Tag: truth

  • Biblical Principle #249: Israel Not to Accept Ransom for Murder

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who deserved to die. Explanation We have previously established the consequences that the Law of Moses prescribed for various situations involving murder. One special instruction that deserves its own Principle is not…

  • Biblical Principle #244: Israelites to Give Truthful Testimony

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israelites were commanded to provide truthful testimony, never bearing false witness. Explanation From the beginning of GOD’s first covenant with Israel, telling the truth about one’s neighbor was a top concern, for it was one of the Ten Commandments: 16 “You shall not bear false witness…

  • Biblical Principle #232: Fulfilling Vows

    Biblical Principles List Principle God expects vows made to Him to be kept. He considers a broken vow to be sin. Explanation GOD told Moses to warn Israel: 22 “If you should make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it; for the Lord your God will surely require…

  • Biblical Principle #88: Deception Comes Back on You

    Biblical Principles List Principle Deception has a way of coming back on you. Explanation Jacob’s early life included several situations involving deception. Jacob, albeit directly, took advantage of Esau’s impetuous nature to “steal” Esau’s birthright. Rebekah influenced Jacob into deceiving Isaac for the blessing that was promised to Esau as the eldest. Because of these…

  • Shocking Biblical Truths (That You Won’t Hear from Your Pastor)

    There are lots of truths in the Bible that are overlooked or misunderstood. While I don’t pretend to have all the answers, I have learned enough to realize that there is a gigantic need to share and teach the truths in this article because I don’t see them being taught elsewhere. In fact, I am…

  • Biblical Principles Library

    Jude, the brother of Jesus, wrote to his fellow first century Christians, saying: 3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.(Jude 3 NIV)…

  • What Does the Bible Really Say about Homosexuality? (An honest, loving look at a controversial topic, from a Christian viewpoint)

    When I initially wrote this post, Apple CEO Tim Cook had recently made headlines by publicly announcing that he was gay. For a variety of reasons, I previously had not written much on the subject of homosexuality here at chasingalion.com. Primarily, I felt that issues pertaining to homosexuality are clear, black-and-white matters in Scripture where there is…

  • On Michael Sam, Popular Opinion and Real Courage

    If I could see what was trending on my personal Twitter timeline over the past 24 hours, I know what would be at the top: Michael Sam. Sam is a former standout football player for the Missouri Tigers who is entering the 2014 NFL Draft and last night announced to the world that he’s gay.…

  • Biblical Baptism, Part 19 (Addressing Jeremy Myers’ views on baptism)

    Welcome to the final post in my biblical baptism series. These posts build upon each other, so check out the previous ones here: Download series as a PDF Apologies: I haven’t gotten my downloads set up since migrating my website. Message me at webmaster [at] chasingalion [.] com and I’ll send you the PDF ASAP.…

  • A Letter to Jesus (Asking Questions About Things I Don’t Understand)

    One day my heart was heavy, so I wrote the following thoughts as though I were writing to Jesus. I feel that, in time, GOD helped me better understand the answers to my concerns. If you’d like to understand the increased clarity I received, I explain in this series of posts. … Jesus, Where do…