1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and
female, provided they are purchased from neighboring
nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to
Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I
I personally don't see anything wrong with owning Canadians but the way
the US economy is going I have a feeling that they will soon
be owning you.
2. I have a very rebellious daughter. If she doesnít come around,
can I really sell her into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus
21:7. In this day and age what do you think would be a fair
price for her?
Mmmm, tricky. The price can be hard to set. Normally depends a lot on
looks. Does she look like you?
3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in
her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The
problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most
women take offense
Maybe just stay away from all women who aren't
4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it
creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem
is my neighbors. They will not claim the odor is not
pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
Hmmm, now let me see... If they will
not claim the odour is not pleasing to them, then
what youíre dealing with here is a tricky double negative.
This may well in fact be a positive. So it could be good for
you. But tread carefully as one false assumption and it
could turn really negative. Mmmm... Unfortunately grammar was never my
strong suit. Would you be able to restate the question as a
mathematical equation? Argh, so little time... Ok, just
5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.
Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I
morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the
police to do it?
I would go with the police. Here is what you should do... Ring them up
and tell them your neighbour is about to get stoned. Also
mention that you will be participating. I'm sure they will
be round quite quickly.
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there
'degrees' of abomination?
Itís true that eating a large portion of shellfish can be really bad...
My own brother can speak from experience that it can turn
particularly nasty later on that night. But as bad
as that experience can be, I'd still go
with your friend on this one.
7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God
if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear
reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is
there some wiggle- room here?
Yeah, 20/20 used to be a common pass rate in the old days. But take
heart... If God follows current trends and has changed his standards
to match the nations educational standards then 6/20 should
get you a merit! But I suspect the pass rate of perfection
still applies. I suggest you approach the altar of God
through Jesus. He is perfection and is willing to grant that
perfect standing to you.
8. 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?
Hair trimming should not result in death. A short, quick fire round of
pelting with fruit and small veges should suffice. But if
any of your friends have a mullet I would move up to
potatoes. They will be getting what they deserve.
9. 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?
I find that wearing baseball gloves on both hands, and one on my
head, helps me catch a football better. Sure, some may mock
but I haven't dropped a ball yet.
Why not try that?
10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two
different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing
garments made of two different kinds of thread
(cotton/polyester blend) He also tends to curse and blaspheme
a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of
getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16.
..... Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family
affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws?
If it was just cotton or wool I would just give her a stern talking to
first up. But polyester? Are you kidding me? Who wears
polyester these days? If she can't keep up with latest fashion
trends then you are justified calling the whole town in.
Ok... In all seriousness, when you die you will stand before God as your
judge. And guess what? He is not going to ask you whether you
understood Leviticus or grasped why He gave different laws to
the Levitical Priesthood or the Israelite nation. He will ask
you however, did you repent and believe in and follow His Son
Jesus Christ who died for your sins? If the answer is no, if
you don't believe that Jesus paid for your sins upon the
cross, then the penalty for your sins will have to be paid by
you. As the Bible says:
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal
Joh 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but
to save the world through him.
Joh 3:18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe
stands condemned already because he has not believed in the
name of God's one and only Son.
Joh 3:19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved
darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Joh 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he
gave the right to become children of God
that you don't care for these things now... neither did I
once. But I do pray that you one day will come to cherish what
Jesus did for you and will repent of your sin and make your
peace with God before you die.
May God Bless