Christian Hypocrites (?)

Skeptics might accuse Christians of being hypocrites because we do not follow Old Testament laws. In answer to that accusation, please know the Bible is clear that those laws were written specifically for Abraham’s descendants. In fact, the New Testament says Christians are free from the Old Testament laws.

Many Christians find wisdom in the Ten Commandments and try to keep them. One such command is to observe the Sabbath. To Abraham’s descendants, observing the Sabbath meant resting on a specified day to remember the Lord set them free from slavery to Egypt. They did not free themselves. God did it. However, Christians observe the Sabbath to remember the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead. We did not save ourselves. God did it.

I hope that explains some things. If you have not trusted Jesus as your Savior, please consider saying this prayer now:

“Lord, thank You that You died for my sins so I do not have to do any other work other than believing and trusting that You paid for my sins with Your blood. I believe that You rose from the dead and will put Your Spirit in me to guide me to holy decisions. Thank You that I will be live eternally with You in heaven because You saved me. In Christ’s Name, Amen.”

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Re: Your Doubt in the Bible

Dear Doubting Thomas, I know you think the modern Bible is not reliable. You asked, “Who can possibly know what the original text said?” Well, Bible scholars actually do know what the original text said because there are two full copies of the New Testament that date within 300 years of the original composition (and thousands more pieces from before that time). Some Old Testament manuscripts date back to 250 BC. One of the most popular Bible versions (NIV) was translated by more than 100 scholars from the best Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. Aside from that, our God is loving and active. Don’t you think he would oversee the translation of the Bible? Sincerely, Your Friend in Christ

P.S. Think about Mark 13:31: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

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Re: Your Doubt in OT Miracles

Dear Doubting Thomas, I heard that you want to be a Christian, but you do not believe in some of the Old Testament miracles. You said you like logic and science, and I respect that. I do too! We have something in common. However, I believe God created man and woman in the Garden of Eden, that Noah really survived a terrible flood aboard an ark, and that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. One reason I believe in these fantastic tales is because Jesus believed in them! Jesus was quoted as he talked about each of these miracles. If Jesus believes in them, we can too. It was good chatting with you. Take care of yourself. Sincerely, Your Friend in Christ
P.S. Here is what Jesus said:

  • [Jesus said] “….But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’….” (Mark 10:6, ESV)
  • [Jesus said] “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.…” (Luke 17:26-27, ESV)
  •   [Jesus said] “…for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth…” (Matthew 12:40, ESV)

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