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Biblical Law And Ministerial Enforcement

Part Two

By Douglas E. Gogerty

The evidence was stacking up against Perry. There were records of him breaking every one of the 10 Commandments. He did not know what to do.

"To err is human, to forgive divine," Perry stated.

"That is Alexander Pope. It is not in the Bible."

"So what do I have to do?"

"According to our records, you have broken all 10 of the commandments."

"That is bad."

"Have you taken a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, to your priest?"

"What? No! Why?"

"Have you not read your Bible?"

"Of course! We read it regularly."

"Then you should be familiar with Leviticus 4:27-35"

"Oh yes, I am, but I am not too good with numbers. Refresh my memory."

"And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty; Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar. And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him. And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering. And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar: And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him."

"Oh!" replied Perry. "That sounds like a Jewish thing. I am a Christian."

"So, what have you done for your forgiveness?"

"I have prayed to our Lord Jesus Christ and ask for his forgiveness."

"And you believe that is enough?"

"Of course."

"Are you sure you have read your Bible?"

"Sir, that is an insult!"

"Among other verses there is Matthew 6:14-15. I will state it: For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

"The people down the block."

"Among others."

"They did turn our Johnny onto the homosexual lifestyle with their gay agenda!"

"We are well aware of the situation. What is your point?"

"If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."

"Go on..."

"What?"

"Did you put your son to death?"

"No. Of course not."

"But you firmly believe that this Bible verse is important."

"Naturally."

"You are sitting there in a wool shirt and denim jeans, and you find this Bible verse important."

"Why does what I am wearing have any bearing?"

"Leviticus 19:19?"

"Ummmm..."

"Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come upon thee."

"Goooo -- That is crazy!"

"Where did you go on your anniversary?"

"My wife and I love Red Lobster."

"Leviticus 11 -- And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you."

"No lobster?"

"And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

"Which means?"

"You are to find pork unclean and are forbidden from eating it."

"Again, you are getting into all of this Jewish stuff."

"This is the book of Leviticus."

"So?"

"Do you not know that your quote is also from Leviticus."

"It is? Oh yes. I knew that."

"Why do you ignore all of the other commands in that book, but one?"

"I don't eat ravens? That's in there right?"

"Leviticus 11:15"

"I knew it!"

"I stand corrected. Why do you ignore most of the prohibitions in Leviticus but find chapter 20 verse 13 to be very important?"

"Is that the man lying with another man thing?"

"Yes."

"I hate knowing that Johnny -- my son -- is an abomination unto God."

"But you do not think twice about lobster or pork being likewise revolting to God -- according to Leviticus."

"No."

"Or wearing two different types of fabrics."

"No, I am strictly against the gay agenda, and their recruitment of my son."

"What has happened to John that is so terrible? You stated that you did not kill him as the verse instructs."

"He is living with some man in Canada."

"And you have not forgiven him or your neighbors?"

"It is Canada man! With their socialized medicine..."

"Once again, we come to Matthew 7:1-2"

"I beg your pardon?"

"Judge not, that ye be not judged..."

"Right! Right!" Perry interupted. "So, because I judged people like my son and the people down the block based upon Leviticus..."

"That is how you were judged."

"So, not only my transgressions against the 10 Commandments are going to be held against me, but also the laws in Leviticus."

"Exactly."

"So, what are you going to do with me?"

"Stoning."

"For real?"

"It is the prescribed punishment for your trespasses."

"Isn't there constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment?"

"Like you ignoring certain passages of certain sections of the Bible, our office is allowed to ignore sections of the Constitution."

"That is not fair!"

"We were not the ones that did away with the separation of church and state."

"That separation of church and state thing is not anywhere in the constitution."

"Like I said, if you wish to ignore certain sections of important documents, so can we."

"All of this is so unfair. Just because I turned in the people who corrupted my Johnny."

"It is true. We would have never investigated you had you not born witness against your neighbor."

"So, you are blaming me for this situation."

"Galations 6:7."

"I am sure."

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

"I find no comfort in that. Will this stoning hurt?"

"Perhaps a little, but we have developed technology to ease the pain," Mr. Walker said as he pulled an item out of his briefcase.

"What is it?"

"It is the latest in stoning technology."

"It looks like a bullet."

"It is," replied Minister Walker with a little pride. "It is a stone bullet."

"Um -- er -- isn't there anything I can do?"

"I am afraid not. The council has already made its findings."

"Hey!" shouted Perry as an idea came to his head. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone! That is in the Bible somewhere isn't it? It isn't Alexander Pope again I hope."

"John 8:7. Thank you for reminding me. I almost forgot."

"Forgot? Forgot what?"

"My assistant is waiting in the car."

"Assistant?"

"We bring sinless children on these trips. They get to cast the first stones. We have to follow the rules of the Bible."

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