It seems a couple of posts were made while I was still editing my reply, sorry for the confusion.
Solving a problem like wildlife preservation is another matter altogether. And people who work on it will testify just how difficult that is.
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"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
These are the commandments i try to live by, the first being quoted from the Old Testament, and the second being from the New. Jesus came to rewrite the Old Testament, so to speak, since He became the bridge between God and man. The commandments given to Moses were meant to help him start a literal new world, and a literal new way of life. Jesus came to start a new spiritual world, a new spiritual way of life. Which i find more applicable, but again, just an opinion.
Yes Christ said that those were the two most important commandments (and they pretty much encapsulate everything else) but...
He was teaching a personal law not government laws which is what the Noahide and Mosaic Laws were, they are two different sets of standards due to the different responsibilities involved. Remember the phrase "the Law and the Prophets", the Noahide and Mosaic were the laws and Christ himself reinforced the teachings of the Prophets. Read the beatitudes and you can see more of his teachings and commandments. Maybe that is why so many people concentrate on the ten commandments or "law", they don't want to deal with the strictness of the commandments given by Christ himself.
In most states, first-degree murder is defined as an unlawful killing that is both willful and premeditated, meaning that it was committed after planning or "lying in wait" for the victim.They also had the addition of robbing someone being considered murder. Robbery in this case meant to steal from them in the wilderness (stealing in a city was theft) because if you took everything someone had in the wilderness at that time you had just condemned them to die.
Most states also adhere to a legal concept known as the "felony murder rule," under which a person commits first-degree murder if any death (even an accidental one) results from the commission of certain violent felonies
As for the equivalent of "unalienable rights" those are found in the Noahide Laws that were cited earlier as one of the six that came from the time of Adam.
Yes, number one is worship but these are the judgments of God we are speaking of. I would say based on those that a lot of our governments are in trouble aren't they?
- Protecting the people's right to worship.
- Protecting the people's safety.
- Protecting the people's right to own property.
No one has the right to kill those criminals because their human beings