Joseph Wiltse, Lisbon, N.D., Published April 12 2013
Letter: Questions about the ‘laws of God’In response to Ken Sims’ March 22 letter:
If the laws of God cannot be changed, I have a few questions. Many, many of my friends insist on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says they should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill them myself, or can I have someone else do it?
Another question in that area. If my brother is interested in selling his youngest daughter into slavery, that is allowed thanks to Exodus 21:7. She’s only 4 but listens well. Do you know what a good price for her would be?
Since the North Dakota State University football team has won the national championship two years in a row, this one is important. Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean – Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can NDSU still play football? Can the Vikings?
Does the whole town really have to be together to stone everyone who has gardens for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you?
One last thing: While you may think that you have the biblical theology right, unless you know original Hebrew, ancient Greek, and were alive 2,000 years ago, then I would recommend you stop pretending you do.