I don’t know the particulars . . . from my generalized surface knowledge of such stuff . . .
IF the Christians were intent on fully following the will of God as outlined in Scripture, they would have negotiated with the other Christians a suitable recompense—done their best before God and man and independent other Christian mediators . . . and accepted the result; forgiven and blessed as God led.
The secular court system and laws kind of muddies things a bit in requiring such things to enter the justice system when child abuse has been involved. Where possible, I’d still have advocated taking it to Christian mediation.
I think most courts would have allowed that to take jurisdiction.
I think even most Christians take those Scriptures as . . .
And kind of relegate them to top or bottom dusty shelves in the libraries of their minds.
THAT’S NOT GOD’S ATTITUDE AT ALL.
When the meek inherit the earth, what laws do they think will be the operant ones?
TOTALLY BIBLICAL LAWS. TOTALLY.
If they count on being around due to their humility, they’re likely already earnestly trying to live by such.
The arrogant are something else.
But they won’t likely be around then.
I do beleive God is going to bring groups of people forward and raise their ‘social footprint’ in even the eyes of the world—LIVING BY SCRIPTURAL STANDARDS AS NEAR TOTALLY AS POSSIBLE—confirmed by signs and wonders accordingly.
Thanks for your kind words.