A biblical Jubilee
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#1 Jun 1, 2012
I just wanted to get your thoughts on an article I read on the Bible Reflections site.
It's called "What is a Jubilee?" and explores how within the celebrations of the Queen's jubilee the biblically meaning of emancipation and restoration can be easily lost.
Really looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
#2 Jun 1, 2012
Hi Joel, thanks for posting this link. It's really good to be reminded of the real meaning of festivals that can far too easily become secularised.
I think that the subject of debt is one of true significance globally right now, and as Christians we've gotta get our heads round what an ethical and moral stance on debt is. Do we simply clear away debt and thus feed into a culture of complacency or do we seek to educate?
Thanks again for posting.
#3 Jun 1, 2012
talking to yourself?
#4 Jun 1, 2012
2:56 pm, Friday, June 1, 2012:
RE: A biblical Jubilee
..... According to what it says in the book called Leviticus of the bible of Jesus, every 50 years something is supposed to be done. If you are a follower of Jesus, are you doing that? If you aren't, then what makes you think that you are authorized to pick and choose out of the bible of Jesus to do what you like, and not to do what you don't like?
" ... a year of Jubilee be held every 50th year and that it be a special year of pardoning of sins. Slaves were to be freed, debts forgiven, and land returned to its original owner (Leviticus 25). In addition, Israelites were not allowed to 'sow, or reap and store … or gather the grapes of the uncultivated vines' for it was to be a holy year when the land rested too (Leviticus 25:11).... "
..... If that is "not practical in 2012", then what would would have to be done to make it practical? And by the way, Jesus was one of the Israelites!
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