Tag: Jesus

  • Biblical Principle #254: Israel’s Justice for Injuries

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses specified how Israel was to provide justice to an Israelite who was injured by a neighbor. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD prescribed the measure of justice for cases where an Israelite was injured by a neighbor. In essence, whatever happened was to be done back…

  • 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 #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 #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…

  • Biblical Principle #245: Multiple Witnesses to Convict

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, at least two witnesses were necessary to convict someone of a crime or offense. Explanation The Law of Moses required multiple witnesses to convict someone of a crime or offense. It could not be done solely upon the testimony of one person’s claims. 15 “One witness…

  • 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 #238: King to Copy, Study the Law

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, the king of Israel was to write for himself a copy of the Law, keep it with him, read and study it, so that he would revere God. Explanation 18 Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his rule, that he shall…

  • Biblical Principle #235: God to Select Israel’s King

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God was to select Israel’s king. 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 guardrails to the forefathers of…

  • 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…