Tag: death

  • Biblical Principle #253: Israel’s Law Against Kidnapping

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel how to administer justice when kidnappings occurred. Explanation GOD gave the following instructions in the Law about kidnapping: 17 Whoever kidnaps one of the children of Israel and overcomes and sells him, and he is found with him, let him surely die. Exodus…

  • 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 #247: Curse of One Hanged On a Tree

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, a special curse was placed upon all who were hanged on a tree. Explanation The Law of Moses included special instructions for one who suffered capital punishment (death) by hanging on a tree. GOD pronounced a curse upon these individuals: 22 “Now if a man committed…

  • Biblical Principle #244: Israelites to Give Truthful Testimony

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israelites were commanded to provide truthful testimony, never bearing false witness. Explanation From the beginning of GOD’s first covenant with Israel, telling the truth about one’s neighbor was a top concern, for it was one of the Ten Commandments: 16 “You shall not bear false witness…

  • Biblical Principle #242: Israelites to Respect Court

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded the Israelites to obey the court rulings and respect the officials. Explanation The Law of Moses included instructions for handling court cases and escalating difficult cases. GOD commanded Israel to respect both the judgments rendered and the officials of the courts. 10 You shall…

  • Biblical Principle #230: The Nazirite Vow

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave guidelines for Israelites who took a Nazarite vow. Explanation We previously established that certain individuals were set apart from the assembly of Israel in a preventative manner for maintaining the purity of the whole. Similarly, certain individuals were set apart in a unique sense…

  • Biblical Principle #228: Israel to Ceremonially Cleanse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite was to purify themselves following specific events that made them ceremonially unclean to GOD. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD specified four categories of uncleanness that required a form of ceremonial cleansing: Here is what the Law said about each of these categories:…