Acts Chapter 3 Discussion

  • GiGi - in Reply on Acts 3
    oops, Ham was Noah's third son.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Acts 3

    Part 2

    Jesus was a descendant of Judah through David's lineage (which was the line from which kings were to be chosen).

    So Cheryl, this is the breakdown of the line of Shem, Noah's son.

    The descendants of Japheth (Noah's son) populated the areas of southern Europe and north of Turkey. From these regions, the descendants of Japheth spread out north and east and west. Japheth's descendants were the most numerous of the three sons.

    The descendants of Ham settled in the land of Canaan, Egypt, Ethiopia, and most of the African continent. It is believed that they also settled lands around the Indian Ocean.

    So, we are not all Hebrews. People are either descended from Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Most of us are descended from more than one of these sons as intermarriage among cousins was common practice in the time of Noah's sons and descendants.

    But, to answer your question, Adam and Eve were not Hebrews. The Hebrew people came to be after the flood. The world was populated by the descendants of Noah's three sons. Anyone who was not descended from Jacob (Israel) was a Gentile, as were everyone who came before Jacob.

    Paul tells us in Romans 10:12; Galatians 3:7; 3:28-29; Ephesians 2:13-19 that in Christ we are all one in Him, neither Jew nor Greek (gentile) and are all children of Abraham due to our faith in Jesus. Together we are united in Jesus comprising "one new man" in Him, the promised Seed of Abraham to whom the covenant comes to fulfillment. Because Jesus is the true and intended final heir to the covenant made to Abraham, we in Him are made heirs to this covenant also because of our union with Christ.

    Cheryl. I do not know how much more you wish to know on this topic. Maybe you can reply to me whatever you want further explanation. I will try to help with what you are seeking in your original post and any subsequent ones.

    Even so, those of us who are in Christ are neither Jew nor Gentile
  • GiGi - in Reply on Acts 3
    Hello Cheryl,

    All of us are descended from the Noah, who had three sons. Noah was from the lineage of Seth (who was a son of Adam and Eve.

    Noah's sons were Shem, Japheth. At the time of Noah and his sons, no one was a Hebrew.

    You can read the lineage of Adam and Eve in Genesis Chapter 5. You can read the lineage of Noah in Genesis Chapter and 11.

    Eber (or Heber) was the great grandson of Shem. It is from Eber that the name Hebrew came about People called them Hebaru.

    All of the descendants of Eber were Hebrews, not just the Israelites. Abraham was descended from Eber in the sixth generation from Eber.

    There were many descendants from Shem (Noah's son). These people were considered as Semites (which is derived from the name Shem).

    Abraham was a Hebrew. So was Lot and Sarai. Abraham had eight sons-Ishmael (from Hagar), Isaac (from Sarai), and six more sons from Keturah after Sarai died. All of the peoples descended from the sons of Abraham are Hebrews and Semites. These are mostly the people who settled the Arabian peninsula and wilderness/ mountainous areas near Canaan. Isaac settled in Canaan with his father, Abraham. So, the Israelites are not the only descendants of Abraham, however, God told Abraham that it is through Isaac that are heirs to the promises (covenant) to Abraham ( Genesis 17:19)

    Jacob and Esau were born to Isaac. They were twins. God determined that the promises/covenant God made with

    Abraham and Isaac will be fulfilled through Jacob as the heir, not Esau. So, both Esau and Jacob were Hebrews, grandsons of Abraham, but the people God was going to call to Himself were to come from Jacob.

    God changed Jacob's name to Israel and renewed the covenant of Abraham with Jacob. Jacob had twelve sons. These sons were

    all Hebrews. Jacob's son, Judah was selected as the son by whom the Messiah would descend. The people of Judah's lineage were called Judahites, Jehus, and as a term of derision, Jews by the surrounding peoples.

    see Part 2
  • MountHoreb - in Reply on Acts 3
    If we go back to Eve. she gave birth ( Genesis 1:27,28;4:1,2;5:25). some of these offspring's died by means of old age,

    Genesis 3:19; Genesis 6:3, violance or destroyed by the flood ( Genesis 6:5-7,11-13;17). Only Noah his wife, Shem, Ham, and Japheth their 3 wives survived. that means only eight people survived out of Adams and eve's children and grand children.

    The point! not all of Noah's children listened to God. They followed Satan the devil and his lies Genesis 3. when you read about the Canaanites ( Genesis 13:7; Leviticus 18:1-5) this bad nation came through Ham descendance ( Genesis 10:6). or Ammorites, some Noah's descendance created a nation by their family name Genesis 11. When Jehovah ( psalm 83:18) confused their language they all spread out and became nations of people like you see today.

    to the point: Abraham was a righteous man who lived in Canaan. but one of God's angels told him to leave Canaan then became a father to a nation of Israel ( Genesis 17:1-8). God name Jacob Israel ( Genesis 32:28). this is how a Nation of Isreal came about. Canaan land later became Jerusalem belonging to Israel the Jews.

    However, Israel repeatedly sinned by worshiping other gods. even Solomon the last king worshiped false Gods ( Nehemiah 13:23-27) Jesus turned to the Gentiles which means nation who will believe ( John 3:16,17).

    However, their are some Israelites who did believe, but most rejected Jesus.- Acts 1:6-8; Matthew 24:14; 2 Timothy 3:13-17

    It's a lot of info. but I hope the bible answered your question HOW A NATION BECAME A INDEPENDANT NATION
  • Cheryl1655 on Acts 3
    Good Morning,

    I'm not sure if this the right section to be asking this question, As I read through the old testament trying to understand all that I can, I noticed it is the history of the Hebrew, so in the beginning it where did other people come from if this the Hebrew history, now we are all one in Christ, but before Christ where did other people come from who made them since God made man in his image ( Adam & Eve) Hebrew. So other nationality where did they come from , are we all Hebrew blood line
  • GiGi - in Reply on Acts 3
    Hi Lillie (what a lovely name)

    Yes, the lame man was expectant because he probably had heard or saw Jesus had the power to heal people. We have "heard" this same thing in our reading of Scripture. Some have witnessed a healing in their own life or in others.

    You have spoken well by pointing out about expectation. If we are to pray in faith we should have the expectation tat God hears our prayers and will answer in the best way possible for us His children.

    In Matthew 7:7-11 tells us to "ask and it will be given to you, seek, and you shall find, knock, and the door shall be opened to you. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to those who ask Him."
  • Lillie Brown on Acts 3
    The lame man looked with the spirit of expectation , the spirit of expectation gives an open door to be able to receive. The spirit of expectation is Key to receiving.
  • TERRI MOORE on Acts 3
    It was not Peter and John that raised the man up. It was faith in the name of Jesus that raised the man up!
  • Cindy - in Reply on Acts 3
    Lucifer was his name.
  • Pastor-Ronnie Williams - in Reply on Acts 3
    To Charles R Peek, what do you think trump is in the Word of God, it is a trumpet, it sure is not Donald, or Rook. As for your comment to me about once saved always saved; I did not write anything about that, I do not believe that nonsense. Just letting you know. 1 Corinthians 8:2

    And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Acts 3

    Type that in the SEARCH box on this website and the search engine will fetch all those scriptures.
  • Richard in Christ on Acts 3
    Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

    14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

    Ezekiel 33:11-20

    ( Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew 12:35-36 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

    36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

    37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

    Matthew 13:37-43

    ( John 5:26-29

    ( Romans 2:2-11

    ( Romans 6:1-2

    ( Romans 6:15-23

    ( James 2:14-20

    ( 1 Peter 4:16-19

    ( 2 Peter 2:20-22 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

    21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

    22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

    Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
  • Nathan on Acts 3
    What was satans name before he was the devil
  • Nathan on Acts 3
    In the beginning God created heaven and the earth.

    2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

    4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

    5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

    6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

    7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

    8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second days.

    9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    10And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

    11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

    12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    13And the evening and the morning were the third days.

    14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

    15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

    16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

    17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

    18And to rule over the d
  • Charles R Peek - in Reply on Acts 3
    No, it doesn't say trumpet, it say "trump"; that makes a world of difference. The trumpet sounds, one of those sounds is called a trump. Has nothing to do with the seven trumpet in the book of revelation. READ IT MORE SLOWELY.
  • More on the Godhead in the Bible on Acts 3
    Reply to Rod:

    Using the Search Box on this website; type in the words, Trinity or Triune. Those 2 words ARE NOT in the King James Bible. Cover to cover.

    If you type GODHEAD, you'll see 3 scriptures be fetched by the search engine. Read these.

    Acts 17:32

    Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

    Comment: people will buy paintings of the Godhead and decorate their walls.

    Romans 1:20

    For the invisible things of HIM from the creation of the world are CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made (us), even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    Colossians 2:9

    For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead BODILY.

    Comments by me. Genesis 1:1 is clearly understood. God Wills; Jesus (The Word) speaks; the Holy Spirit performs. "Time. Force. Action. Matter". Four things all scientists have tried to explain throughout time. Earth is the only planet that has water.

    Christians have the mind of Christ. We're all enabled to see the Godhead at work; on earth and in our lives. How? The Holy Spirit indwells us in our born again spirits and teaches us the Word of God. Seek and you will find.

    If we can just read the Bible and accept what is written in it; believe, apply to our lives; and like little children do: believe what God says about Himself. If you doubt or debate, you're in a ditch. Your faith is a shipwreck.

    God is on the Throne. Jesus sits at the right hand of God, making intercession for The Saints of God. That's us. The Holy Spirit is present on Earth, PERFORMING what is in the mind of Jesus Christ.

    How hard is that to understand? The Godhead works together every moment. A Bible ENCYCLOPEDIA shows all of the Holy Spirits names. There are many. Learn all of them. Praise and worship that He is at work in your life. Do not grieve or quench the Holy Spirit.
  • Pastor-Ronnie Williams - in Reply on Acts 3
    Amen to your comments! False doctrines everywhere, if it don't line up with the Word of God, it is false! The Word of God plainly states that when the last trumpet sounds the dead in Christ shall rise first; you can not rise up if you are already up there. If people would believe Gods Word, and live it just the way he tells us to, instead of adding or subtracting from it to fit their way of life; we would see a lot more bright light instead of just sparks in this dark world. God Bless!
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 3
    If you reject commentators' understanding of Matthew 11:16,17, how do you then understand those verses?

    I generally accept a comment, if made by one well studied in the Scriptures & who gives it a good support/defence, but leave the matter open till the Spirit reveals otherwise. So what I'm saying is, let's not discount all commentaries as I believe many of them have much to teach us as well, that will help us in understanding the Bible better. Otherwise, one should refuse to attend a Fellowship as the preacher offers a verbal commentary to us.
  • A really good song - in Reply on Acts 3
    The Peace Prayer by John Michael Talbot on Youtube. It's just a song by a singer. Nothing else.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Acts 3
    I hear the sweetness of Jesus in your words. It is always ok to ask Jesus for more: more light, a deeper understanding, a window into His heart to see the love He has for all people.

    To be a part of His body; in the body of Christ: his hands, his feet, his ear to hear the cries of people in need or lost in spiritual darkness. There's a song I sing: ' Lord make me an Instrument'. It's on YouTube.

    May the Lord show you every answer that you seek; and give you a hunger for more.
  • Sacha - in Reply on Acts 3
    I once read a commentary ,when i was quiet young and hadnt read all the Bible yet ,that tried to tell me that Matthew ch 11 v 16 & 17 were about a game that children in the mid east must have played ,it waffled on for about two pages making all kinds of presumptions and assumptions and guesses about theses two verses ,im done with commentaries and have been for many years ,i trust what God says not what people say ,i by no means understand everything in the Bible and i dont expect i shall in this life but ever time i read it i feel like i put one more piece in a very big jigsaw puzzle and i see just a little bit clearer ,as long as that still happens on a regular basis i am happy but thankyou for your advice ,we are not all the same and we dont have to be ,may God continue to bless you every day .
  • Francis Pumbu - in Reply on Acts 3
    Jesus was not Begotten by any earthly father. The begotten are whom born through normal biological relationship with their father and mother. Jesus was conceived by Holy Spirit in the Mary's womb. Joseph never knew Mary.
  • Use of Bible Study Helps - in Reply on Acts 3
    I read commentaries sometimes. There is a Commentary Search link on this website.

    Lots of Bible students use it. We use Bible Dictionary, Concordance, History, Multiple Commentaries, and other "helps".

    A serious student uses what is available. If you street evangelize, you have need of being enabled to give an answer for what you believe; along with a huge amount of Grace and Mercy.

    The more we know, is a pool of Living Water the Holy Spirit has, to draw the lost to the Savior of their souls. Like the woman who met Jesus at the well. She ran to her neighborhood and told them, "COME SEE A MAN!! Who told me all of my life history." The entire community was saved, as a result. That is remarkable and worth remembering.

    Apologies. Mishael
  • Mishael - in Reply on Acts 3
    I meant genetically of course.

    Joseph and Mary were both chosen to be Jesus's parents. Why is it so easy to be offended when the details are recorded in scripture? I was not disputing anything. I'm sorry you were upset by my comment.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Acts 3
    I wrote that a little wrong. Jesus was not "begotten" by and earthy father.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Acts 3
    Hello Gary,

    I'm sure what Mishael was stating is only that Jesus was not "conceived" by a human father or man. The Holy Ghost conceived Mary and He was born of a virgin. God in Heaven was His only real Father. Joseph the Carpenter was His earthy "dad" as I'm sure Mishael knows.

    God Bless.
  • Sacha - in Reply on Acts 3
    Skip wikipaedia on everything ! pick your bible up and start reading it ! do not rely on people to tell you about god ! read it aaaall for yourself !
  • Harmony of the Gospel Books More - in Reply on Acts 3
    I think that's why some Bibles call the Gospels, the Harmony of the Gospels.

    Twelve disciples witnessed the same events, but some differ because of age, occupations they had been in, experiences. The Books were written at different times. Yet, they harmonize with each other. Amazing!

    Jesus knew Judas would betray Him. There is a prophesy in Psalms that was fulfilled when Judas did it.

    You can Google up charts of all the prophesies in the Old Testament, and on the New Testament; that Jesus would fulfill in his life. The odds of that happening is more than all the stars in our universe! One life achieved all of that. How anyone can deny that, is without an excuse on the day of Judgment.

    The charts show the prophesy scriptures, and on the same line, the scripture where Jesus fulfilled it.

    You'll want to save those in your bookmarks or read list on your Google page.

  • Pastor-Ronnie Williams - in Reply on Acts 3
    Hear are a few: James 1:1-27 and James 4:7-17. Pray, read the Word of God, ask Jesus for strength, and endure! God Bless, and I will remember you in prayer!
  • Gary Lee - in Reply on Acts 3
    Joseph was undoubtedly Jesus earthly dad. You are totally wrong about that. Read Matt 1. Jesus earthly genealogy starts with King David and also with Adam in Luke 3:38. Please stop thinking carnally and be inspired by the Holy Ghost.

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