So if I read it all like that here….
I also believe that some people here know well about the Bible, but I need some advice from you regarding some of the specific laws and how to follow them,
a) When I offer a bull as a burnt offering at the altar, I know that this creates a sweet smell for the Lord (Lev.1:9). The problem is my neighbours. They claim the smell is not sweet for them. Should I stretch them down?
b) I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as allowed in Exodus 21:7.What do you think would be a reasonable price for them today?
c) I know that I am not allowed to contact any woman if she is in a state of menstrual impurity (Lev.15:19-24). The problem is: how can I know? I’ve tried to ask, but most women react to it in a spade-like manner.
d) Lev.25:44 Finds that I may possess slaves, both male and female, when I acquire them from neighboring nations. One of my friends thinks that this would apply to Italians, but not to Norwegians. Can you clarify that? Why can’t I own Norwegians?
e) I have a neighbor who always works on Saturdays.Exodus 35:2 clearly states that he must be killed. However, am I morally obliged to kill him by myself?
f) A friend of mine thinks that eating shellfish, such as mussels or lobster, is an abomination (Lev.11:10), be it a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I do not agree with that. Could you make that clear?
g) In Lev.21:20 It is explained that I may not approach the altar of God when my eyes are afflicted by a disease. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my eyesight have to be perfect or is there a little room for manoeuvre here?
h) Most of my male friends have their main and beard hairs cut, including the hair of their temples, although this is clearly done by Lev.19:27. How are they to die?
i) I know from Lev.11:16-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean. But can I still play football if I put on gloves?
j) My uncle has a farm.He violates Lev. 19:19 because he plants two different seeds in the same field. In addition, his wife wears dresses made of two different fabrics (cotton/polyester). He also curses and blasphemes quite often. Is it really necessary that we make all the effort to gather the whole village together in order to stone it (Lev. 24:10-16)? Isn’t it enough to burn them in a small family ceremony, as you do with people sleeping with their mothers-in-law? (Lev. 20:14)
I know that you have dealt with these matters at length, so I am also confident that you can help us.And thank you again for reminding us that God’s Word is eternal and unchangeable.