The Sex Talk and Christianity

Is it a sin to talk about sex? The Bible mentions sex a lot. The world has redefined the use of sex into a free-flowing anything-goes framework rather than following the biblical model of being confined to a set-apart couple made of complementary sexes.

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Occult, Charms, and Crystals In The Bible

The Bible says that God was completely against people doing divination, necromancy, sorcery, witchcraft, and using gemstones as charms because it is deceptive. Let’s look at how he responds to these things.

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Jesus Ate with Sinners

People often bring up the idea that Jesus ate with sinners (Matt 9:10-17, Matt 17:16-19) to justify their own sinful lifestyles but they haven’t read the parts of the bible where those same sinners rebelled against and even tried to kill Jesus because he called them out for their sins?

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Adultery: Men vs Women

Why does the bible mainly focus on women committing adultery? Numbers chapter 5 describes a purity ceremony that determines if the wife cheated but there is no equivalent for men. It may be that the classification of adultery differs under a polygamous system.

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Abraham’s Sacrifice

Abraham nearly sacrificing Isaac can be quite a controversial topic but let’s explore what is happening here. Abraham trusted that God would keep the promise to make a covenant nation of his descendants through his son Isaac, the promised son of his wife Sarah. If God was true to this promise, God couldn’t eliminate Isaac because the covenant couldn’t be fulfilled. Abraham trusted that God would be faithful to the promise, so he went forward with sacrificing him, knowing that Isaac couldn’t be taken forever or God would be a liar and covenant breaker.

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The Choice of Life or Death

In Deut 30:19 God says, “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”

A previous article on contraception in the bible naturally leads to the question, is abortion a form of contraception? What is the definition of abortion and does it match the definition of murder?

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Contraception in the Bible

Oftentimes, when a bible believer is against contraception they reference verses like 1 Tim 2:15, and Gen 38:9-10, but those verses are out of context. One is talking about wives in relation to their husbands, and the other is a story about a guy who hated his brother.

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Polygamy in the Bible

Can Christians practice polygamy, since it is in the bible? While polygamy was allowed in the Bible in the Old Testament, with some restrictions, in the New Covenant, men are told to have one wife (1 Tim 2:3), mimicking Christ’s relationship with the one church (body of Christ).

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Adultery and the Death Penalty

Are all adulterers suppoesd to die in the bible? When looking at Lev 20:10 and Deut 22:22 some people assume this means that ALL adultery is punishable by death. The story in John 8:1-11, about the woman caught in adultery being judged by Jesus, is usually what comes into the modern mind. However, there are alternatives to death based on the conditions in which the adultery is discovered. Jesus said in Matt 19:9 that divorce is allowed if someone commits adultery. This is based on Deut 24:1 which says that a man can divorce his wife if uncleanness is found in her. The Hebrew word translated as uncleanness is ervah (עֶרְוָה). This “uncleanness” or indecency, likely refers to some kind of wickedness like badmouthing, attempting to poison her husband, committing adultery, etc. Anything that breaks the marriage covenant and adultery definitely breaks the marriage covenant.

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