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|1||Deut 22:29, Rapist to marry victim?||Deut 22:28||MJH||231797|
Would like to hear your understanding up the underlying question.
This forum had helped me tremendously in the past, which is why I came here for feedback.
|2||Deut 22:29, Rapist to marry victim?||Deut 22:28||MJH||231796|
|NOt sure about a hidden meaning, but I do know that the Torah does not condone selling or trading daughters like cattle. I understand that ancient cultures did do this, and even present day cultures demean and devalue women, but the Torah has a much higher value on a woman than that.
I don't think that Jesus "changed" what the Torah taught, in that he removed or altered laws which are stated to be eternal, but that he revealed the genuine true interpretation of the Law, that is to Love your neighbor and serve others.
Thank you VERY much for your adding the LXX translation. This reveals that at the least the early BC century understanding was similar to the NIV. But that doesn't mean it is the right understanding. I would also like to know what the Targumes and other Jewish writings would have to say, after all, they share the same text in this case.
Where I am at, personally, is that it's logically impossible for God to institute a law that would force a woman to marry anyone (if as in this case she is a victim, not if she willingly consented), let alone her rapist.
|Here is another option. Job was written during the exile. If Job was to represent Israel or the remnant of Israel (not that he also wasn't a real person in the past too) then we see in Job the struggle of those asking where is God in all of this? Even the righteous suffered much during the exile of Judah. Certainly they would have had questions.
Just a thought.
BTW, I was recently reading about a theological discussion amoung Jewish sages concerning where God is when His people are suffering specifically during that exile. One felt God was too Holy to be near, but carred from afar. The other said God was in the suffering with His people. I found it interesting because of the parallels to Jesus' statements about, "When you care for one of these, it's as though you cared me."
|4||When did the hebrew become jew and why||Gen 11:16||MJH||230761|
Yes, that is true. The Old Testament (TaNaK) is filled with the idea that Gentiles would become members of the Assembly. The books of Moses (or the Torah) is filled with laws pertaining to the Ger, or the non-Israelite who binds himself the the LORD. Therefore, Paul is correct to state that the Gentiles have been grafted in.
However, the predominate theology of the day was the belief that a Gentile had to become "Jewish" nationally (as if that were possible.) Their teaching wasn't that Gentiles convert to the worship of the One true God, but to become Israel. "All Israel is saved." was a Text (forget the prophet that is quoted) which they used to proclaim that all Israel had a place in the World to Come and any non-Israelite would need to become one to have that place.
That's an oversimplification, but in the end, Paul had the Theology foreseen in the Torah, Prophets, and Writings spot on.
I really have a hard time understanding the rationale with modern day Jewish theology concerning this issue. I've not had the privileged to speak with a well-grounded Jewish theologian, but I'd like to ask many questions to find out how they deal with many of these issues. I do know their writings and how they explain Ruth and Rahab; but, there is so much more it's so hard to see how it's missed.
Love to learn...MJH
|5||who was the first person jesus saved?||Bible general Archive 4||MJH||230697|
|Saved from what. Many were saved from illness etc... Salvation in the Biblical text can mean more than just eternal life.
|6||who is Miriam?||Num 26:59||MJH||229959|
|Mary the mother of Jesus was also, "Miriam." In fact, all of the Mary names in the New Testament are actually "Miriam."
There's some really useful Bible Trivia for you.
|7||when did the church go in to operation||Acts 1:14||MJH||229958|
|Israel at Mt. Sinai. The people of God agree to covenant with the LORD. After the first agreement, they disobeyed with the Golden Calf. 3,000 were killed. They re-affirm a new agreement on the intercession of Moses. Acts 2 is the giving of the Spirit to write the Teachings of God upon the heart on behalf of the intercession of Jesus.
I contend that the Church began in Exodus, but certainly how we understand it now and its current formation had its origins in Acts 2.
It is interesting that the same word used in Deuteronomy for "The Assembly" is also used in the New Testament for the "Church". (Using the LXX of course.)
|8||Lying justified?||Josh 2:5||MJH||225076|
|Brad, You are correct. I forget sometimes that specific wording is very important.
Rahab, like everyone, is justified by Grace through Faith. It was her faith that caused her actions to produce the result which protected the spies. Hebrews specifically words it as you state, faith produced action.
|9||Why did Paul do it? For conscience sake?||Acts 21:23||MJH||218083|
|Your note is received well. Thank you for your instruction and I hold it dearly. I have not seen my actions in this light, but your willingness to shine the light on it has shown me the truth. While I meant no disrespect, the disrespect was there non-the-less. Even though only my friend heard me and she knows my admiration for my pastor, I still see my own heart for what was there.
I truly have been helped in reading these past few responses to my hastily written post. I know you all and know that you mean only the best for me and others. And even though we disagree on some matters, I look forward to the day when I can put a face to the name and thank you personally for what you have added to my life and "walk" over the past number of years.
PS- It's the 40 days of repentance. Something I'm doing for the first time leading up to the Day of Atonement. Boy, do I get a good start on things. ;-)
|10||Why did Paul do it? For conscience sake?||Acts 21:23||MJH||218081|
|Sorry about the miss spelled words. Forgot spell check :-(
Lambs in the neighborhood are doing great. No Temple, not priesthood, not in the Land. We obey as much as we are able.
I also couldn't resist. You don't have an answer either ;-)
So, you did get my apologize right? That's important for me. I'd hate to start the 40 days without getting this error cleared up as much as I am able.
|11||Why did Paul do it? For conscience sake?||Acts 21:23||MJH||218079|
|Like I mentioned earlier, it's because 'we' fail to understand what the Temple was for and what it accomplished that we feel any participation in it after Jesus resurrection is "going back to those old miserable ways."
The Temple system was not set up by God to do away with sin. It also wasn't set up to be only a metaphor for what Jesus would some day do. It also didn't fail as some say, “the Temple didn't accomplish what it was meant to so God had to go with plan 'B'.”
The Temple allowed a worshiper in This World to approach a Holy God safely. The sacrifices and cleansing purified the worshiper temporarily so they could present the Peace/Fellowship offering. Leviticus beings with, "If anyone desires to draw near (offer a sacrifice)....this is how to do it." It doesn't say, "When ever you sin, you must bring a sacrifice to cleans yourself of sin." Rather, IF YOU DESIRE TO DRAW NEAR...do it this way, and a sin sacrifice is an obvious part of that process.
In the World to Come, the Temple and the whole city will be Holy. The Kingdom of Sin and Death will be gone. There is be no need to offer sin sacrifice because there will be no sin in that World which we are destined for. Jesus death made this way possible. The way past the cherubim and the flashing sword into the Kingdom of Light to once again walk with God in the cool of the day on a new Earth.
In the mean time, we as a community have been given the guarantee, the Holy Spirit, so that we are in effect, mobile Temples of God. By virtue of the Holy Spirit being present, who is God, we are near God; yet the World to Come has not come fully, not yet.
If you assume by my belief that Paul not only participated in the Temple in acts 21, but had planned to all along because he knew what it stood for as well as what it didn't, that I then believe that one needs to have the Temple to get forgiven, you're wrong. I don't believe that. I don't believe Paul HAD to go to the Temple. He wanted to. He, as did most of the early Christians, loved the House of God. Psalm 84 was a longing of their heart too. But, as Hebrews reminds them once they were kicked out (or it was destroyed), the Temple for all it's beauty and sanctity in helping a worshiper draw near to God, it is far from the reality in the World to Come. The real actual Temple of which Jesus is the High Priest. Just as on Earth, no one could participate in drawing near to God apart from the High Priest, so too we can not draw near to God apart from our High Priest in Heaven who is Jesus.
Finally, a legalist is someone who believes you must follow certain laws or perform certain works in order to get saved. There is not one time or place where I said that, taught that, or professed that. There is no way to the Father and salvation from this world but through God's sovereign Grace through Faith, and that alone, nothing more. Nothing I do can adds to nor makes this more complete. God's gift of the Holy Spirit will work in me to sanctify me more and more in His likeness. In the end, it is all God.
|12||Why did Paul do it? For conscience sake?||Acts 21:23||MJH||218078|
I apologizes for the disrespect. None was intended and certainly I wasn't attempting anything cultural by it. Either way, I ought to have known better than to make a condescending sounding remark to someone who, believe it or not, I respect.
Please accept my apologies.
|13||Why did Paul do it? For conscience sake?||Acts 21:23||MJH||218077|
|Chist's sacrifice puts an end to the need for sin sacrifice in the world to come as Hebrews teachs.
Again, my applogise to Doc and other offended by my psst, which was received in a manner not intended, but disrescpectful none the less as I ought to be more careful.
|14||Why did Paul do it? For conscience sake?||Acts 21:23||MJH||218064|
|So James and Paul were bluffing? Lying? or doing a head fake? Luke doesn't say they are doing this. He leads us to believe that Paul followed the Law and even participated in the Temple sacrifices intentionally because he wanted to and believed it was honoring to God.
To presume that Paul was buckling to pressure on such a vital issue when his whole Christian life up to this point was one of constant persecution; yet he never wavers; but now it was okay for him to make it appear as though he was following the Law and Temple system, but “wink wink,” we all know he was just trying to fool the Believing Jews?
Is it possible that Paul understood the Temple and the purpose of ritual purification from contact with a dead body before offering a sacrifice to end a Nazirite vow (or really, start it over since he touched the dead guy a couple chapters back) more than we do? Maybe our understanding of what Jesus death and resurrection accomplished is slightly off when we assume the Temple ceased to have any purpose and the sacrifices ceased to have any purpose at that moment in time?
That's why I ‘thhst’ your answer. Within the scope of the whole Acts narrative, your response makes Paul and James manipulators at best, and liars at worst. Neither are acceptable conclusions, and Luke tells this as if the whole event makes complete sense.
With all due respect intended.
|15||Why did Paul do it? For conscience sake?||Acts 21:23||MJH||218047|
|Psst. That's the sound I make when the pastor says something wrong. ;-)
|16||Eternal life promised by God?||Titus 1:2||MJH||217648|
|Exodus 3:6 "And he said, 'I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God."
God is not the God of the dead but of the living.
Luke 20:37-38 is where Jesus uses this verse to proof to the Sadducees that the resurrection and eternal life in the World to Come was taught in the Torah.
|17||Call from God!||Bible general Archive 4||MJH||217478|
You have my sympathies in your loss.
When you get the time, please update your profile.
You are being prayed for still.
|18||By What Law||Rom 3:23||MJH||217466|
|Doc answered what sin was and supported his answer. I only added some additional material.
|19||By What Law||Rom 3:23||MJH||217460|
What book have you recommended on sound hermeneutics? You mention it in this note.
I'm looking for another book on the topic and maybe I have not read your recommended choice.
|20||By What Law||Rom 3:23||MJH||217459|
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