Exodus Archives - Seedbed

Sometimes a distorted view of God Himself can become an idol, if we replace the true and living God with a god more in keeping with our own imaginations.

The first commandment is the foundation for our keeping of the whole of the Ten Commandments. It is the most basic reorientation from a life directed toward ourselves to a life directed toward God.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener reminds us that salvation, even in the Old Testament, was always by grace through faith.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener helps explain the context of Israel's laws by pointing out that many of the laws were admittedly meant to limit sin, not abolish it altogether.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Craig Keener works through other ancient law codes, such as the Code of Hammurabi, and highlights both the similarities and contrasts with the biblical law.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener helps situate the Tabernacle in its ancient context, noting both its similarities and contrasts with other temples in the region.
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How should Christians relate to the Old Testament? In this video interview, Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington instruct us to appropriate the Old Testament through the ethical lens of the New Testament.
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Why over 600 rules in the Law, and what do they have to do with God? Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video with Dr. Brent A. Strawn as he offers helpful orienting information for a Christian understanding of the Law.

In today's article, Timothy Tennent demonstrates that we should view this first commandment as the doorway into the whole life of faith, because It sets our feet on the right path and orients us in the right direction for all that follows.

Some think that the ancient Israelites were nearly identical to their cultural neighbors, while others claim they were completely different. How similar were they to their neighbors, really? Dr. Bill Arnold outlines the differences and similarities, showing a biblical picture of a nation that lived in the world, but was not of the world.

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