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Here is the contrast in 1 Samuel 16:7b: People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Leviticus 21:21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the food offerings to the Lord. One reason for this was precisely because people looked at their priests' outward appearance. The priests carried ...


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The prohibition is clearly spiritual, a matter of who is and who is not suitable (in essence) as a Priest. The outward ministration of Levitical priests under the old covenant was only to foreshadow the Priesthood of Christ and the priestly service of those whom the Lord would call. Some, in Old Testament times, showed this forth, in essence, such as David ...


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There are a number of NT examples where a command was given greater spiritual focus--the adaptation is not identical in each case, but Jesus said several times "ye have heard that it was said by them of old", before giving a higher standard. 10 commandments Two prominent examples from Matthew 5: 21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old ...


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I confess I have never heard any charge that Daniel prophesied there would be a change from the Jewish Sabbath observance to Sunday worship. The former starts from sundown on Friday (the 7th day of the Jewish week) and the latter starts from midnight on Sunday (the 1st day of the Jewish week). All I have heard is that some people claim it was the Catholic ...


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In The "Lyings" of a Woman: Male-Male Incest in Leviticus 18.22?, a philological/literary analysis of Lev 18.22: If the text is analysed and translated carefully, there are reasons to believe that Lev. 18.22 is proscribing incest between male family members. the paper argues the original meaning was, while hard to translate, something akin to (a)...


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“Faith-based salvation” and “works-based salvation” are not Biblical terms—the text rather speaks of salvation. I believe it is not Biblical authors but Biblical readers who pit faith vs. obedience, Paul vs. James, the God of the OT vs. the God of the NT, etc. The rites God expected of His people were different in Ezekiel’s day than several centuries later (...


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Simply, Paul was teaching that our obedience to The Law makes us holy or sanctified. G38 noun hagiasmos: the process of making or becoming holy, sanctified. It's a process, which Paul emphasizes. Romans 2:13 "...doers of The Law will be declared righteous..." We get better at recognizing our sin & preventing it and grow in our understanding ...


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To “speak words against the Most High” trying (NIV) “to change the times and the law” has to be anti God as in promoting unclean and evilness, and would refer to the in the Bible prophesied coming “Anti Christ”. Shall persecute (NKJ) “the saints of the Most High" and " the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time&...


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This will not answer the question but provide some background. (The answer to this question is impossible without a grander scheme of eschatology and prophetic interpretation.) The two words at question here are: זִמְנִ֣ין (zimnin) = times The root word זְמָן occurs only 11 times in the OT, all but one (Ezra 5:3) occur in Aramaic portion of Daniel, namely, ...


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Tamar was an inexperienced virgin. She was under incredible, immediate, and existential duress caused directly by a person right in front of her, Amnon. She was not negotiating with him. She was not thinking calmly or clearly. She was just trying to say anything to delay Amnon. 2 Samuel 13:13 What about me? Where could I get rid of my disgrace? And what ...


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What isn't addressed in other answers is where the claim comes from. Without understanding the claim, they fail to counter it. In particular, they all rely on the common English versions of the verses, where the claim arises from analysis of the original Hebrew. And one of the complications is that nearly every English translation adds a key word that may be ...


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At this time in the world the view of people vastly differed from our current world view and understanding. Which can be seen in various OT scriptures. Deuteronomy 22:23-29 Deuteronomy 21:10-14 In Jewish faith one of the 613 commandments states that if a woman is raped she must marry her attacker. (If she so chooses) Another thing to make note of is that ...


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The OP has only given half the context. Verses 3 and 4 spell it out completely: 3You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. 4You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the LORD your God. ...


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Let us be extremely clear about what Lev 18 is discussing which is explicitly stated in V3 - You must not follow the practices of the land of Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not follow the practices of the land of Canaan, into which I am bringing you. You must not walk in their customs. Thus, the series of prohibitions concerning sexual ...


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There are argumentations that support the sense that this prohibition is to be seen in the context of Canaanite practice, probably first discussed by John E. Hartley. An exhaustive discussion supporting this theses is published by Luis Quinones-Roman, I cite If indeed v. 21 referred to the practice of temple prostitution among the Canaanites; then the ...


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The abhorrent abominable sin of sodomy named after the Sodomites who practiced sodomy was not restricted to religious activities. Definition sexual intercourse involving anal or oral copulation This means that sodomy is NOT limited to homosexuals but like in the case of Lot’s daughters, they were offered to the mob to be sodomized. Hence a heterosexual ...


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Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. [Habakkuk 2:4 KJV] And he [Abraham] believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. [Genesis 15:6 KJV] It is perfectly clear from the above two texts (and many more like them), both of which are quoted by the New Testament writers, that it ...


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The difference between earning salvation, and qualifying for salvation When the Apostles taught that salvation is by faith, not of works, they meant that grace comes by trust in the work of Christ on the cross, granting us space for repentance, and for bettering ourselves, and escaping hell, by providing us forgiveness - not by the 'gathering up' of grace ...


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Yes. At this time, both Israel and Judah were under Law. ‘Under’ the Mosaic covenant. This was the agreement their ‘fathers’ had put them under. It was not until Jesus provided a way out from under that covenant that they could ‘escape’ the consequences laid out in Deuteronomy 28. And, yes, that covenant was a works based covenant. Simple - “do good, get ...


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The Tanakh contrasts statutes and judgments that if an Israelite does “...he shall live by1 them,”2 with statutes and judgments that if he does he “shall not live by3 them.”4 In Ezekiel, where both phrases occur, Yahveh’s statutes in the Law were those which the Israelites would “live by.”5 On the other hand, the statutes and judgments of the rebellious ...


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Why are female slaves not set free as males in Exodus 21:7? Actually, they are to be set free as directed unambiguously in Deuteronomy 15: 12 If any of your people—Hebrew men or women—sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free. ... 16But if your servant says to you, “I do not want to leave you,” because he ...


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The law in Paul has three concepts: moral, sometimes liturgical, and sometimes civil law; sure, the most important is the moral law. If you link the verses into the chapter where Paul spoke about the governments and how to live in peace you need to consider that in this point (v8.) He is speaking about moral law in special in relationships with others. Then, ...


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The OT distinguishes between three different kinds of grape drinks. Shekhar is strong dry wine, Yayin is low alcoholic semi-sweet slightly effervesce wine (new wine), and Tirosh is sweet non-alcoholic grape juice. The NT deals with these things in a simpler way. It only distinguishes between “oinos” (wine), and “neos oinos” (new wine). The latter which ...


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Lev 22:28 is one of the many examples of humane animal treatment enshrined in the Ceremonial law. Note the comments of these commentators: Ellicott: (28) Not kill it and her young both in one day.—According to the ancient canons, this prohibition to slaughter the dam and its youngling the same day was not only designed to remind the Israelites of the ...


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Taken out of context, Paul's words seem to provide a straightforward list of those who will not inherit the kingdom of God. But when the context of the passage is taken into consideration, a very different interpretation emerges. The target of Paul’s ire in this passage is actually the lawsuits that were being filed by members of the early church against one ...


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I'm no expert here, but: This text seems to refer to "They shall hunger no more; neither thirst any more..." They may enter, but they will not be drunkards when they do, because the thirst is gone. Similarly there can be no meaning for marriage or sexual orientation in a world of omniscience and limitless love. Might this be taken as a notice of ...


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Even before the Mosaic laws, sin was in the world. From the very beginning, sin has existed because man is free to choose that which goes against the will of God, whether explicitly known, as in the case of Adam (Gen 3:1-7), or implicitly understood, as in the case of Cain (Gen 4:1-8). Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death ...


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There were several reasons for this and all revolved around the fact that the borrower was almost always poor and the lender relatively wealthy. The reasons for not entering the borrower's home were several: The borrower did not need to expose the extent of his poverty by the lender seeing the scarcity of the belongings Avoid any ridicule which might ...


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The operative Greek word translated "reviler" is λοίδορος (loidoros) which occurs only twice in the NT, namely 1 Cor 5:11 and 6:10. According to one of the most respected lexicons, BDAG, this word means: reviler, abusive person According the another respected lexicon, Thayer, it means: a railer, reviler That is, a person who is constantly ...


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At https://biblehub.com/1_corinthians/6-10.htm, 10 versions use the word "reviler" (G3060) and 10 versions use the word "abusers" or "abusive". Berean Study Bible nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. This Greek word appears another time in 1 Corinthians ...


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Most of these questions ask for subjective answers, but in the spirit of this site I will try to answer from a hermeneutical perspective. :) Is there anything inherently wrong with alcohol or getting drunk? There is no prohibition in scripture to the drinking of alcohol, but drunkenness. This does suggest that the drinking of alcohol itself is not inherently ...


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I will base this answer on the premise that an activity cannot be a reason to be excluded from the kingdom of God unless there is something sinful about it. This is a premise that it is reasonable to hold in light of verses such as: Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; 2 but your iniquities ...


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Drinking alcohol is not a sin, however, those who consume it may commit sin. Hence it is best to avoid it where possible.


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This is an excellent question that has plagued the Christian church for millennia with copious arguments on both sides. What are the Biblical facts: There is no explicit Biblical command against alcohol, except for Nazarenes like john the Baptist. Grape juice (in various forms) was an important part of the eastern diet both socially and physiologically. ...


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The list that includes ‘drunkenness’ are all indulgences of the flesh. They are all fulfilments of desires that originate from the physical ‘senses’, and pampering or submitting to them. And, their ‘source’ is the world. It’s the world meeting your (physical bodies and souls) needs. Where as the kingdom of God has another ‘source’, - God. Via the Holy Spirit....


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Paul is not talking about occasional drinkers or even about people who get drunk occasionally. He speaks of habitual drunkards. They are unproductive people like the one in Proverbs 23:35 "They hit me," you will say, "but I'm not hurt! They beat me, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?" Without God, ...


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The entire Torah consists of several parts such as - Largely historical sections like most of Genesis and parts of exodus The giving of the Moral law (Ex 19-23) and its expanded meaning (much of Deuteronomy) The series of copious regulations about the ceremonial law which included the religious calendar, regulations for the priests, regulations for ...


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Here is the problem! “and sin is traditionally understood as transgression of the law”. And, it is a significant problem. This definition of ‘sin’ may be the traditionally accepted definition - but it’s wrong. This definition suits the traditional doctrines, and is almost even foundational for the others. If you let the bible define ‘sin’, you will have a ...


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The Hebrew word for "sin" is חטאה, which literally means "miss the mark." The mark, in this case, is the Word of GOD, so therefore anything that misses the mark or is outside of the Word is a sin. When Paul says Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!, he is simply saying that even though we are saved or ...


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Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!” - what is meant by sin in the context of Romans 6:15? Some people in the congregation apparently perverted the doctrine of grace by saying that: Do you say that God’s grace is wide enough to cover every sin? Then let us go on sinning, for God’s grace can wipe out every sin. In fact ...


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In a larger context further down the letter, Paul defined sin, namely "For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin." [ Rm 14:23 (ESV) ] In the more immediate context, Paul said, "sin entered the world through one man" [ Rm 5:12 ]. Surely there was no Law with Adam, and thus Paul is not talking about transgression of the Law. The Law ...


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The translation of 1 John 3:4 by the KJV is "Sin is transgression of the law" is most unfortunate. The Greek phrase is just ἡ ἁμαρτία ἐστὶν ἡ ἀνομία = "sin is lawlessness" However, the KJV rendering is more theological that translational and thus is not entirely without foundation, but not in 1 John 3:4. For example: Rom 3:20 - ... ...


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“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Love can make even the heaviest burdens seem easy. Jesus modelled the perfect way of obedience, one that is borne of love rather than out of obligation and fear. The first is the way of friendship, the latter, one of enslavement: But so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father ...


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Either saved Christians must keep the (moral) law or we are released from keeping the (moral) law. A. If saved Christians are released from the requirements of the (moral) law then are we free to blaspheme, fornicate, disrespect authority, murder, lie, cheat, steal and covet (etc)? Most would rather not live in such a world. Paul certainly encouraged the ...


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Acts 15 And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” There is the problem. The question was about what is required for one to be saved? It is well known that circumcision was a torah requirement for one to be acceptable before God. Genesisi 17 9 Then God ...


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You have the entire letter to the Galatians: The Law of Moses is an impossible burden: We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, ...


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In my reading of this passage, the word “yoke” in Peter’s statement does not refer to all the laws of God: v 10 Now therefore why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear? The issue of Gentile circumcision in this passage recalls God’s first covenant with Abraham. ...


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What was the “yoke” that neither the disciples nor their fathers could bear? Yoke= [an obligation to keep the Law.] A dispute took place so the apostles and the elders gathered to look into the matter of circumcision and to ascertain God's will. (Acts 15:5 NKJV ) "But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, “It is necessary to ...


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The operative word for "yoke" in Acts 15:10 is ζυγός (zugos) and occurs only six times in the NT, five of which are translated "yoke". The occurrences of ζυγός describe three different yokes: 1. The Yoke of Jesus in Matt 1128-30 Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from ...


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1 Samuel 22:1 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Adullam was located in Judah. http://www.jesuswalk.com/david/04_david_fugitive.htm When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. 2All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About ...


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