Wednesday, January 9, 2013

When Can breaking The Law Become A Necessarily Expedient Evil?

Would God condemn a man who killed a murderer who was killing children in a hospital? After all, wasn't he trying to protect many lives? If we consider other instances the law was broken to save a life, then we might be tempted to say no, God will not condemn the woman who aborts to save a life.
David and his men ate the showbread that could only be eaten by priests (Lev 24:9). There was no exception ab initio when the law was passed prohibiting laypeople form eating the showbread. Instead, the king told them they could eat it as long as they had not had sex (I Sam 21:6); thereby, making an exception. A question would or could be asked immediate. Is God a respecter of persons? . Later Jesus uses that as faith for David (Mat 12:3-4).  That is because the bread was there to save lives and the soldiers eating will be able to live. There is a time when the need and life of an individual must be cherished before religious or societal sanctimony. That is the Law of Charity that surpasses legalistic manacles.
Abraham told Pharaoh and later Abimelech that Sarah was his sister to save his life from their covetous and lustful eyes (Gen 12:19; 20:2). God did not rebuke Abraham for telling the lie; rather, He fought Pharaoh and Abimelech. Despite those lies, Abraham is appointed into The Hall of Faith . Jacob deceived Isaac to rob Esau his elder brother of their father’s blessings (Gen 27: 6-30).
 During the Spy-gate incident Rehab told the king of Jericho that the Israelite spies were not in her house (Jos 2:3-4). Wasn’t a lie that Rahab told to the officials of Jericho (Joshua 2:4)? Why then did God honor her (Joshua 6:17)? Why is that considered an act of faith (Heb 11:31)? It is even underlined that she was a prostitute, yet there is no rebuke against her profession. In her lies, her act is instead rewarded as faith in the Lord (Heb 11:31; James 2:25).
Prostitution seems a necessary evil because without it, many men will never have the opportunity to sleep some of the most beautiful women and many women who are not too beautiful will never have anyone to touch them. It is a favor that they are receiving, I guess. Did our Lord see it different?
Jesus himself healed on the Sabbath. Thus working on the Sabbath Day (Mt 12:13); a day Israelites were prohibited from working (Ex 16:23-29; 20:8-11). The Lord Jesus healed seven times in the Bible on a Sabbath Day when no man was supposed to do any work (Mt 12:1-13; Lk 4:31-44; Lk 6:1-10; Lk 13:10-16; Lk 14:1-14; Jn 5:1-21 and Jn 9). If it was bad, then Jesus was a sinner, but the Bible says he was without sin (Luke 23:39-41; Luke 23:47; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb 4:15; Heb. 4:15; 1 Pet 2:21-22; 1Jn 3:5; Heb 7:26-28). Perhaps it should be noted that God accepts killing in self-defense (2 Sam 2:22-23) or in defense of the helpless.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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