It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: DISRAELI
I wouldn't want anyone to think though that we don't have our problems or issues. Like all couples we do. I have learned over the years to heed my wife in certain matters and have been blessed because of it.
I don't oppress her in any way. She knows her Bible and knows what it says about her place and she respects Gods word in that.
I think what some are so ignorant about women speaking in church is the historical context of Paul's writing to Corinth on that issue. At that time women were interrupting asking questions which led to the proclamation of God's words being hindered. The instruction in context is for them to ask their husbands at home if they have any questions over what was brought forth by the man of God speaking that day.
And the instruction to Timothy for a woman not to teach over men in a church is as Paul noted, Eve was the one who was deceived of the devil. Tells us that they can be easily swayed in tuff issues and go against God's word and lead others to do the same. I don't really think that has changed much since then seeing women are still women.
Again the glory for our marriage goes to God as he is the one who guided and led to our union.
He was fearful of the possible idolatrous influence of foreign wives.
there is a good case that Ezra made the wrong call there. People do that from time to time. Jephthah did, in different circumstances.
originally posted by: pthena
There is nothing in the text to suggest that the fears were based on factual evidence of activity, but rather, a prejudicial fear based upon delusional expectation.
The fall of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel was attributed to idolatry, and part of the explanation was that the people failed to separate themselves from the Canaanites and therefore kept absorbing their religious customs.
I'm assuming it's the same God all the way through, whatever the subtle differences in the way he's being understood.
Deuteronomy 13: 12 If you shall hear tell concerning one of your cities, which Yahweh your God gives you to dwell there, saying, 13 Certain base fellows are gone out from the midst of you, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods,” which you have not known; 14 then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you, 15 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and its livestock, with the edge of the sword. 16 You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its street, and shall burn with fire the city, and all its spoil every whit, to Yahweh your God: and it shall be a heap forever; it shall not be built again.
The prophets such as Nathan didn't seem to get into any sort of fit over the Hittites intermarrying with the Israelites.