Tag: idolatry

  • Biblical Principle #237: King Not to Amass Horses, Wives, Wealth

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God forewarned Israel’s future kings not to amass horses, wives, and gold or silver. Explanation Knowing Israel would eventually desire a man to rule over them like the Gentile nations, GOD forewarned these Israelite kings in the Law, saying: 16 Wherefore he shall not multiply a…

  • Biblical Principle #233: Israel to be Holy

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to be holy because He is holy. Explanation We have previously established that GOD is holy and that GOD designed proper order for how He wants all creation to operate. Following the flood, when the second world order began at Babel, GOD assigned…

  • Biblical Principle #205: Israelites Tempting Idolatry to be Stoned

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who enticed another Israelite to worship other gods was to be put to death. Explanation It would be an understatement to say that GOD is serious about His children not worshiping other gods. The punishment for tempting a fellow Israelite to sin by idolatry…

  • Biblical Principle #202: Punishment for Sacrificing to Other Gods was Death

    Biblical Principles List Principle Any Israelite who sacrificed to another god was to be put to death. Explanation We previously established that GOD forbid idolatry and any worship of other gods besides Himself. The punishment for sacrificing to other gods was death: 19 He who sacrifices to any god except to the Lord alone, he…

  • Biblical Principle #156: God Commanded Israel to Make No Treaties

    Biblical Principles List Principle God commanded Israel to make no treaties with other nations in Canaan. Explanation When Moses was upon Mount Sinai receiving the second set of stone tablets, GOD instructed: 10 The Lord then said to Moses, “Behold, I am establishing a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do marvels…

  • Biblical Principle #152: Moses Moved Outside the Camp

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses moved his tent outside Israel’s camp and God met with Moses there. Explanation After the golden calf incident, Moses separated himself from Israel’s encampment. At Moses’ tent—and prior to the construction of the tabernacle which GOD prescribed for Israel to build—GOD met with Moses there. 7 Moses then took his…

  • Biblical Principle #151: Israel Commanded to Leave Sinai (without God)

    Biblical Principles List Principle God instructed Israel to leave Mount Sinai, but He would not accompany them. Explanation Through the intercession of Moses, GOD turned away from destroying the Israelites for their idolatry with the golden calf. GOD told Moses it was time for Israel to leave Mount Sinai, but there was a big consequence…

  • Biblical Principle #150: Israel Worshiped the Golden Calf

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israel broke the covenant with God by worshiping a golden calf idol. Explanation Seemingly no sooner did GOD finish giving Moses the Law than Israel broke the covenant they had made with GOD just forty days earlier. 1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain,…

  • Biblical Principle #149: God Wrote the Law on Stone Tablets

    Biblical Principles List Principle God wrote the Law He had given to Moses onto stone tablets. Explanation Once GOD finished instructing Moses upon Mount Sinai, GOD gave Moses two stone tablets containing the Law. 18 So when He made an end of speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him two tablets of testimony,…

  • Biblical Principle #139: God Assured Israel’s Victory in Canaan

    Biblical Principles List Principle God assured Moses of Israel’s victory throughout Canaan (if they obeyed Him). Explanation As GOD concluded His initial message to Moses at Mount Sinai, after having spoken the Ten Commandments to all of Israel, GOD told Moses: 23 For My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the…