Let me explain...
Christians follow the New Testament
The Old Testament is more like a history lesson to compare with the New.
Jesus broke the laws of the Old Testament with His sacrifice.
The laws of the Old Testament would be ridiculous and impossible to follow now-days.
But because of his sacrifice, we don’t have to try to obey those Old Laws.
The 10 commandments (Old Laws) still serve as guidelines for the conduct of Christians. Why? Because regardless of what century we live in, senseless murder and stealing is not okay. Yeah, that would include shooting the innocent with guns and stealing from the poor as well…still not okay. Okay?
For instance, God was going to punish Moses in the Old Testament for not circumcising his son, but in the New Testament, after Jesus’ sacrifice, the prophet Paul specifically said that it is no longer necessary to circumcise boys. Paul said that circumcision is part of the Old Law and was no longer necessary to follow. Why? Because of Jesus. (It may sound ridiculous to you, but it’s just that simple).
And the Old Testament never instructed believers to kill “homosexuals”. If you believe so, you’re going to have to show me proof. I know you all love proof. Please show me the specific scripture.
And there you go. It’s that simple.
Now stop trying to belittle or discredit other people’s beliefs when you don’t even understand what they believe in. Thank you.
I know not all atheists live to attack or argue the beliefs of others, I have atheist friends that respect me and my beliefs. And I respect them.
Edit: No one has the right to tell others what they believe.
And I never said that The Bible has all of the answers. Once again, don’t tell someone what they personally believe. You cannot tell people what they should or should not follow. This is what I and many others choose to follow.
In the OT, it was God who chose to put “sinners” to death. You will have to show me a scripture in which His followers were instructed to kill “sinners”, because in many cases His followers were only told to kill enemies of battle or war. And once again, all of this was in the OT. Sodom and Gomorrah= OT. Noah’s flood=OT.
And even if one who does not believe reads The Bible more than your average Christian, that does not mean they have the appropriate interpretation of it. You can read something a dozen times and still not understand it fully.
I guess my ultimate point is: if you are going to make an argument against Christianity, please use the NT and examples of the life of Jesus. Please do not pretend to be an authority over something you are not or no longer a part of.
It’s better to ask questions about things that are different than pretend to be an expert on them. We should learn from each other, not try to prove whose “right”.
Christians follow the NT because that’s when Jesus manifested himself. How could a Christian follow the OT if Jesus had not been manifested onto the Earth yet? No, we don’t follow both. Not exactly. Not all denominations at the least.
This is what I believe. Misunderstandings and false interpretations cannot change this. Why do I believe? Because I want to. To many, religion gives hope and purpose. If this is how one finds hope and purpose, then they should be able to do so in peace.
*drops mic and will no longer address it because either you understand or you will just remain close-minded”.