Why do christians ignore these rules in the bible – religion – nigeria electricity distribution companies


I ‘ve got this thing that has been poking my mind for a long time, its got to do with how Christians ignore or disregard some important rules in the bible (as if all rules are not important). I mean there are quite a few verses I stumbled upon that many Christians don’t follow and when I asked a self professed pastor why, do you know what he told me? “Those are rules for the old days, they don’t apply to the present day”. Can you imagine a pastor telling me that? So I mentioned these verses:

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. New International Version

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

So if anybody has a very sensible and reasonable explanation as to why these rules are ignored today, I’d be glad to hear it. And please no “Those are barbaric rules of the old” crap please, ity clearly says that the rules will never change in the Bible.

@Thirdborn: About women and the church. I think a decision was made about the freedom and rights of women. People did not just see it as fair. They believe a man has rights as a fello man. If you read on you would have seen: ‘For a man indeed ought not to cover his head since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of a man. It’s why I believe God is male, likewise His angels. Women cannot face this fact. Simple. True christians cover their head anyway. There are always outlaws.

Do not be dismayed at signs of heaven, For the gentiles are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, The works of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They decorate it with silver and gold; THey fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple. They are upright like a palm tree, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of them. For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do any good.

This is clearly talking about idol worship. God explains it’s futile. The trees are referred to as ‘they’ or ‘them’. He talks about vain/futile customs that man does. Like worshipping a carved statue that cannot even talk for itself. Chikina