Just as Elimelech must have kept the law of Moses and not clung to Moab and given his sons in marriage to Moabite women, we too must obey the teachings of Jesus and not cling to the world. Just as Ruth, who was a Moabite, left Moab and came to the God of Israel for refuge, we too must leave the world behind and come to Jesus who will give us rest. As in James 4:4, anyone who wants to be a friend of this world makes himself an enemy of God.
Ancient Israelites believe that water is poured out of windows from a solid sky strong as a cast metal mirror and comes down as rain. They also believe that anything that falls from the sky comes out of doors and windows in heaven. When God in His infinite wisdom and knowledge speaks about the incorrect cosmological view of His people, He converts them into an allegorical representation to deliver His message in a way they can relate and understand.
The ancient Israelites believed that the firmament or the sky is like a strong cast metal mirror and all the stars are within the firmament. God, however, gave them a promise that challenges their view. As God said, if they can measure the heaven above He too will cast off all the seed of Israel. Even in this modern era, humans were never able to measure the heaven and God never cast off the seed of Israel as He promised.
The ancient Israelites believed that the earth was set on pillars and it had foundations. God, however, gave them a promise with a challenge that shatters their view on the foundations of the earth. As God said, if they can search and find the foundations of the earth, He too will cast off all the seed of Israel. 2600 years later in this modern scientific era, humans were never able to find any foundations of the earth and God never cast off the seed of Israel as He promised.
Biblical cosmology is incorrect and often unscientific because every incorrect statements were from prophets and scribes used for praises, prayers and narrations. But, when God says about their incorrect cosmological views, He always converts them into allegorical representation to deliver His message to His people in a way they can understand.
One of the category of people called as ‘abominable’ will have their part in the lake of fire which burns with fire and brimstone. In this post we will explore into who are these people referred as abominable and what are their sins based on the Scripture.
God gave several food laws in Scripture which provides a complete list of living things what Israelite can and cannot have for meat. We also saw in a previous post that Christians can eat the unclean but not the meat sacrificed to idols. In this post, we will explore the true meaning of the food laws and why it is better to keep them even though they are not given to gentiles.
God casts cowards into lake of fire and brimstone in the same way He casts out murderers, liars, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, abominable and the faithless. Is being coward a sin? In this post, we will explore why cowards have no place in the kingdom of heaven and why they end up in the lake of fire and brimstone.
Just as Noah built the ark that saved him from the flood, we too are required to build our life by having our foundation on the sayings of Jesus by doing them. Our life will be preserved from the coming destruction only if we listen and obey what Jesus taught. Just as Noah stored the food in the ark, we are to treasure the teachings of Jesus and store them in our heart.
Christ gave us enough warning about His second coming. He showed us two distinct events so that we can be prepared in advance. Both Noah and Lot were called righteous, yet Noah saved his household and lost nothing since he prepared in advance while Lot lost everything since he waited until the last moment. How much are you prepared for His second coming?
While the answer to the question, ‘Will God destroy righteous with the wicked?’ seems to be a straight forward ‘No’, there is a Bible verse in Ezekiel that actually says otherwise. In this post we will explore why that verse is a typographical error on the manuscript by comparing it Septuagint and with the nature of God Himself from other passages and prophets.