n International Journal for Religious Freedom - A biblical theology of persecution and discipleship : part 1. The Pentateuch : academic article
|Article Title||A biblical theology of persecution and discipleship : part 1. The Pentateuch : academic article|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||49 - 66|
|Keyword(s)||Abel, Abraham, Bible, Cain, Faith, Human rights, Image of God, Isaac, Lot, Moses, Noah, Pentateuch, Persecution and Theology|
Contrary to popular opinion, biblical teaching on religious freedom and the persecution of the righteous is not restricted to the New Testament. Significant foundational teachings are found in the Pentateuch on religious freedom, beginning with the creation of mankind in the divine image, and persecution, beginning with the Fall and the first murder, that of Abel by Cain. These foundational teachings are exemplified in the Pentateuch in the lives of its major characters including Noah, Lot, Abraham, Isaac, and Moses as they seek to live out lives of faith in the face of opposition.
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