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When Moses Came Down With The Stone Tablets, And One Of The Commandments Said "thou Shall Not Kill"

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by FoxStop, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. But then, when Moses came down from the mountain with the new laws
    Exodus 32:19-28
    But then he saw the golden calf and he broke the stone tablets, pushed the calf over. And the people who where on Moses' side, drew their swords against the people who wheren't on his side and got killed. Just curious to what your opinion on this is.

    Curious, because you are not supposed to believe in more than one god "The God", according to the ten commandments, but isn't killing also a sin?

    Just curious?
  2. Yes, we must only believe in one God. Just remember the Jews were not exempt in this regard. God had revealed Himself to them many times with great miracles. He even gave them food from heaven in the desert and shade by day, everyday! Their idolatry was at an extremity of rebellion.
    Killing is not always murder. God's wrath or self defence are fine. God's wrath results in killing only when He has been pushed to the highest level. As scripture says He is longsuffering, slow to anger and relents from sending calamity.
  3. The original wording for the commandment is..."Thou shalt not MURDER".

    The 3000 that died were JUDGED because of their sin of idolatry. While Moses was getting the Law from God, the people had made a golden calf and were worshipping it.

    The wages of sin is death!
    Fadingman and JustPassingThru say Amen and like this.
  4. And continuing on with the rest of my brother major's story,

    The giving of the law was the beginning of the dispensation of the Law and it was a Divine illustration/picture that the law can only bring death.

    However, on the day of Pentecost, the beginning of the dispensation of Grace, 3000 Jewish (idolators) were saved.

    If you can receive it, ...those that have an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

  5. Absolutly! What a contrast that is!
  6. Grace, Grace,Grace, ...unfathomable, unmerited, undeserved Grace, it's all because of and by Grace, ...praise be to God on High from which all good gifts flow!!!


    Major and Mr. Darby say Amen and like this.
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    Yea, they deserved it.
  8. Killing can be legal and illegal, or in religious context, sin or not a sin.
    Capital punishment involves killing another person… it is legal

    the law of Moses.... it is very ancient and yet.....

    ......compared to man-made laws at that time: it is very superior in writing, conciseness…. and basic concept which is being applied even to modern law today.

    The first 3 refers to basic human question of our identity of “where, who why we are”

    #4: rest day: man needs to rest 1 day a week.

    #5: relationship with parent, continuity of generation, family as basic unit of society

    #6: relationship with fellowman, respect of human life

    #7: relationship between husband and wife, faithfulnes

    #8: relationship with fruit of your own labour, respect of ownership

    #9: relationship with commerce, business or dealings with other people

    #10: relationship with own being: contentment, happiness, being thankful of what we have

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