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Q & A with Martin Selbrede #35 (May 20, 2018)

By Martin G. Selbrede
May 20, 2018

00:01:13 - 00:09:17 - Can you provide some practical applications of the requirement of the redemption of the first born that which opens the womb and whether it is restricted to sons or includes daughters? Also, Scripture doesn’t provide an amount for an animal that could be worth the price of the animal, but how do you value the human life?

00:09:19 - 00:14:27 - In many historical fictional, and non-fictional, stories instances where a wicked enemy is elected over taken area and potentially rape or torture their victims, how does the Bible view sparing the suffering by taking one’s life or offering some sort of deadly potion to the women who more than likely will be sexually violated?

00:14:30 - 00:23:30 - Are marriages only legitimate if people obtain a marriage license? Likewise, are they only legitimate if performed by a minister? If no to both questions, how should the marriage covenant be formalized and by whom?

00:23:30 - 00:26:12 - Is deception by silence less problematic than on outright lie?

00:27:29 - 00:28:19 - Discussion about Edom.

00:28:22 - 00:31:18 - Could wage garnishments suffice as enslavement when a thief is unable to repay?

00:31:20 - 00:34:23 - Why is there so much attention and focus put on Ephraim? Whole chapters are focused on it. What is so significant about that half-tribe?

00:34:26 - 00:36:55 - Comments on “If anyone sins because they do not speak up when they hear a public charge to testify regarding something they have seen or learned about, they will be held responsible.” Leviticus 5:1

00:36:57 - 00:40:40 - Please discuss the ramifications of the admonition to let your yes be yes and your no be no. And the integrity of the meaning of words, and it’s relationship to God’s prohibitions of diluted currency in this case the prohibition of the currency of ideas.

00:43:33 - 00:48:03 - How likely is it that these “new revelations” with bad fruit (Islam, Mormonism, Dispensationalism perhaps?) came directly from demons?

00:48:05 - 00:48:50 - Too many people (myself included) are too quick to say “I swear” or worse, “I swear to God” for effect.

00:49:10 - 00:54:25 - Can you recommend any books defending creationism?

00:54:50 - 00:56:25 - Which RJR or other C.R. resources are available online addressing the issue of biblical qualifications of magistrates?

00:56:36 - 00:59:51 - Comments on “the noetic effects of sin influences man’s imagination.”

00:59:52 - 01:06:31 - If time allows can you discuss the right and duty of private judgement in contrast to the duty of the body at large to expose an error in an individuals error in private judgement? What do you see as the proper course in such situations?

01:06:31 - 01:07:25 - Dispensationalism did from the same “drunk on the millennium” generation which gave us Mormonism for example.

01:07:33 - 01:08:37 - Could you speak to human trafficking and our responsibility when those involved won’t speak about it due to their immigration status?


Topics: Biblical Commentary, Biblical Law, Christian Reconstruction, Church, The, Culture , Dispensationalism, Dominion, Eschatology, Gospels, The, Government, Justice, New Testament History, Old Testament History, Pentateuch, Science, Statism, 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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