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Ruth's freedom.

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Jope, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Jope

    Jope Member

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    Why do you think that Ruth, the Moabitess, was at liberty from the law of Moses, as seen in Deut. 23:

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    3 “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever,​

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  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    What do you think?
     
  3. Jope

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    I think that Ruth's liberty was a type of the Church's liberty.

    Romans 6:14b ESV
    you are not under law but under grace.​

    Christ brought a (predominantly) Gentile Church into the assembly of God (He exalted the predominantly Gentile Church over the Jews, cf. Eph. 2:6-7; Luke 7:28; John 3:29).

    John 3 ESV
    29 The one who has the bride [the Church] is the bridegroom [Christ]. The friend of the bridegroom [the friend being John the Baptist], who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.​

    John (the Elijah to come)'s disciples were to have an earthly inheritance, them belonging to the earthly covenant (Gal. 4:24-25; Luke 5:33-39). In the tribulation, Elijah's disciples will have that earthly inheritance, and Elijah's disciples will only be the remnant of the Jews that dwell on earth and have a lower position than the heavenly Church in the millennium (Luke 7:28).

    Boaz's actions are a type of Christ's in this regard: bringing into the assembly of God and exalting a Gentile wife at liberty from the Mosaic law over the Jews, whose antitype is Naomi.

     
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    Absurd post. That's not liberty but a curse. They were not permitted to approach the presence of God.

    This was not always practiced strictly, otherwise David would not have been allowed to enter either. Yet he cherished entering the house of God to meet him there. After all, it was his throne on earth in the temple (holy of holies).

    As to the history of Ammon and Moab, you should study to see the ancestry of those 2 nations (from Lot) and how they cursed Israel during the Exodus thus restricting their access to God's temple presence.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    anyone else see something common in all this guys threads?
     
  6. Jope

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    Who is "this guy"?

    And what do you see in common?
     
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    No. Please explain what it is you're seeing.
     
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    I thought about this but no where in scripture does she step in the temple.
     
  9. Greektim

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    What temple??? Solomon built the temple. You mean the tabernacle?

    Plus, the Bible never said Jesus went no. 2, but I'm positive he did.

    Nevertheless, the OP is absurd b/c it was a curse not to be able to approach the throne of God. YHWH's temple presence was the true blessing of Israel that set them apart from all other nations... i.e. the God of the universe deigning to dwell w/ a piddly little nation like Israel.
     
  10. Jope

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    I guess we would have to figure out what is meant by "the congregation of the Lord".

    Do you have Poole's commentary?
     
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