Category: Biblical Principles

  • Biblical Principle #291: Israel Prohibited from Crossdressing

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God said crossdressing was an abomination. Explanation GOD put it plainly to Moses: 5 The apparel of a man shall not be on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman’s dress; for every one that does these things is an abomination to the…

  • Biblical Principle #290: Israel Cautioned Against Sexual Sins

    Biblical Principles List Principle God cautioned Israel to avoid the sexual sins of the Gentile nations that He was driving out of Canaan before them. Explanation We have previously covered a number of specific Principles GOD gave to Israel through Moses in the Law regarding abstaining from sexual sins: Immediately after concluding these regulations, GOD…

  • Biblical Principle #289: Law of Moses Forbid Bestiality

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid Israelite bestiality. Explanation Bestiality is defined as a man or woman having sex with an animal. In the Law of Moses, GOD told Israel not to engage in bestiality because it is a perversion. 23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with…

  • Biblical Principle #288: Law of Moses Forbid Homosexuality

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses prohibited Israelite homosexuality. Explanation We previously established that it was GOD who created: Since each of these are GOD’s creation, He set the guidelines on how they should work. In the Law of Moses, GOD said: 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a…

  • Biblical Principle #287: Law of Moses Forbid Sex During Menstruation

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God forbid sex with an Israelite wife during her menstruation period because it uncovered her shame. Explanation We have previously established that the Law of Moses declared a woman on her menstrual cycle ceremonially unclean. The woman was required to offer a specific sacrifice to atone…

  • Biblical Principle #286: Law of Moses Forbid Incest

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid incest and unhealthy sexual relationships with close family members. Explanation The Law of Moses provided the following restrictions against sexual relations with close relatives. (As you read these, remember that we previously established that, biblically, “shame” means the natural human embarrassment one feels by the realization…

  • Biblical Principle #285: Israelite Prostitution Forbidden

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid prostitution, including prostitution associated with idolatry. Explanation Parents were forbidden from giving their daughters over to a life of prostitution. 29 You shall not profane your daughter to prostitute her; so the land shall not go a whoring, and the land be filled with iniquity. Leviticus…

  • Biblical Principle #284: Israelite Adultery Detection Test

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided a test by which an Israelite could verify whether his wife was guilty of adultery—and a wife could prove her innocence. Explanation If an Israelite suspected his wife might have committed adultery, but couldn’t prove it, GOD provided a test where the truth would be revealed…

  • Biblical Principle #283: Penalty for Israelite’s Sex with an Engaged Virgin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses prescribed death by stoning to an Israelite who, while in town, had sex with a virgin who was engaged to be married to someone else. Explanation 23 “If a young woman who is a virgin is betrothed to a husband, and a man finds her in the…

  • Biblical Principle #282: Penalty for Israelite Couple Caught in Adultery

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite couple caught in adultery were both to be put to death. Explanation Israel had strict punishment for those caught in adultery: 22 “If a man is found lying with a married woman, then you shall kill both of them—the man that lay with the…