Bible Discussion Thread

  • Noah on Matthew 24:9
    Hello someone mentioned to me that "Deuteronomy 22:28-29 KJV

    If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; [29] Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days." Means that the Bible allows rape. Is this true or not?
  • Regina Wright - in Reply on Matthew 24:26
    I don't see it saying that at all. It says you must take responsibility for laying with someone out of wedlock. It makes sense, since a pregnancy may occur and God is making provision for mother and baby to be taken care of. God does not condone sex outside of marriage, but is providing protection for the female if that happens.
  • Does God Condon Rape - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Common sense: NO

    That is Old Testament. They followed the expanded laws/customs at that time. You can find them in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Exodus 20, is the Ten Commandments. There were customs in force and this incident was one of those. If someone harmed a neighbor or his possessions; restitution was made to the victim(s).

    You should read those books. We have 2 Commandments that Jesus gave to us.

    Matthew 5, Jesus explains patiently, which of the Ten Commandments is still observed; but if you obey the 2 new commandments, we wouldn't have to have Jesus explain common sense to us.

    2 Timothy 3 explains what people will be like in the "Last Days". Our time right now.

    Notice 2 Timothy 3:13
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Hello, please note that the Bible covers a lot of history and world events in detail, especially in the old testament before Christ. If you read a history book that talked about Hitler killing 6 million people would that automatically mean the book endorses killing 6 million people? That would be a false assumption. Yet some think that way towards the Bible's documented history. They were flawed and imperfect people full of sin then just like today. The Israelites had many types of laws and customs that were only for them, like civil law and ceremonial law. They had a lot of weird laws and that don't sound fair the way its presented. I don't know if the woman at that time had a choice in the matter or not. Like many things it's possible there was more to it.
  • Noah - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Thank you very much. I had this question because someone told me about this verse and they said that's why they don't believe in the Bible and I really couldn't defend it. I still don't think I can defend it but thanks to your response I can explain the verse more than just seeing how it is.


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