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  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Hebrews 9
    Carleton, the question wasn't about repentance and remission of sins; but about the mercy seat.
  • Jesse - in Reply on James 1
    Thanks, Carleton for sharing that from the Spanish Bible. I did not know that. The word "Word" in the Greek text is the word LOGOS. How would we be able to tie LOGOS in with "el Verbo" to come up with the same meaning of the word "Word"?

    LOGOS is a very special word that began to be used around 600 years before Christ by the Greek philosophers. LOGOS was not just the word, but LOGOS was the thinker behind the universe.



    I guess if "el Verbo" describes an action, and to the Greeks, the LOGOS was known as the "Thinker behind the universe," the action would be God's creation? Just a thought!
  • Jesse - in Reply on James 1
    Adam,

    Thanks for sharing your perspective. It's nice to be able to come and share our perspectives. You ask me about my statement that a doer of the word doesn't mean that I take my bible and go out and do it, so please allow me to explain myself. I gave the context on James 1:22, but perhaps I could have simplified it some.



    What I'm trying to show is the difference between a "hearer" and a "doer" of the word. What I'm also showing is the difference between a true believer (one who has been born of God's Spirit), and a person who claims to be a believer or Christian, but has never been born of the Spirit.

    A hearer only is someone who hears the word but has never applied it to his/her heart, and the consequence is that they never produce any spiritual fruit. Sure, they might go out and do "good" things because, you know, "the bible tells me to." But that's the wrong approach to take. If a person does good out of human ambition, or they feel obligated to, God's not going to reward them for that.

    The only good we can do that is pleasing to God is when we are being persuaded by His Spirit to do good. There are two words for good in the Greek text that we must be able to differentiate between. One is human good (Kalos). And the good that is produced by, and is the result of God's Spirit working in a believer's life and persuading the believer to do good is (Agathos).

    When we do good, are we doing it because God's Spirit is persuading us to do it? Or are we doing it because the bible tells us to do it, so we better "get busy" and start doing it? There is a difference, and God will only reward us for one of these two.



    One is works-based, and the other is produced by God's Spirit. The "hearer only" cannot produce spiritual good. The doer is the one who both hears the word, applies it to his/her heart, and then submits to the persuasion of God's Spirit working through them to produce the good. But He produces it, we don't!

    Hopefully, I've explained myself?
  • Carleton - in Reply on Hebrews 9
    Hello Earl, sounds good, but where is the repentance and remission of sins in this faith?

    Carleton
  • Chantell Wardlow I ask you Lord to send my husband to become a godly man who is - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    I ask you Lord to send my husband to become a godly man who is intelligent, cute in my life and he put you in his life. That's he services only you and he loves you in his
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Hebrews 9
    Richard, may the Spirit grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    We are the TEMPLE OF GOD, the HOLY OF HOLY (Christ in you) is now in us along with the TRUE MERCY SEAT (HIS blood now covering us) The old was a shadow of the HEAVENLY. We are the HEAVEN OF HEAVENS. JESUS IS THE TEMPLE we have become ONE TEMPLE.

    John 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven (shadow of the NEW HEAVEN) .....

    Revelation 21:5 .....I make all things new...

    Revelation 21:1 ....new heaven and a new earth.... God's hew home (TRUE HEAVEN) with a body now longer made of the dust of earth; but of THE GLORY OF CHRIST.

    1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed DWELL ON EARTH (the shadow was the tent in the wilderness; afterwards Solomon's temple)? behold, the heaven (old) and the HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (new) cannot contain THEE. How much less the house I have builded? God is INDEED DWELLING ON EARTH; but now in the NEW.
  • Carleton - in Reply on James 1
    Hello Adam and Jesse, action is present even at the Cross. The "Word" in the Spanish Bible in John 1:1 is called "el Verbo".

    Says a lot.
  • Joshua Babbitt - in Reply on Acts 1
    To add to your point even more, you'll notice those who are celebrating Easter, are actually the ones killing the Christians

    Acts 12:4

    1"Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church."

    2"And he killed James the brother of John with the sword."

    3"And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)"

    4"And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people."
  • Joshua Babbitt - in Reply on Acts 1
    Good point Richard. And I would encourage all Christians to take it one step further, and not celebrate it at all; as we don't want to put stumbling blocks in front of witches (we don't want them to see Christianity as just another form of paganism); I think the same principle of meats offered to idols would apply:

    1 Corinthians 10

    28"But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:"

    29"Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?"

    ...

    32"Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:"

    33"Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved."

    1 Corinthians 10:14

    "Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry."

    We also don't want to wound other Christians who would see us participate in such a thing;

    1 Corinthians 8

    "10For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;

    11And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

    12But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

    13Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend."
  • Teresa on Deuteronomy 21
    It's more a question.. aren't we to love those that spitefully use us? Pray for the sick , or that the lost soul will be saved? Win souls? Therefore winning alcoholics and even drug users ect?
  • Jean Christian on Isaiah 15:3
    I am called to study the scriptures and commentaries regarding the pleading for and the calling on the "Blood of Jesus" for healing, salvation, atonement, and protection and covenant. Do you have these available?

    Thank you.
  • Pastor Curray Sheaks on 2 Peter 3
    i want to print this off so i can use it as a bible study please and thank you. From Pastor curray.
  • Joshua Babbitt - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    I just sent this message to someone else, and saw your prayer request, and hope you'll prayfully consider this matter:

    I was ill for almost 3 years, close to being bedridden, but in just one moment of time, the Lord Jesus Christ had mercy on me, and God healed me. Just like it says to do in James 5, I called for the elders of the church to pray over me, and the elder and I spent maybe 50mins confessing our faults one to another, and after we prayed for God's forgiveness and mercy, he laid hands on me, anointed me with oil in the name of the Lord (poured olive oil on my head), and prayed for the Lord's healing, and that moment I was healed.

    We didn't know what we were doing, but we just tried to follow the scripture as closely as possible, and the Lord healed me! I wasn't healed because of our own goodness, but because of the Lord's goodness and mercy that He showed on me and others who were suffering grief for me (like my mom).

    I encourage you to pray for faith, and follow what the Lord instructs in James 5:

    James 5

    14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

    15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

    16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
  • Ron - in Reply on Colossians 1:15
    Hey Tom, I'm not sure of the reward you say for obedience but here's a few of my thoughts and some scripture, in respect to all who have replied.

    1John.2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

    John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

    2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

    John 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

    1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

    John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

    Jesus called His Father His God. No one can deny the divinity of Jesus, the demons in scripture even knew who he was "the Son of the Most High". The Son was with the Father before the world because through the Son all was created. There is not any scripture that says how the Son began only He was the beginning of creation. The word Godhead is in the Bible 3 times "theots" meaning deity, divinity, "Theion" meaning Devine Being, both can be said of God and the Son of God without saying they are both God.

    God bless us, Ron
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Judith 1
    Hello,

    I myself know of much wisdom in the Apocrypha books. As there is much wisdom throughout the Holy Bible along with the book of Enoch etc. Why they separated them doesn't make much difference to me. They are trying to change the Bible around more, newer versions, than they ever have before to my knowledge. We are Blessed to still be able to access and read the Apocrypha books on sites like this one.

    I'm not sure of the root of your post. The Holy Bible does not speak of God "choosing the entire world of nations" either. Yes, God created the world for man/woman and His creation. Are you stating that God is a respecter of certain "persons"? Like racism? The Lord searches our hearts.

    God loves those who love Him with a pure heart. No matter where they are "from". If you have not seen these things in the Apocrypha books I shall gladly post them for you. I shall wait for your reply as I am not sure on the root of your post.

    Also those books being written before the time of Jesus Christ. As after reading about, and accepting, our Lord a veil should be lifted that may shadow some who are Old Testament only readers.

    Thank you. God Bless.
  • Junebug on Ecclesiastes 1
    Davis did some bad things but DAVID had a repentant heart and he always reacted to his mistakes with sorrow for what he had done! God knew David's heart and that he was sincere! God knows all of our hearts! He knows if we truly repent! To repent means a change of heart! It means to put bad things out of your life!
  • Niki on Romans 6:14
    I have been reading the Bible since early 20's, now in early 60's. I was reading Isaiah today and something new presented to me... verse 1:14 kjv, through Isaiah God had been giving the people of Israel an overview of what their sinful ways look like from Gods view... and then He says in verse 14... "my SOUL hateth"... I had never viewed God as having a soul; somehow in my mind He has always been omnipresent and yet now I see it a bit clearer. I guess, why wouldn't he have a soul... if we are created in His image, right! I find this topic worth further thought. Any theological scholars out there who have any thoughts?
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Timothy 3
    Thank you for the love which are admonishments Patty!

    Keep the faith.
  • Adam - in Reply on James 1
    Hi Jesse, I'd like to offer a different perspective on your comment:

    >"So a doer of the word in my understanding doesn't mean that I take my bible and go out and do it"

    If the good Samaritan followed this advice he would not have stopped to help the injured man. Luke 10:25-37 Maybe he would have walked on by because he already knew who he was in his own mind, and didn't want to risk being 'legalistic' or obedient, as if that's a bad thing. Reminds me of a Pharisee- who felt self-righteous but didn't have good deeds as fruit that show their faith in action.

    Matt 25:40 comes to mind: "...as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

    The push to not be obedient or do good works seems contradictory to this verse: James 1:22 and so many others throughout the Bible - would God tell us we don't need to obey Him and to not do what He says, or would someone else be behind this? Who is the most likely source that tells us that being good is bad and doing bad is good?

    Matthew 25 and basically most of Jesus' parables were about the same thing: being prepared, because a day will come and we will be separated and judged and accountable for our actions. The foolish virgins were unprepared and did nothing. The bag of gold parable Jesus called the one who did nothing but hid the gold "wicked and slothful." Jesus said about the ones who did nothing (no works) to help others sent them to hell: Matt 25:44-46

    Jesus also said about obedience: John 14:15.

    To anyone claiming good deeds and works is 'bad' notice that the Bible is full of instruction to do good deeds and works. One would have to ignore nearly the entire Bible in order to come to such a conclusion. If our actions didn't' matter then the Bible wouldn't have continually said it DOES matter and we will literally be judged for it. We are saved by grace, we don't earn heaven, but Christianity is a verb = action.

    2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20:12, Gal 5:13, Matthew 10:42
  • Patty Tozi on 1 Timothy 3
    Have you ever praised God in this shortened life we are in now? For another day not yet promised. Have you looked around to see the homeless, hopeless, standing in front of you--and just walked on by? Didn't Jesus suffer for us to be the best we can? Think of your life now. What do you see? All the times God was protecting you, but because of self, went the opposite of what he wanted you to see. Wake up before it is too late. The judgement of your life is coming. Stand strong and help others as Jesus would of helped you. Get down on your knees and the word of the Bible will set you free.

    Praise God daily for keeping you here another day-- waiting to see if you stay with Him or flee!!!
  • Sacha - in Reply on 1 Samuel 17
    Simon Mphande ,thankyou so much for your powerfull encouragement ,you made me smile ,may God bless you and may He keep you very close to Him .
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Dear Philip Christian, Thank you! It does seem as long as time on earth continues that Satan can run to and fro even partially bound by the Gospel which is the finished work of Jesus at Calvary. His time is short now and his end will be sudden without mercy. God's faithful Church will prevail and many souls that have died the first death which is to sin, will with Jesus have everlasting life as a Holy, consummated marriage in Heaven. While time remains, Satan can suggest to the mind to do this or that but the True Christian saint knows to turn the mind the place of refuge at their born again experience and the comforting peace in their bosoms by God's grace and reign of Jesus Christ.
  • Tom - in Reply on Colossians 1:15
    Jesus did the work the father sent him to do , undeniable, so is there reward for doing good in obedience to the father ? Yes of course . Did he earn it ? Yes of course his reward that is .

    A few verses I read this morning as I opened the bible at random .

    Malachi 2.10 Have we not all one father ? Hath not one God created us ? ....

    Malachi 3 . 6

    For I am the Lord , I change not ; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed .

    These verses certainly apply today , as sure as the Lord is whom he says He is !

    I Bow to the Great I am and his son the Lord Jesus ! His word endures for ever ! Amen ...
  • Helene - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Hi Chantell,

    A good resource to learn about Overcoming Worry can be found at the INTOUCH Ministries website. Dr. Charles Stanley speaks on this topic in two specific lessons. God bless you and your family.
  • Philip Christian Parks on Matthew 27:54
    Satan (Rom. 16:20) = "Satan" is the proper name of the devil and translates from the Greek (transliterated "Satanas"; pronounced Sat-an-AS").

    The name "Satan" means "adversary" (cp. 1Pet. 5:8) who opposes GOD and CHRIST, HIS Church, and every believing saint by any and all means and resources possible.

    The New Testament most often identifies Satan as "the Devil" which literally means "the slanderer or false accuser". Slanders and false accusations are just two methods Satan uses against GOD's people.
  • Philip Christian Parks on Matthew 27:54
    "the GOD of Peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly"; v.20 =

    There exists a perpetual spiritual warfare between GOD's People and Satan. If Satan cannot destroy Christians, he certainly desires to make them spiritually impotent, or worse, to cause turmoil within the church by destroying their peace.

    Paul's expression, "under your feet shortly", may allude to Israel's victory over the five kings of principle cities, led by "Adonizedek, king of Jerusalem". Joshua humiliated them (Jos. 10:24-25).

    The verb "bruise" had a far more powerful and descriptive meaning in ancient times, for it literally means to irreparably and permanently break or crush to death.

    Paul reminded the Roman saints, and the saints of all ages, of JEHOVAH GOD's pronounced condemnation on Satan for tempting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:15). There, GOD proclaimed HIS Ultimate SEED of the woman (Eve), namely LORD JESUS CHRIST "shall bruise {a DIVINE guarantee} thy (Satan's) head."

    Here, the word "shortly" does not speak of the occurrence within the very near future, but rather, when GOD does bruise Satan, HE will do so in a very quick fashion.

    The word "shortly" translates from the from the Greek adverb root (transliterated "tachu"; pronounced "takh-OO"), and derives English nouns such as "taxi" and "tachometer."

    The adverb implies that when GOD does "bruise Satan", the event will occur instantaneously and nothing will hinder it, nor will Satan have time to react.

    Of note, CHRIST used the same adverb to describe HIS Second Coming (Rev. 22:7, 12, 20). The adverb could mean "suddenly", "without delay", "soon", and "speedily".
  • Helene - in Reply on Isaiah 56
    Hi Kiki,

    Regardless of the remedies you choose to use all healing is through the blood of CHRIST. Keep praising GOD and thank HIM for your healing. Affirm HIS promise to you from Isaiah 53:4 "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted." GOD will speak to your heart, if you listen and obey. God bless you and may you be blessed with HIS healing touch.
  • Vicente Reodique - in Reply on James 1
    James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. [James is saying that if you fail to obey what you hear spoken by Christ to you from within your heart, you are deceiving yourself that obedience is not essential. Obedience leads to righteousness, and obedience leads to salvation; without obedience you will experience neither.]

    23 For if anyone is only a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror,

    24 Who looks at himself and goes on his way, immediately forgetting what he looked like.

    to be only a hearer of the word and not a doer of the word is to be shown by the Lord some aspect of your slavery to sin, and then to ignore it, continuing in your old way. When a man loves his ways, he cannot hear the Lord's gentle attempts to alert him to his errors. So he blithely continues on his chosen path, which, unless eventually forsaken, leads him to destruction. As Jesus said: But he who hears, and does not [practice my teachings], is like a man who built an house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the torrent struck violently, and immediately it collapsed; and the ruin of that house was great. Luke 6:49. Note "hearers of the word," not readers of the word; James is speaking about hearing the word that is in your heart.
  • Lyndi on Matthew 19:24
    The Kingdom of God is NOT referring to Heaven. It is referring to God's purpose for our life. Know the difference between Heaven and the Kingdom of God.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on Matthew 27:54
    Dana,

    My grandson had a similar question. "If God knew that Adam would fall and bring death into the world, why did He create us?"

    My answer was "Love." God wanted someone to love and be loved by. Why did you have children? Even though God knew of all the bad that would happen by creating man, He concentrated on the good; the love He would give and the love He would receive in return.

    He gave man the ability to choose because you cannot have love without choice. Without choice you have robots. So in God's great wisdom He saw man failing and prepared a way for him to be redeemed. All for the purpose of love.

    Joh 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    God bless


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