What is the intended meaning of the rhetorical question in 1 Corinthians 10:22? This article argues that an investigation of the Old Testament background to verses 1-21 suggests a likely origin for 10:22b, and also clarifies its precise intent, significance, and force.
Being known by God is a critical concept in the Bible. It is, however, neglected in exegesis and theology. This article wants to revive interest in the theme by reflecting on its definition and considering its pastoral function in the Bible. Being known by God is roughly equivalent to three related ideas: belonging to God, being loved or chosen by God, and being a child of God.
This article considers questions such as what is the Bible's attitude to foreigners, to immigrants, and refugees, and what does the gospel have to say on the subject. Biblical law is remarkably generous towards strangers. The Scriptures speak of welcoming the stranger, in full knowledge of the risks, because of God's love for all.