Ten Bible verses never mentioned in sermons

December 18, 2007 | By | 7 Replies More

This list comes from “Church Hopping,” and it’s a good list.  I can’t say I’ve ever heard anyone basing a sermon on any of these.  Here’s an example:

Deuteronomy 23:1: No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. If you don't mind, Erich, could you post the list here? For some reason, when I go to the site, it's as if someone from the Justice Department has been through it with a magic marker and occluded much of the text. It's weird.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Mark: Apparently, you are more interesting to Homeland Security than me. Here is the list of bible verses mentioned above, along with their links to a bible site:

    <a class="bibleref" title="2 Kings 2:23-24" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=2+Kings+2%3A23-24"><font color="#000066">2 Kings 2:23-24</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="Mark 14:51-52" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Mark+14%3A51-52"><font color="#000066">Mark 14:51-52</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="Deuteronomy 23:1" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Deuteronomy+23%3A1"><font color="#000066">Deuteronomy 23:1</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="Genesis 38:8-10" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Genesis+38%3A8-10"><font color="#000066">Genesis 38:8-10</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="1 Samuel 18:25-27" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=1+Samuel+18%3A25-27"><font color="#000066">1 Samuel 18:25-27</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="Exodus 4:24-25" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Exodus+4%3A24-25"><font color="#000066">Exodus 4:24-25</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="Ezekiel 16:17" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Ezekiel+16%3A17"><font color="#000066">Ezekiel 16:17</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="Ezekiel 23:19-20" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Ezekiel+23%3A19-20"><font color="#000066">Ezekiel 23:19-20</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="Judges 3:19-25" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Judges+3%3A19-25"><font color="#000066">Judges 3:19-25</font>

    <a class="bibleref" title="Deuteronomy 25:11-12" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Deuteronomy+25%3A11-12"><font color="#000066">Deuteronomy 25:11-12</font>

    I spent a bit of time at Churchhopping.  It's a thoughtful, often light-hearted site.

  3. the chaplain says:

    The list and the comments are good. I imagine one could write some pretty interesting sermons about those texts. Who knows, church attendance might actually increase!

  4. Ben says:

    I guess that means I'm not going to heaven. 🙁

  5. Erich Vieth says:

    Ben: I can only hope it was an accident, and I do hope it all gets better.

  6. Erich Vieth says:

    I reviewed this list again, and I have a new favorite Bible verse: Ezekiel 23:19-20

    Yet she increased her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth when she engaged in prostitution in the land of Egypt. She lusted after their genitals as large as those of donkeys, and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions.

    I can just imagine all the fundies gathered around the bible tonight contemplating this verse . . .

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