Were the Old Laws Harsh?125956
What say you to this, American er hmm Lady?(Ref your post 125956):(If you haven't stone and adulterer today or a gay, and you must surely know some, then you have not done your biblical and christian duty.)
1. 1. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (Adulterers)
"They shall be stoned with stones, their blood shall be upon them." -- Leviticus 20:27
2. Leviticus 20 (20:2-5)(Homosexuals)
If you burn your children to death by "giving your seed to Molech," you'll be stoned to death.
(20:2) "Whosoever ... giveth ... his seed unto Molech ... the people ... shall stone him with stones."
Whenever people wish to degrade the Bible, they point to the old laws and their penalties, claiming them to be the product of a harsh and unloving God. Yet, if you understand the purpose of these laws, you'll see that they weren't really harsh or oppressive, because nobody was really required to follow them, other than those who freely chose to live in the land of Israel.
However, in the case of serious sins, there may still be a heavy price to pay. For example, when King David took another man's wife (BathSheba) and had him killed; although God did forgive David, the first son that was born through this union died, and he was plagued with trouble and rebellions throughout the rest of his life. So, we can expects to reap the rewards of our own bad actions. And the more we can personally do to set matters right, the better it will be for us in the long run.