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  1. When I was a young man, I wanted to get married. As time went on, I feared I would have to start begging women to marry me. Then one day it occurred to me I didn't have to get married. It was like having the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders. I enjoy being single. But back to you, if the Lords wants you to marry, he'll bring a fellow into your life, I would think.
  2. When someone repents of their sin, there is no reason not to forgive them, as far as I can tell.
  3. The Pharisees of today are the ones who insist on political correctness, I think.
  4. There is tremendous wisdom in the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. You'd be doing yourself a disservice by skipping them.
  5. Yes, God wants us to have fun. That is the whole point. Fun is anything that doesn't violate a commandment. That is, we are to love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and souls, and love our neighbors as ourselves.
  6. Love requires that we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and souls, and love our neighbors as ourselves. That requires some discipline.
  7. Didn’t this all start when you shaved her head? The Apostle Paul said not to do that: For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil. 1 Corinthians 11:6 RSV When you shaved her head, you might have made it difficult for her to stay warm, and that might have made her sick. She’s been sick ever since, hasn’t she?
  8. I don't have time to count them. I'm just going by Wikipedia.
  9. Wikipedia says there are 613. I'll take that as a ballpark figure. I believe you said we are required to obey them all. I think it's good enough just to obey the commandments. The decrees, statutes, and ordinances pertain to the Jews only, I would argue.
  10. I believe the point of contention is that I don't think Christians are required to obey all 613 decrees, statutes, ordinances, and commandments the Lord laid out in the Old Testament. I do believe, though, we are required to obey all the commandments.
  11. I read there are 613 commandments, laws, decrees, statutes, and ordinances in the Bible. Do you have them memorized?
  12. I have seen Christian websites that are far more hostile than this one. Maybe the reason there is little discussion is that there is so much agreement. As for "long sermons," I haven't the patience to read them.
  13. I hear people say the Torah isn't properly translated, thus releasing us from the obligation to obey the Lord's commandments, but the Lord certainly had the desire and ability to see to it his words were properly translated. And I hear people say that the Lord was speaking to the Jews in the Old Testament, and therefore we aren't bound to it. I would agree that the Lord was talking to the Jews, but if he says something, such as homosexuality, is an abomination, then it's an abomination. That is true for all of us, not just Jews.
  14. No snowstorm here. 70 degrees. Poifect.
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