Michael2502 Wrote:
Dec 28, 2012 12:40 AM
"We both agree that adultery is still wrong; it’s just the penalty for adultery that has changed. It’s the same with homosexual practice." Uh...why? Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the death penalty for either adultery or homosexuality is wrong. Jesus may not have commanded the adulteress to be stoned, but he wasn't in a position to do so, not being a Levite priest -- he would have violated the Law had he rendered judgment like a priest. There's really no reason to think that a Christian theocracy would or should differ in the penalties prescribed for sexual sins from the Law of Moses. What has happened is that our disgust toward these sins has lessened over time, so that we don't see them for the socially destructive sins they are.