Christians Need Not Exercise, Bodily Exercise Profits Little

Ever find one of those “selective” verses in the Bible to justify bad behavior? Well, it’s official, there’s no need to exercise any longer, it says it in the Bible! Right there in 1st Timothy, yeah that’s it, “bodily exercise profiteth little.”

Really? Ok, let’s look at this Bible verse in its entirety…

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Is ‘It Rains on the Just and the Unjust’ in the Bible?

It’s raining in New Jersey today…on everyone…the just and unjust alike. We have all likely heard the quote:

“It rains on the just and the unjust.”

Let me get right to the point. Although these are not the exact words, this is from the Bible. Here is what we find in the Gospel of Matthew.

“[He] sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” – Matthew 5:45 NKJV

The “He” is parenthetical because this is only the second half of the statement in verse 45. The entire quote goes this way:

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Who Said “Charity Begins at Home”?

Today’s post is about the origin of “charity begins at home”. Who said “charity begins at home”? On Bible or Not we like to share popular quotes along with the sources of those quotes, whether Bible or Not (hence the name of this blog). It’s also fun to research and share the origin of famous quotes and sometimes get into the etymology of some of the words.

The origin of Charity Begins at Home is usually not attributed to the Bible. One of the people most referenced as the author of this quote is Sir Thomas Browne, an English physician, writer and theologian.

I make the argument that while this quote is not verbatim from the Bible, the concept definitely is. Furthermore, those who are most quoted as saying “charity begins at home” were well read in the scriptures. We see in the first letter of Paul to Timothy this verse…

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