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Difficult Text, Good Question, Quick Answer: Sticks, Stoning and the Sabbath

Q: I can’t make much sense of this story; it seems as if God is acting in an unfair, unjust manner.

Numbers 15 v 32 One day while the people of Israel were in the wilderness, one of them was caught gathering wood on the Sabbath day.33 He was arrested and taken before Moses and Aaron and the other judges.34 They jailed him until they could find out the Lord’s mind concerning him.

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Morality and the Old Testament Law: Seven Quick Points

When Christians argue that God is the ground of morality, they are not arguing that we need the Bible to have moral knowledge. God himself, not the scriptures, is the ground of morality, right and wrong, good and evil! The apostle Paul was quite clear: a person can know deep moral truths even if they have never heard the scriptures.

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