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The Old Testament has not been "repudiated".
Greg Travis makes the following statement on AssMoTax.org in response to this blog post:
Travis has it wrong: Jesus never said the Old Testament was "bogus". Im fact, Jesus had this to say:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. -- Matthew 5:17-18
The Apostle Paul underscores the point in II Timothy 3:16-17, when he writes: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
Furthermore, God commands the Apostle Peter to kill and eat all manner of animals in Acts 10:9-16. (It is interesting that this was commanded thrice. Peter denied the Lord thrice.)
Human beings are a special creation of God, made in His image. We are part of nature, but we are also placed above nature by the Creator of the universe. While we are to be good stewards of what God has given us, we must remember that we are commanded to have dominion over the earth.