Journaling: Deuteronomy 24-27

Condescension (i.e. allowing divorce for “indecency” – things other than sexual immorality – Deu 22:1-24; e.g. Gen 21:10-12) – versus Holy Spirit possession, was God’s way of helping His people obey Him under the OC. Hence the reason divorce under the NC [the covenant providing the HS as helper] is only permissible where there has […]

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What You Need To Know About Tithing

As the means to maintaining our new covenant relationship w/Christ, God’s people are called to faithfully obey all those precepts and practices established by God’s Word – including those established in the Old Testament (Mat 5:17-18; 1Co 7:19; 2Ti 3:15-16; 2Th 2:15; 1Co 11:2). Relaxing even the least of these, will ensure (according to our […]

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Providing For The Poor

Providing For The Poor 1. God commands that the covenant community provide for the basic needs of those who are poor among us (Deu 15:4, 11; Act 4:34; Pro 14:21, 31, 19:17, 28:8; Psa 37:26, 112:5). 2. God has established a third of the tithe tax and gleanings (from surplus) as the primary means and […]

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