Podcast: 3 Questions, Episode 37
We answer the following questions on this week's episode:
- Did God cause David to sin by taking a census in 2 Samuel 24?) How are we to understand 2 Samuel 24:1 when it says “he incited David against them saying ‘Go number Israel and Judah’”? Later on in the chapter, David realized that doing this was a sin. We understand that God does not tempt us to sin but it would appear in this situation he tells David to sin by conducting a census of the fighting men which brings punishment on Israel.
- Is it a sin to get tattoos? How can we discourage young people from getting tattoos when a Baptist periodical promotes them. The cover of February 2021 issue of Home Life magazine has a couple whose arms are covered up by tattoos. And yes, I find them to be ugly. Does God care if we do this to our bodies?
- What are some good verses to memorize and meditate on that summarize the gospel?—for my own good and for my conversations with others.
3 Questions is a weekly podcast from Southern Hills Baptist Church. Each week our ministers will answer three questions submitted by the congregation. Questions can be submitted at myshbc.com/contact. You can also text them to 505-258-2076 or email email@example.com. All questions will be kept anonymous.