Category Archives: Morality

the jews believed in inherited salvation

In the time of Jesus, there was a prominent belief among the Jews that they would be “saved” expressly because they were Jewish. The Jews “inherited” salvation through Abraham. The New Testament has a running theme of countering this belief. … Continue reading

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doing evil that good may come

Rom 3:5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.) Rom 3:6 Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world? Rom 3:7 … Continue reading

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the rape of dinah

In Genesis 34, a story is told of the “rape of Dinah”. The story can be briefly told as such. A local prince has sex with a daughter of Jacob. The prince wants to marry that daughter and comes to … Continue reading

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john the baptist gives advice to soldiers

Luk 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. In Luke 3, the text … Continue reading

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God uses cannibalism as a weapon

I have mentioned before that cannibalism by necessity has often been a common theme throughout history. We live in an amazing world in which our main concern is eating too much food or limiting our consumption to the right foods. … Continue reading

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God does not demand human sacrifices

In Judges 11, there is a particular incident pointed to by Bible critics about God accepting a human sacrifice. Although the text may describe that, the best understanding is a conversion to perpetual virginity (not a human sacrifice): Jdg 11:30 … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – vegetarians are weak and wine makes people stumble

Throughout Paul’s writings we find him addressing two food issues: 1. Kosher food laws. 2. Meat sacrificed to idols. When Paul writes about food, it is about one or both of these two issues. His statements should be understood in … Continue reading

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Jesus did not preach circumcision

Circumcision in the Bible is the process of removing the foreskin in order to follow God’s symbolic ordinances. God at one time almost killed the Hebrew patriarch, Moses, because Moses did not circumcise his son. Interestingly enough, the New Testament … Continue reading

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precursors to the gospel of Jesus

Mat 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Before Jesus preached his “gospel of the Kingdom”, two gospel accounts (Matthew and Luke) give … Continue reading

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justification and salvation in james

Those who claim that Paul and James taught the exact same gospel have an understandably hard time understanding the book of James. James outright contradicts Paul on several occasions. The most pronounced example is that of Justification: Jas 2:24 You … Continue reading

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