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Rebutting Presumptions

Numbers 15:30, "But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people."

Deuteronomy 17:13, "And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously."

Psalms 19:13, "Keep back...

Maxims of Law

by Richard Anthony

When Jesus spoke the Truth to his accusers, he would justify himself by quoting Law. First, he would quote God's Law, and after quoting God's Law He would often quote the accuser's law and use that against them as well. For example, Jesus would say, "Did ye never read in the scriptures..." and then quote Go...

Debt, Mortgage, and the Law Merchant

Ecclesiasticus 21:8 (Septuagint - Apocrypha), "He that buildeth his house with other men's money is like one that gathereth himself stones for the tomb of his burial."

What is the meaning and origin of the word mortgage? The term mortgage comes from mort and means "death" (as in mortuary or morta...

What is Caesar's?

by Gideon Caleb: Gordon

Mark 12:17, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.”

“Render to Caesar” is often quoted as the definitive answer to how much authority Caesar has over us. But does something belong to Caesar simply because he says it does? For example, if the incom...

Nonconformity

Romans 12:2, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

How can we be servants of the Lord if we are slaves to human approval? Those who conform to the world will never change, improve, or transform i...