Tag: war

  • Biblical Principle #279: First Year for New Husbands

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israelite husbands were to stay home and bring happiness to their wife for their first year of marriage. Explanation GOD told Moses: 5 “If a man should take a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one…

  • Biblical Principle #278: Israelite Marrying a Captive of War

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses gave instructions for an Israelite to marry a woman from a nation taken captive in war. Explanation 10 “Now if you go out to war against your enemies, and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands, and you take them captive, 11 and you see…

  • Biblical Principle #179: Israel Defeated Kings Sihon and Og

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israel defeated King Sihon of the Amorites and King Og of Bashan and took possession of territory in Moab. Explanation As had been the case with previous rulers, King Sihon of the Amorites in the land of Moab refused Israel peaceful passage through their territory. Instead, Sihon led the army against…

  • Biblical Principle #177: Israel Destroyed the Canaanites of Arad

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israel defeated the Canaanite king of Arad and destroyed their cities. Explanation Israel was refused passage through the land of Edom—Esau’s descendants. So they turned southward towards the Red Sea and took the long route around Edom. This path brought Israel into conflict with the Canaanite king of Arad.

  • Biblical Principle #162: The Trumpets of Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle God told Israel to make two trumpets to signal the people for important events. Explanation As Israel was about to resume their travel after the long stay at Sinai, GOD instructed Moses to have two silver trumpets made. These trumpets would be used to alert the people to significant events, not…

  • Biblical Principle #130: Israel Defeated Amalek

    Biblical Principles List Principle Amalek attacked Israel at Rephidim but Israel defeated Amalek. This was Israel’s first fighting since leaving Egypt. Explanation At Rephidim, the Amalekites attacked Israel, but Israel won. GOD was angry with Amalek and swore to utterly destroy them. 8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 So Moses…

  • Biblical Principle #79: God Oversees All Nations

    Biblical Principles List Principle God oversees all nations (and keeps wickedness in check). Explanation GOD oversees and interacts with humanity at multiple levels. We have previously established that GOD is just, hates sin, and that all sin must be punished. At the individual level, GOD watches our lives, recording our actions in His books (see…

  • Biblical Principle #55: God Destroyed the Ancient World with a Flood

    Biblical Principles List Principle God destroyed the ancient world with a flood. Explanation The Bible asserts that, because of the great wickedness and corruption that was on the earth, GOD destroyed the ancient world with a flood. 5 Then the Lord God saw man’s wickedness, that it was great in the earth, and every intent…

  • Biblical Principle #52: Half-Angel, Half-Human Children Corrupted Creation

    Biblical Principles List Principle Human wives bore sons to their angel husbands, corrupting creation. Explanation We have previously established that, in the Bible, the term “sons of God” refers to GOD’s heavenly creatures, including angels and that certain angels left their assigned roles in order to marry beautiful human women. 1 Now it came to pass…

  • The Wild One Whose Image We Bear (Inspired by “Wild at Heart”)

    If a man is to overcome the fearfulness that can grip us and causes us to focus too heavily upon being safe, we need to understand our heart—what we were created to be and why we are the way we are today. Back in 2006, a good friend of mine introduced me to the book Wild…