what is the reason why there were so many laws in the old testament and why do many not apply today?
is it because israel was to be set apart from the other nations? why did they have to be set apart?
was there many laws because israel had to be holy for the messiah to come?
but not all laws help a person to be holy.. like you can't eat pig meat.
why was there stoning? so the people left of israel would fear God and try to obey His commandments? I guess for st mary to be holy the people around her would have to be less sinful than other people so they do not provide a stumbling block for her to sin...
and why did st mary have to be sinless before giving birth to Christ if she had to ? I think I might understand why she had to give birth to Christ as a virgin but not why she had to be sinless... could not the holy spirit sanctify her womb so her sins to not affect Christ at all?
Why were some people stoned and other people not? david commited adultery but God spared him and did not have him killed..