Leviticus Chapter 18 Discussion

  • Chris - in Reply on Leviticus 18
    Great Truths & facts, clearly declared. Thank you Richard & GiGi.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Leviticus 18
    Yes, it is sad, Richard. At this time, we have the historical record and the Bible to inform us of this more comprehensively than those in ancient times, since we have a longer period of time to view the sinfulness of man. But this also shows us the relentless sinfulness of Satan, since He continues to live throughout history, whereas, people lived and died throughout history. Satan will not relent in His evil ways until He is forced into the lake of fire along with all of His minions.

    We must not underestimate Satan's utter wickedness and total intent on bringing to naught the human race. He wants us obliterated before the face of God. he wants us to be completely dis-enfranchised of the place God has allotted to humans. He wants to cause all believers to fall away from faith in Jesus. He wants to cause the gospel of Jesus nullified and discredited as it is brought forth by believing witnesses to unbelievers. He wants to destroy the fellowship of believers and corrupt the doctrines of the faith so that believers are fooled into believing false teachings and doctrines of demons. He wants to entrap as many as he can into idolatry and pagan/occult practices. He wants to turn our children against the faith taught them by believing parents. He wants to entrap as many as he can into addictions that will master these people. He wants to rob, kill, and destroy.

    We are to be watchful and prayerful. We are to be bold and strong in our faith and to love one another deeply. We are charged with guard our doctrine and faith against false ideas and heretical viewpoints. We are to resist the devil and flee from immorality. We are to be humble before God and sober minded. So, in these ways we can stand firm in our relationship with Jesus and defeat the wiles and schemes of the evil one.
  • Richard H Priday on Leviticus 18
    This chapter carries the statutes (according to verse 27) showing results of all those evils committed by the surrounding nations; hence bringing the wrath of God and destruction. These acts seem to encompass this whole chapter and include uncovering nakedness in general (v. 1-18); adultery (v. 20); child sacrifice (v. 21); sodomy (v. 22); and bestiality (v. 23). The land was said to "vomit out its inhabitants" (v. 25) with a warning for Israel of the same thing happening in verse 28.

    Therefore; we see the results of these sins in pagan nations in general (certainly the same sort of things have occurred throughout the earth in such societies). God in His appointed time destroyed those nations and Israel wasn't immune to the same response from the Lord.

    In addition to this; many giant offspring (first mentioned in Genesis 6) had their offspring (whose "ites" were listed among 10 giant nations in Deuteronomy). These represented areas the Lord utterly wiped out; and no doubt inspired the idol worship of others who were enamored by their supernatural strength and accomplishments; which certainly fit in to Satan's scheme.

    Sadly; all these sins were to affect Israel and or Judah after these admonitions. God had warned them before this; when they were still in exile that they were not to follow the customs or adopt the gods of these nations which would be a snare unto them; neither intermarry. This warning was also given to Solomon; who went from the richest man on earth who had the honor of rebuilding the Temple and had praise and respect from his neighbors and peace with the nations to a man of compromise at best. All his promises of descendants ruling would have to be deferred until the Messiah came. Satan when he couldn't succeed in corrupting all the seed of men would usually succeed in bringing down those who could have maintained Israel as a great nation. The Lord foresaw all this but it is sad to see man's disobedience throughout scripture.
  • David on Leviticus 18
    Adam, thank you and well said. Cynthia, pick up a Bible, please. Interested in the "science" of lgbt. I will pray for you that Jesus will fill your life.
  • Marilynn - in Reply on Leviticus 18
    Well said.
  • Adam - in Reply on Leviticus 18
    Hello, I assume you're posting publicly to get others' input.

    We are all born in the image of God and are valuable and special. Loving others is an important commandment from God. But some confuse love with sex. Loving doesn't mean you have a pass to commit sinful sexual acts. I can love my family and not desire to be intimate with them- that would be very evil. I can love my literal next door neighbor, but refrain from cheating and having an affair.

    Homosexuality is a choice and acting on it is a sin. No one is born that way. No child is born with a desire to commit sodomy. It is a sick, disgusting, and evil act. So is bestiality. Those who claim they have 'no choice' but to commit a disgusting sin is believing a lie. Sexual preference is always subject to change, depending on the person and the desires at the time. Anyone can be tempted by anything depending on the situation.

    The common justifications people use for the sin of homosexuality can used for other sins too, like if someone has a desire to have affairs, he might say it's wrong to deny himself what he desires to do. And who is anyone to tell him he can't 'love' another man's wife? I was 'born that way' and it's his 'right'. He even feels an 'obligation' to express his identity and be who he is. This fallacy of attempting to justify sin is the same as the homosexuality justification attempts.

    God didn't make anyone 'that way'. We weren't designed in the womb with such sexual desires. Things influence people's choices later in life, like their upbringing- especially if by a single parent, especially if abused, and if they have a particular opportunity. Many people when faced with the temptation of sin will choose the sin then will change their identity to help attempt to justify the sin, but it doesn't justify it. It's a choice like anything else. God knows our hearts- we can't fool Him.

    Since you believe in love and respect of others I trust that you likewise may respect my beliefs. God bless.
  • Cynthia on Leviticus 18
    In Leviticus 18

    I believe that the 1611 King James Bible is inspired by GOD.

    I am 64 years old. I have several family members that are LGBT persons.

    Thus, I have always been interested in the Science of LGBT persons.

    I have learned that GOD not only created the heavens and the earth, the animals and humans, GOD also creates Lesbians and Gays.

    GOD creates blacks, Hispanics, etc, by choosing the parents, grandparents, etc of each person on Earth.

    GOD gave us FREE WIIL and GOD holds FREE WILL very sacred.

    Science believes that 2% of the babies born are Homosexual.

    Science believes that an embryo goes through a series of steps to become a new born baby. Sometimes, due to stress or anxiety or fear, those steps can get messed up in several different ways, thus creating a Homosexual Child.

    Science has discovered a whole family that produce a Huge number "considering the norm" of babies that are both male and female.

    Once these "special" children reach puberty, they are given a free will choice to become either male or female, then Science helps them to be more normal by surgically removing those sexual organs that the teen no longer wants.

    If GOD thru his choice of parents, creates a Homosexual baby, and Jesus has died for the sins of all of us.

    Does not GOD and Jesus live those homosexual babies that they have created!!

    Once the homosexual "Marries" then how can that relationship be a sin or sinful. Married people are not sinfu

    In Leviticus. This is before Jesus died on the cross. I would like to point out also the reason for Jesus 's sacrifice to allow us to repent our sins. That is why nobody burns offerings and that is why you can be forgiven of your sins by allowing Jesus into your heart and accepting him as your savior. On top of that, many people act with surprising hatred towards gay people this is not His word. His teachings are of respect and love towards all fellow people, regardless of gender, skin, sexuality, or even the religion they practice. Jesus love.
  • Chuck on Leviticus 18
    yeah i'm gonna say based
  • English sacha - in Reply on Leviticus 18
    My KJV is still full of these and thous and wherefores and therefores etc .
  • Henry Lee on Leviticus 18
    I have to apologize --I could have swore that it was in the book of Romans --since I started reading the Bible as a child I see they have done away with the Thee's & Thou's etc --I wish they would have left it alone-- the King James Bible is no longer the King James more or less--the reason I said the Catholic church wrote the bible is because of all the changes -I know the catholic church doesn't use the real Bible they made they'er own laws which are worthless --in grade school they teach evolution & creation together --I pulled out the first bible that I have ever bought and I was floored that it was The New American Standard --30 years ago I bought a RYRIE study Bible which is as close to a KJV as it can be ( My Opinion ) --Iread the KJV on the internet because I can enlarge the print and I am thankful that we are able to so so .
  • Paulie H on Leviticus 18
    "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."

    Does this mean that when girls lay with girls... Like its normal.. ofcourse not doing anything naughty, (sleep over thing)

    But that guys shouldnt do the same thing?

    Or is it talking about Gay stuff?

    Or am i completely off track.
  • Thawn Khai on Leviticus 18
    i love to read the Bible
  • Brutus - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    White signifies purity and is the traditional color to signify the bride is a Virgin.

    The Bible does not allow sex outside of marriage except to raise up an offspring for a deceased family member.

    If she has had sex with the groom or boyfriends in the past, then she should not wear white.

    The wedding is to be within the confines of the Church and not 'allowed' by the State.

    Man has now given the State authority to decide if two people can be married.

    I said "IF" as if you have to get a license from the State, that license can be denied.

  • Who ELSE survived The Flood - in Reply on Leviticus 18
    It helps very much to have a king james Study Bible, WITH center of page REFERENCE COLUMNS.

    The scripture has tiny alphabet letters that match a reference in the column. Make sure you're in the correct chapter.

    The reference will point to other scriptures that add more information to the first scripture; sometimes points to a prophesy in the future, or a completed one in the past.

    I just keep a notepad and write them all down and then I read them. You get a more complete picture of what was going on.

    I have done this study of procreation after the flood. The Bloodline of Jesus Christ was saved on the Ark. His bloodline was to be preserved until His Incarnation on Earth.

    People drowned that were human, but unbelievers (or) refused to listen to Noah's warnings to repent and turn back to God..died.

    'Inhabitants' (so called by the Bible) were the evil 1/3 of created angels that followed Lucifer and were bannered from heaven and hurled to the earth. They are the inhabitants that lusted after Adams daughters; married them and started families.

    Their flesh bodies were drowned in the flood. Their invisible spirits (read Ephesians 6) survived. Not having bodies, they had to take possession of some type of body (animal, insect, aquatic etc), UNTIL they could possess a human that refused to pay attention to the teachings of God.

    People have routinely chosen to worship hills, stars, animals like frogs, "golden calves", cats etc.

    You see all those examples reading Moses' early life in Egypt.

    Satan was still on this earth and Lord over all those invisible demons. He appoints levels of demons. They are the reason that BAD THINGS happen to good people.

    They study us intently to see where our weaknesses are; how can they capture us? The unsaved, not born again people: have nothing to fight with, against a demon that wants to cause harm or death, suicide,

    Only Christians can fight them: in Jesus NAME! Ephesians 6.

  • Chris - in Reply on Leviticus 18
    In this long list of prohibitions that are of a sexual nature, this forms part of the Law given to Israel as God's Holy people to be separate from the heathen who would live around them & their ways . Many of these prohibitions were actually performed by the Egyptians & others in the land of Canaan & so the warning by God to not only not imitate them but to live holy & decently as His children.

    In your example, it would be incest for a father to have relations with his daughter & even though rape is not suggested in Leviticus chap 18, you get that possibility in Deuteronomy 22:25-29 (in another situation), where if that happens & the betrothed girl shouts for help, then she is absolved of any wrong but the man is put to death. If she is not betrothed, then payment is to made & a marriage take place.

    In Leviticus chap 18, when we read "uncover their nakedness", it speaks euphemistically about having sexual relations, rather than observing someone naked. The 'uncovering' implies that the intention is to commit further wrong to the other person. In the case of Noah (Genesis chap 9), when his son Ham saw his father exposed after having a few drinks, & he told this to his brothers, the brothers Shem & Japheth discreetly went with a covering to cover their father. However, Ham & his descendants were cursed because of this sin of Ham. So here we see that an intentional observing is wrong, though whether in a family situation or outside, we can be faced with some degree of nudity & its important how we personally deal with it.
  • Adam - in Reply on Leviticus 18
    Hello, yes, incest, rape, molesting is all sin. A victim isn't guilty of sin. Observing naked family- if accidental I don't believe that's sin, if intentional and if done with lust that is sin. If people are married I believe lust no longer applies to each other since they are united as one. Just offering my opinion. Read scriptures and when in doubt, pray and ask God.
  • Carolyn Scott Hunt on Leviticus 18
    Perhaps I need to read further, because I know that God left no unanswered questions in the Bible. I am currently unable to locate an explanation for the reproduction of humankind after the flood. We know that it's a sin for kinship to fornicate, so with whom did Noah and his family mate, since all of life succumbed to the forty days and forty nights of rainfall? If someone could point toward the book....
  • Carolyn Scott Hunt on Leviticus 18
    This is actually questions pertaining to Leviticus 18. If a father molests his daughter, is it considered incest or, is the father guilty of rape and the daughter innocent of any sin? If you have observed family members naked is this a sin? Should these questions be reserved for a pastor, or at least, one considered an expert on God's word?
  • Nancy Baker on Leviticus 18
    Is the Lords name Jehovah
  • H J Billingsley - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    The bible mentions weddings, but does not give scripture on the way they are to be performed. If it were mentioned then the world would be bound to that method. God establishes governments for his purpose; Ezra 7:25, Titus 3:1. Each government has determined what a marriage ceremony consists of, dealing with each locations laws and customs. As far as I know marriages in one country is recognized by all countries (someone with more knowledge than I might be able to comment on that in depth). The parable of the rich ruler who gave a wedding for his son, mentions a proper wedding garment but does not identify what it is. This parable is more concerned with Christ than earthly weddings but could be applicable. Your question, indicates to me, that you are concerned about a previous marriage and your purity because of it. If your previous husband has died then you are able to remarry Rom 7:2, 1 Cor 7:2-3. If the husband is still living I do not believe that the scripture allows remarriage 1 Cor 7:11.
  • Kristy on Leviticus 18:22
    What exactly Does the Bible actually tell us about weddings? Why can't u wear white to my wedding to a second husband? I've found nothing to support a "white" wedding purity blah blah blah statement IN the Bible! Only in a church full of "Christians" would anyone be shunned for wearing white!
  • Ricky Alexander on Leviticus 18:22
    Adam our earthy father , abraham our spiritua father ... explained
  • Tihstae - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    The King James Bible was translated by 56 VERY learned scholars, all of whom double checked each other's work VERY extensively. Therefore, it can be concluded that nobody's opinion was interjected into the translation of the King James Bible, but fact and fact alone. Exactly what the Hebrew text of the Old Testament & Greek text of the Textus Receptus, which the New Testament was translated from, say exactly what the King James Bible says, no opinion involved. Don't buy into the lies that are told by the degenerates/reprobates of this day who want to cast doubt in people's minds the veracity of the REAL Bible(KJV 1611).
  • Tihstae on Leviticus 18:22
    To all those who think that this verse and other verses like this in the Old Testament only apply to the Old Testament, didn't. Jesus say in Matthew 5:17, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    All I can add is, the same people that eat curly fries smothered in processed cheese, onions, jalapeo peppers and hot dog chili

    will probably buy those books.

    I've always believed we should ask the Lord what He thinks? One of the good ones was Healing The Sick by TL Osborne. I actually got healed reading a couple of chapters! If the Lord says it's useful I do not judge the writer.

    He had to sit on me many times to squash that judgmental attitude out of me :/
  • Zoey jenkins on Leviticus 18:22
    it seems like a lot of people forget that the writers of the bibles opinions can influence the scriptures. anyone can say they were "inspired by god" and write a long book.
  • Mishael on Leviticus 18:21
    Very helpful book or paperback on Abe Books website that teaches on the event of Armageddon.

    Arthur had an understanding that is awesome and very much speaks to this days people. He wouldn't teach error for all the gold in...in....in....who's got gold? Ok then, tea in China. Most likely his books won't be on the shelves at half-price books.

    He said the USA would do something so bad that the whole world would SHUN us. That was 50 yrs ago, folks. Arthur is still talkin.

    I thank God for every paperback book He has put in my hands.

  • Ramimy - in Reply on Leviticus 18:21
    1- offer a child for Molech. Walking under fiery breezes is one of the rites performed during the offerings

    2 - Matt 19:1-11

    3- Galat 4:9

    4 - Isaiah 7:9 If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established."

    5- Galat 4:9

    >>> Colossians 1:9-10
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Leviticus 18:21
    A thousand years is like one day with God.

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