The following articles are related to the topic of LAW OF MOSES

Why Does Hebrews 8:13 Use the Present Tense?

"How does one reconcile the biblical statement that the law of Moses was 'abolished' by the death of Christ (Eph. 2:15), with a later passage (written long after the death of Christ) that seems to suggest that the Mosaic law was merely in the process of 'vanishing away' - that its end was only 'near' at that time (Heb. 8:13)?" ... read more »

To What Law Were the Ancient Gentiles Accountable?

"In the Old Testament era, the Jews lived under the law of Moses. But what about the ancient Gentiles? To what law were they responsible?" This is a question that is puzzling to many Bible students. Let us develop some foundational points that will help in supplying an answer to this question. The Law of Moses The Hebrew nation was ... read more »

Are the Gospels a Part of the New Testament?

Jesus Christ taught that a person who divorces his or her marital companion and then marries another is living in a state of adultery-unless the divorce was initiated by an innocent victim whose trust had been violated by the sin of fornication (see Mt. 19:9; cf. 5:32). The implication of this statement, of course, is this. The innocent victim does ... read more »

What About Jephthah’s Vow?

"In the Old Testament there is the record of 'Jephthah's vow' unto the Lord. There is a difference of opinion as to whether he actually carried out the literal vow to sacrifice his daughter. Can you please give me your opinion on this?" One of the more troubling passages of the Old Testament has to do with a vow made ... read more »

Cruel and Unusual Postponement

In February of 2006, the State of California postponed the execution of Michael Morales, who was sentenced to death for raping and murdering 17-year-old Terri Winchell - twenty-five years ago! Questions were raised regarding the ethics of lethal injection. How can it be known whether or not Mr. Morales would feel pain during the administration of the lethal injection, after ... read more »

The Art of Writing

Writing is one of the most important achievements humanity has ever developed. "Writing" is first mentioned in the Bible in Exodus 17:14, when, after the Israelites defeated the pagan king Amalek, God instructed Moses: "Write this for a memorial in a book." Numerous other references to writing follow (cf. Exodus 34:27-28; Deuteronomy 31:19,22; Numbers 33:2). For many years, however, hostile ... read more »

Meet Ted Turner—Thanks, I’d Rather Not!

"Meet Ted Turner," is the title of a major article in the September issue of Reader's Digest. My first impression when I saw that headline, was: "I'd rather not!" - because the man is a disgusting combination of egotism and infidelity. A lot of people grovel at his feet because he is one of America's richest men. He has a ... read more »

Does the Old Testament Condemn Tattoos?

"So many young people are getting tattoos these days. In Leviticus 19:28, the Bible says: 'Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you; I am the Lord.' Would not this passage condemn having a tattoo?" One must be very careful about trying to use Old Testament passages as proof-texts for ... read more »

Should the Ten Commandments Be Posted?

"If the Ten Commandments were a 'ministration of death,' as the New Testament affirms (see 2 Cor. 3:7), why are so many people clamoring for these commandments to be posted in public places all over the country?" There are several issues in connection with this question that require some attention. The Ten Commandments were given by God to the Israelite ... read more »

What About Singing “Psalms”?

"Since the law of Moses was abolished by the death of Christ (Colossians 2:14), and the Psalms were a part of that law, why did Paul allow the singing of psalms in Christian worship (Ephesians 5:19)?" In the first place, when one recognizes that the Mosaic law was abolished by Christ's death - and it certainly was (Romans 7:4; Galatians ... read more »