Tuesday, August 19, 2008

That’s not legal

So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel before the Lord, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen by lot. 1 Samuel 10:20

Who's Lot? Why did he get to make the decision?

Not who, but what.

They chose their first king by casting lots or by using the Urim and Thummin.

The what?

According to Jewish historian, Josephus, the Urim consisted of two sardonyx stones, each contained in a pouch in the Breastplate worn by the High Priest. One of the two stones shined brightly when God was present (or involved).

The main reason for casting lots was the impartiality of a certain decision. No one could argue that the decision was the result of politics, nepotism, favoritism, etc. It basically was the same as the casting of dice of today.

The High Priest used this method for important, uncertain decisions; it amounted to consulting God for the answer.

Is that legal, I mean come on, don't we have to vote?

That just doesn't make sense; we better call in the Attorney General!

The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says Trinity Church Interdenominational cannot yet close the door on a tumultuous 2007. The opinion came in response to a complaint to the Attorney General's Office from a group of disaffected members. Trinity leaders dispute the findings. They are submitting more information, and the Attorney General's Office said it will take another look. The flap began over whether the church's longtime senior pastor, the Rev. Les Beauchamp, should stay at the helm. Concerns over Beauchamp's leadership style, not any allegation of wrongdoing, sparked the controversy.

Do you think the AG took "LOT Casting 101" in law school?

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