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by William O. Einwechter
In this article, we take a look at one of the biblical laws that was given to make provision for the needs of the poor. The law is given in three separate texts (Lev. 19:9-10; 23:22; Deut. 24:19-21), and it instructs the Israelite farmer to leave some of the produce of his fields so that this food maybe gathered in by the poor. It was apparently one the chief means for the provision of the poor in Israel.
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by William O. Einwechter
In the Bible, murder is referred to as the shedding of innocent blood. What should our response be to the shedding of innocent blood? Should magistrates execute killers? Or should they sentence murderers to life in prison? Does it really matter which, as long as dangerous individuals are kept from committing further acts of violence? Can a nation, state, or community contract guilt before God on the basis of their response to murder, i.e., will God judge a people for a failure to punish murder in accord with His law-word? These vital questions are answered for us in Deuteronomy 21:1-9.
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by William O. Einwechter
This article argues for the necessity of making ethics a distinct part of the Christian curriculum. In fact, it is our contention that without a firm grounding in biblical ethics there can be no true Christian education. If we have not taught our students a biblical approach to ethics, and given them the knowledge and skill to make wise moral decision in every area of life, we have failed to give them a thorough Christian education.
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by William O. Einwechter
The concept of covenant and the believer’s responsibility in the covenant to obey the commandments of God is critical for a proper understanding of Christian education. The issues and questions surrounding education can only be properly addressed by Christians if the covenant context of education is grasped.
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by William O. Einwechter
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Prov. 29:18). In this text, the stability, order, and prosperity of nations are specifically tied to obedience to divine revelation. It sets before us the alternatives of God’s Word and peace, or man’s word and anarchy — God’s law or chaos.
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