Those who worship idols become like them. The Bible describes idols as lifeless, and so their worshippers are spiritually dead. By contrast, the Bible describes our God as the Living God, and so his worshippers receive new life.
“The meanest and most feeble, who have just begun to trust the Lord, are as much entitled to be protected as those who have long and faithfully been his servants. It is our duty to defend the afflicted, who, like the Gibeonites, are brought into trouble on our account, or for the sake of the gospel. Joshua would not forsake …
Most of my attempts at evangelism did more harm than good until I learned this one simple lesson.
In the book of Joshua, Israel was commanded by God to slaughter whole tribes, including the women and children. So how do we reconcile this with the rest of Scripture?
Some sojourners are waiting for deliverance from the land, others are waiting to conquer the land. And for the latter, as God grants them success to conquer the land, the first fruits belong to the Lord.
Does Scripture condemn all swearing? Or is there a particular type of corrupt swearing that Jesus specifically had in mind?