Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Were allowed to willfully break the Law of Moses

Stephen Schwer has a very good question, which we are also been asked often.
Where in the Bible were people allowed to willfully break the Law of Moses to suit a higher purpose?
For example, Joseph in Matt 1:19 is 'just' for not obeying Deut 2: 23 and Num 5: 12-22. David was allowed to eat from table of shewbread in 1 Sam 21: 4-6. The disciples picked and ate grain on the Sabbath in Luke 6: 1 etc. Others?

Tim Brumby ‎2Kgs5:18-19 Naaman (a Syrian - so not sure if this is consistent with other examples you might have) and the temple of Rimmon
Where in the Bible were people allowed to knowingly and willfully break the Law of Moses to suit a higher purpose? For example, Joseph in Matt 1:19 is 'just' for not obeying Deut 2: 23 and Num 5: 12-22. David was allowed to eat from table of shewbread in 1 Sam 21: 4-6. The disciples picked and ate grain on the Sabbath in Luke 6: 1 and were defended by Jesus. Any other examples please?
Phil Poggo There were the 7 daughters who challenged Moses that they would not get an inheritence - God actually chaged the law to accomodate them!Madeleine Schwer Maybe 2 other examples are when Jesus touched lepers & dead bodies, and "cursed was he that hung on a tree" Gal.3 v 13 & Deut.21 v 22-23 . xo:)Mike Szabo I don't know if this qualifies, but Moabites were not allowed into the household of faith until the 10th generation and Ruth was taken in immediately based on her faith.Phil Poggo Jesus 'made out' that he was going to walk further on the road to Emmaus - did the means justify the end?

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