If the children of that nation were allowed to rebel against their nation then they would throw the entire nation into chaos. I assume that they are saved? Jesus was our example. Im pretty respect and ego stroking aren’t the same thing.. ..and I get told by husband to submit to his sinful ways of running a home and to lie for him. Thank you sir. Do you know another way to better explain this situation? My love comes with my discipline. Hello Mr. Blanke. I am interested in receiving your newsletter. The emphatic jumps out here concerning the proclamation about “HIS Righteousness”. The whole chapter (the fourth discourse in Matthew’s gospel) is an answer to the disciples’ question who is the greatest in the Kingdom? You are so right Hannag. Did she fight back with physical weapons? Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Anyway, I doubt there is much merit to the trend today among many expository teachers of saying verses like Jer 29:11; Romans 8:28; Phillipians 4:13, and many other good verses are taken out of context when people are taking comfort in those scriptures. Notice that Jesus is saying that the person should first judge themselves to make sure that they’re not committing the same or a worse sin. Can you direct me to any articles/publications on how to determine what things were said in the OT that still apply to us today? Just turn the other cheek, not to have them slap you there…but to turn the other way and to leave vengeance to God (Rom 12:19. It is silly to say the least. Hello Steven and thank you sir for your question. Isaiah 53:5 …and with his stripes we are healed. We have to be willing to trust God and have faith in Him even when we do not understand His ways. If this out of context view goes much further in the church, I wonder if we’ll be able to take comfort in any scriptures? Ephesians 2: 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– I do agree that God used His nation, Israel, as a cleansing agent against sinful, pagan nations, who had stooped so low as to be sacrificing their own children in the fire and so no wonder God wiped them out lest they grow even more evil. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'whatchristianswanttoknow_com-box-4','ezslot_2',117,'0','0'])); Notice that this is about church discipline and that if two or three of the witnesses (v 16) agree on the matter, then Jesus is also in agreement with them. Can faith save him? Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? ). Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.” Let’s take a closer look at the entire conversation … Jesus describes becoming like a little child, not causing others to sin, etc. Masters are still required to give to their servants that which is just and equal, Colossians 4:1. Let me say that you bring up a good point. What did Jesus do when He was spat on and beaten? Trust God, repent from your sins, confess them to God, and then trust in the only name that can save you from the wrath of God…Jesus Christ. (Jm 2:14-17). Hello my friend. Articles, and replies to said articles, such as this make me breathe easier. sentence examples. For example, stoning a disobedient child. Bro. I have heard that verse about, “where two or three are gathered” so many times in prayer services that I had forgotten its context. I hear a lot of ministers use this for physical healing, but the context says that we are healed from our transgressions and iniquities. Spot on the mark Henry in all that you write here sir. I cringe b/c I know the context of that scripture deals very specifically with praying toward the Temple that Solomon had just dedicated/built. Is not the very Word and Law of God Truth? The problem here is not the removal of a quote from its original context per se (as all quotes are), but to the quoter's decision to exclude from the excerpt certain nearby phrases or sentences (which become "context" by virtue of the exclusion) that serve to clarify the intentions behind the selected words. Some of the Old Testament passages cited are clearly taken out of context. Hello my friend, Perry. It would be ridiculous. That he should not serve as a bond-servant (Leviticus 25:39), nor be sold with the sale of a bondman (Leviticus 25:42) that is, “it must not be looked upon that his master that bought him had as absolute a property in him as in a captive taken in war, that might be used, sold, and bequeathed, at pleasure, as much as a man’s cattle no, he shall serve thee as a hired servant, whom the master has the use of only, but not a despotic power over.” And the reason is, They are my servants, Leviticus 25:42. out of context phrase If a statement or remark is quoted out of context , the circumstances in which it was said are not correctly reported, so that it seems to mean something different from the meaning that was intended. Yes, God will heal you if you believe, but Paul prayed 3 times and God never healed him but it was in order to keep him humble. Thank you. Sorry for I was incorrect, I just asked because of this underneath your blog. Everything “needed” has already been done by Christ. By this law a soldier was allowed to marry his captive, if he pleased. Well said. 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. All things written before were written for us…. WOW! Why would God order the death of innocent children? If he was sold for debt, or for a crime, by the house of judgment, he was to serve but six years, and to go out the seventh this was appointed, Exodus 21:2.