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Do Old Testament laws and restrictions still apply to us today?
Do Old Testament rules about things like tattoos and hair length apply to us today, or were they intended only for their original pre-Christian audience? What do you do when you come across a passage that contains some rules that seem timeless and others that seem specific to the culture of Old Testament Israel?
Judge angels - a Christian perspective
Paul tells us that all who count themselves believers will one day judge the earth. They will also one day be in charge of judging angels. Yet, despite this lofty position we've been given, we flock to nonbelievers to have them cast judgment on us.
Les Miserables is a parable of love, grace, law and forgiveness.
Music Quiz: What is the most popular musical of all time? Les Miserables. How many people have watched this musical worldwide? Over 51 million. In how many languages? English, Norwegian, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Latvian, Estonian, Czech, German and French.
Under the law - a Christian perspective
The law only holds power over those who are under it. Christians, however, aren't saved by following the law--the law rather serves as a guide by which they can identify the sin in their lives.
Oxen in the Bible - a Christian perspective
This passage reminds us that God did not give us His law for His own sake, but for ours. God wants us to be holy and righteous, and the law exists to show us what God expects of His children.
Justified by faith - a Christian perspective
How are we justified before God? Not by following the law--we're not even capable of obeying the law perfectly. Rather, we are justified through faith in God.
Neighbors in the Bible - a Christian perspective
What's the point of God's law? It can be summed up in one phrase: love God and love your neighbor. If you're doing those two things, you're on the right track.
Tittle in the Bible - a Christian perspective
All of God's law and promises will be fulfilled. He will satisfy every jot and tittle of the law, and fulfill every promise.
"Meditate" in the Bible: Joshua 1:8
We're not just to read God's Word; we are to meditate on it day and night. Meditating on Scripture means thinking about what you read carefully and pondering its application to your life.
"Love the Lord your God" in the Bible: Matthew 22:36-40
The Old Testament contains many laws and rules, the most famous being the Ten Commandments. But Jesus said that all of those rules boiled down to two things: love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. If our adherence to rules or commandments isn't producing these two things, we've missed the entire point.