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 own Canadians?
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.
I have a very rebellious daughter. If she doesn’t 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?
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 your wife.
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 notclaim the odour is notpleasing to them, then what you’re
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 smite them.
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
It’s 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
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 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
Joh 3:16For God so loved the world that he gave
his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have
Joh 3:17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn
the world, but to save the world through him.
Joh 3:18Whoever 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.
is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of
light because their deeds were evil.
Joh 1:12Yet to all who received
him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of
I understand 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
May God Bless you.