People forget that the Bible also advocates liberty. Let’s see what we can discover from these historical, culture-bound laws.
The question is really asking whether they can kill in the name of the law or the Constitution.
Did they pick up swords to stop the persecution and control nonconformists?
To answer that question, we look at four episodes in the Gospels: John the Baptist and some soldiers; Jesus and a centurion; an apparent command to use a sword against a disciple’s family; and two swords during Jesus’ arrest.
To answer that question, we must separate the Kingdom of God from the Kingdom of Caesar.
The law still has at least those two useful functions in society. Several years ago, my city installed cameras at various intersections, and I got caught three times … (Updated.)
A mega-church pastor, whom I respect and often watch on his TV show, teaches that if you don’t tithe, you place yourself under the curse of the Old Law. True?
Whether you want your baby or not, God loves him or her, and he loves you. God can turn your Plan B into his Plan A, and make it better than your plans.
In June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided that the Constitution gives you the right marry whomever you want. And so the SCOTUS-Five redefined marriage, in an extremely controversial reading of the Constitution, for 328 million Americans. Since that decision, should we even discuss the biblical norm for marriage? Yes.
We have before us a choice between three colliding worldviews. Can we blend two of them, or should we keep all of them separate? How do they relate?