Why is there so much immorality in the Bible?

Relevance of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVf79D3mbWA&ab_channel=LivingWaters Skeptics often point to immoral incidents in scripture and in their ignorance think that God condoned or even sanctioned their immorality. Not so. Here is why they’re recorded in scripture. “For whatsoever things were written before were written for our learning…” We can learn what not to do when we see people doing crazy things. Having said that, I must admit the bible often does read like some sort of tabloid headline.  Take for instance the respected man of God who ended up drunk and naked on his bed. Noah managed to lead his family to safety but then he embarrassed himself by drinking fermented wine. So what can we learn from that incident? Don't get drunk with fermented wine. The book of Proverbs says wine is a mocker,…
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Does the Bible condone rape?

Relevance of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRWTKPvt6Zs Deuteronomy 22:28-29 says “If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father 50 shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” On the surface, this sounds like what God is saying is “Ladies, if you get sexually assaulted by a man, no big deal because all that guy has to do is simply pay your father off some cash and according to the law, he is obligated to marry you, he cannot divorce you for the rest of your life, which means your grand prize is that you get to spend the rest of your…
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Does the Bible condone slavery?

Relevance of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twj6NioKvJU Today’s question is, “Does the Bible condone slavery?” There is a tendency to look at slavery as  something of the past. But it is estimated that there are today over 27 million people in the  world who are subject to slavery: forced labor,   sex trade, inheritable property, etc. As those  who have been redeemed from the slavery of sin,   followers of Jesus Christ should be the  foremost champions of ending human slavery   in the world today. The question arises, though,  why does the Bible not speak out strongly   against slavery? Why does the Bible, in fact,  seem to support the practice of human slavery? The Bible does not specifically condemn the  practice of slavery. It gives instructions   on how slaves should be treated, but…
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What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Remarriage?

Relevance of the Bible
https://youtu.be/H22vKvJKvAg What does the Bible teach about this subject of divorce and remarriage? Today we are dealing with a very sensitive subject. Statistics show that over 50% of all couples will experience divorce, which means not only are they affected by it but their children are as well. While I recognize that there are a variety of different views on this subject, I want to provide a biblical yet balanced view on the subject of divorce. The first thing that I want to point out is that divorce is not the unforgivable sin. (Romans 8:1) We've taken this one sin and have shunned and shamed people and caused them to feel worse than they already do about the deep pain that is associated with divorce. We need to be about…
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What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

Relevance of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em4Cr0Voy6g There are few questions that more people get upset, offended, angry about today than the topic of homosexuality. It's clearly a hot topic in our culture. For a long time I have waited addressing this issue. No matter what people say, somebody gets upset, somebody gets offended, relationships get broken. I'm a high school teacher. Many students come to me hurting, to talk about their same-sex attraction. The last thing I want to do is respond in a way that's not loving. Our culture said that Christians are anti-gay, our culture said that God hates gays. Let me tell you something. It's not true. I just want to say “I'm sorry.” That's not right when Christians tell anti-gay jokes and make remarks against gay people that is insulting somebody…
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How a Free Bible Changed Craig’s Life — YouVersion

Relevance of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd2WCXljLkg When I was in college, my life fell apart and I hit rock bottom. Battling with depression and didn't like who I was becoming. And I didn't know where to turn. And thankfully, one day when I was walking to class, a gentleman, a guy I'd never met, in a suit and tie reached out to me and said, "Hey, young man, would you like a Bible?" And he gave me this little free green, New Testament Bible. And at the time I thought, why do I need the Bible? Because I knew a little bit about the Bible. And I thought the Bible is outdated. I didn't think the Bible really applied to my life. But when I started to read scripture, it's impossible to describe what God…
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Debunked: Errors in the Bible

Relevance of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfALjd9BhjU People love to say the Bible's full of errors and contradictions but the truth is most of them can be pretty easily resolved with a little common sense, honest investigation of the scripture and the application of a simple method we're about to talk about.  Spelling - Many of the so-called errors in the manuscript are simple variants and letters. Say you have one manuscript that was translated from Greek into old English and another into American english. The English translators might write down “theatre” with the “re” ending and the American team might write down “theater” with the “er” ending. That's no error, they are variants in spelling. Mistranslation - This is when the original word might not have been translated to the new language perfectly or something…
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Does the Bible Say Anything About Homosexuality?

Relevance of the Bible, Reliability of the Bible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWSG6MfMn7I I'm landing shot and in my latest book Gay Awareness, I deal with discovering the heart of the Father and the mind of Christ when it comes to sexuality. So many people want to know what does the Bible really say about homosexuality. There are six primary scriptures that deal directly with homosexual practice. I call them the big six. We have three in the Old Testament and three in the New Testament.  In the Old Testament, they're found in Genesis 19. It's the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and how the men of Sodom wanted to have sex with the angels and because they would not repent of their wicked immorality, God destroyed the city. Then in Leviticus 18, the Bible refers to homosexual practice as an abomination…
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