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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

Episode 16: "Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness"

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This phrase is so popular that even has an origin story for it. In this episode, we dive into why "cleanliness is next to Godliness" is problematic.

Chara helps us understand why there were so many rules and regulations around cleanliness in the Old Testament, and what, if anything, we can and should take from that today.

Scripture Referenced in This Episode:
John 13:21, 1 Corinthians 14:40, Matthew 15, Luke 15, Leviticus 13:45-46, 2 Kings 5, Luke 5:12-15, 1 Corinthians 6:7-11, 1 John 1:7-9, Hebrews 9: 11-15, Psalm 51

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10 Stories from the Bible That Rarely Make It into Sermons by Chara Donahue

You can find Chara at: Anchored Voices | Facebook | Twitter

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March 02, 2021
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Chara Donahue is a co-author of the Bible study 1, 2 & 3 John: Experiencing Transformation and is working on her next book. She is an adjunct professor at her local university, holds an MSEd, and is passionate about seeing people set free through God's truths. She is the founder and editor of Anchored Voices, and host of the podcast The Bible Never Said That, which you can listen to on Get in touch with her on Facebook or Twitter.
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