Tag: Gentiles

  • 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 #271: No False Oaths in God’s Name

    Biblical Principles List Principle God forbid Israel from swearing oaths falsely in His name. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD said: 12 You shall not swear by My name unjustly, nor shall you defile the name of your God: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:12 OSB As we have previously established, GOD…

  • Biblical Principle #267: Law on Charging Interest

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses allowed an Israelite to charge interest to a foreigner but not to a fellow Israelite. Explanation GOD explained to Moses why He would allow Israelites to charge interest payments to Gentiles, but not to their brethren: 19 “You shall not exact interest from your brother, interest for…

  • Biblical Principle #266: Israel’s Law for Acquiring Slaves

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for owning slaves. Explanation Like all ancient cultures, slavery was an acceptable aspect of Israelite culture. However, as part of the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions for the selection, care, protection, and release of slaves. Acquiring Slaves 44 As for…

  • Biblical Principle #239: Israel to Not Speak Ill of Rulers

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to neither curse gods nor curse or speak badly against a ruler of Israel. Explanation This principle is based upon Exodus 22:28, which in most English Bibles, reads something like: 28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.…

  • Biblical Principle #236: King to be Fellow Israelite

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, only an Israelite was to be selected as king over Israel. Explanation Although it was GOD’s will that He serve as Israel’s King, He foreknew their hardheartedness and eventual desire to select a man to rule over themselves. In anticipation of this eventuality, GOD gave Moses…

  • Biblical Principle #234: Laws of Separation

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to avoid mixing seed in one field, yoking different animal types, mixing fabrics in a garment, and cross-breeding animals. Explanation We previously established that GOD told Israel to be holy (separate) because He is holy. It follows that, in close proximity to this…

  • Biblical Principle #68: God Called Abraham

    Biblical Principles List Principle God called Abraham to become the father of the faithful. Explanation At the Tower of Babel, GOD divided Noah’s descendants into nations. GOD placed angels as rulers over each of these nations. But GOD foreknew that these angels would be tempted by Satan and quickly become corrupt. The great chess match…

  • Biblical Principle #67: Angelic Overseers Became Corrupt

    Biblical Principles List Principle The angels assigned to oversee Gentile nations became corrupt. Explanation We have previously established that: Over time, Satan corrupted these angels who had been assigned to rule the Gentile nations. Genesis 11 covers the Tower of Babel and scattering of the nations. The first mention of idolatry is found about 1,000…

  • December 11 – Paul Arrested in Jerusalem

    Reading Acts 21:17-23:35 Devotional When Paul arrived in Jerusalem, in the spring of 58 A.D., he was greeted warmly. The following day he went to see James, the brother of Jesus, and the elders. Paul reported to them all of the things GOD had done among the Gentiles through their ministry. They praised GOD at…