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To: sionnsar
The writer is cheating -- a false dichotomy.

It isn't "those benighted Africans who believe only in the vengeful, judgmental Old Testament God" versus "(we) enlightened and oh-so-superior Westerners who realize that the New Testament releases us from all moral strictures."

. . . ONLY if you ignore the many "judgmental" pronouncements by Our Saviour, including "male and female created he them - what God has joined together let no man put asunder" -- not to mention St. Paul who was VERY explicit on matters of sexuality.

3 posted on 02/10/2007 3:56:37 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Exactly what I was thinking. The New Testament is not "inclusive," if that means "There's no such thing as 'sin' ". The New Testament, like the Old Testament, emphasizes God's desire for the sinner to repent.

The distinction is that the New Testament describes how the sinner's repentance can be sufficient to justify him before God.


5 posted on 02/10/2007 7:48:53 PM PST by Tax-chick ("It is my life's labor to bring Christ to souls and souls to Christ through word and example.")
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