What Does Your Bible Say about the Law: “Ceremonial, Civil, and Moral” or “Commandments, Judgments, and Testimonies”?

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Four Questions

1) Did you ever wonder where the term ceremonial came from?

2) And what did Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas mean when he called some laws ceremonial?

3) How did Aquinas decide which laws were ceremonial and which laws were civil or moral?

4) And finally, can we know how God describes his own law?

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“Putting Away” vs. “Divorcing” (Divorce Series Preface)

Quick point of information for those interested in examining the marriage/divorce/separation/remarriage issue from a biblical perspective: “Putting away” and “divorcing” are two different things in the Bible once you leave Deuteronomy, and they are two different things in Jewish culture. Since when, you ask? Since Moses, according to Jesus.

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