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What is the basis for believing that 40 lashes would be deadly (especially in Roman law or jurisprudence)? This is a false assumption! For one thing, the Romans were not limited in the number of strokes they could mete out. True some died under the sentence of flagellation, but historians generally do not give the number of strokes applied. In the ...


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Though many interpret God's rejection of Cain's sacrifice to be because it was not a blood sacrifice, the text doesn't support it. One has to take from another context and make suppositions to arrive at that conclusion. I believe the text tells explicitly the reason for the rejection. But first, let's look at sacrifice. Sacrifice was not used only for ...


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Exodus 20:5-6: You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 34:7: keeping steadfast love for ...


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I think the theory is based on a faulty understanding of the Scriptures. Jesus, when asked about the greatest commandment in the law, answered: "...'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment." [Matthew 22:37, 38, MEV]. And Jesus went further: "...


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In order to better understand what Jesus means in Matthew 19:8, it is profitable to consider why the Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus. They asked him if it was lawful for a man to divorce his wife “for any and every reason”. This comment is made in the New International Version Study Bible regarding Matthew 19:3. Matthew was writing to the Jews... ....


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From a Calvinist point of view there are two wills of God, his Secret Will and his Revealed Will. As it says in Deuteronomy 29:29: The secret things belong to the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may perform all the words of this law. His Revealed Will is all the commandments of God, how ...


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Had Moses changed something in the Law as when Deuteronomy 12:15 - 16 is compared to Leviticus 10:10 and 11:4-8? The simple answer is no. First of all, let us look at the texts in question more closely. 15 “However, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your towns, as much as you desire, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he ...


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Exodus seems to be silent about the angel. It's a later Jewish tradition, which believes that the angel of presence was God's intermediary to dictate the law to Moses. Please note: that even in the tradition, the law was transmitted, not given, by the angel. See the non-canonical pseudepigrapha work Book of Jubilees 1:27-29 and 2:1 : 27And He said to ...


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Let's assume that Law, an agreement, is meant for all God's people, the Covenanted, whether Jew or Christian. Let's also understand that the Law was given only on Israel's request: Deuteronomy 5:25 But now, why should we die? This great fire will consume us, and we will die if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any longer. 26 For what mortal has ever ...


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Matthew 5:17 states that we still need the law---- 17 Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is ...


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Acts 15:21 simply means there are Jews in every city who have been brought up to know the law of Moses, and some of these Jews have become Christians and have joined themselves with the Gentile believers; and the Gentile believers are urged to behave in such a way so they do not become a stumbling block to any of these Jews while in their company in the ...


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Churches existed apart from synagogues. Recognizing the distinction helps clarify the meaning of this verse. It is not expecting Gentiles to adopt Jewish laws over time. The first requirement for someone to follow Old Covenant laws was circumcision. This was never a requirement for Gentile Christians and was vehemently opposed by the Apostle Paul. More ...


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