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The Bible Slam: Deuteronomy Chapter 16

In this chapter, Moses talks about various holy days, including the Passover, the Days of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Tabernacles.  These "celebrations" include specific dietary laws and sacrifices.

There's also an instruction for judges and officers to be fair and to not take bribes.  The Israelites are not allowed to plant groves of trees near the altar of the LORD, nor are they to make any images because Yahweh hates images.

Chelev's "Moses voice" in the video below is because the Bible said that Moses had a speech problem.

Discussion Points.

Where in the Bible — which is supposedly the "inerrant Word of God" — does it say that Christians no longer have to keep the observances described in Deuteronomy 15 and elsewhere? Many Christians say that because Jesus was a sacrifice for all of humanity, the holy days and sacrifices are no longer necessary. But where does it say this? In Acts 20, for instance, Paul apparently celebrates the Days of Unleavened Bread.

The rules about images are constantly given in the Old Testament. Why do Christians constantly make them?

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