The people, who became known as the Samaritans, came from the Assyrian empire. When the ten tribes of Israel were taken captive by Assyria, the Assyrians sent foreign people to populate the land. 2 Kings 17:23-34,”So the people of Israel were taken from their homeland into exile in Assyria, and they are still there. The [...]
The simplest answer to this question is “to test their faith”. God had personally made a promise to Abraham that he and Sarah would have a very special son, through whom the entire world would receive blessings. Genesis 17:19, “And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call [...]
The Pentateuch is the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. "Penta" means five and "teuch" refers to scrolls or books. Some call the Pentateuch the five books of Moses; while Jewish people call this collection the Torah.
Why was Matthew 9 verse 15 followed by verses 16&17? What's the connection between fasting, patches, and new wine skins?
When asked by John’s disciples as to why Jesus’ disciples did not fast, our Lord relates fasting to mourning and states that His disciples will “fast” after He has been “taken from them.” But then He goes on to speak of patching an old garment with a piece of new cloth and filling old [...]
If the Bible is harmonious, why are the doctrines in the Old Testament and the New Testament so different? Gallery
If the Bible is harmonious, why are the doctrines in the Old Testament and the New Testament so different?Bible and Bible Characters, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes, Past and Present Prophesies
If the Bible is harmonious, why are the doctrines in the Old Testament and the New Testament so different?
The requirements, prohibitions, sacrifices of the Old Testament Law were not addressed to the whole world, but only to the unique nation of Israel. God made a covenant with them and required them to obey him. On the other hand, the teachings of the New Testament are directed both to Jews and gentiles: “…I had [...]
Leviticus 18:1-19 (NIV): “The LORD said to Moses, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say to them…You must not do as they do in Egypt…You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God…’ ‘No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the LORD. [...]
There are times that this would seem to be true, specially from the Jewish perspective. This is illustrated in Revelation 5:1-3, “And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals…‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and to [...]
The Tabernacle is instrumental in opening our understanding of God’s plan of redemption. The sacrifices as well as the construction of the “building” and even all it contained picture some aspect of the salvation to be provided. Exodus 25:8,9 “And let them construct a sanctuary for me, that I may dwell among them. According to [...]
Do the laws of God serve any purpose in my life today, since as a Christian I am no longer under the laws? Gallery
Do the laws of God serve any purpose in my life today, since as a Christian I am no longer under the laws?Christian Character and Conduct, Life Decisions and Doing the will of God, Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes
Do the laws of God serve any purpose in my life today, since as a Christian I am no longer under the laws?
It is the body of laws encompassed in the Law Covenant which do apply to Christians. The Law Covenant was made between God and Israel only. In the early church, Jews who became Christians were confused as to whether they still needed to keep the Law. The Apostle Paul told them that Jesus fulfilled the [...]
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.” However, because the Law was a perfect law, it could not [...]