Tag: consequences

  • 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 #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 #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 #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…

  • Biblical Principle #276: Israelite Childless Lineage Custom

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses included instructions for how to carry on the lineage of a deceased childless Israelite. Explanation 5 “If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s…

  • Biblical Principle #275: Inheritance Right of Firstborn Sons

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God included a provision to ensure firstborn sons received the traditional double share of their father’s inheritance. Explanation The Law of Moses allowed for polygamy, as was common in ancient cultures, dating back to Cain’s great-great-great-grandson, Lamech, per Genesis 4:19. A man having multiple wives introduces…

  • 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 #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 #246: Limit to Israelite Beatings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israelites could receive no more than forty lashes in a beating for a crime. Explanation GOD set a “reasonable” max threshold of forty lashes to any beating that an Israelite could suffer for a crime: 1 “Now if there should be a dispute between men, and…