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1996 Issue 7

After living in Atlanta during the recent celebration of the Centennial Olympic Games, I have a better appreciation of the apostle Paul's emotional state as he witnessed firsthand the depth of Athenian idolatry. As you will see, my concerns are not the traditional ones: enormous cost and inconvenience, commercialism, or terrorism. I am convinced that these Games are an attack upon the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. Though my position is an admittedly unpopular one, I cannot keep silent. Every faithful child of the King must boldly stand for His interests and Lordship against those who refuse to recognize His claims.

With these words, Jesus is not criticizing or abrogating the Law of God. He is criticizing the traditions of the rabbis and, as the Lord Who gave the Law, showing us how to interpret and apply His Law. The Biblical Law of the Sabbath stills stands in the Kingdom of Christ, although the day has been changed from the seventh to the first by the Lord of the Sabbath through His Spirit-endowed Apostles, and its ceremonial trappings have reach a climax in Christ.

The portion of Scripture for our study extends from Deuteronomy 22:13 - 23:14. This section contains Moses' application of the Seventh Commandment: "Thou shalt not commit adultery." The portion of this section which we will be considering herein runs from verses 13 through 29. However, we will select only various aspects of this section for consideration in this study. We will be dealing with this entire section in four articles. This is because of some of its features are unfamiliar to the modern mind and, consequently, need some greater explanation. Let us consider the aspects of this passage which deal with the protection of the marriage bond with regard to adultery.

To Glorify And Enjoy God: A Commemoration Of The Westminster Assembly, ed. by John L. Carson and David W. Hall.

From Fear to Freedom (Living as Sons and Daughters of God) by Rose Marie Miller.

Christian Reconstruction Primer by Andrew Sandlin.