Believers in Jesus understand that the Mosaic Law was given by God to His chosen people. It was as a sacred covenant between God and Israel designed to teach righteousness. Galatians 3:19 says “Wherefore then serves the law? It was added because of transgressions.” [...]
Can people be redeemed two or more times? The Israelites were first redeemed from Egypt bondage and again when Christ died for Israel (Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 9:15). Did Jesus's death on the cross redeem the Jews (a third time) as well as the Gentiles, 1Timothy 2:6?
As for the Jews who were in Egyptian bondage, when their foretold time in Egypt passed (Genesis 15:13), God led them out from Egypt (Genesis 3:17), but did not redeem them from the Adamic death sentence. To speak about redemption, there must be two [...]
Hebrews 12:29 reads, "…for our God is a consuming fire". Who exactly does this describe? Because God does not look like a consuming fire.
In this verse, Apostle Paul derived the image of God, as a "consuming fire" from Exodus 24:17; Genesis 4:24 and Isaiah 33:14. The Israelites saw the glory of God as a fire on top of Mount Sinai (Exodus 24:17). The glory of God is [...]
Back in Old Testament times, many men had multiple wives - every one of these marriages resulted in grief and heartache. Multiple wives were allowed by God, though He never recommended it. God, also, gave the Israelites laws to reduce their problems when they [...]
Yes, Easter has pagan roots. The Saxon fertility goddess, Ēostre or Ostara, was celebrated at a festival in the springtime, around the time of the Passover. As pagans came into the church and converted to Christianity, Church leaders saw no problem permitting customs from [...]
The Ark of the Covenant or "Ark of the Testimony" was the only article of furniture in the Most Holy. (Hebrews 9:2-4) The word testimony suggests that it illustrated Jehovah's plan. It represented the eternal purpose of God--his foreordained arrangement of grace for mankind in the [...]
In Genesis 14:3, 4, 7, 8, God made a covenant with Abraham: "My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations…and I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for [...]
There were several times in which Jesus was accused of not keeping the Sabbath. This was because the Jewish people had incorrect concepts about Sabbath keeping. Moses taught, “remember the Sabbath to keep it holy”, Exodus 20:8. However, when Jesus was falsely accused of [...]
Was the last supper on the first night of the full moon of spring or on the first sabbath of the full moon of spring?
You are correct in stating that there was a full moon during the last supper. What is the Bible account for the proper way to determine when the Jews were to celebrate the Passover? Exodus 12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning [...]
“Fulfill” is Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance word G4137 and is translated fill, be full, complete, end, accomplish. As it states in Matthew 5:18, not a jot or tittle of the Law could pass until all be fulfilled. What is the Law and how would Jesus [...]
Can you explain why king David did not obey the Ten Commandments when he killed thousands of his enemies as a servant of God?
Thank you for the thought-provoking question. We presume you are specifically referencing Ex 20:13 Thou shalt not kill; as the basis for this question. We must look at the entire law to understand God's justice. If you read the details of the law given [...]
“And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.” Acts 15:1 The circumcision spoken in this verse is physical. This command is part of the Mosaic Law [...]
“You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. You shall tear down their altars and dash in pieces their pillars…chop down the [...]
The Law taught fish with scales are clean and without scales unclean. Does this teaching apply to us now or only to Israelites?
The simple answer to your question is Romans 10:4, "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." The purpose of the Law was to show how now imperfect human beings cannot keep a perfect Law, and thus we [...]
Luke 21:3, "And he said...This poor widow has given more than all of them: for they gave out of their wealth, having more than enough for themselves: but she, even out of her need, has put in all her living."? In Luke 20:45-47, Jesus [...]
No, we are not under the law of commandments written on stone (Exodus 20) in the sense of hoping to be justified in God’s sight by keeping them. The Law Covenant, which contained the Ten Commandments, was only for the nation of Israel, and [...]
After Moses struck the rock and water poured out, what did he mean when: he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah (Exodus 17:7)?
And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah. The former signifies "temptation", and the latter “contention". The reason for the names follows: "because of the chiding of the children of Israel” was the reason why it was called Meribah. There, the [...]
What is first fruits? My church asks for and collects first fruits every January each year. Should a Christian pay first fruits to his pastor (church)?
(All scriptures are quoted from the New International Version.) In the New Testament we find no mention of "collecting firstfruits" from believers. The word "firstfruits," when used, is as a picture of Christ or His church; e.g., I Corinthians 15:20,23 and II Thessalonians 2:13. [...]
Is it a sin or total disobedience to GOD to forget and not fully observe HIS Sabbath in HIS fourth commandment which HE commanded us to remember?
Yes, the Christian is to keep the Sabbath. The book of Hebrews shows us the proper Sabbath is one the Jews never observed. The lesson of the Sabbath is more than setting aside one specific day of the week to worship God. It is [...]
The word "Passover" appears in the Old Testament 49 times and is translated from the Hebrew word, Strong’s 06453 xop pecach peh'- sakh. The translation literally means 'to pass over’. We find this word first occurs in Exodus 12. Recall the situation at that time: Moses [...]