Saturday, May 17, 2014

"Otherwise Your Children Would be Unclean": A Question Concerning the Apparently Contradictory Uses of "Unclean" in 1 Cor. 7:14 and Acts 10:28


"And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean (akatharton)," (Acts 10:28) 
"For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean (akatharta), but as it is, they are holy," (1 Cor. 7:14)

Notice how Peter seems to say that no person can be considered unclean but Paul seems to say that the child of a union of two non-Believers would be unclean?

DISCUSSION QUESTION:

How do we resolve these two passages?



3 comments:

  1. I suspect the uncleanness would be due to adultery? @Peter, you did an article a while back about judging research as to whether it was legitimate. Can you provide me the link? So many people are believing and spreading pseudo-science.

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  2. ""And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation,"


    This is not Torah. It is halacha.

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  3. http://orthodoxmessianic.blogspot.com/2014/03/debunking-so-called-messianic-seal-of.html

    And:

    http://orthodoxmessianic.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-not-to-make-bad-decisions.html

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