Debate Should Not Lead to Death

I have been in my fair share of arguments. I have debated on Facebook, among friends, and in classrooms full of people. When the situation isn’t resolved, I generally leave the conversation feeling awful. No matter how hard I try, I just cannot convince the other side that I am right. I do not want … Continue reading Debate Should Not Lead to Death

Notes on Deuteronomy 28-29

Chapter 27 ends with 12 curses for those who don’t listen to God’s commands. Chapter 28 begins with 8 blessings that come to those who “hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God” (verse 2). The “balance” is 12 negatives to 8 positives (so far). The “balance” goes even further off kilter (according to … Continue reading Notes on Deuteronomy 28-29

Notes on Deuteronomy 21-27

This passage gives us some clarity as to what marriage is in God’s eyes. While the debate over legalized same sex marriage still rages on, the Bible says nothing about marriage being recognized by the government as “one man, one woman.” God’s word says nothing about hospital visits or filing your taxes jointly. There’s nothing … Continue reading Notes on Deuteronomy 21-27

Notes on Deuteronomy 3-7

The children of Israel continue to move from place to place destroying every man, woman, and child (Deut. 3:6) who lived within the great walled cities (Deut. 3:5). Unfortunately, these are the passages that Mohammad usurped when he created Islam. He put himself in the place of Moses as an attempt to steal the blessings … Continue reading Notes on Deuteronomy 3-7

Notes on Numbers 21-22

As they march toward Canaan, the Israelites begin defeating army after army. Since they can’t go through Edom (Num. 20:18), they go around (Num. 21:4). Once again, they murmur against God. This is the tenth time that they whined about their situation, this time focusing on the quality of the free food they have been … Continue reading Notes on Numbers 21-22

Notes on Numbers 18-20

For the ninth time in the book of Numbers, the children of Israel gathered around again and complained about their situation. This time they were so thirsty that they were wishing the God killed them like he killed the thousands of their friends and family. There are some interesting things to consider in this passage, … Continue reading Notes on Numbers 18-20

Notes on Numbers 16-17

One fascinating story in the book of Numbers that rarely gets discussed in church is that of Korah leading a rebellion with the sons of Levi. As usual, the children of Israel were murmuring (complaining) about wandering through the desert. They once again longed for the days of being slaves in Egypt. Despite having watched … Continue reading Notes on Numbers 16-17

Notes on Leviticus 22-23

There are seven feasts that the Israelites are supposed to have for God. There are the Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Firstfruits, Feast of Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles. Each one bears special significance for the Israelites as well as Christians. Passover is a remembrance of when … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 22-23

Notes on Leviticus 19-21

Leviticus 19:15 says “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.” This verse is both an anti-Marxist and anti-Capitalist attack. We should not hold up the powerful, wealthy titans of industry as … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 19-21

Notes on Leviticus 1-4

Leviticus is often cited as being the most boring, difficult to sift through book in all The Bible. It is a long series of laws written for the ancient Israelites. Christians often write this book off because it doesn’t pertain to us, while anti-Christians often cite this book for its seemingly bizarre rules on menstruation … Continue reading Notes on Leviticus 1-4