Tag: sex

  • Biblical Principle #263: Law’s Compensation for Virgin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided instruction for Israel in situations where an Israelite seduced a virgin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, in situations where there wasn’t a preannounced wedding arrangement and an Israelite male had sex with a virgin female Israelite, fair compensation was to be given to the female’s…

  • 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 #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 #96: Rape is Sinful

    Biblical Principles List Principle Rape is sinful. Explanation We previously established that sexual relationships outside of a married husband and wife, male and female, are sinful. One category of sexual relationships that does not get discussed often is rape: forced or non-consensual sexual contact or intercourse. Genesis 34 tells the story of how Jacob’s daughter…

  • 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 #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…

  • Why Do Christians Fast? (Here are six common reasons)

    Why do Christians fast? It’s a simple question with multiple potential answers. In short, it depends. Below are six common reasons. But first, a couple of observations:

  • December 14 – Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

    Reading Col. 1:1-4:18 Philemon 1-25 Devotional During the two years that Paul is under house arrest in Rome, he writes four letters which are sometimes called The Prison Epistles (the word “epistle” means a letter). Today we read Paul’s letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Paul had not visited the city of Colosse, but…