“What are you talking about?”
The article in question.
“This scripture is not about abortion.”
Most biblical scholars and translations disagree with you.
The test for infidelity in Numbers is to induce a miscarriage as a test if the woman has been unfaithful. If she does not miscarry, then she has been faithful and can go on to have children with her husband. If she does, she has committed adultery and is to be put to death. Eek.
“Another observation you might want to note is Christians are not under the Old Testament.”
I never said they were; I’m the last person in the world who’d approve of most of the laws in the Bible.
But if one is to use the Bible to back up their opinions, and one particular opinion is that abortion is wrong according to the Bible, is it not relevant that abortion is prescribed in the Bible?
The author throws in the Biblical reference near the end as if it grants some sort of legitimacy to his article.
It does not, as the Bible can just as easily be used to back the opposite of his conclusions.
This text provides a means of determining the innocence or guilt of a woman accused of adultery by her husband, in the absence of evidence. In the absence of details regarding how the bitter waters actually caused the effects which were threatened, we should not assume that it was merely physical but rather something supernatural. Along these lines, the priests of the Old Testament and St. Peter as described in Acts sometimes cast stones or some other form of lots to discern the will of God. This allowed God to act in some supernatural manner to render a judgment in some matter, such as the replacement apostle for Judas or in this case the guilt or innocence of the accused. Scholars and translators debate the exact nature of the punishment for the guilty. Many suggest that the swelling of the body and falling away of the thigh mean that her womb would become barren and subject to miscarriage in the future; in other words, she would never have children again—a curse in the ancient world. Some even suggest that the miscarriage might apply to any child she may have conceived already in the adulterous relationship. We know of one case where God Himself decreed that the offspring of an adulterous affair would die after childbirth: the firstborn son of King David and Bathsheeba. While this might seem unjust to us vis-à-vis the child, remember that each individual is judged by the Lord upon death and we trust that an innocent infant enjoys some manner of blessing in eternity, quite
possibly heaven itself. Some suggest that the reference is to the womb and the loins, meaning the woman would become barren and her genitals would be disfigured and render future carnal relations impossible. Certainly the threat of such a curse would be a discouragement to the sin of adultery, though the Bible does not record the application of this in any particular case. Other ancient peoples had similar tests for such things, though none known which were identical. And in the case of the pagans, there would be the greater danger of a superstitious understanding of such tests than would be the case for the Israelites who viewed this in terms of the judgment of God.
 September 28, 2015 at 3:10pm
August 13, 2013 at 3:37pm
God and an evolutionist were standing together debating evolution. God and the evolutionist agreed that man was made of earth and water. So God took his water and the earth and created a man. The evolutionist said I can do that too, so he started to get the earth and the water together and God said hold on get your own water and earth.
You need to stop drinking water with fluoride in it!
haha love it
Here is anecdote about how I don't understand science.
Well, Luc, if you learned a lot of the things on creation sites, at the Museum, etc. you might start to understand science. :)
(Yes, I know what you -thought- you meant. :P)
June 11, 2013 at 12:34pm
Sirhan Sirhan needs prayer. Maybe someday he will be a mighty preacher of God and His Son Jesus Christ.
May 31, 2013 at 12:53pm
What ever your religion, race, etc. we should use this forum to talk about ourselves. Here is an old joke from a Doonesberry comic:
Mother: I just finished speaking to a very nice colored lady.
> Steve: Mom, you can’t call them that anymore.
> Mother: You mean I need to stop donating to the NAACP?
> Steve: Mother!
> Mother: OK, she was a very nice Negro lady.
> Steve: Mom, you’re baiting me.
> Mother: Oh, you mean I need to stop my donations to the United Negro
> College Fund?
> Steve: Mom, come on.
> Mother: Well if I can’t call them colored people and I can’t call them
Negros then what can I call them?
> Steve: The correct term is people of color.
> Mother: People of color. People of color. People of color.
Yes they did - but funny how they missed November Echo Golf Romeo Oscar Sierra. Proves they use a software censor with a list of words. This isn't any human interface of bias and opinion (unless you count the programmer of the list).
Let's check, do they censor Negro and Negros both.
May 20, 2013 at 12:23pm
An Oklahoma resident. Hey thanks to everyone for your prayers. Please keep praying for those that have lost so much and continue to pray for us today as more storms are heading our way.
May 15, 2013 at 4:52pm
Education is the key. Everyone needs to understand how the Liberals make a living. We need Conservatives to go everywhere and help educate people. It is not pandering, itis education. We all need to understand how Big Government hurts us all. We need to get everybody on board. Times are hard for everyone.
May 15, 2013 at 4:38pm
Did you ever see that Doonsebery Cartoon where he said United Negro College Fund, National Advancement for Colored People, etc.it was funny. Ohh and by the way blaze I am African American :) so you don’t have to censor Negro because I am allowed to use it:)
May 13, 2013 at 1:37pm
Never seen the show, although I am attending a church of Christ. Spreading the Word? Just glad to hear someone is on TV praying. Oh and by the way, “In JESUS name AMEN!” We say that a lot at church, it kind of goes with the territory.
May 13, 2013 at 1:33pm
Never seen the show, but I do attend a church of Christ. Spreading the Word? I hope so. Just hearing someone saying a prayer on TV is refreshing. Oh and and by the way,
“In JESUS name AMEN!” We say that at church a lot.
May 10, 2013 at 9:18am
Can anyone really stop you from praying? Do you have to close your eyes to pray, bow your head, stand in the front of the room, be in a church, synogoue, or mosque? Do you have to say “let us pray” before statrting a prayer? People of God, do not let these silly people stop you from doing what you know is the correct thing to do. I will pray for you parents and the students and even the people who stand against you. No interpretation of the Constitution will stop me. Amen!
Can anyone really stop you from praying? Do you have to close your eyes to pray, bow your head, stand in the front of the room, be in a church, synogoue, or mosque? Do you have to say "let us pray" before statrting a prayer? People of God, do not let these silly people stop you from doing what you know is the correct thing to do. I will pray for you parents and the students and even the people who stand against you. No interpretation of the Constitution will stop me. Amen!
April 2, 2013 at 12:25pm
Wow, That is all I can say.
March 25, 2013 at 3:18pm
Rights? You want to select someone to pull the plug when you are on your death bed? I don’t care who you select. You want to select a person that can’t testify against you in court? I don’t care who you select. You want to select someone to be the person your employer deems the recepient of your health benefits? I don’t care who you select. Do you get where I am going here? But I will never except same sex marriages. The government needs to prudent but I am sure they can work this out. One more important thing here, these people you select do not have to be a gay partner. This is something everyone should be able to do. Don’t debate here about religion since it seems most of you are not totally up on the subject. Christainity is very clear on the issue, Old Testament and New Testament. Jesus stated in the New Testament, that from the beginning that mariage is to be between a man and a woman..
Not to mention No Religion or Society in human History has ever sanctioned Same Sex marriage.
October 10, 2012 at 10:45am
I love this ad. Now before you get all upset, I am not an Obama supporter. I just think it is a cool ad. What better way to take the spotlight off of yourself. WHo cares about the economy, the Middle East, gas prices, etc. Big Bird needs to be saved from us evil right wingers.
August 2, 2012 at 8:40am
Mr Smith needs to stick to reporting the news, i don’t care what he is. Went to CFA, met some good people, had some good conversations, no one spoke about gays or anything like that, just there to support free speech. No negativity at all, good family atmosphere. Let’s see if that is the case on Friday.