Tag: blood

  • Biblical Principle #252: Israel’s Law on Harm of Pregnant Women

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions regarding justice for cases of harm to pregnant women. Explanation The Law of Moses included GOD’s judgments on specific crimes so that justice could be properly administered once Israel conquered Canaan. In the case of harm to pregnant women, the Law said:…

  • Biblical Principle #251: The Avenger of Blood

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, in certain situations, God permitted innocent Israelite bloodshed to be avenged. Explanation We previously established that, from GOD’s viewpoint, shedding innocent blood pollutes the land where that bloodshed occurs, and only the bloodshed of the guilty can undo that pollution. An Eternal Truth While this Principle…

  • Biblical Principle #250: Bloodshed Pollutes the Land

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God explained that bloodshed, such as murder, pollutes the land, and only the bloodshed of the guilty cleanses the land. Explanation People often refer to “the God of the Old Testament” as being cold, vindictive, and harsh. One reason they typically cite is the numerous “death…

  • Biblical Principle #248: God’s Instructions to Israel for Homicide

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions for dealing with various situations involving homicide. Explanation As we have previously established, the Law of Moses governed all facets of life during GOD’s first covenant with Israel. Because people are imperfect, living in a sin-cursed world, GOD knew provisions needed to…

  • Biblical Principle #223: Israel’s Guilt Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding guilt restitution payments for their sin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, when an Israelite sinned, there were precise instructions for receiving forgiveness for that sin. Because blood (life) is the price of guilt due to sin, animals were sacrificed under…

  • Biblical Principle #222: Israel’s Sin Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding sacrifices to be performed upon the realization that one had sinned either without knowing or failed to do certain things. Explanation Here are the instructions GOD gave to Israel through Moses in the Law about sin offerings involving unintentional transgressions and…

  • Biblical Principle #221: Israel’s Peace Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding peace offerings. Explanation Here are the instructions GOD gave to Israel through Moses in the Law about peace offerings. Cattle 1 ‘Now if his gift for the Lord should be a peace offering, and if he should offer it from the…

  • Biblical Principle #219: Levite Priests to Offer Daily Sacrifices

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel’s priests were commanded to offer daily sacrifices at the tabernacle / temple. Explanation In addition to the special feasts, GOD commanded Israel’s Levitical priests to offer daily sacrifices at the tabernacle (and eventually the temple). 1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Command the…

  • Biblical Principle #19: Blood is the Guilt Payment for Sin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The blood of the sinner is the guilt payment for sin. Explanation Because: … therefore, the payment that GOD demands in order to retain His just and holy character is the blood of a human. This is what Scripture calls the law of sin and death (see Romans 8:2). The law…

  • Biblical Principle #17: Life is in Blood

    Biblical Principles List Principle Blood is the source of a creature’s life. Explanation A creature’s internal source of life is found in its blood. This is obvious from simply observing everyday life. Blood flows throughout the body of humans and animals. When the blood stops flowing, physical death occurs. When the body is emptied of…