Leviticus Chapter 18 Discussion



 
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Leviticus 18:22 - 9 months ago
    Hi Fun girl.

    The bible is not one book.

    The bible is 66 books written approximately 1,500 years

    The books of the Bible were written at different times by about 40 different authors.

    But that is not to say that it took 1,500 years to write the Bible, only that it took that long for the complete canon of Scripture to be written as God progressively revealed His Word.

    Jesus was asked a similar question in John 7:15-17.

    'And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

    Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

    IF ANY MAN WILL DO HIS WILL, HE SHALL KNOW OF THE DOCTRINE, WHETHER IT BE OF GOD, or whether I speak of myself.

    If we desire to do the will of God, he will make his word true to you. However, you have to read his word to know his will!

    May I ask, have you began to read the Bible?

    If not, you would have to read it. There is not a book written that you can tell if it's true or not unless you begin to read it.

    God's word will authenticate itself in your life!

    And there is fulfilled prophecy and archeology in the areas mentioned in the Bible that authenticates these areas is consistent with the stories presented in the Bible.

    Fun girl, A loving Father wouldn't leave us without his word!

    Hopefully this helps and others can add .

    God bless.
  • Fungirl on Leviticus 18:22 - 9 months ago
    My concerns with the Bible is where did it come from? Was paper created then? Stories change over time and people add more just to make sure it's entertainment. Someone wrote one book and allowed it to be shared without being damaged? And then it was duplicated without missing a single word or interpretation. Also what makes the Bible better than the Quran or any other faith based book? Also what makes this Hod better than others Gods? I know there is a higher power but who is it?
  • Ronald Whittemore - In Reply on Leviticus 18:21 - 1 year ago
    Hi GiGi,

    Good post: brings to mind, Matt. 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Isa. 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! And many more.

    If you have not seen the 2022 Commonwealth open ceremony look it up and watch it, it will make you quiver. 72 nations of the world participated. This shows where this world is today.

    God bless,

    RLW
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Leviticus 18:21 - 1 year ago
    Amen Gigi.

    We're treading on dangerous ground when you see how God dealt with this in the past and the warning he gave Israel not to become as they.

    Leviticus 18:27-30 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

    That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

    For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

    Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.

    I believe this moral decline is evidence of a prideful people cup of iniquity is about full.

    Notice the indictment against Sodom here in Ezekiel 16:49-50 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

    And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.

    GB.
  • GiGi on Leviticus 18:21 - 1 year ago
    Leviticus 18:6-29 continued.

    The 1950's brought us easy divorce and many divorced people began to remarry. The culture glamorized promiscuity and in the 1960's fornication became acceptable followed by legalization of abortion. From this the step to approval of homosexuality came rapidly, soon to be followed by transgenderism and other gender perversions. Now in our present time, poligamy is featured on reality T.V., there is a push for the acceptance of pedophilia. Soon, sexual experimentation among young children will be touted and then bestiality will the next perversion to break forth seeking acceptance. Such a slippery slope we embarked on in the last century to totally undermine God's authority for this basic fundamental foundation for society that God put in place to protect families, women, and children from sexual exploitation. Men are being destroyed inwardly from pornography having their sexuality warped at the very core.

    I think this is the very reason God put sexual purity at the topo of the list in of statutes in this chapter. We are to be slaves to righteousness, not to sin, submitted to the Holy Spirit in all of our ways, doing everything to the glory of God, honoring God with our bodies.

    Our call to a godly life is truly for us receive the blessing of God upon us in this life as we submit ourselves in obedience to Him and the ways He has set forth for us to live by.
  • GiGi on Leviticus 18:21 - 1 year ago
    Leviticus 18:6-29

    This chapter lays out the parameters for lawful sexual relations. It addresses child sacrifice.

    In ancient Israel marriage was initiated by sexual relation (being seen as the two becoming one flesh). Though multiple wives were allowed in this culture, there were boundaries that the people were to keep. The surrounding nations were very sexually lax. But God, who has all the authority to make all the laws, begins with behavior that is at the very core of society. The marriage bed and the one flesh relationship that bonds male and female together and produces children (who are physically the union of two people in one flesh).

    With YHWH being the Master of the Israelites (they belonged to YHWH) they were being called from being slaves to sin and Satan to become slaves to YHWH and righteousness (as defined by Him).

    These statutes concerning sexual relations keep the marriage bond pure and protect children born of this union. It protects women from being dishonored by men who do not control their appetites or have respect for their father, brother, uncle, or son's wives and daughters. The prohibitions begin with matters of incest (relations with close kin). Then it extends to adultery with one's neighbor's wife. It then prohibits homosexual relations and then to bestiality. Included in the prohibitions is the command to not sacrifice one's children to Molech.

    This is the progression that happens in a society when they separate sex from marriage and procreation as God intended. One by one the pillars of righteous practices concerning sexual relations begin to fall to the pressure of the culture and what God has prohibited becomes normalized with the expectation of society accepting it's expression without question. Aren't we there now?

    First, the availability of contraception in the 1930's allowed people to pursue sexual relations simply for the pleasure without the responsibility of child-bearing.
  • GiGi on Leviticus 18:21 - 1 year ago
    Leviticus 18:5

    This verse instructs the Israelites that they are to live by the statutes and commands He spells out for them. This is the blessing for obedience, life. Not eternal life, as eternal life is always attained by faith, but that they will live in the land promised them and prosper there. Obedience will cause them to live in the covenantal blessing of God upon them as a people. These laws were temporary provisions given to a sinful people in order for God to dwell in their midst and bless them.

    These statutes are not a way of salvation by works of the law. These laws delineate the lifestyle the Israelites are to embrace while living in a land filled with paganism. God is commanding the Israelites to take Him seriously, that He is not a God they can manipulate and define by their own imaginations. The Israelites are to understand that the LORD their God is supreme over all and worthy of obedience, worship, upright living. He is all powerful, therefore is to be feared reverently with the understanding that He will follow through with both the blessings and the curses He pronounces with giving His laws and commandments.

    I think it is easy for Christians to become lax in their view of the majesty and supremacy of God which usually leads one to pursue preferred sins, thinking that surely these are just "little sins" and not very serious to God. It is very easy to get into this mindset and soon one finds themselves enslaved to a sinful way of living that they could have rejected if they took God more seriously and believed in His absolute holiness and purity. We should ask ourselves regularly. Does this honor God? Does pursuing these sins bring us closer to Him? Am I failing to view God in His perfection and reality? Am I being presumptuous in my thinking about towards God when I pursue a sinful path?

    I think it is wise to examine ourselves when we find ourselves indulging in sin with abandon. Usually we will find that we do not take God or sin seriousy.
  • GiGi on Leviticus 18:21 - 1 year ago
    Leviticus Chapter 18:1-5

    This chapter opens with YHWH emphasizing that He is the God of the Israelites and therefore, their sovereign ruler. He has the right of ownership of this people and has the supreme right to rule them and to make the rules they are to live by.

    YHWH commands them not to follow the laws and lifestyles of the land of Egypt from which they were delivered and also to not follow the laws and lifestyles of the people of the land of Canaan which He will bring them into. The laws and lifestyles of the Israelites, Egyptians, and Canaanite peoples were manmade and reflected man's determination of what is morally correct or corrupt. The Israelites must orient themselves in a new way, not being led by man's reasoning and wisdom concerning civil and religious life, but instead, submitting to YHWH's judgements, commands, and statutes. The people are to understand that YHWH's ways are not man's ways. His ways are higher and more righteous than those of any people. These people are to set themselves apart for the LORD in obedience, willingly taking upon themselves the lifestyle He lays out for them.

    It is likely that they had many customs, practices and laws that were peculiar to their own people going back to Jacob's time. Also, they most likely had assimilated to many aspects of the Egyptian lifestyle. (The golden calf is one glaring example.) But now, YHWH is calling them to strip themselves of much of what they thought were acceptable ways of living and worshipping and submit to what God commands them to do. There is no negotiation on these statures and commands. God did not ask them for any input nor offer any sort of recourse for any command or statute to be reconsidered. Straight up obedience is commanded without questioning.

    YHWH is demanding strict obedience and submission to Himself. He is requiring them to trust that His ways are absolutely upright and beneficial to them because He loves them so and desires them to be set apart other peoples.
  • Chris - In Reply on Leviticus 18 - 2 years ago
    Great Truths & facts, clearly declared. Thank you Richard & GiGi.
  • GiGi - In Reply on Leviticus 18 - 2 years ago
    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 - 2 years ago
    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 - 2 years ago
    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 - 2 years ago
    Well said.
  • Adam - In Reply on Leviticus 18 - 2 years ago
    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 - 2 years ago
    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 - 2 years ago
    yeah i'm gonna say based
  • English sacha - In Reply on Leviticus 18 - 2 years ago
    My KJV is still full of these and thous and wherefores and therefores etc .
  • Henry Lee on Leviticus 18 - 2 years ago
    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 - 2 years ago
    "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 - 3 years ago
    i love to read the Bible
  • Brutus - In Reply on Leviticus 18:22 - 3 years ago
    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.

    Brutus
  • Who ELSE survived The Flood - In Reply on Leviticus 18 - 3 years ago
    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.

    Mishael
  • Chris - In Reply on Leviticus 18 - 3 years ago
    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 - 3 years ago
    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 - 3 years ago
    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 - 3 years ago
    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?
  • DennisTed on Leviticus 18:22 - 3 years ago
    , +
  • Nancy Baker on Leviticus 18 - 3 years ago
    Is the Lords name Jehovah
  • H J Billingsley - In Reply on Leviticus 18:22 - 3 years ago
    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 - 3 years ago
    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!


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