Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders VI

So far, we have been able to come up with a good set of Biblical principles about borders and those who cross them.  If you have been following along here is what we have: Principle #1: God Has Established National Borders to Limit the Spread and Impact of Sin Principle #2: God Disrupts Borders and Displaces … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders VI

Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders V

Wow!  I can’t believe that it has been five months since my last post on this!  Since then I have delivered a paper on this topic at The Council for Dispensational Hermeneutics annual conference which was this month.  There were no calls for stoning after my presentation, so that encouraged me to complete this series on my blog. Remember my … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders V

Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders IV

So far, we have identified two principles to guide us in our thinking about borders.  They are: Principle #1: God Has Established National Borders to Limit the Spread and Impact of Sin Principle #2: God Disrupts Borders and Displaces People So they Will Search For Him In this post I will identify one more Biblical … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders IV

Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders III

In Genesis Chapter 11 Nations were formed and dispersed across the earth.  God’s purpose in establishing nations and borders was to limit the spread and impact of sin.  That was our first principle.   Principle #1: God Has Established National Borders to Limit the Spread and Impact of Sin When we make our way in God’s progressive revelation … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders III

Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders II

The first mention of “nation” in the Bible is in Genesis 10:5.  Here is how the ESV reads,  “From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, each with his own language, … their clans, in their nations.”  If we look closely at the context, we find that these nations developed from groups of people … Continue reading Ancient Wisdom on Current Issues: The Bible and Borders II