Okay Denny, K2 already explained this a bit, but let us look further into the dynamic, because... Well, I am long winded and enjoy my paragraphs. The argument that you are using against these “Christians” is that laws set towards those of the Jewish religion should apply to Christians? The laws in Leviticus, Exodus, and the basic first several chapters of the Old Testament were God’s guidelines for the Jewish (or God’s chosen) people. They were used in order to keep them pure and right with God. Much like how they would offer sacrifices of sheep and goats as a way to please him and show the gratitude that all things he gives to his people is indeed God’s gift. Basically, you are using the guidelines of being an orthodox Jew to argue why a Christians belief system is flawed, which makes you seem a bit ignorant to the topic. I know you better than that Denny; get some knowledge on the subject before you try to sway someone one way of the other
AB – Such quality from you. I totally agree. Being the person with the belief systems I have myself, it frustrates me to no end to see those who would take the Kirk Cameron route of condemning you for your choices in life, rather than trying to understand why you made the choices in the first place. You are who you are, and it is not my right, nor do I have the authority to judge you on the actions you take in life because I am have my own faults and failures, meaning that we are equals and I am not in a position to make those calls of your character outside of what I know of you.
That was the entire reason Jesus was sent in the first place. So many confuse Christianity with being a “Law” based spirituality when by way of Christ's existence, his tearing of the veil that separated the “common” from the “chosen” in the hierarchy of the church, to the ascension into Heaven, Jesus’ purpose was to save and allow us the ability to make it to Heaven with him. The laws and guidelines (example: the 10 Commandments) are things that we should live by, but even Jesus stated that the greatest of these laws are to Love your Lord and to Love your Neighbor. By way of elimination, if you have these “extremists” who will condemn others to the pits of hell, yet call themselves Christians, they are doing the exact thing that Jesus stated when he was accused of performing miracles by the hands of Satan; (my words) "a house divided against itself cannot survive and will fall. How can Satan cast out what is his?" How can Christians who don’t follow the essential teachings of Christ be thought of as Christians?