I was sent a link to a story that I had read earlier in the day about a man and his son who have asked to represent themselves in court themselves in court using the Bible to justify their crimes. While much of our government and legal system lightly base their standards on Christian principles many as asking if this is appropriate in this case. Here is an interesting quote about the use of the Bible in legal decisions.
It is strikingly similar to Muslims who want to have all legal proceedings decided by Sharia Law. That is the only legal defense that they deem appropriate and just. According to them Sharia Law overrides any laws on the book in the United States and especially Christian laws.
So the question to ask is, can the Bible and its record of rape, slavery, justified killings, confiscating property, etc. be used as a defense for crimes that citizens commit, especially when they are "Christians?"
The man and his son have ties to Messianic beliefs, refer to their god as Yeshua. Reporters have not been able to find out exactly what church they attended.
Is the Bible the only law book that Christians should be accountable to? Various COG cult leaders think so. James Malm and Bob Thiel both thing this is approach as does Meredith. They feel they are higher than the civil law and are accountable to Biblical law first. just like the Ciboro's.
This is the same thing I head many ministers in the COG claim over the decades.
Is the Bible the only law book that matters?