Bible verse not dating non christian
The list was unveiled at the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham on Monday evening. 1: St Paul’s advice about whether women are allowed to teach men in church: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” (1 Timothy ) No.
2: In this verse, Samuel, one of the early leaders of Israel, orders genocide against a neighbouring people: “This is what the Lord Almighty says...
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Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” (1 Samuel 15:3) No.
For example, as one recent conversation partner explained to me, “I take lust to mean wanting something more than you should in an unhealthy way.” Despite its popularity, this interpretation is imprecise, even flat wrong, and leads to surprisingly harmful consequences, making this verse a great candidate to start this series.
The first thing to understand in this passage (and in the Sermon on the Mount in general) is that Jesus is in no way intensifying the Law here, nor is he really saying anything new. The Law doesn’t forbid lusting after a woman, so Jesus has obviously turned things up to eleven by doing so?
Next was this worrying verse endorsing genocide, from 1 Samuel 15:3: "This is what the Lord Almighty says ...
'Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have.