In our English Bibles the word wine occurs about 230 times. And in addition to about a dozen commands to be “sober,” some form of the word “drunk” occurs more than 70 times as in Paul’s list of sins including “envy, murders, drunkenness,” (Gal. 5:21). Words for hard liquor also appear.
God officiated the first marriage by creating one woman for Adam, and in establishing marriage He stated that “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Gen 2:24). And the nearly balanced birth ratio of boys and girls provides evidence that God designed human beings for monogamy. However, the Bible has many references, negative, neutral, and even positive, to polygamy. Why then do Christians stand almost unanimously against a man simultaneously having two or more wives?
Why did Noah curse his grandson Canaan? This boy’s father, Ham, saw Noah’s nakedness, and as a result, Noah cursed Canaan, who became the patriarch of Israel’s enemies, the Canaanites. The story seems capricious on the surface, in contrast to so much reasonable history in Genesis. Let’s take another look at what happened.
Abortion, as we know it today, may have not been commonplace in biblical days. Regardless, there were ways people could hurt or even kill an unborn child. God knew this, so he put forth laws in the bible to protect unborn children from violence.
A lot of people think Job is about how he never cursed God, and how God knew Job wouldn’t curse him, but if you read the book, you will find Job did sin against God after the second affliction.. it took him a while but he did it.
Question : I was married to a non believer for 17yrs, I had always believed in God, but was unaware of the born again experience an in receiving Jesus until after I divorced. I remarried a much younger man, we are both Christian, I fear where it says if one remarries, makes the partner an adulterer.
Why is it that if we sin we will die? I searched for verses to answer that question and after searching I have come up with the idea that it might not be sin itself but the Knowledge of good and evil that causes us to die. Gen. 7:17, Romans 7:13. So my question is: (before we are saved) is it our sins that actually causes us to die or is it obtaining the knowledge of good and evil that causes us to die? It is impossible for us to live without sinning. (Romans 3:23) So is it really the sin that causes us to die or is it the knowledge of the sin?