Acts Chapter 7 Discussion



 
  • Debbie on Acts 7:9
    I think the envy was Jacob's brothers' towards him because their father loved him so.
  • Debbie on Acts 7:9
    Hey there. What is meant by envy?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Acts 7:9
    Hi Debbie,

    I would refer you to Genesis Ch 37.

    Read all.

    GOD BLESS
  • Debbie - in Reply on Acts 7:9
    But what were they envious of(?).
  • ENVY - in Reply on Acts 7:9
    James 3:16 - For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

    James 4:2-3 - Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. (Read More...)

    James 3:14 - But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

    Proverbs 14:30 - A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

    1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    Galatians 5:19-21 - Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (Read More...)

    Proverbs 27:4 - Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

    James 3:14-15 - But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. (Read More...)

    1 Corinthians 3:3 - For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

    Romans 12:21 - Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

    1 Corinthians 13:1-8 - Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. (Read More...)

    Proverbs 10:12 - Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

    1 John 4:8 - He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

    Psalms 25:4-5 - Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. (Read More...)

    Exodus 20:17 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

    Galatians 5:22 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
  • Debbie on Acts 7:8
    Who are the 12 patriarchs? Are they the 12 tribes of Israel?
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 7:8
    The patriarchs are the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel: the sons of Jacob (Israel).
  • Debbie - in Reply on Acts 7:8
    I thought so too. Thank you.
  • Mountain Preacher on Acts 7
    This Jesus that is spoken of in verse 45 is a new one on me. Is he mentioned anywhere else ?
  • Sacha - in Reply on Acts 7
    Hi mountain preacher ,i belive its reffering to Joshua ,his name is a hebrew version of Jesus i think . That Joshua who took Jericho in the old testament .
  • Mountain Preacher - in Reply on Acts 7
    Thank you so much Sacha for your help .
  • Sacha - in Reply on Acts 7
    Mountain Preacher ,its a pleasure ,im sure you will help me out with something one day .
  • Mary lyn on Acts 7
    Where is the star of David written in the Bible?
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 7
    The Star of David, or in Hebrew, "Magen David" (Shield of David) is not in Scripture. It's use today is as a symbol of Jewish identity. It had its roots much earlier in Jewish mysticism whereby David's shield (a five pointed star) was said to hold special powers against evil spirits & used by Muslims as the 'Seal of Solomon' - wearing it as a protective amulet against evil.

    Only after the 17th Century AD, it became a six pointed star & the official seal of many Jewish communities & a general sign of Judaism. So, it definitely has no Scriptural warrant or mention but merely a Jewish emblem for today.
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Acts 7
    As Chris stated, the star of david is not mentioned in The Bible.

    But there was a star mentioned in a prophecy by the pagan prophet, Balaam, when he had been hired by the king of Moab to put a curse on the people of Israel. But God wouldn't let him utter a curse no matter how he tried. It's quite a story, with a donkey being more perceptive than a prophet. Anyhow, here's the prophecy that God allowed him to pronounce:

    "I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth."Num 24:17 (KJVA)

    This is referring to someone who's appearing later, not at that time. A "Star" out of Jacob and a "Sceptre" out of Israel. Well Jacob was named, by God Himself, "Israel" in Genesis 32:22-32. Judah was the fourth son of Jacob and was the ancestor of King David and Joseph the husband of Mary and Mary the mother of Jesus, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

    "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."Rev 22:16 (KJVA)
  • Why sin hurts on Acts 7:56
    1 Corinthians 6:12

    All things are lawful unto me, but all things are NOT expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

    1 Corinthians 10:23

    All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify NOT.

    Comment: We're free to go out drinking, but we might total our car.

    You can smoke but you may reap cancer.

    Doesn't it make better sense to cherish the Holy Spirits fellowship? Why grieve Him?

    Or quench the Holy Spirit?

    If we are born again..He comes to dwell within us.

    Mishael
  • Ryan on Acts 7:56
    I was searching for Acts 7:56 but the verse was omitted from this result?

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    1 Peter 3:22 - Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

    Acts 5:31 - Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

    Acts 2:33 - Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

    Hebrews 1:13 - But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

    Luke 22:69 - Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.

    Hebrews 10:12 - But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

    1 Timothy 2:1-15 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; (Read More...)
  • Philip - in Reply on Acts 7:56
    What is missing from your search?

    Act 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
  • Davis on Acts 7:38
    How was he stoned.?
  • Carleton - in Reply on Acts 7:38
    As Saul held the coats, these men held the self- righteousness by stones and aimed them at Stephen in a very false hope that the Law would be satisfied outside of the Chosen One whom Stephen clearly knew.
  • Nicholas R Greiner on Acts 7:55
    Sabbath on Saturday?
  • Adam - in Reply on Acts 7:55
    Yes it is.
  • Evelyn Pearson on Acts 7:55
    I know that KJV is God's preserved word perfect. So I'm trying to understand this verse Acts 7:55. It says Jesus is at God's right hand but I honestly was thinking Jesus is Lord thy God cause in 1 John 5:7 kjv it says they are as one. Can you explain this to me so I can explain it to others as well, because this was a questions that others have asked me as well. And he has to be God Says he was God manifest in the flesh as well.
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 7:55
    Page 2.

    Likewise, in Jn 1:1-14, we're told that God sent forth His Word into the world (this was similar to His Word that He gave to the prophets to speak to Israel) but now He sends it to His people as the time for dealing with their sins had come (Rom 5:6, 1 Tim 2:6). But to accomplish the payment for their sins (& ours), God required that every sinner had to pay for his/her sins with death & eternal separation from Him. Yet, because of His great Love for us (Jn 3:16), & desiring our full restoration, He could have no other option, than to give of Himself for us. So the Word (part of the God-head) He sent out to His people would also be the Word that was clothed in humanity purely for the purpose of dying for us (a substitutionary death), so that we wouldn't suffer. So His Word came, given a body as ours, named Jesus (also called Immanuel = God with us), so people not only heard God's Message & got a wonderful glimpse of the Character & Wisdom of God & most importantly, had the payment of their sins made at Calvary. So when we read that Jesus sits at the right hand of God, He is there as the resurrected ascended Lord, now 'physically' distinct in the God-head because of His humanity, yet in a glorified body: just as we will be when we're in Heaven (1 Jn 3:2).
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 7:55
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    Evelyn, just to add to the other good comments you received.

    As you have done, we need to refer to the Scriptures so as to learn a Truth, even though at times it's difficult to humanly comprehend (e.g. a Triune God). According to the Scriptures (1 Jn 5:7) there are "there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." There is one God & that one God is fully seen (or, expressed) in His Three Persons (Father, Word & Holy Spirit). Just as if a friend was talking with you, she would just see her friend Evelyn, in front of her. But if she were able to see you in a complete way, she would be aware of your physical (body), your soul & spirit: all parts that make you who you are. So God too, reveals Himself to His creation as the only True God. But unlike us, constrained by the physical & because He is only Spirit without Body, He can perform different functions or works in different places & in different ways.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Acts 7:55
    If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

    But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

    But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

    Comment:

    Some things have to be believed in FAITH.

    A Christian does not have to be drawn into debates about whether God is the Father, The Son is God or the third person of the Godhead is God the Holy Spirit. Each is separate but all 3 are God.

    There's a lot written about debates and the fact you and (these) friends are debating the known Truth; tells me that none are reading their Bibles, Chapter after Chapter. You cannot "spot read " and learn any continuity of thought.

    Try staying in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and see how they all agree in scripture. Which you are doubting.

    This is a link. Really read it slow; word by word. John 3.

    Back in front of Revelation; Read 1 John, 2 John, 3 John

    If you still doubt, you may need to be sure you are born again. John 3. A person can agree mentally about salvation but fail somehow to receive the Holy Spirit; YOUR TEACHER.

    These scriptures are of the Godhead speaking to each other. Click on the links:

    Genesis 1:26

    Genesis 11:7

    Genesis 3:22

    1 John 5:7
  • Steve B - in Reply on Acts 7:55
    Hi Evelyn -

    In a human sense there are several ways to explain God as one.

    I am a son to my parents, I am a brother to my siblings, I am a husband to my wife, and I am a father to my children. I am different to each of them, but I am one and the same person.

    Let's look at H2O = water. It is one thing, yet it has 3 elements. Also, there is wet liquid, a solid when frozen, and a mist or fog when sprayed. It is 3 in one.

    I hope this helps. May God Bless Your Days. Keep reading the Scriptures, and praying, as God will open your eyes to His wonderful being through His Word. He is One.
  • JIMMY L JOSEPH II on Acts 7:38
    The "church" is the people. They were referred to as the "congregation" in the old testament. The tabernacle or temple of the Lord is the physical location where they worshiped.
  • Vincent on Acts 7:43
    "...star of your god Remphan..."

    Anybody wanting an interesting study;

    A six pointed star as a symbol of the god of Saturn.

    Kinda sounds familiar does it not? A pagan symbol that has plagued the Jewish people for centuries. Where did the "star of David come from?"
  • Steve Moyer you only allow so many words on Acts 7:38
    I have alway been confused with this verse in the KJB;

    Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:r

    It reads, "a church in the wilderness!" There were no buildings that people called a "church" when Acts was written. Also, many believe the KJV is the only reliable translation. Do you think our Father's Holy word would have another man's name on it Acts 17:24-25 reads in the KJV, 4 "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

    25 Neither is worshipped with men"


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