Atonement Part 8

Kingwell By Kingwell, 19th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The Lord continues to reiterate the importance of keeping the law with special emphasis on Aaron and his sons, the priests of Israel.

Fire-god.

Molech was the God worshipped by the children of Ammon. He was a Fire-god as were many gods of the Canaanite, Syrian and Arab tribes. The worship of Molech was also known for its human sacrifices. The Lord God of Israel was adamant that his people have no dealings with Molech under penalty of death. “Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourn in Israel that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he surely be put to death” Leviticus 20: 2. Not only must that person get the death penalty but “if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people” Leviticus 20:4-5. God didn’t seem to like fortune tellers or such either for he warns that any of his people who go seeking their advice would be cut off from among his people. The Lord has said himself that he is a jealous God and apparently wants no competitors.

Death Penalty.

It would seem that the children of Israel would have little need for prisons either if God is to have his way. “For everyone that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death” Leviticus 20:9. And “the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death” Leviticus 20: 10. God continues to call down death for all forms of incest, for homosexuality and bestiality. The priests, Aaron, his sons and their descendants are warned that they must not defile themselves by touching a dead body except in the case of a near relative. They must not shave their heads, trim their beards or cut their bodies. A priest must take a wife who is a virgin and the daughter of a priest who becomes promiscuous must be burnt with fire. Evidently the Lord has little sympathy for the disabled either for he also makes it clear that no one with a defect of any kind can offer the bread of God including anyone who is blind, disfigured or deformed.

The Sabbath

You will remember that the fourth of the Ten Commandments is to keep holy the seventh day which is the Sabbath of the Lord. As we shall see shortly there are other Sabbaths to be kept and again the number seven plays a part. Every Sabbath is a feast of the Lord, a holy convocation but now God speaks to Moses concerning other feasts. “In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days: In the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein” Leviticus 23: 5- 8. We shall speak of more feasts and Sabbaths as well as the number seven in the next part of this series.
TO BE CONTINUED See Part 9
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author avatar Carol Roach
20th Nov 2015 (#)

I am looking forward to your next articles

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author avatar Kingwell
21st Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol. Blessings.

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author avatar spirited
20th Nov 2015 (#)

"Evidently the Lord has little sympathy for the disabled either for he also makes it clear that no one with a defect of any kind can offer the bread of God including anyone who is blind, disfigured or deformed."

A real contrast to what Jesus said about the man born blind so that God's works could be manifested in him through him.

Maybe God mellowed with age...LOL..when he had his own human son to be proud of, and which it seems he was.

This is my son who I am well pleased with he stated a few times in the New Testament.

I enjoyed the read Kingwell.

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author avatar Kingwell
21st Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks spirited. There is quite a contrast between the God that Jesus talked about and the God of the Old Testament. Blessings.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Nov 2015 (#)

Interesting to read these as God Himself seems to be quite harsh on those with "defects". And punishment and edicts are uncompromising too.

Thanks for this educational series Kingwell - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
21st Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Siva. Blessings.

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author avatar brendamarie
20th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks for this Kingswell, I am looking forward to the next part.

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author avatar Kingwell
21st Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you brendamarie. Blessings.

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author avatar Retired
20th Nov 2015 (#)

Another winner! Nice job! Should have a gold star since it is high quality writing.

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author avatar Kingwell
21st Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Jessica.

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