And I've already addressed why John the Baptist confronted Herod about what was lawful. Herod was under the law of Moses, and John the Baptist confronted him with the law that says in Leviticus 20:21 that a man shall not take his brother's wife because it is unclean and he is uncovering his brother's nakedness. When you make reference to John the Baptist and his confrontation with Herod and what was unlawful, you are simply defending the law of Moses, and you are not making reference whatsoever to what Jesus was teaching in Matthew 5 or 19. That is simply applying something to that situation that was never intended. John the Baptist was under the law of Moses as well, which is why he confronted Herod with that law in order to correct him about his actions.
Originally Posted by Alaska
Herod is not an applicable example for you to be using here.
The fact is here that my point of view harmonizes with Scripture. Your view accuses Moses of allowing sin under a law that Scripture says is holy. I refuse to believe Moses is allowing sin with the law he is giving. That simply defeats the entire purpose of the law. The law was to show us our sin, not allow us to commit sin.
"What you do does not define who you are; it's who you are that defines what you do."
-- Dr. Neil T. Anderson