last judge of Israel, had sons who accepted bribes, By a corrupted generation, Israel went from a free republic under judges to a monarchy by the choice and will of that generation who fell by vice into the spirit despotism. Today in America, there is a growing tendency toward a love of liberty without law and an embracing of wickedness and by the folly of the current generation  the spirit of tyranny will cause them to accept even hope for the raise up state despotism, a military dictatorship. The fruit of one generation ignoring the transgressions of the next is the loss of the spirit of liberty and submission to the horrifying and brutal spirit of tyranny. 

Jesus “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.  Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you tell your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and behold, the beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matt.7:7:

Note: Jesus is not saying “Do not judge.” What he is saying is that before you judge “Take the beam out of your eye” meaning one should not judge according to the world or personal opinion but according to the word and law of God. Jesus was chastising the leadership of Israel for putting opinions and traditions above the law of the Moses.

Fourth Commandment

He asks, “Make a six day work week mandatory?”

Response: Exodus 20.8 says “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. You shall labor six days, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God. You shall not do any work in…” God gives us the right to work six day and this is for the sake of making a living and providing food for the table. It is the Sabbath that is the most misunderstood commandment for both Christians and Jews. The Sabbath is the true anchor of pure democracy. It is the throne of sovereignty belonging to the people. It is on this day that the overseer of the nation, the people,  stop all  personal pursuits and labor and join in holy convocations to take care of the needs of the community. The Sabbath is a day of public business. It’s day of civil government by the people, for the people.  The Sabbath is a divine obligation coming down from Heaven to earth.  On the Sabbath, the people assemble in order to learn, discuss, and review the laws of God and the laws of the community. They are in sovereign discourse over the utility and justice of proposed and enacted laws. Upon the Sabbath judicial seat is criticism, analysis and approval. Crowned with Sabbath authority, the people as lord and sovereign will examine the fidelity, honesty, and integrity of their public servants, and by the power of their suffrage,  they shall elect those worthy to offices of public trust and remove those unworthy. The violation of the Sabbath, except for acts of mercy and necessity, is punishable. This punishment makes sense in light that it is the neglect of the Sabbath, public assemblies of all the  people, that allows vicious factions like Hitler, Stalin, and Moa to take the reins of public power and turn them to murderous use. How can this happen if once a week all the people of the state and union oversee the use of law and the character of their agents who execute the law?

God of Israel “…You shall labor six days [of the week], and do all your work…” Ex.20.9

Case law:God of Israel “These words, which I command you this day, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes. You shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates.” Dt 6:6-9

Cicero perspective on DT.6

Cicero “Scipio used to say that he was never less idle than when he had nothing to do and never less lonely than when he was alone. An admirable sentiment, in truth, and becoming to a great and wise man. It shows that even in his leisure hours his thoughts were occupied with public business and that he used to commune with himself when alone; and so not only was he never unoccupied, but he sometimes had no need for company. The two conditions, then, that prompt others to idleness — leisure and solitude — only spurred him on.”b3.1.de.off

Cicero on Labor

Cicero “As for property, it is a duty to make money, but only by honourable means; it is a duty also to save it and increase it by care and thrift. b.2.87

Cicero “The same classification may likewise be made of the things that are injurious and hurtful. But, as people think that the gods bring us no harm, they decide (leaving the gods out of the question) that men are most hurtful to men. As for mutual helpfulness, those very things which we have called inanimate are for the most part themselves produced by man’s labours; we should not have them without the application of manual labour and skill nor could we enjoy them without the intervention of man. And so with many other things: for without man’s industry there could have been no provisions for health, no navigation, no agriculture, no ingathering or storing of the fruits of the field or other kinds of produce. Then, too, there would surely be no exportation of our superfluous commodities or importation of those we lack, did not men perform these services. By the same process of reasoning, without the labour of man’s hands, the stone needful for our use would not be quarried from the earth, nor would “iron, copper, gold, and silver, hidden far within,” be mined.” de.off.12-13

Fifth Commandment: Honor your mother and Father

Exodus 21.15 “Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.”

Note: The foundation of society is the family. In formation of the family, parents are imbued with a form of sovereign authority which if attacked is an attack against society. It is understood that the law of nature which is love according to God’s image is so strong in children that they are incapable of malice injury against a parent, but if the contrary prevail and child attacks a parent with malicious intent the child is outside of humanity and operating as a criminal element in society and needs to be removed from society. Additionally, according to the common law, a child is considered an infant until the age of twenty and outside of majority responsibility and such a child will receive the mercy of being under majority but beyond twenty the child is held to full account. jb

Sixth Commandment

Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.”

“How sensible, rational, and beneficial is it to declare to the most vulnerable citizen that you are protected at your conception. How right and noble to declare to a infant growing in the womb that you are safe not only by the rectitude of a good conscience, but if that failing, then by the laws of the community. How glorious that God Himself protects you by His written statutes. How important is it to tell a woman that she is not her own, but that she belongs to that divine and benevolent Being who formed her in her mother’s womb, and that the child that He put in her also belongs to Him and to destroy what God has put in her is to destroy herself by placing herself under His condemnation. If you are a pregnant woman your destiny is tied to your child who God Himself calls his son or daughter. Sacredly, fate commands you to render great care, great protection, and worthy training to the child belonging to the Creator, WHO has assigned to you one of his own. Do no fail your mission, but work to establish a good reputation not only on earth but also in Heaven where every deed is judged according to its merits with awards and punishments. jb

Grotius “ No one can be justly killed by design, except by way of legal punishment, or to defend our lives, and preserve our property, when it cannot be effected without his destruction. For although in sacrificing the life of man to the preservation of perishable possessions, there may be nothing repugnant to strict justice, it is by no means consonant to the law of charity.” 287

Note: Grotius reveal an interesting principle. Does the protection of personal property warrant the death of a theif. Perhaps, the law of reason would say that if the property was necessary for the self preservation of the owner than protection of that property to the demise of another is warranted, but if someone were to steal something less valuale then perhaps not.

Case Law

Exodus 21:18 “If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull shall surely be stoned, and its meat shall not be eaten; but the owner of the bull shall not be held responsible. 29 But if the bull had a habit of goring in the past, and it has been testified to its owner, and he has not kept it in, but it has killed a man or a woman, the bull shall be stoned, and its owner shall also be put to death.

Pufendorf “Thus, whereas Man exercises Dominion over other Animals, what is done by them to the detriment of another, shall be charged upon the Owner, as supposing him to have been wanting of due Care and Circumspection.” B1.18.duty

Leviticus 11 are health regulations without a written penalty. The motive of health statutes is to protect the health of the community. God does not allow certain animals as food especially scavengers because scavengers eat the dead and the dead have a virus that can be transferred to the human population and cause death. This is the same reasoning that doctors now scrub after touching a corpse after they discovered a high mortality rate of infants due to the transmission of the virus from the corpse to the infant. This concept is understood in Leviticus 11:24-25: “By these you will become unclean: whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening. Whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.”

Seventh Commandment

Exodus 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.”

Leviticus 20:10 “‘The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, even he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.”

Stoning, however, did not necessary mean the death penalty. Paul “Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I suffered shipwreck. I have been a night and a day in the deep” 2 Corin.11.25.

Cicero “For since the reproductive instinct is by Nature’s gift the common possession of all living creatures, the first bond of union is that between husband and wife; the next, that between parents and children; then we find one home, with everything in common. And this is the foundation of civil government, the nursery, as it were, of the state.” 53.XVII de.off

Note: Adultery is a common law crime, a capital offense according to the law of Moses.  The American colonist made extensive efforts at enforcing this law for the protection of marriage and their efforts at preserving the integrity of the family institution created a great nation.  It is a republican principle that the foundation of society is the family; the family is the river of  life that flows into all other institutions; if the family is morally guided,  in proper hierarchy, and disciplined,  its character will be imitated by every other institution resulting in freedom, prosperity and glory, but if the family is base, fractured and weak,  its streams will poisoned the entire community including our public councils. This effectively collapsing the sensible rule of the majority while giving rise to an autocracy supported by a vicious factions. In this light, the sanctity of the marriage covenant becomes  essential to every citizens protection of life and liberty, and the commandment “Do not commit adultery” is sensible protection for the family; it raises a civil barrier to misguided passions and thoughtless indiscretions that break the bonds of marriage covenant and in consequent break the liberties of man.

Peter “You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Pet.2:5

Avoiding institutional collapse begins with the family. All institutional structures are made of living stone, and it is the work of the family to produce such stones worthy of sound institutional construction. A family who fulfills its duty by offering to the community good stones are honored by the community and by God, but the family who supplies bad or corrupted stones are not honored for they have put all institutions at risk of collapse. The good work of the family lays the foundation of society and its negligence foretells community upheaval.  How necessary is it to teach and train the family in the production of holy living stones. It is the first requirement of our social compact and a sacred duty. When the manufacturing product of the family is good, holy living stones can be built up into durable and stable edifices, public and private, and the purer the living stone the more stable the structure, but a mixture of good building blocks and bad building blocks will weaken the structure. Let us return to the manufacturing of good building blocks for strong institutional construction – this is the purpose of the wisdom of God revealed in his holy Word.

Socrates says that man can practice any pursuit if he has a good memory, quick apprehension, gracious, friendly, and akin to truth, justice, bravery, and sobriety. 723

Incest
The Bible is based on principle laws (Ten Commandments) with case law that defines principle law. The 7th Commandment and principle law is “Do no commit adultery.” A case law is “If a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.” — Leviticus 20:14. This law is a law against incest. The man who married the mother of the daughter became the daughter’s adopted parent, and in marrying the daughter (having sex with her) he committed an act of incest and the punishment for incest is death by fire. If this is the punishment for the adopted parents so it is the punishment for the natural parent. Article VIII to the US Constitution making God’s law American law.

Homosexuality

God of Israel  “If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Ex.21:13

Plato writes in his Laws,” the crime of male with male, or female with female, is an outrage on nature and a capital surrender to lust of pleasure.” 1237

Cicero ” So much the more execrable are those monsters who have torn their fatherland to pieces with every form of outrage and who are and have been engaged in compassing her utter destruction.” 53.XVII.de.off

Law of Moses in Leviticus 20:13 “‘If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

At first the American people may have questioned the wisdom of God of the Bible when He makes homosexuality a capital offense. Homosexuality seems to be a act committed by two consenting persons, but with mounting evidence and experience, we recognize the spirit of homosexuality as an iniquitous spirit that engulfs the whole community. It is a spirit that has the resilience, power, and force to corrupt and destroy an entire nation and very quickly. The homosexual spirit in America is showing itself to be relentless in its political activism and militant in its measures as it works to undermine civil decency standards while undermining national distinctions between good and evil. The transgressions of homosexuality is a breach of the most basic etching of God’s image and likeness, and if the soul is willing to digress from the normal course of nature, and by its actions, repudiate the very law of nature, then the path is wide open for the additional crimes of pornography, lewd and lascivious behavior, and pedophile crimes. The more homosexuality comes out in the open the more the wisdom of God is displayed in making it a capital offense.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v Texas overturned all State laws against sodomy. The right of sodomy is a Court established right not a right established by the American people. The only way to overturn this kind of law is through a constitutional amendment. See Article VIII to the US Constitution – restores the marriage covenant and outlaws homosexuality.

Surviving Homosexuality

Is a homosexual offender under the grace of God? The Apostle Paul in Romans teaches that God’s grace is not extended to those in the sin of homosexuality.  Paul insists that the death penalty be administered. Additionally, the Book of Romans teaches that homosexuality is caused by God as a deadly judgment against those who worship the created and not the Creator. If you are caught in this transgression, you need to hold onto the truth of Scripture as a guiding light and repent, that is, just stop your bad behavior. The battle for compete repentance will be long and difficult because your fighting a determined God who has determined your destruction (Leviticus 20:13), but God will relent and offer you eternal life if you become truly broken concerning your sin, and if you remain faithful in your repentance while seeking the true worship of the God of Israel.

Seneca writes that if a person believes that sex was given not for the sake of personal pleasure but to extend the human race, and if a person has not been impinged by the hidden plague of lust that is planted in the very body then every other craving will leave one untouched. 126

In Matthew 7:6, Jesus said, “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” When Jesus speaks of holiness he is speaking of two things: public assemblies and law or the law making powers of the legislature. When Jesus is speaking of dogs, he is referring to the Old Testament description of a homosexual or gay male prostitute who are called dogs in Hebrew. Jesus described sound government principles as pearls and treasure. Pigs can only be found outside of Israel in the heathen nations. In summery Jesus is giving a warning. Don’t hand over sound principles of government (or the formation of government) to heathens because they will trample them under foot as they raise up a despotism, a tyranny. Don’t hand over the law making powers of the state to homosexuals because if you do they will use the law to tear you and society to pieces. Article VIII – making God’s law American law.

Few Examples.

Congressional laws including the Patriot act and the plethora of executive orders is undermining the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Judicial usurpation is overthrowing not only state laws but the very will of the American people in their state’s constitutional amendments. Homosexuality is a judicial created right not a right granted by the American people or God.

Portland bar owner fined $400,000 for excluding transsexual men who were using the woman’s restroom

Wildflower Inn in Vermont pays settlement to lesbians and shuts down wedding reception business

California law allow boys in girls showers and restrooms

He asks, “Make women cover themselves?”

Paul writes, I Cor.11 “Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered,dishonors his head. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved.” To understand the force of Paul’s requirement we have differentiate between a law versus a recommendation. A law comes with a penalty. A recommendation is a suggestion without a penalty. “Do not murder” come with penalty of death and this is law. Paul did not and could add add a penalty because prayer is based on liberty of conscience, a personal relationship with his Creator. However, Paul was inspired and may of be offering something spiritual significant, a benefit only discovered by doing but no penalty for not doing.

Eight Commandment

Ex. 20:15 “You shall not steal.

Cicero “So also to buyers and sellers, to employers and employed, and to those who are engaged in commercial dealings generally, justice is indispensable for the conduct of business.” de.off.b2.39

Cicero “The man in an administrative office, however, must make it his first care that everyone shall have what belongs to him and that private citizens suffer no invasion of their property rights by act of the state. ” de.off.b2.72

Cicero “For, as I said above, it is the peculiar function of the state and the city to guarantee to every man the free and undisturbed control of his own particular property..” B278.de.off

 

Cicero “For, without any conflict with Nature’s laws, it is granted that everybody may prefer to secure for himself rather than for his neighbour what is essential for the conduct of life; but Nature’s laws do forbid us to increase our means, wealth, and resources by despoiling others.” B3.22

 

Leviticus 11:10 “And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.”

Ninth Commandment

God of Israel “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Ex.20:16

Jesus “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.” Matt 5.17

“When two people talk in the hope that an exchange will take place between them, all kinds of things can go wrong. Yet global business needs dependability, Imagine what transactions would be like if “Yes” meant “Maybe!”. Deals would be closed only to be reopened against and again. The cost of all purchases would soar. Businesses would be forced to charge extra to pay for all the extra time they had to spend to finally get to the point where “Yes” really meant “Yes”  (Dynamic Business Law – Kubasek el al)

Grotius says the Plato writes that true speaking belongs to justice; Cicero say truth is the bases of justice; Augustin defined a lie as an intention to deceive. 238

Cicero “The habit of lying paves te way to perjury. Whoever can be prevailed on to utter a falsehood, may be easily won over to commit perjury: for the man who has once deviated from the line of truth, generally feels as little scruple in consenting to a perjury as to a lie. For, what influence can the invocation of the gods have on the mind of him who is deaf to the voice of conscience? The same punishment, therefore, which heaven has ordained for the perjurer, awaits also the liar: for it is not on account of the formula of words in which the oath is couched, but of the perfidy and villainy displayed by the perjurer in platting harm against his neighbor, that the anger and indignation of the gods is roused.”  vat.381

Henry I law 5.21  states that an offender  is the person who suppresses the truth and he who utters a falsehood; the former seeks not to be good, while the latter has a heart to do injury. 5.21 page 93

Giving Oaths

Jesus “Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,’ but I tell you, don’t swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God; nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can’t make one hair white or black. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.” Matt.5:33-37

Vattel writes that faith of treaties is basely prostituted by studying to couch them in vague or equivocal terms, to introduce ambiguous expressions, to reserve subjects of dispute, to over-reach those who whom we treat, and outdo them in cunning and duplicity. Let the man who excels in these arts boast of his happy talents, and esteem himself a keen negotiator: but reason and the sacred law of nature will class him as far beneath a vulgar cheat…” 393

Tenth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.” Ex.20:17

Slavery

Response: In the law of Moses slavery was effectively abolished in Deuteronomy 23.15 where a slave could leave is master anytime without penalty; nevertheless, being a slave or servant was a seven year labor requirement, and there may have been legitimate reasons for this institution, for example, someone who was not physically or mentally capable of surviving in an agriculture environment might have found survival in serving others for room and board. The Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution abolishes slavery in our Federal Republic and this is an advancement in the Kingdom of God under the principle that all  men are made in the image and likeness of God and therefore are born equal under law.

Mixing Fibers

Bible as a  law book has primary law with case law definitions. The mixing fibers is one of the most important case laws in protecting the human race from degeneration and genetic destruction. The principle law is “Do not covet” with the  case law Deuteronomy 22:11 “You shall not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.”

This case law expresses God’s limitation on mixing different species, in this case – natural flax and wool from animals, in order to obtain a product for human use or improvement. If man is restricted in a mix composition in the clothing he wears, then he is certainly barred from mixing foreign elements in his food supply or confusing the genetic pool among plants, animals and humans. This is vital law the human race needs right now.

Love

Jesus speaking of the second greatest commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Matt 22:39

John of Salisbury writes that justice excludes injustice, and at all times doing to others those deeds and acts which he or she wishes done to themselves by others. 62

Case Laws

Lev.25:44 “As for your male and your female slaves, whom you may have; of the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.”

The Law given to Moses is not God’s perfect will but was given to man who was in rebellion to God’s perfect will. All law is a response to rebellion to God’s original order in order to control that rebellion. According to the Law of Nations a General had a choice either to kill the enemy or spare the life of the enemy and sell the enemy into slavery. It was deemed more merciful to spare the conquered then end his life. However, the Christian version of the Law of Nations added grace to the Law of Nations by finding slavery incompatible with the Gospels of Jesus Christ. It was to Gospels of Jesus that recognized the folly of slavery and Christians who were the first to abolishing slavery.

Old Testament Law
In the law of Moses slavery was effectively abolished in Deuteronomy 23.15 where a slave could leave is master anytime without penalty; nevertheless, being a slave or servant was a seven year labor requirement, and there may have been legitimate reasons for this institution, for example, someone who was not physically or mentally capable of surviving in an agriculture environment might have found survival in serving others for room and board. The Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution abolishes slavery in our Federal Republic and this is an advancement in the Kingdom of God under the principle that all men are made in the image and likeness of God and therefore are born equal under law.

Joel’s response: In Eden man was born in God’s image and likeness (Gen.1:27.) This means that all were born free and equal. It was Adam’s sin that created a rebellion. The consequence of rebellion created multiple violation’s of the law of nature which is God’s will. One such violation of God’s will is slavery. The law of Moses was not the restoration of God’s will (this was left for the work of the Atonement at the advent of Christ) but a law to control the slavery that was created by the rebellion of God’s will.

Matthew 5:17-18 “Don’t think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill. For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.

Joel’s Response: Jesus is dealing with several laws. The law of nature which is God’s will and the law given to Moses and the law of Moses added. The OT law allowed for polygamy and divorce. Jesus corrects this by going to the law of nature or God’s will stating that marriage is between one woman and one man in a covenanted union and that no one is to separate or divorce those whom God had put together except for infidelity. Again, the law of Moses or revealed law is a law to control the rebellion of man against God’s perfect will. It is the work of the gospels to end or remove the law of Moses and restore mankind to the law of innocence that existed when man was made in the original image and likeness of God. The new testament recognizes marriage between one woman and one woman.

2Exodus 21:7“If a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she shall not go out as the male servants do.”

Joel’s response: In the law of Moses slavery was effectively abolished in Deuteronomy 23.15 where a slave could leave is master anytime without penalty; nevertheless, being a slave or servant was a seven year labor requirement, and there may have been legitimate reasons for this institution, for example, someone who was not physically or mentally capable of surviving in an agriculture environment might have found survival in serving others for room and board. The Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution abolishes slavery in our Federal Republic and this is an advancement in the Kingdom of God under the principle that all  men are made in the image and likeness of God and therefore are born equal under law.

Levticus15:19 -24“‘If a woman has a discharge, and her discharge in her flesh is blood, she shall be in her impurity seven days: and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening.

Joel’s response: The law of Moses was ahead of its time in that is implement health laws. Because of the focus on this law and sanctioned by God we know that public authority has the right to implement health regulation. To make this law work requires publication and education within the marriage framework.

Levticu1:9 “but its innards and its legs he shall wash with water. The priest shall burn all of it on the altar, for a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh.

Joel’s response: The sacrifice of the Lord could only be done on Mt. Moriah. However, we must remember that the feast of the Lord was a city wide BBQ with no refrigerators which meant that the animals had to be prepared on the stop. This was the work of the priest. God used this BBQ to train mankind in the nature of his atonement.

Exodus 35:2 ‘Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of solemn rest to Yahweh: whoever does any work in it shall be put to death. 3 You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations on the Sabbath day.’”

Joel’s response: The Sabbath is not a holiday, but a day of holy assemblies which today we call public assemblies and this for all the people. It is the violation of the Sabbath that allows the misuse of public authority by failure of the people to check their public agents. It was the violation of the Sabbath that allow Rome to fall from a great republic to military dictatorship; It was the violation of the Sabbath and direct control over the civil power that allowed Stalin, Hitler, and Mao to corrupted the laws and destroy millions of lives. It is the loss of the Sabbath in America that is causing the police powers of the state to be turned against the virtuous while protecting the guilty. God rightly and justly put the death penalty on the Sabbath because of the devastating consequences when the people of a community ignore their sacred duty to be vigilant over the laws and the magistrates who execute them.

Leviticus 11:10”All that don’t have fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are an abomination to you..”

Joel’s Response: This statute is without punishment so is voluntary. However, this is example of a health law reflecting that certain creatures are not beneficial for food, and such creature perhaps designed for another purpose such as removing refuge from the water.  The work abomination we say it something that violate the law of Nature. Any act in violation of the law of nature can be considered an abomination – the degree of its evil depends on its ability to destroy God’s order.

Leviticus 21:20 “or hunchbacked, or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye, or an itching disease, or scabs, or”

Joel’s response: God defines limits on who could approach and work in the Holy of Holies to only those without certain defects. God’s temple is God’s house and service in God’s house was to reflect God’s will before Adam rebelled and one product of this rebellion was physical deformities. However, Jesus declares a better worship/service in spirit and in truth where everyone can participate because in Christ no physical imperfection is recognized.

Leviticus 19: 27 ‘You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your head or clip off the edge of your beard.”

Joel’s response: This is a practical law of criminal jurisprudence. God put the Jews under His law because they were outside the law of nature, His will, in other words, the Jews wore a marking or designation that they were under the law of Moses and outside the law of innocence; this as warning to others. This requirement is not necessary under those who proclaim they under the law of innocent/grace according to Christ, and yet those in Christ, Christians, if they violate the law of Moses then they can not be under the law of innocence but have proven to be under the law of Moses and can be physically marked as a warning. : There is no penalty for violating this law. Israel is a teaching ministry. This law is a requirement of those who are under the law of Moses and not under the law of innocent. Similar to when early American colonist placed the letter “A” on someone who committed adultery as way of warning the community of this person transgression and shaming the person into repentance.

Lev. 11:6- 7-8 “The pig, because he has a split hoof, and is cloven-footed, but doesn’t chew the cud, he is unclean to you. Of their meat you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you.

Joel’s response:

On seafood and pork – This is another health law without a punishment and is keep voluntary.  Pigs and other scavengers by God’s design were not to be eaten as food or used for clothing. They are scavenger creatures that eat dead carcasses which carry a deadly bacteria and without proper sanitization could infect and kill the sick. This is reason doctors will scrub after handling a dead body.

Levticus 19:19 “‘You shall keep my statutes. You shall not cross-breed different kinds of animals. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; Don’t wear a garment made of two kinds of material.”

Joel’s response: This is one of the most important laws in the Bible. The Bible is build upon ‘principle’ law of the Ten Commandments and case laws defining the principle laws. This is case law  –  if mankind is not to cross-breed two kinds of animals or sow two different seeds in a field or mix material in garments, how much more is man not to genetically engineer two species such a man DNA with plants DNA or man DNA with animal DNA etc.  This law is needed to today as science is perverting and corrupting God natural order through genetic engineering.

 

God of Israel “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

Several States in the American Union have legalized the recreational use of marijuana (medical use is a Trojan horse in order to enter the gate for future recreational use ) even with studies that state that this drug leads to the use of even more dangerous addictions. How safe is your life, liberty and property if your neighbors are intoxicated, doped up, and mentally impaired, and being so addicted, you must depend on them to preserve your society, to preserve your life, liberty and property? Not safe at all, read example. Does not the habits and addictions of the sovereign, the People, permeate their every institution for good or for evil?

Example

God of Israel “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

Bible Lesson: Gal.5:19-20 “Now the deeds of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, 20. idolatry, sorcery, hatred…” “SORCERY ” is translated from φαρμακεία meaning pharmacies or dispenser of drugs; marijuana has THC which is a hallucinogen and is a form of sorcery.

God does allow for every edible plants that is food for food…

Genesis 1:29 God said, ” I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.”

Galatians 5:19-20 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and φαρμακεία (pharmacy; the use of drugs)…and drunkenness…even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom.
Leviticus 20:27“A man or a woman that is a medium, or is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.’”
Note: The method of mediums, wizard, and the sorcerer is the use of potions as pseudo-medical remedies, poison for the assassin, and hallucinogenic for the spiritualist. Today, we may call such use as illicit drugs and narcotics.
God does not allow ‘strange fire’ such as marijuana the Tent of Meetings [court room] which the place of His law. In fact, the use of it in the public Courthouse requires the death penalty according to Leviticus 10:1-2: “Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire before Yahweh, which he had not commanded them. Fire came out from before Yahweh, and devoured them, and they died before Yahweh.”
God also outlaws alcohol in the Tent of Meetings [courtroom]: Leviticus 10:8

Drugs like marijuana is a threat to every person’s life, liberty, and liberty by destroying the jury system. David Hardy ‘Juror Testimony’  transcript “he felt like…the jury was on one big party…seven jurors drank alcohol….Hardy stated that on several occasions he observed two jurors having one or two mixed drinks during the lunch recess, and one other juror, who was also the foreperson, having a liter of wine…three other jurors smoked marijuana quite regularly during the trial. Moreover, Hardy stated that during the trail he observed one juror ingest cocaine five times and another juror ingest cocaine two or three times. One juror sold a quarter pound of marijuana to another juror during the trial, and took marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia into the courthouse. Hardy noted that some of the jurors were falling asleep during trial, and that one of the jurors described himself to Hardy as ‘flying’.   (History of the Common Law, page 526)

 

 

Mica 5:12 “I will destroy witchcraft from your hand; and you shall have no soothsayers.

Note: The method of mediums, wizard, and the sorcerer is the use of potions as pseudo-medical remedies (snake oil,) poison for the assassin or hallucinogenic for the spiritualist. Today, we may call such use as illicit drugs and narcotics.

Eminent Domain

Leviticus 1443-45 2 “If the plague comes again, and breaks out in the house, after he has taken out the stones, and after he has scraped the house, and after it was plastered; 44 then the priest shall come in and look; and behold, if the plague has spread in the house, it is a destructive mildew in the house. It is unclean. He shall break down the house, its stones, and its timber, and all the house’s mortar. He shall carry them out of the city into an unclean place.”

Vattel “…by virtue of the eminent domain, which gives the sovereign a right to dispose of the property of the citizens with a view to the common safety.” 384

Jesus  “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’  But I tell you, don’t resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.  Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn away him who desires to borrow from you.” Matt.5 28-42

Note: Jesus is rebuking the law “eye for ‘eye” as a tool of revenge, but he restates its proper judicial use when he says that “whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.” In the Jethro temple of justice every person in society in under a judge, and this judge will determine the penalty for each injury charging the guilty and rewarding the victim.  So Jesus is saying go to your judge with number of strikes on the cheek and the judge will make sure you are rewarded, and this also for those who take your coat or compel you to walk one or two miles – for in the Kingdom of God every effort will be compensated.

Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

***Joel’s Response: The law of Moses are for those who violate the law. A judge may mark a criminal by marking a criminal in several ways in order to give warning to law abiding in society. This is such a regulation.

I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

****Joel’s response: Sows were not designed as food but as garbage disposals, and the risk of acquiring deadly bacteria was an unfortunate aspect of the job…..Anti-bacterial agents were not available for most of human history, the deadly plague that destroy more humans during WWI than WWI was believed to be due to virus transference of sow in the unclean, overcrowded army camps on the European continent during the war.

  1. How about women cutting their hair?
  2. How about divorced people? 3.
  3. Would you marry your brother’s wife if he died?
  4. Do you only wear clothes made from one type of thread (no cotton/poly blends). 5.
  5. Do you pass on those BBQ babybacks? 5.
  6. Would you give your virgin daughters to a group of wild men to save two male visitors staying in your home? Lot did.
  7. It is so easy to pick just a few of the over 600 commandments, especially those that don’t pertain to your life, and pass judgement on others. 7.
  8. Oh by the way, that judgement thing, there is a commandment about that too.

Joel’s Response: 1. Paul”But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.” 1 Cor. 11.6. Women cutting hair? A law comes with a penalty; it is not a law if it has no penalty but advice. The apostle Paul does not encourage woman cutting their hair, but this is not a law but advice, and he encourages head covering, again advice not law.

2. According to Jesus divorce is only allowed due to un-faithfulness. The marriage covenant is binding agreement creating the most important institution in civil society – the family. It is this covenant that lays the foundation of society and if this is broken then society is broken.

3. Dt.25.5. is law written not by the Lord or approved by the Lord, but was written by Moses, and it allows a brother to marry a brother’s wife, but this violates the Lord’s statute in Lev. 18.18You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.” Jesus had to correct Moses on several marriage laws.

  1. Bible as a  law book has primary law with case law definitions. The mixing fibers is one of the most important case laws in protecting the human race from degeneration and genetic destruction. The principle law is “Do not covet” with the  case law Deuteronomy 22:11 “You shall not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.”

This case law expresses God’s limitation on mixing different species, in this case – natural flax and wool from animals, in order to obtain a product for human use or improvement. If man is restricted in a mix composition in the clothing he wears, then he is certainly barred from mixing foreign elements in his food supply or confusing the genetic pool among plants, animals and humans. This is vital law the human race needs right now.

5. The restriction of eating pig or sows is a very sensible health law. In , 1846.. “Doctor Semmelweis was severely troubled that his First Clinic had a much higher mortality rate due to puerperal fever than the Second Clinic.The breakthrough occurred in 1847, following the death of his good friend Jakob Kolletschka, who had been accidentally poked with a student’s scalpel while performing a post mortem examination. Kolletschka’s own autopsy showed a pathology similar to that of the women who were dying from puerperal fever. Semmelweis immediately proposed a connection between cadaveric (corpse) contamination and puerperal fever.” Wiki  Concerning the restriction of eating certain animals including the sow or pig. This restriction by the Lord is sensible in light that the certain animals including pigs were not designed for food but as nature’s garbage disposals including the eating of dead corpses which pigs in the wild will do. If someone such a midwife touched a pig who had eaten a dead animal that contamination meant certain death to a new born infant

6. Lot’s action is not based on Biblical law. Lot was the nephew of Abraham almost 2000 years before Moses and the law given to Moses and his actions do not reflect God’s law. However, the reason for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was for the sin of homosexuality.

7 & 8 Jesus ““Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you tell your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and behold, the beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 1

Note: Jesus does not say “Do not Judge.” What he says if you judge first remove the plank from your eyes so you can remove the speck from your brother’s eye. The plank Jesus is referring to is the blindness to God’s law as revealed to Moses. Jesus is saying judge according to God’s law given to Moses and not according to your own opinion.

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