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When God and Man Disagree

Posted in Miscellaneous Bible Topics

In two separate conversations with friends in the last couple of weeks, the topic of homosexuality has come up. You can hardly turn on the news without getting a story about gay marriage, stories like the Penn State or Catholic church abuses, or situations like the Jane Pitt or Chick-fil-A brouhahas. Clearly this is an issue that is getting more and more press, lots of attention, and has passions roused on both sides. But this article isn’t about homosexuality. Instead, it is analyzing comments that both of these people have made; comments along the line that “I believe that God loves everybody” or “I don’t think God will condemn someone who was born that way”, etc. In other words, the Bible is wrong in the assertion that homosexuality is an abomination.

The Messiah in the Beginning

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On the Road to Emmaus, Jesus told “the things concerning himself” “beginning at Moses” (Luke 24:27). Moses wrote the first five books of the Old Testament. So open your Bibles to Genesis 1:1 and look for the Messiah. There he is – do you see it? Jesus is all over the very first word in the Bible. Of course, it isn’t so easy to see in our English translations, so let’s look at the word as the original Hebrew readers did.

In The Beginning

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It has been said that Hebrew sages can spend their entire lives just studying the very first word in Scripture, because it carries so much depth.

Hebrew is a far more complex language than English. Every letter of the alphabet has a meaning and it has a numerical value. As a result, you can study a word by studying the meaning of each letter to make a phrase. You can also study the numerical value of the word and compare it to other words with the same total to gain deeper insight.