What The Bible REALLY Says, Episode 3

EPISODE 3 of 4: Israel, The Bride

This week (October 27) on Shabbat Night Live, the biblical wedding model is misunderstood. The Torah is the ketubah, the wedding vows — so why do Christians shun it? And yet, extrabiblical Jewish wedding rituals are used as proof of a pre-tribulation rapture.

Joel Richardson straightens out this biblical marriage mess!

Watch the episode — included on this blog post.

While you watch, consider the questions below. The timeline for each discussion topic in the video is noted on each question. Post your answers in the comments section and let’s get some discussion going!

  1. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 15:11) What is the name of the covenant that was made between YeHoVaH and Israel at Mount Sinai, and how does it relate to a biblical wedding?
  2. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 15:11) What are some of the features and elements of a betrothal ceremony present in the story of YeHoVaH’s covenant with Israel at Mount Sinai?
  3. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 15:34) How is the ritual mikvah, or the cleansing bath, before a wedding related to the consecration of Israel before YeHoVaH came down on the mountain?
  4. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 15:59) How does the Torah function as a ketubah, or a wedding contract, between YeHoVaH and Israel?
  5. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 18:34) Why does Joel Richardson disagree with the pre-tribulation rapture view that separates Israel and the church during the great tribulation?
  6. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 19:42) What is the name of the feast that Isaiah 25 prophesies will take place after the return of Yeshua?
  7. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 22:21) How does the parable of the foolish and wise virgins point to a post-tribulation rapture?
  8. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 23:05) What is the name of the film that claims to have found new anthropological discoveries that prove a pre-tribulation rapture?
  9. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 30:42) What are some of the sources that Joel Richardson mentions that can help us learn more about a biblical wedding?
  10. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 49:24) What is the term that Joel Richardson uses to describe the psychological phenomenon of rejecting evidence that contradicts one’s beliefs?

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