Jewish Holidays and Jesus

The gospels demonstrate that many of the Torah’s holidays point to Jesus. Let’s look at Sabbath, Passover (Pesach), Festival of Weeks (Shavuot), the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), and even Hanukkah which is not even from the Torah. Jesus says to the Sanhedrin Council that they search the Scriptures because they think it gives them eternal life, but the Scriptures actually point to Jesus himself, however, the Jewish leaders refused to receive eternal life by believing him (John 5:39-40). Later in John 5:45-47, Jesus said that it will be Moses, through the Law, that will judge them for not believing in him because he [Jesus] is the one in whom the law is about.

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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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Praying in the Spirit (in Tongues)

What is speaking in tongues? Is it demonic? What does it look like? What is its purpose? Some people are against it because they don’t understand it but it is in the bible and listed as one of the gifts of the spirit. There is a debate about whether or not it is just a supernatural translation of foreign languages or a purely spiritual language that must be interpreted by the spirit for an assembly when spoken in public. One question is, why would there be a separate gift of interpretation if it was just the ability to speak any language?

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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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Leviticus 12 Childbirth Purification

Leviticus 12:1-8 describes the purification system for women that give birth in ancient Israel. This is a part of the ritual purity laws and gives instructions on how a new mother is to be purified of niddah (womb bleeding) uncleanness after childbirth. One puzzling aspect of childbirth purification is why must the mother wait only 40 days after giving birth to a boy, but 80 days for a girl? Also, she has to give a burnt, and sin offering even though that is typically for people who were recently healed of a bodily discharge disorder caused by sin (Lev 15:13-15;28-30). Having a child isn’t a sin or a disorder so why?

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