Biblical dating principle
So, the next time your church has a baptismal service, make sure you're first in line to volunteer to be baptized for folks in the cemetery down the street. You see, the problem is that if context and interpretation do matter when it comes to following biblical principles, then the firm foundation for our claim to follow the Bible even when it makes us uncomfortable begins to crumble.
After all, why would the Bible mention ethnic cleansing so many times if we weren't supposed to wipe out the modern day Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them, not sparing them, but putting to death men and women, children and infants (1 Samuel 15:3)?
Otherwise, we're just being faithful to part of the Bible and not all of it, right? So, in order to guide my brothers and sisters in their quest to be faithful to all of the Bible, I'm drawing from both the Old and the New Testaments to offer 12 biblical principles you're probably not living by, but should be if you're really being faithful to everything the Bible says. We all know about the time Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell everything and give it to the poor. Put all of those teachings together and you've got a pretty clear biblical principle -- we need to live in poverty. There's a lot of controversy about spanking children these days, but biblically speaking that's not going nearly far enough. Because if not, you're living in sin according to Deuteronomy .