So, you keep that commandment...but have you stoned anyone to death lately? Have any of the Israelis stoned to death anyone lately? When is the last time you sacrificed?
Any law given with a punishment to stone him or her to death, was only in terms of a warranty to prevent the commandment from being broken. But usually it would never be applied. Regarding sacrifices, for two reason they are no longer needed. First because the Temple has been destroyed. and second because the prophetic reason for the sacrifices was to point to the Atonement of Judah by Israel for the fulfillment of Psalm 78:67-69 when Israel the Ten Tribes had to be divinely rejected so that Judah be confirmed to remain in Jerusalem forever. (I Kings 11:36)
Edited by Ben Masada, 01 November 2013 - 10:50 AM.