Is conservatism founded in Old Testament thought and liberalism in New Testament

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  1. tsmog profile image84
    tsmogposted 7 years ago

    Is conservatism founded in Old Testament thought and liberalism in New Testament?

    One line of thought says the Old Testament is morality focused while the New Testament is compassion. A study conducted stated from their findings, "Liberal Christians tend to believe that Jesus is more conservative than they are on moral issues, while conservative Christians believe he is more liberal." Do those contribute to political divide since Christians are both Republicans and Democrats? Just wondering . . .

  2. Terrielynn1 profile image84
    Terrielynn1posted 7 years ago

    No, politics are not in the bible. You can't put human division and polical agenda on the bible. People divide each other not the bible. He was not involved in politics. These types of ideologies are not in line with god.

  3. tamarawilhite profile image85
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 years ago

    No, the New Testament is not liberal. It says Jesus was fulfillment of the law, not a renunciation of it.
    So while Jesus said forgive the adulteress and don't execute her, it did not say "let's have free love". While Jesus rejected the detailed rules of Leviticus on property disposition and justice, he didn't say it is OK to lie, steal, cheat, murder.
    And Paul saying love is the highest virtue doesn't negate the moral obligation to stop rapes, punish murderers and thieves. We are morally obligated to call out evil and stop crimes where possible to protect the innocent.

  4. Dr Billy Kidd profile image89
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 7 years ago

    I know a rabbi who believes that Torah empowers progressivism, not conservatism.
    Jesus' true message was peace.

    1. celafoe profile image54
      celafoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      NO HE DID NOT,   Jesus said;
      Matt 10:34   34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
      HE cane to divide the world and set up the KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH

  5. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 7 years ago

    Yes without a question. Of course not the same conservatism or liberalism we see in American politics. And we are not speaking of reactionary or radical here.
    To conserve is to help remain the same or to preserve what is. Liberalism is to not be bound by past rules or the way things are.
    They sit so brilliantly connected that one cannot escape them.
    Jesus was so cool because he took the best from both. Good people today do the same in his image.
    I love to read the Old Testament and get a feel for how things were and take the good and apply it to my life now and into the future.
    I love to read the New Testament and revel in the beauty of the freedom to change "be reborn". If someone says that being reborn is not literally liberal and liberating I feel sorry for them for the miss the Glory.
    Here is a great one using language rather than politics. Trump is a radical liberal and those that still want BHO's actions to stand are conservatives. Don't bite me, that is just the truth using language as it should be used - properly and not fad or cliche'.
    So back to the question. I was reading Malachi to my 6(almost 7! dad) year old. We were kind of raising our eyebrows at each other. I study the OT stuff because I am crazy. Today applying such matters would be reactionary and not even conservative.
    But applying Jesus like our founding fathers would have had it would be way liberal today.
    Yes. OT is conservative and NT is liberal.

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image84
      Terrielynn1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with most of what you said. But your liberal conclusion doesn't make sense to me. Please don't feel sorry, if you mean me. I love God and his son.  I think of this scripture. The truth will set you free. There is nothing feel sorry for.

    2. celafoe profile image54
      celafoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this


    3. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What lousy labels. On a world level they mean absolutely nothing. In the US liberal means more gov. In Vietnam it means less gov. Silly words that have lost meaning at all.

  6. AF Mind profile image54
    AF Mindposted 7 years ago

    Malachi 3 6 says Elohim does not change.

    So both the Old and the New have the same view.

    1. celafoe profile image54
      celafoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this


    2. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Charlie, I really like you but when you speak as though you are anointed and others "False and in Error" it just kind of seems like you think you speak for God to us stupid unfaithful people. If you want people to believe as you do...

    3. AF Mind profile image54
      AF Mindposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Charlie, care to tell me how it was false?


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