Moses proscribed the death penalty for idolatry under the Mosaic Law (Deut 13:9; 17:5). Few, if any Christians today, would advocate for the same. The reason is because when there is a change of priesthood, so also is there a change in law (Heb 7:11–12). Jesus our high priest instituted a new law, which is non-coercive and has neighbourly love as its fulfillment (Gal 5:14). This is largely because the church does not exist under a particular civil administration as a nation-state.
Given that this is so, how should Christians understand the civil law of Moses today? [Read more…] about Is the Civil Law of Moses Still in Effect?