Tag: marriage

  • Biblical Principle #259: Israel’s Mid-fight Protection of Male Genitals

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, if two men were fighting and one’s wife stepped in to help her husband by grabbing the other man’s genitals, her hand was to be chopped off. Explanation Apparently, GOD considered this “assist” from one man’s wife an extremely-unfair advantage to the victim, because the punishment…

  • Biblical Principle #255: Israel’s Justice for Rape

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed Israel’s just penalty for situations involving rape. Explanation GOD prescribed different judgments upon the Israelites for cases of rape depending upon whether the female who was raped was engaged to be married. If the Woman Was Betrothed 25 But if a man finds a…

  • 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 #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 #229: Persons Excluded from Israel’s Assembly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, certain individuals were forbidden from joining Israel’s assembly of GOD. Explanation Among the children of Israel, certain individuals were seemingly permitted to remain in covenant with GOD, yet they were excluded from participating when the people assembled before the LORD. 2 “The eunuch and the castrated…

  • Biblical Principle #224: Special Rules for Israel’s Priests

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel’s priests had additional rules for holiness because of their role. Explanation In addition to the precise instructions pertaining to ceremonies and public service, Israel’s Levitical priests had further unique regulations that only applied to them because of their role as intermediaries between GOD and the…

  • Biblical Principle #95: Sex Outside of Marriage is Sin

    Principle Sex outside the marriage relationship is sinful. Explanation We have previously established that: It isn’t politically correct or popular these days, but the Bible asserts that woman was created for the purpose of helping man. In other words, women were created to bless men. That does not mean that GOD cares less about women…

  • Biblical Principle #48: Marriage is a Lifelong Commitment

    Biblical Principles List Principle Marriage is a lifelong commitment. Explanation In GOD’s design, marriage is a lifelong commitment that only ends when one or both spouses dies. When a groom and a bride vow to become husband and wife, GOD joins the two together as one. This goes back to the beginning where GOD created…

  • Biblical Principle #43: God Created Sex (and Blessed It)

    Biblical Principles List Principle God created sex (and blessed it). Explanation We previously established that it was GOD who invented marriage. Marriage is GOD’s idea, concept, and implementation. When GOD created Adam, there was no suitable companion among all of GOD’s other creatures. So GOD made woman from one of Adam’s ribs. Adam called Eve…

  • Biblical Principle #42: God Created Marriage

    Biblical Principles List Principle God created marriage. Explanation When GOD created Adam, there was no suitable companion among all of GOD’s other creatures. So GOD made woman from one of Adam’s ribs. Adam called Eve woman because she was taken from man. Immediately following this, we read: 24 For this reason a man shall leave…