Preparing to Read Leviticus

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By David Watson

Benchley, February 11, 2018

  • Leviticus 1-10: God defines worship
    • Leviticus 4:1-7 – Instructions for sacrificing a bull.
    • God is the one being worshiped, so He has the right to define how that is done.
    • Leviticus 10:1-3 – Nadab and Abihu worshiped in an unauthorized way. God exercised His right to define how He was worshiped.
  • Leviticus 11-15: Clean and unclean
    • Leviticus 11:1-3, 44-47 – God’s rules for clean and unclean animals.
    • Unclean does not necessarily mean sinful.
    • Leviticus 15:13
    • It was special to approach God. You had to prepare yourself and be clean.
    • Looking back, we can see the medical wisdom behind God’s rules for cleanliness.
      • Exodus 15:26
      • Leviticus 13:45-46 – rules for handling leprosy
  • Leviticus 16-17: Atoning blood
    • Leviticus 16:15-17, 34
    • Hebrews 9:11-12; 10:10
  • Leviticus 18-27: “I am the Lord”
    • Leviticus 19:1-4
    • Leviticus 18:1-5, 26-30
    • Leviticus 20:26
    • I Peter 1:14-16
    • God is holy, therefor we should be holy.
    • II Corinthians 6:16-18
    • Leviticus 26:11
    • Leviticus 25:23 – The law of jubilee. The land always belonged to God – they were just temporarily sojourning on it.

Atheism

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By David Watson

Benchley, November 1, 2015

  • Luke 6:22-23 – There is something after death!
  • What does one have to believe and accept in order to be an atheist?
    • Everything came from nothing!
      • Matter
        • How did all the matter get here?
        • Big bang theory?
        • Compare Genesis 1:1.
      • Life
        • How do you explain the origin of life?
        • Spontaneous generation?
        • See Genesis 1:11, 20; 2:7.
      • Design
        • How do you explain the thousands of complex, finely tuned systems?
        • See Isaiah 40:25-31
      • The Bible just contains a bunch of lucky guesses!
        • Prophecies
          • Isaiah 44:28; 13:17-19 – Prophecies of Cyrus
          • Isaiah 53:5, 9 – Prophecies of Jesus
        • Scientific foreknowledge
          • Leviticus 13:45-46, 52 – Scientific foreknowledge about infectious disease.
        • Historical accuracy
          • Exodus 23:28 – Many references to the Hittites.
        • The historical testimony about Jesus is just a unified, elaborate fraud.
          • Luke 1:1-4
          • References to Jesus from Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Josephus.
        • Atheism is not the easy option.
          • Romans 1:20
        • False religions give God a bad name.
          • I Kings 18:26-29
        • If God exists, you have a soul that needs saving.
          • Acts 17

By David Watson

Benchley, February 26, 2012

 

Christianity as Foolishness

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By Caleb Anderson

Benchley, October 16, 2011