Does the Bible require a woman to marry her rapist?

One of the reasons why people like Steve Chalke are asking us to re-evaluate the nature and role of Scripture is because of some of the challenging texts that seem to go against our contemporary cultural ethics and even against Christian morality.

One of the examples given of this is Deuteronomy 22:28-29 which the NIV translates:

“28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[c] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” Continue reading

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Healing the blind -a question of timing and location

Jesus is travelling through Jericho and as he is coming out of the city, two blind men cry out to him and ask him to heal them. Continue reading

The Lies we believe about Creation

What we believe affects how we live. This includes what we believe about four key things:

  • God
  • Creation
  • Us
  • New Creation

We are now going to take some time to look at what we believe about Creation. We’re going to do this in four parts: Continue reading