Bible Discussion PAGE 104

  • Mike on Genesis 1:16
    The 4th day is about the government of God upon us.the kingdom/reign of God. We are to fear God who is One and keep His commandments.

    God made 2 great lights.

    God set the 2 lights in the firmament (the opened hearing ear) of Heaven. Hear, O Israel.

    The greater light is the first and greatest commandment to rule the children of the Day who are to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength.

    The second, lesser light is like the first. to love our neighbor as ourselves. When we have love for one another, all people in this dark world shall know we are His disciples (John 13:35). We shall shine as the stars in the darkness of this world. We are to love even our enemies who hate us. In doing so, there is rule over those who are of the night in the darkness of their minds as we let God avenge us (Romans 12:19) .

    Mark 12:29-31 KJV

    (29) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

    (30) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

    (31) And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

    He made the stars we shall shine as lights/luminaries in the darkness of this world in the doing of His 2 greatest commandments. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.

    Philippians 2:14-16 KJV

    (14) Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

    (15) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

    Holding forth the Word/Saying of Life: that God is Light.

    (16) Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

    to be continued...
  • Johnson emile on Ecclesiasticus 23:18
    that still doesn't answer my question I ask is Mary's son in the flesh who is call Jesus is he God
  • Chris - in Reply on Ecclesiasticus 23:18
    Johnson, that is correct, Jesus was born of the virgin Mary for the purpose of God's entrance into Earth's realm. Mary 'knew' no man, she was a virgin, especially chosen of God (Luke 1:26-32) to bring forth God's Word (John 1:1-14) into the World for the sole purpose to preach about God's Kingdom & to lay down His Life as a Sacrifice for all of us.

    So we say that God is a Triune God, because God reveals Himself to us in His three Personages (NOT three gods): God the Father, God the Word (His Son, Jesus Christ) & God the Holy Spirit. (1 John 5:7: "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one"). This is a difficult concept to understand, but it's like saying that you are composed of three parts: your body, soul & spirit; if one part is taken away, then you are incomplete & not the true complete YOU. The Sun has three parts: its substance/matter, heat & light; it wouldn't be the sun we know, if a part of it was removed. In like manner, God is perfectly God only in His three-fold personage & nothing else.

    Just as Jesus came to the Earth to die for our sins & in our stead, so that all who repent & believe in Him will not go to Hell, so God's Spirit is also here now in every believer to give him/her a new spiritual birth, to empower them to live this new life, & to share this wonderful news to others so that they too can be saved & become a part of God's family.

    So, Yes, Mary was especially chosen by God to bear Jesus, Whom the Prophet Isaiah spoke of in Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel". Jesus came in fulfilment of that prophecy & also read Isaiah chapter 53 and the Messianic Psalms 22, both showing His agony at the Cross.

    I hope you can see that Jesus wasn't just a Prophet or just a good Man - He IS God's Son, being taken into Heaven after His Crucifixion & burial, showing our acceptance by God.
  • Hogan - in Reply on Matthew 12
    Hi Charnelle, the answer is yes, you can share the gospel and bring someone to God. Please read Acts 2:38-42.
  • Hogan - in Reply on Matthew 12
    Hi Lisa, please read the whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 7
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 5
    Edna, Matthew 5:20 speaks of this. The Scribes & Pharisees mentioned here were a part of the Jewish leadership who were well studied in the Law & the Prophets & generally laid down the law for the people & enforced them. The Pharisees in particular, were so meticulous in their knowledge (i.e. 'crossing every T & dotting every I'), that they also imposed their own set of rules upon the people & made the law more burdensome to them. Jesus implied this when He said: "Take MY yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For MY yoke is easy, and MY burden is light." (Matthew 11:29,30); meaning, that Jesus' commandments (from God) were not like the heavy burden & yoke imposed by the Pharisees, to which the people found unbearable.

    So, these religious leaders prided themselves in their knowledge of the Law & their authority to impose it, as well as their extra laws upon the people. They also loved to be seen by others & receive the praises of the people, etc. (you can read all about it in Matthew 23). Jesus, in Matthew 5:20, references these ungodly traits & acts by these leaders by telling his disciples, 'don't behave like those Jewish leaders who think themselves as the epitomy of righteousness, but rather you must behave in the manner prescribed by God'.

    The apostle Paul also speaks of this in Romans 10:1-5, saying that Israel (because of these leaders) 'have a zeal of God but not according to knowledge; being ignorant of God's righteousness & going about to establish their own righteousness'. And what was the difference between them? They were sticklers for the law & added their own laws as well. God's righteousness is based purely on Faith & that through Jesus Christ, whom the leaders rejected (Romans 10:8-12). No one coming in the strength of the Law can be saved: only those coming in faith. See Hebrews 11 for a great list of Faith Heroes, who were commended for their faith in action (righteousness) that went far beyond the Law.
  • Mild Bill on Psalms 21
    When we see the King on the cross, where is his strength?Despite pain and anguish

    he has a desire in his heart.His days were never numbered and he was purposed to

    accomplish God's will.A gladness of unsurpassed measure was his because he

    knew the facial expression,countenance, of the Lord.Yet, it was mercy of the Father

    that sustained him in his explicit trust in the Father.A trust that grows within believers,

    rooted in the trust of our Lord Jesus,the author and finisher of our faith.Hebrews12:2
  • Sally Hatzopoulos on Exodus 20:13
    If animals such as lamb are forbidden, then why do they eat it at their holy feast
  • Hazel Carty on 1 Corinthians 10
    Thank You Lord Jesus for your blessings on me I love the Lord with all my heart and with all my body and with all my soul,prays his holly name AMEN
  • Mishael to Bob - in Reply on Revelation 1
    The first church is mentioned in Acts 2:47


    "And THE LORD added to the CHURCH daily such as should be saved."

    People build big buildings with great beauty, art; sculptures, but they can be dead as a door nail without Jesus in it by the Holy Spirit.

    Get a grip. The people are out in the streets now. No apathy. Everyone's turned on to a cause. The Church needs to be out in the street too! Hand out some tracts. How do we know this isn't a move of God going on right now?! We're all banished from going to church so we're hiding out in the house.

    You just want to hash for days how much you can expound on churches of the past.

    Guess what? It was in the news how all the ancient churches have been sold to pay Taxes, so now they are reborn as event centers, restaurants with real art. Google it! Maybe we should consider what Peter said: it's all going to burn.

    Is the hourglass full or empty?
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Marie, Romans 9:10? Or, did you mean Romans 10:9?

    Do you also have a supporting Scripture that the Gift of Tongues is a 'Heavenly language known only to God'? The Acts 2:4 account of Pentecost Day seems to indicate that the Tongues spoken was not Heavenly but Earthly & Paul's teaching on this in 1 Cor 14 was specifically to show that Tongues was an unknown (unlearned) language to the speaker but may be known to another present or to be used when one gifted with its Interpretation was present. Without an interpretation, the (unlearned) Tongue was not to be used however it could be used in prayer to God only, where "my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful" (v 14). This seems to me that apart from its use in prayer, the Tongue should only be used when someone who understands/interprets it is present.

    I would be interested to learn what Scripture you know that can support what you've said.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 70
    Welcome to the family of God. Find a KJV Bible that has the center of each page columns; that reference to Old Testament scripture and prophesy: past, present and future.

    The Holy Spirit was given to us by Jesus to be our Teacher. Questions you have should be asked of Him first.

    Everything someone tells you should be compared to scripture. We are living in the last days and false teaching are out there. God has a plan for our lives: for good things; not evil.

    Confusion and accusation is from the devil.

    Proverbs 3:5-8. Trust in the Lord.
  • Portia on Psalms 23:1
    For someone who is curious about the bible, just maybe god is drawing you. for no one comes to the jesus except he is drawn of the father. so, this is curiosity that will not kill the cat, so to speak. therefore, i suggest that you start in the book of matthew and read a chapter daily, meditate or think about what has been said/written. starting in matthew and following on thru the books after, you will learn more about jesus, who he is and what he has done, ect. i will make prayers for you because i have hope for you.
  • Edna L39herault on Matthew 5
    Yes what is the righteousness of the Scribes and the Pharisees? Please explain. Thank you,. Edna L'herault
  • Sophie - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Beautiful wisdom! Thank you for reminding me the importance of daily praising the Lord.

    He truly deserves all praise and glory no matter what is going on here on planet earth.

    He created it and knows all about it!!!

    God bless you and thank you again!
  • Sophie on Psalms 70
    I desperately pray for the United States of America. The land of milk and honey. The fertile ground where blood was shed so we can worship Jesus without retribution. A bountiful land to enjoy our God given freedom.

    I pray for all to find Christ Jesus, for the strength to not submit to the inevitable beast system lurking in the shadows.

    Lord, I pray for your protection from all evil, seen and unseen.

    God Bless America

    God Bless the precious little time remaining.

    God Bless everyone here tonight as we face the collapse of the Western world.
  • Melvin - in Reply on Daniel 2:43
    Very profound!
  • Helen Reed on Ecclesiasticus 46
    The break down on Ecclesiastes chapter 46, 9-12
  • colu you give me the over all views of Ecclesiastes 46: 9-12
  • Johnson emile on Ecclesiasticus 23:18
    is Mary son that is call Jesus is he God
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Cris, your statement: "Jesus came only for the lost sheep of Isreal not the whole world", indicates to us that you hold little or no regard to the rest of the New Testament. Am I right? If so, I can't offer further comment.

    But if I'm wrong & you do believe in the NT as well, then please consider these few verses (to which matter there are many more verses): of Paul, Galatians 1:15,16; Acts 9:15,16; Romans 15:15-18; etc. Why was Paul sent by Christ to minister to the Gentiles? Apparently, so that they too could hear the Gospel & be saved (1 Thes 2:8-16, especially verses 14-16), therefore fulfilling the Lord's Word that He had 'other sheep' that still had to come into His fold (John 10:14-17).

    You might be "for my people 12 tribes of israel" & that is wonderful, but since Israel was cut out from the olive tree because of their 'blindness to the Messiah' (Romans 11, especially verses 18-25), they are in desperate need for the "fullness of the Gentiles" to be accomplished before they will one day be saved. It's not possible to rule out clear & abundant Scripture showing that Christ came for all people, Jew & Gentile alike, rather we ought to be concerned for the many who are going into a Christ-less eternity having never heard the Gospel & opportunity to be saved (I speak here not of God's election but man's concern & responsibility).
  • Karen lewis-frazer on John 6
    i love this app
  • Anthony r johnson on Revelation 1:14
    I disagree with the color agenda. But I also disagree with the reference of scripture. If you will read that part of Revelation it is speaking of Jesus as a judge. The White Hair, The Bronze Feet. The Bible says that Jesus was from Nazareth. A place in Israel that was commonly Hot and Dry. Yes all of these men had a tanned skin. But Cris, the Bible does say that Jesus came into the world not to condemn it, but that it might be saved. He did not only come for the Israelites he grafted all into the vine. So that all men(women) might be saved.
  • Anthony r johnson - in Reply on Ephesians 1
    Mari B.

    I differ from you somewhat on your explanation of Acts 2:38. To my understanding you are receiving the Holy Spirit upon the new birth. The birth by water in John 3, is the fleshly birth.( uh oh my water just broke) and then born of the Spirit is the second birth. I believe verse 6 says that which is born of flesh is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. That is an explanation by Jesus on the new birth. I do believe that you have to be born again to enter the kingdom of Heaven. But also the water baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. Water baptism has nothing to do with salvation. No where in the gospels does it speak of any baptism that seals your salvation. The Word does say in Acts 4:12 There is salvation in no other, there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. Salvation is the gift of God and the shedding of Jesus blood for the remission of our sins. Christ and Christ alone.
  • Isaac lochowicz on Psalms 70
    i have only recently realised Jesus Christ is my true lord and saviour, i pray i can continue to learn and spend everyday absorbed in his holyness, i am about to purchase a bible and continue to learn what i must do to live in the holy name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
  • Kathy Davies on Psalms 24:10
    Jesus The Lord of host, which are the angels in heaven, Jesus said in Mathews he can call on 12 legions of angels, we can call on the hosts of heaven also for help on earth , that's there main function to help us on earth.
  • Adam - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Jesus said otherwise in the Bible. Luke 19:10, Acts 17:26, John 12:46 - he came to save the lost of all people, not just who you claim are your 'own people'. Why do you care about skin color so much? Why not eye color? Why not height or weight? We're all individuals of equal value, not members of fictional political tribes. Satan is deceiving people into believing they are unequal and trying to divide everyone and some are believing the lie.

    Lamentations 4:7 - you know Jesus was from Nazareth, right? This says they're white so that counterbalances the assumption that because someone's hair is like wool it must be black. Other races can have wool-like hair too. There's plenty of hair variety within the races.
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 15
    D.J., if that were the case of Genesis 1:26-28 referencing another creation of people simultaneously to Adam & Eve, then the question of the beginning of sin & its transmission comes up.

    Romans 5:12, in my understanding, tells me that sin was first committed by Adam & Eve, resulting in both spiritual & physical death to them, & so this death sentence (in & from A & E) passed upon all men. Given your understanding of the creation of man (not mankind in Genesis 1:26-28), how did this transmission of the sin nature (or, even original sin) pass upon all men? Or, maybe this 'other creation of mankind' were likewise tempted to sin, with resulting death, which would make Paul's understanding erroneous by believing that the inception & transmission of sin was only through Adam.

    I realize that this matter has been raised earlier, but felt to just bring this out, as there needs to be a fuller justification of our understanding of the Word to those who read about this. No mischief intended - just scriptural proof for our positions for this very basic, important teaching.
  • Mari B on Ephesians 1
    Douglas Russell, Please read my comment in here. We must receive Christ by repenting. That means turning away from a wrong way of living & truly living for our Lord Jesus every day of our life. We can not do this on our own. It's why we need the Holy Spirit. It's a spiritual birth from above. We must surrender our life unto him. Let go & A!low him to lead our life thru the Holy Spirit. (Holy Ghost & the Holy Spirit are the same). Holy Spirit will lead you to all truth. If we are not lead by the Spirit, we are none of his. Romans 8. Let no man tell you different. Acts 2:38 is the New Testament salvation thru faith, love & obeying the gospel. This is all in the Bible. I learned this bc I was so hungry for God's truth. I still am. He loves everyone but it doesn't mean everyone will be saved. Stay in prayer each day. Ask him for his help. Thank him. Yes give thanksgiving into Christ. We are in the world but we must not love the world. now w the indwelling of God's Spirit, soon you will have the fruits of the Spirit. Peace, love, joy, faith, longsuffering, meekness, kindness. Praise him daily. He loves to be praised & he deserves to be praised & worshiped. God is a Spirit & we must Worship him in Spirit & in truth. This is also biblical. Amen
  • Belinda - in Reply on Matthew 12:31
    Okay thank you

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