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Q & A with Martin Selbrede #34 (May 13, 2018)

By Martin G. Selbrede
May 13, 2018

00:01:27 - 00:10:04 - The law against marrying a wife’s sister (Lev. 18:18) should it be taken in a restricted sense or an expansive sense?

00:10:12 - 00:14:07 - The trial of jealousy in Numbers 5:11-31.

00:16:15 - 00:19:30 - Technology getting in advance of our ethics.

00:19:32 - 00:27:36 - How can rely upon the law for ethical information when God created one woman for the man and Christian culture understood requirement for elders is one wife only while perhaps acknowledging polygamy as marriage?

00:27:36 - 00:31:30 - So what kind of false doctrine rises to such a level where it doesn’t matter if every other thing you do is right and from sound doctrine? Is this a fallacious question?

00:31:30 - 00:33:18 - Can we trust that God will not allow errors to persist?

00:33:21 - 00:37:00 - What is the Biblical basis for church councils on heresy? Is there any intrinsic structural difference between, say, Chalcedon vs. Paul’s hardline against Gnostics?

00:37:00 - 00:39:02 - 1 Cor. 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

00:39:04 - 00:44:30 - Mark Rushdoony made the comment that if people think our times are the worst, they haven’t read history correctly. Can you develop that, please?

00:46:51 - 00:49:15 - What is biology relevant for? Rushdoony says that all parenthood is ultimately adoption, even when biological children are involved. If biology mattered at all, then a family with adopted children would treat their biological children differently than the adopted children. Do you think that is a good thing?

00:49:17 - 00:51:17 - Will we see Saul in heaven?

00:51:19 - 01:00:54 - What is the difference between preterism in Matthew and preterism in Revelation. And where is the dividing line between orthodox partial and full?

01:00:57 - 01:03:33 - Dovetailing on Luke’s question, do you believe that there is a biblical case one way or another as to whether or not someone who commits suicide can be born again?


Topics: Biblical Commentary, Biblical Law, Church, The, Creeds, Culture , Dominion, Family & Marriage, Justice, New Testament History, Philosophy, Theology

Martin G. Selbrede

Martin is the senior researcher for Chalcedon’s ongoing work of Christian scholarship, along with being the senior editor for Chalcedon’s magazine, Faith for All of Life. He is considered a foremost expert in the thinking of R.J. Rushdoony. A sought-after speaker, Martin travels extensively and lectures on behalf of Christian Reconstruction and the Chalcedon Foundation. He is also an accomplished musician and composer.

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