How to Read the Bible: The Law


If you start reading the Bible from the beginning, you will get about halfway through the second book, Exodus. You will come to a bunch of ancient laws. “Thou shalt do this… Thou shalt not do that…” These laws are all written in the literary style we call “prose discourse”. They are found all over the second, third, fourth, and fifth books of the Bible. There are over 600 laws. Since reading ancient law code is not something and your friends do a lot, odds are you going to struggle. So let’s talk about how to read the law in the Bible. The first thing to remember is that the Bible is not a behavior manual with a complete list of what to do and not to do to make God happy. Right. The Bible is an epic narrative. But in the story, God does tell people what to do. For sure. The story begins with God’s plan to rule the world through humans who will trust him and live by his wisdom. Here we find the first divine command in the Bible “Do not eat from the tree of knowing good and evil, because the day you do, you will die.” But the humans take the authority, know and define good and evil for themselves, and it is not good. It leads to a world of violence and death. They are exiled from the garden. Okay, so this was the first “law” in the Bible? Well, it is the first divine command. It invites people to trust God and live by his wisdom So, while it is not part of the laws given to Israel, it does foreshadow them. Because those too are invitations to trust God’s wisdom. So when do the laws of Israel come? Okay, here is the story. Israel is enslaved in Egypt. So God saves them and then invites them into a covenant relationship, like a marriage. The laws make up the terms of that covenant. So, do we get a catalogue of all these laws that God gave Israel? Actually, no, we do not get all of the laws, only examples. These have been strategically placed in between stories about how Israel keeps violating the laws. So, I am supposed to see that Israel is no different than the humans in the garden. They do not trust God or live by his wisdom. Right. So, it leads to another round of tragedy, violence and death. And it ends in exile. So, while the laws are good and show God’s wisdom, they also expose Israel’s inability to be God’s faithful partners. I am following. But when I read the laws, I find a lot of strange stuff, like not allowing clothing to be made of two different fabrics. How does that show God’s wisdom? Okay, it is important to realize that many of these laws are ancient ritual symbols that set Israel apart. That is, made them holy. Some laws made Israel distinct from neighboring nations. Other laws kept them away from things that in their culture symbolized death, disease, and moral corruption. Okay, but what about all of the ritual killing of animals? Sacrifices were also ritual symbols but connected people to God. Since you, a mortal, cannot ascend up to God’s presence in the heavenly temple, a blameless animal that was offered could go up in your place, covering for your failures, so you can know you are accepted by God. I see. But not all of the laws are ancient rituals. Some of them are just about being a good person and treating others well. Yes, but these laws are not just about being good. They are about justice, which is a big deal to God. On the first page of the Bible, we learn that every human is made in God’s image and is worthy of dignity. These laws apply that ideal in Israel’s day. In fact, these laws still underlie many of the concepts of justice and equality that we take for granted. But some of the laws do not seem just. Like laws that allow for slavery. Well, if you look at those laws in their ancient cultural context, you will see that God is working with Israel as he finds them, pushing them towards justice. So slavery is not abolished, but it is undermined. For example, Israel was supposed to reenact the exodus liberation by releasing slaves and forgiving all debts every seven years. This was revolutionary in the ancient world. Alright. What about all the laws about Sabbath rest on the seventh day and all the seven day feasts? I mean, what is up with all of these sets? These laws about sacred time are all connected to the first creation narrative in Genesis. God brings order out of chaos in six days that each have a clear beginning and end. But when you get to the seventh day, it has no end. That is because it is pointing to the ideal of humans partnering with God in his rule and rest. All of these seven-day feasts are rituals that symbolize humanity’s true purpose and future. Okay. So all of these laws given to Israel can fit into those basic categories. Yes, and each category expresses a core ideal of God’s wisdom. The laws show how those ideals should be applied in the culture of ancient Israel. But, as the story makes clear, Israel failed at fulfilling the law, over and over. How is God going to get humans to trust his wisdom? Well, Moses and the prophets after him trusted that one day, God would transform the human heart so people can be faithful covenant partners who trust his wisdom. That brings us to the story of Jesus. Jesus said he came to fulfill the law. Right. He was the faithful covenant partner that Israel and all humanity was made to be, but has failed to be. Jesus lived by the divine ideals underlying the laws. And he taught that the laws are all fulfilled when you love God and love your neighbor as yourself. And Jesus promised that God’s Spirit would come and transform his followers so they, too could live this way. So when followers of Jesus read these laws today, we need to remember they were given to Israel in their ancient cultural setting. You could not follow many of them even if you tried. But, what you can do is see God’s wisdom in the laws. Right. And trust that God’s Spirit can guide you to follow that wisdom as you learn to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself.




Comments
  1. If you ever try to read the Bible from the beginning, you’ll find out that 69 chapters into the story (that is, Exodus ch. 19), the story slows way down to make room for the laws given to ancient Israel, over six hundred of them! Why are they in the story? Are Bible readers supposed to follow them or respond to them in some way? And how do they relate the New Testament part of the story when Jesus shows up? These are huge questions that we explore in the video, but here are some helpful starting points. (1) The Old Testament is not a law book. Rather, these laws given to Israel constitute the terms of their covenant relationship with the God who rescued them from slavery in Egypt. The covenant ceremony is found in Exodus chs. 19-24, where we find the 10 commandments plus 42 other commands that illustrate the principles of worship, justice, and community life that Israel was to follow. (2) These laws were given to appoint Israel as a “kingdom of priests” (Exodus 19:4-6), a contrast community that would represent God’s presence and character to the surrounding nations. (3) The covenant was consummated as God prepared a miniature Eden to inhabit when he took up residence among his people (i.e. the Tabernacle in Exodus 25-31, 35-40). (4) As the story picks up again, we find a pattern of narratives alternating with sections of more covenant laws. And these narratives usually involve the Israelites breaking the covenant laws they just received! This begins with the story of the Golden calf (Exodus 32-34), then the rebellion of the sons of Aaron (Leviticus 9), the worship of the goat-idols (Leviticus 17), then the constant rebellion of the Israelites in the wilderness (Numbers 11-21).

    This pattern is part of the Torah’s communication strategy, which is to show that these laws offered ancient Israel a way to live by God’s will, but they consistently fail. This is why Moses’ final speeches to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 30-32 predict their ultimate failure and exile from the promised land, but also that God would have to recreate their hearts if they are to ever be God’s faithful covenant partners. These hundreds of laws, it turns out, are part of the way the Torah’s storyline points forward into the same future announced Israel’s prophets (see Jeremiah 31 or Ezekiel 36-37): It’s only when humanity is renewed by God’s creative Spirit that we are enabled to truly love God and trust his wisdom. This is the story that Jesus was stepping into when he said that he came to “bring the Torah to fulfillment” (see Matthew 5:17-48), and that loving God and one’s neighbor fulfills the Torah (see Matthew 22:34-40). And this is the same story carried forward in the work of the Spirit among Jesus’ followers (see Galatians 5:13-23). So then, the laws actually play a crucially important role in the biblical story, but it requires a macro-view to see how it all fits together and leads us to Jesus!

  2. How was the law holy if it was only supposed to help israel as he found them? Why would God compromise on his ideals of justice in order to make the israelites follow him?

  3. As someone who is Torah observant, I can safely say if any Christian would like know more about Torah “instructions” please find a rabbi on line. These guys are eeeeh. Not that accurate.

  4. The Law still stands till this day. The Messiah said he would come and fulfill those things in the law CONCERNING HIM. Big difference.

    “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms,
    👉🏾concerning me.👈🏾”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭24:44‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    That means other items within the law that didn’t concern the Messiah still stand until this day.

    “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    How do you know what Sin you have committed if you don’t know the law? What is SIN you ask?

    “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: 👉🏾for sin is the transgression of the law.”👈🏾
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    How would you repent of your sins if you don’t even know what sin you are transgressing?

  5. I was wonder on the topic of spiritual beings are you guys going to speak about Cloud of Witnesses

  6. Learning about what God hates can screw you over. Watch missionary meets esimos, they said. If I would never have known about hell why would I have to fear it.

  7. Thank you so much for making a video like this. I just finished reading Numbers and am about to go and check out your video on that as well. I really have found myself throughout my reading of Leviticus and Numbers going, "What exactly is the point of God passing these laws onto the Children of Israel through Moses and the priests?" Y'all definitely have helped me gain a contextual understanding of what I've read so far. Thank you!

  8. I am so very grateful for you guys! Honestly I praise God for giving you guys such a talent to explain.
    I am indebted to you guys for granting me a better understanding of the scriptures. May the Lord continue to bless and direct you guys! Each and everyone one

    Lots of love from London

  9. Bible project please make a vedio on Mormon Church. My sister's family goes to a Mormon Church in India. They say that their church is true. They believe in baptism for dead. They give baptism for dead person. I tell them it is not correct but they don't listen me. How can I tell them truth. Please clear my doubts sir. Please sir reply to my comment and make a vedio on this topic. Please sir

  10. In the Hebrew calendar the 7th day is Saturday and the first day Is Sunday sabbath is on Saturday the Roman's made it Sunday.

  11. Thumbs up, but you still use the word "partner" too much. I view myself as a servant of God, not a partner. I think you give too much credit to humans and too much glory to humans by using the word "partner". Slavery is never condemned in the Bible because we are supposed to view ourselves as slaves of righteousness. It is modern culture that denies that any human should be humbled to be a slave, but that idea is backed by human pride and arrogance.

  12. Loving my neighbor as myself is a hard one. I think it’s hard for every Christian. Think about it, do u love me enough to take me in if I’m homeless, or help me with a need, pay my rent, bills, food, help me find a job. Most ppl need this kind of help, mostly money, healthcare. Loving your neighbor as yourself means doing for them as you’d do for u. I rarely see any proof of neighbor loving.
    Most of us are poor and can barely take care of ourselves, and the rich Christians only do for themselves and their family. Even at my Church, I see very lil help. A few hundred dollars given to a person to help them once is just not enough. Are u as a Christian prepared to take in ppl who have no home? Feed them. This is what Jesus was talking about.
    But we are all selfish and no NONE of us love our neighbors as ourselves . I’m guilty too..But I will work on changing that. Keith Green is the only Christian I know of who actually did love his neighbors as himself. He shared all he had with the poor. A most amazing and talented man. Taken much too soon

  13. from my reading of the laws i get a very practical logical educated reasoning for these laws. linen and wool make gambison which is bc kevlar. a person with gambison could be more cocky and arrogant since spears arrows cant pierce and blunt tools hit a padded Armour. this could cause a bully class and eventually everyone would want gambison. well your in a scorching desert, so everyone is paranoid and slow and sluggish others getting heat stroke.

    Moses was smart he was gonna be a pharaoh and had access to many centuries of knowledge stored in the great library. the food laws point to wisdom and proof he knew a ton about ecology. he promoted livestock that chewed cudd like cows and sheep,which a process of regeritating food to chew it again for nutrition efficientcy and, promotes ruminate bacteria which when pooped out the bacteria goes into the soil breaks down and fertilizes the ground. he made pork a no go as pigs need 10X more water then poultry per pound of meat grown and chickens also as well lay eggs as well as being food they also fertilize the ground. boars are extremely dangerous to hunt and hard to kill and they tear up and destroy sprouting new vegetation they also can carry parasites.

     for the fish and shellfish. it says that the hebrews planted aloes, myrrh, eucalyptus buy the water ways as they traveled. they ate the scaled fish. not the oysters and clams that eat bacteria's and scaleless fish are most of the time bottom feeders who also eat parasites and clean the waters. so the hebrew would have showed up planted medical herbs and ate the invasive resilient fish that didn't do much for the ecosystem and left the purifying creatures turning a probable parasitic bacteria ridden water source into a fresh water oasis for the next person who may have been in need of such.

  14. Keep up the awesome work!!

    “…see God’s wisdom in the laws…”

    -Bible Project

    HuMANIty
    E pluribus unum
    Out of many, one

  15. Absolutely adore the Cubism style animation! Bravo guys! And this video is very important information for people like the seventh day Adventists who are heavily deceived and need lots of prayers.. thank you for making this!

  16. Jesus created the core gist of the laws when he said to revere god and love each other. These two laws fulfill all the other laws of Moses. And these two are timeless and can be followed by any generation, in any millennial.

  17. Gods moral law should show every individual just how broken they are.. And have that person realize that he or she is in need of salvation, and that you cannot save yourself….. Acts chapter 2, is the creation of the church, Acts 2:38 is the new covenant entered into with God…. Repentance, baptism in Jesus name and the in filling of the Holy Ghost (evidenced by speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance) puts Gods moral law in your heart….. You are now reconciled with the God of creation…. Your heart breaks for the same things that Gods heart breaks for….. Striving to live a Holy lifestyle, you continue to take your wrongs to God in prayer, praying through to the Holy Ghost, keeping it under the blood……

  18. No, Messiah did not say that loving the Father and others "fulfills the Law." He had just been asked which of the laws was the most important, not what was new and changed or improved.

    He quoted directly from the Torah when saying the laws of love. He said He did NOT come to change the Law and the Prophets and that they would not pass away until Heaven and earth pass away.

    You are apparently, saying that the Law was just for ancient Israel. You are therefore teaching a false Gospel. The Bible warns us very sternly not to add to, or subtract from it.

    1 John: 3-4 For sin is the breaking of the Law.

    Romans 2:12 – For as many as have sinned without Law will also perish without Law, and as many as have sinned in the Law will be judged by the Law 13 (for not the hearers of the Law [are] just in the sight of YHWH, but the doers of the Law will be justified;

    Romans 3:31 – Do we then make void the Law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the Law.

    Romans 6:16 – Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slave whom you obey, whether of sin [leading] to death, or of obedience [leading] to righteousness? [This is clearly saying that sin leads to death, i.e. eternal death. Yes, there is mercy, and there are so many opportunities to turn around, countless "2nd chances", but sin still leads to eternal death if we don't take it seriously and take it to the Lord. Not my opinion. It's what the Word says over and over.]

    These quotes are mostly from Paul whom we are often taught said the law was no longer in effect. Here is another quote from him.

    Acts 25:8 Paul denied the charges. “I am not guilty of any crime against the Jewish laws or the Temple or the Roman government,” he said.

    Oh, and we can't say there is one law for Jews like Paul and one law for the rest of us. The Bible never even hints at any such divide. In fact in the Torah we are told that aliens/foreigners are to obey the same Law in Israel as the Israelites, and in the New Testament we are told "There is neither Greek nor Jew."

  19. The Adventist's for the sake of a cult have lost any chance of eternal life. If not for the countless ways in which they break the 10 commandments and the laws of God, for one good reason alone. It's because they are heretics in scores of their self-made and devised doctrines. It is written in Titus 3:10-11 (KJV)
    10  A man that is a  heretick after the first and second admonition reject;  (AND the SDA ALL ARE HERETICS!)
    11  Knowing that he that is such *is subverted , and SINNETH, being condemned of himself .

    To make matter dreadfully worse, they are not only responsible for their own loss of eternal life but every single one of those that follow their heretical doctrines. With every convert to Adventism the fires of hell are stoked. But, they don't care. They know what they are doing is evil, but they love their cult more than Christ or the bible. And, thus when confronted, they come up with the most absurd excuses for their beliefs.

    The Adventist's don't dread the judgment of Christ, they dread the possibility that they might have to forsake their cult and the horror of the countless souls they've corrupted and sent to hell for all eternity. Still, the continue their movement, only very temporarily consoled by corrupting another soul that follows their pernicious ways.

    And, to add they use most vile insult to injury, the Adventist's use the Bible and the sabbath day to do their evil works .

  20. Mathew 5:17-19 till heaven and earth pass not one hot note tittle shall pas from the law till all be fulfilled! In the millennial kingdom we will be keeping the Torah also yahusha fuffiled the law and he wants us to also by love love is the Torah it shows us how to love .. it will never be done away with

  21. I have a question: what about gay people? How does biblical law view gay people in the ancient cultural context. Just wanted to kow your interpretation

  22. Pretty good also i love the creative video.
    Even though i struggle in english language, but im trying to understand.

  23. No there are over 600 laws to follow to observe and marriage of the house of Jacob (not the Jewish state) has not been done away with. Boast not gentiles!

  24. The laws were already there told to people they were just not written down and maybe not all but definitely some. For example the offering God required from Abel was correct but not from cain.

    Cain killed Abel and kept it secret though God knew and punished cain cain knowing he was in the wrong.

    Noah was told to bring clean and unclean animals into the ark. This means God had shown him what was clean to eat and what was not etc.

  25. Hello @bible project and others who may be reading this, i am concerned by the part in the video talking about the laws were given to ancient israel, because in matthew 5:17-20 Jesus Christ Himself said that not even the smallest detail will be removed from the law i believe that Jesus Christ our Saviour did not abolish the law infact he defended it right there. My church – Church of God International (CGI) believes that the Sabbath and the Seven Holy days must still be observed in christainity today because the early church with Aspostle paul did that too and mostly because God loves when we obey him so if the Laws are so good then why should we leave them behind i think not. Blessings

  26. People really need to do more studying before trying to teach someone else. God gave the laws to Israel and Israel is to be a light unto the Gentiles 'meaning the other nations' to teach them how to serve their God. The laws, statutes and commandments can and must be kept to enter into the kingdom. God will judge everyone who leads his people astray. Jesus said in Matthew that he did not come to do away with the laws or the prophets but to fulfil. Till Heaven and earth pass not one jot or tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.

    Look up and you'll see Heaven, look down and you're still on Earth.
    Stop trying to change the word of God and Repent!

  27. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
    My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
    Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments

  28. I have a question (asked by a non believer) when God gave Adam and Eve the commandment not to eat the fruit he said that if they did they would all die …….but upon eating the fruit they didnt, they got to know the difference between good and evil …………so she asks me did God lie to Adma and Eve about death upon eating the fruit?

  29. While I enjoy how the scriptures are explained I feel the inclusion of Satans temptation, in man not trusting Gods word is extremely important. The bible doesn't teach that Adam and Eve rebelled by their own whim, but by Satan's temptation.

  30. I have come a long way in my faith but right now I am learning about the Holy Spirit because I want learn more about 💕🙏❤️

  31. Hey bible project, I have a sincere and real question, and in asking, note that I mean no disrespect or its negative interpretation. This goes out to those who may see this also. So, are you guys actually trying to minister the word, or is this just a clever way to use the clearly powerful and fully integrated book of the lord to amass many followers and fans? The thing is, I am a fan and literally seen every video you've ever done, even the blogs behind the scenes. I've noticed however, that you use a logical approach when explaining the bible and the lord, reinventing new interpretations, changing words, perhaps to suit a larger audience. Since, many sub-devotees of the bible will say it is sexist, tyrannical and many other unfollowable derogations. I can point many things out if I have your attention but to be honest, a simple yes or no to the question of, are you guys here to spread the word of God in accordance to its grace or are you theologically sound, and use the bible as a simple narrative with many epic "stories" like the Greek writer homer.

  32. This is awesome! And you are right how the Bible is not a RuleBook.Truly REVOLUTIONARY!! Thank you once again.

  33. Cut your pp skin because ???
    Then god blesses you.
    amen.

    Its a stretch to take the bible as the truth. Im not an atheist, and I dont follow any religion, but ive been reading the bible and im about a quarter into Exodus now. Its insane.

  34. At least this video manages to make the laws make sense, opposed to some idiot, fundamentalist you tubers(like Bible flock box) who just say"disobeying any of these laws is a sin!"

  35. To the laws about slavery – you must also look at what slavery was like in israel. Most people think of it as the antebellum slavery of the american south.

    but the relationships of "slavery" in israel were entirely different. Slaves were treated well and often stayed with their master after they were freed – becoming bond servants symbolized by the awl through the ear.

    Paul used this symbolism – bond sersvant – to describe what our relationship to God should be.

  36. The bible is full of contradictions because it was authored by a bunch of illiterate sheep herders. What is symbolic and what is literal. Just be nice to others. Obey the law. Give money to charity and not the church, and then we will create a better world. We don’t need a babysitter in the sky.

  37. Why would it be impossible to not Mar the corners of your
    beard nor round the corners of your head? Didn't God say the commands I give you today are not too hard for you. Why can't you rest on the seventh day? Why is it difficult? The way of the transgressor is hard, Jesus said his burden is light and his yoke is easy. Why was it so difficult to not eat from one tree in a garden when given access to all the other trees to eat from? Why was it not easy for David to say no to committing adultery when he had too many wives already. Why was it so easy for him to have a woman's husband murdered to cover up his sin? Strivings about the law are unprofitable and all is vanity. Fear God and keep his commandments. This is the whole duty of man. This is the work of God, to believe in the one he has sent…. Oh yeah and love one another. If you love me, keep my commandments.

  38. But why did God say that if someone sinned, people were to stone them with the witnesses being the first to throw a stone?

  39. Ι am struggling with all these videos, they’re beautiful to watch but Ι am tempted to think about how if the Bible is a unified story. It’s simply that. Just a story.

  40. I think making a sacrifice with consent is key here. Jesus, being of higher conciousness as opposed to a regular person, was able to consent to sacrificing for humanity. How can we consider animal sacrifices to be of the same, when we have taken their lives against their will and consent?

  41. Well here it is- the first video I DON'T like. Y'all usually do so well. But you've taken the "free gracers" perspective when it comes to the Holy and just commands of YAH. Obedience is the fruit of our salvation. This is how we know that we love YAH, that we keep His commands and they are not a burden. We know that what Abba deemed unclean really is. Things such as pork, shellfish, undercooked meat, are all leading causes of different kinds of physical ailments. And we know that we are to keep our temples clean. Wearing mixed material garments is actually a poor health choice as well. Certain things such as nylon have been proven to be bad for the skin. Mixing wool and cotton causes anxiety and insomnia, by working against the body's natural chemicals. When Messiah said that all the Laws and prophets hang on loving YAH and loving one another, He meant that is how we strive to keep the Law bc everything in the Law and everything to come from the prophets, was all to teach us HOW to love YAH and one another. Shalom. 💜

  42. I would like to thank you guys from The Bible Project for allowing us to understand the bible much clearer and this will help me be able to understand the stories of the bible clearer. once again, Thank You!

  43. Some people might wonder “Did God create sin?”, so I would like to help. Analogy: You are in a dark room and you shine a light in that room, so in that room, there is light and dark from the rest of the room. Now imagine the Earth/world as that dark room and God creates ‘good’(shines a light in that room), the Earth/world would have ‘good’ and ‘bad’ from the rest of the Earth/world. If this is inaccurate to you, please do comment to help me out and allow others to learn too:). I hope I was able to help some of you😊

  44. The answer for God’s allowance of slavery is weak. You glaze over it like “oh, that’s settled it.” I cannot find a good answer for God’s allowance for slavery in the Old Testament. Christians seem to just ignore it. If God didn’t want slavery, he would have just said free your slaves.

  45. Thank you so much for The Bible Project. My grandson struggles with OCD, especially Scrupulosity OCD. I have used many of your videos to explain and try to bring peace to his mind. I've also learned. Thank you again.

  46. I am anything but a "hater"; but why o why, is Eve depicted as obese?
    It visually implies that God's best for Adam was a woman packing an extra 40 -50lbs with a gut-roll? Really?

  47. I love how pretty much every video always comes around to Jesus. It really helps me see Christ all over Scripture. Keep up the amazing work, and God bless!

  48. Love. Your work so much. Just offering that the art on this one is so complex its a bit distracting…really creative though

  49. This was a great video. I'm starving to read the bible and was struck in understand the law and how I was to uphold the law today

  50. Parabéns, sensacional o trabalho que vocês fazem! Mas muitos ensinamentos bíblicos não estão sendo corretamente passados. Por exemplo, a Lei de Deus, os 10 mandamentos, é uma lei moral e ainda está em vigor; amar o próximo e a Deus é apenas o resumo delas. Jesus veio dá o sentido mais amplo da lei.

  51. Adam and Eve were made in God's image, God doesn't want people to be gluttonous so why you made Eve obese and a completely different race from Adam (from whom she was made literally from) is just pandering to diversity and normalizing fatness. So sick of all this lying about "diversity is strength" being shoved on us from every direction for nothing but worse.

  52. You really shouldn't profane a bible video with all this infernal crazy-style animation. It's the very sort of inane self-expression that God warns against time and time again in the Bible.

  53. Gal 3:19 & Romans 6:14
    Law (G3551)

    Greek: νόμος
    Transliteration: nomos
    Pronunciation: nom'-os
    Definition: From a primary word νέμω nemō (to parcel out especially food or grazing to animals);
    law (through the idea of prescriptive usage) generally (regulation) specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel) or figuratively (a principle): – law.
    KJV Usage: law (197x).
    Occurs: 197
    In verses: 158

    Don't be ignorant that the word Law (G3551) is NOT the word Commandments (H4687)

    Hebrew: מצוה
    Transliteration: mitsvâh
    Pronunciation: mits-vaw'
    Definition: From H6680; a {command} whether human or divine (collectively the Law): – (which was) commanded ({-ment}) {law} {ordinance} precept.
    KJV Usage: commandments (177x), precept (4x), commanded (2x), law (1x), ordinances (1x).
    Occurs: 181
    In verses: 177

    And also the word Law is not the same as the word commandment (G1785 in singular form)

    Greek: ἐντολή
    Transliteration: entolē
    Pronunciation: en-tol-ay'
    Definition: From G1781; injunction that is an authoritative prescription: – commandment precept.
    KJV Usage: commandment (69x), precept (2x).
    Occurs: 71
    In verses: 65

    So in Gal 3:19 & Romans 6:14, it is NOT the 10 commandments being debated on. It is the laws regulations and also the gospel Moses wrote. Aka the tanak (1st 5 books of the bible)

    Also consider Romans 8:3-4
    For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirementof the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

    (That verse simply means… the difference of the old and new covenant. Just like in the re-newal of vows of marraige…. it is still the same couple but vows are on a stronger ground. Hoping for a better marriage than their past years.)

  54. i really love you guys. the way you break down the bible an scriptures is amazing and easy to listen to. thank you so much.

  55. A great way to start my day is to put Jesus ( God ) 1st!
    And TBP helps make that happen with an awesome video about the Bible & Jesus!
    🙂

  56. Why does such a good project puts an eye a single eye in thw thumbnail gotta be more careful or thwy might think u are on the other side

  57. I like how they pictured Eve as a black woman with dreadlocks, which is very different from what we have seen in books ever since. ^^,

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