In doing this research I did find what I think may be a small loophole for myself in one area. Leviticus 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. Whew! Am I glad that I had that LASIK surgery some years back. Although I do wear reading glasses, but not as I approach the altar, so maybe I'm safe here.
Finally Pastor, if we are going to cherry pick the "laws of God" to dictate the lives of others, who decides? Do you decide for me? Do I decide for my neighbor? Do Christians decide for Jews? Jews for Buddhists? Muslims for Hindus? Believers for Non-beleivers? Straights for Gays? And so on.
Maybe we should try to not dictate the lives of others but concentrate instead on leading the best moral lives we are able. What do you think?
Dr. Tony Butto, Selinsgrove