Crimes Against Humanity

Most of the sins we commit are subtle and easily dismissed by the world. But there are some that even society reviles. What the Bible says against incest, abuse, cannibalism and other crimes against humanity.

Day One: Incest in the Bible
There are numerous examples of incest in the Bible. The most commonly thought-of examples are the sons/daughters of Adam and Eve, Abraham marrying his half-sister Sarah, Lot and his daughters, Moses' father Amram who married his aunt Jochebed, and David's son Amnon with his half-sister Tamar...
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Day Two: Cannibalism
Cannibalism is mentioned in the Bible. Although there is no direct statement such as, "Thou shalt not eat human flesh," the obvious indication from Scripture is that cannibalism is a terrible evil...
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Day Three: Tax Collectors
Probably in every culture, in every part of history, from the tax collectors of ancient Israel to the IRS agents of today, the tax man has received more than his share of scorn and contumely...
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Day Four: Abuse
The word abuse has taken many meanings over time. Immediately, most assume abuse involves anger or some form of physical violence. This is a simplistic and often misleading view of abuse...
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For more, see "How should a husband respond to emotional abuse from his wife?"

Day Five: Bribery
A bribe is money or a favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a trusted position. The Bible is clear that giving or receiving a bribe is evil...
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Day Six: Child Sacrifice
The horrific practice of child sacrifice has been committed throughout the world for thousands of years. Generally, the sacrifice of a child was intertwined with the worship of a pagan deity, often a fertility god...
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Published 4-27-16