The Catholic Church holds it can restore as much Jewish moral and Jewish biblical law as it wishes

The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Jesus made the Jewish Law obsolete. But it denies that this means that he changed morality for that cannot be done. The law is not abolished but fulfilled in Jesus. The Church is careful to say that Jesus did not reverse the law or declare it wrong. So if the law is immoral then it reflects on Jesus's morals.

Jesus Christ took responsibility for giving Moses a law that demanded that gay men be stoned to death along with statue worshippers and mediums and others. He went as far as to start the Sermon on the Mount by saying he had no intention of ever contradicting the law. The law was dropped by Christianity after his death for it could not afford to antagonise the liberal societies of Greece and Rome.  Or perhaps it is more accurate to say Christianity just ignored the law after his death?  It can't just ignore it and it cannot complain if gangs start to take it seriously and go around bloodletting.

It is wrong to think Jesus ever meant to contradict the law. He could have done accidentally for the law contradicts itself so why would he be guaranteed to be consistent? There is nothing in the New Testament that says the law is ever wrong. Even when Jesus made all foods clean it could be meant to mean that he magically took away whatever it was that made them dirty or unclean. It would not amount to saying, "Food is clean no matter what the law says." Jesus told the adulteress that she deserved stoning - he just got those who were to stone her to see that they should leave her alone for they were no better themselves. The story only says she was saved then. The would be stoners were not going to kill her according to the law but were going to stone her without authority. But what about after that? If she had been in danger of being stoned and the law was applied correctly Jesus would have told them to stone her.
The Church accepts the teaching of the Prophet Jeremiah that God told him that the Covenant with God and his people would be replaced by a new one. The Catholics think they have the new covenant. Jeremiah made it clear that the covenant was NOT new in its provisions but in its effectiveness (Jeremiah 31:33-34). In other words, it was a repeat of the Jewish covenant but it would be obeyed. Strangely the Church teaches all that and does not admit that the nasty laws of the Covenant must then be still in force.
Paul in Galatians 3:23 says the people chosen by God were locked in chains of the law of God until faith was revealed. This states that there was no faith as in relationship with God - he does mention a few exceptions such as David and Abraham - until the Christian faith was founded. It seems to contradict his doctrine that salvation by faith alone was demanded and implied by the law.
The Church however still holds that the Law, as it came from God was right to order the stoning of gay people and adulterers and others to death. The Church claims it can authorise the state to reinstate such laws.
Here is a chunk from the website of Catholic theologian and internet apologist expert Robert Sungenis: “

Now, let’s deal with the issue of Old Testament law. DiNovo is certainly correct in arguing that the Mosaic Law is obsolete. We are not under it any longer. In fact, anyone who puts themselves under the Mosaic Law will be condemned (Gal 3:10-12; 5:1-4). The New Testament makes a specific point of the Old Covenant’s obsolescence in several places (2 Cor 3:6-14; Hebrews 7:18; 8:7-13; 10:9). This would include the laws against homosexuality and the laws against eating shellfish. But what DiNovo doesn’t tell you is that, in the New Covenant (which replaced the Old Covenant), the Church re-established the moral code of the Mosaic Law, including the condemnation of homosexuality. Under the stipulations of the New Covenant, the Church has the right to re-establish any law from the Old Testament she desires to have (cf., Mt 16:18-19; Acts 15:1-12). That is why we see 9 of the 10 commandments re-established in Romans 13:9-10 (minus the law on Sabbath-keeping). That is why St. Paul can continue to denounce homosexuality in Romans 1:18-24 and 1 Cor 6:9 and 1 Tm 1:10, since he, as a New Testament apostle, has the authority to either keep or dispense with Old Testament moral and civil provisions. He does so in other ways in, for example, 1 Cor 9:9 when he uses the Old Testament law against muzzling the ox as a support for his wages as a minister.
Most Catholic theologians would agree with the Church having the power to restore any Old Testament law it likes. But they would say that the Church cannot change the rule banning homosexuality for even the Church cannot make immorality moral. To be a Catholic then means that you have to approve of the Church restoring the Inquisition to liquidate adulterous people and heretics and gay people if it so decides.  Or perhaps it can order the state to do it for it. That is quite fanatical. Religions that lead to murder start off with teachings like that. They break down your belief that killing such people is necessarily wrong. It is only wrong because the Church doesn’t say it is right but not wrong in itself.

The Bible and the Church order you to take the Bible extremely seriously for it is the word of God. If you really obey you will go a lot further than settling for saying that the Church can restore or reject as many of the rules of the Law as it pleases.
The claim made by the Churches that the law is a civil law for the people of God and thus is not binding on us is nonsense. Not a single word of the Jewish law speaks of it as being a civil law. It often does not go into the detail that civil law would require. The warning that the law is binding or you will be punished not by the state but by God means it is religious law not civil law. Civil law forces but obedience to divine law is a matter of free will. See Deuteronomy 30. "The word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it. See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it". It says the word of God is in the heart of the people meaning they see it makes sense and it is meaningful for them and the word is about the commandments given in the Law.
And perhaps this religious law is not for us? Not a single word of the Old Testament says it is temporary. It is for us too. Jesus said he had not come to abolish it.

Jesus supposedly abolished the stoning law when he told people who were going to stone a woman to death for adultery that the first stone should be cast by the person without sin. But this case had nothing to do with the law. It was a lynch mob who wanted to stone her not the proper authorities. And he did say the sinless person had a right to stone her. The episode confirms the validity of the stoning law.

Jesus told the Jews off for not stoning people to death if they cursed their parents, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying... `He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.' But you say..." Mat. 15:3-4. "For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men..." [Jesus] said to them, "All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother; and 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.' But you say..." Mark 7:8-11

Peter was given the power to bind and loose and that is technical rabbinical language. Jesus gave that power according to Matthew 16. It refers to the right of Jewish ministers and leaders to interpret and apply the Law of Moses. It is about binding people to the law and aquiting them if they innocently break it. The text reaffirms the Law of Moses and its authority.

We conclude that the Church does not deny in principle that a person should be stoned to death. It might not allow it but it is not forbidden for being wrong in itself. The Church cannot say it is wrong in itself. We conclude that the Church's stance on the law is quite liberal and the Church disobeys the law by failing to adopt it and endorse it in full. But the Church is clear that the Christian makes a core and major error if she or he thinks the law is wrong in anything or that Jesus fixed it.


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