corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.20.02.23
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Dictionaries

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Decision

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

DECISION . Duly constituted and recognized authorities have the power of decision granted to them in all questions of right in the Bible. Moses ( Exodus 18:13 ), the judges ( 1 Samuel 7:16 ), and the kings ( 1 Kings 3:16 ff.) exercise this power upon occasion. Questions of right between Christian brethren are to be decided by Church courts and not by civil authorities ( Matthew 18:17 , 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 ). The only method of decision sanctioned in the NT is the exercise of godly judgment on the part of the individual to whom authority has been granted. The casting of lots by heathen soldiers ( Mark 15:24 ) and the sortilege of Acts 1:21-26 cannot be cited as examples for the Christian Church. No instance of the casting of lots can be found after Pentecost. The Spirit of a sound mind now decides what is right and what is true.

D. A. Hayes.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Hastings, James. Entry for 'Decision'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/d/decision.html. 1909.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
Transfiguration Sunday / the Last Sunday after Epiphany
There are 49 days til Easter!
ADVERTISEMENT
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Decently
Next Entry
Decision, Valley of
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology