Bible Discussion PAGE 138

  • Simeon Sturrup - in Reply on Genesis 2
    God gave man his main instructions, his symbol of authority, that is to manage the earth.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 5
    That was a funny up to date rendering of Deuteronomy 9:10. Now, don't go revising Scripture by writing yet another version of the Bible - it won't work with most of us.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 22
    Bless you for helping Barbara. I know you have much More knowledge than I of Roman Catholic Church. That's why the Body of Christ works well when we are together. It's a true blessing.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Chronicles 9:29
    I'm not sure that one could say that these books (as you have quoted) are missing from the Bible. They could either not been available at the time to be included, maybe missing, or they may have been available but not deemed worthy to be incorporated with the rest of Scripture. I don't believe one can assume that those books were forgotten about or escaped the attention of those who canonized the Bible. Is this what you mean?
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 22
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    C: Confess. Romans 10:9: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." You need to tell others about what God has done for you & in you. This is important in your bold stand for the Lord your Saviour that will help you to also talk to others about the Gospel.

    You will need to find a good Bible believing Church near you & speak to the Elder or Pastor about your salvation, that in time you may be baptized in water (full immersion) & not a sprinkling that you received as a baby. My suggestion of a Baptist Church, Brethren Assembly, Church of Christ or Assemblies of God, generally will welcome you & provide a sound fundamental teaching from the Bible. Maybe there will be someone there (the Pastor will know) who also has been an RC in the past & now saved through Christ. That believer will certainly be able to guide you through some of your concerns. Also, you can always write here to get a brief explanation on those.

    You asked about an easy version of the Bible to read: I like the King James version, but if the older English is not easy for you, then maybe the New King James or New American Standard versions will be easier. I know I've written a lot here, but just wanted to encourage you to truly seek the Lord with all your heart - He is at your heart's door knocking waiting to come in & fellowship with you as His very own. (Revelation 3:20). You're in my prayers to this end.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 22
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    That's all you need is faith in Him - nothing else - no added good works to guarantee salvation. (Titus 3:5: "Not by WORKS of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost"). And Ephesians 2:8,9 "For by grace are ye saved through FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast". If we add anything to faith for our salvation, then it's no longer of faith, but of works - & that is not God's salvation (Romans 11:6).

    So, we summarize knowing & receiving Salvation using our A B Cs:

    A: Acknowledge. To understand & accept that Jesus is God's Son & that He came to give His Life for you & me on the Cross. This can only be done by Jesus, no one else. I know you will acknowledge this great Truth.

    B: Believe. To repent of your sins, your old way of living, your old beliefs that were contrary to what the Bible teaches, & give all of that wrongdoing to Jesus to be put to death with His death. It is to say, "I'm sorry with all my heart Lord Jesus, for all my sin that I have done, so please forgive me & make me a new person & come in & fill me with your Holy Spirit Who makes me a child of God". But you must truly be convicted by the Spirit to cry for forgiveness. Just to say a prayer or repeat some words doesn't do anything - this is because we're talking about God changing your heart & giving His Spirit, not some contract. You may need to spend time talking to God about how you're feeling & start reading the Bible that will draw you to that point of being convicted of sin & able to truly repent from your heart & not your mind.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 22
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    The Bible says: that there is only "one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5; "If we confess our sins (to whom?), he (Jesus) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

    The Eucharist bread & wine mystically changed to the actual Body & Blood of Christ so you partook of Christ each time at Mass. The wafer tasted like a wafer, but you were required to believe that a physical change in them took place because Jesus was being crucified afresh each time. The Bible says in Romans 6:9,10: "Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth NO MORE; death hath NO MORE dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin ONCE: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God." The Eucharist (we call the Lord's Table) also has the bread & the wine but they are representative only of His broken Body & shed Blood for us at Calvary. If they were supposed to change into His actual Body, then His disciples should have rather eaten his flesh when they ate together in the Upper Room (Luke 22:19,20). But they ate the bread & drank the wine instead, which were only emblems of His Body & Blood. So, the apostles & the Church (then & now) do not re-crucify Jesus each time but we remember His Death in this way as Jesus instructed.

    I've only mentioned a few things that are important for you to know, but there is much more. The matter of not praying to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, or praying to the saints, or believing in purgatory, & many more RC teachings that are not in the Bible.

    Yet, to answer your question: "how do I know if I'm saved?" Firstly, you need to know that Christ's salvation is only by having FAITH in what He did for you on the Cross: faith in His dying for your sins, taking your place; His Resurrection back to life showing that God accepted His Sacrifice; His Ascension back into Heaven & His intercessory work for you right now.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 22
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    Barbara, thank you for being bold enough to share what you did & even though it's not possible to deal with all your questions fully, we can touch on some of the basics that may cause you confusion. I do share the Word with Roman Catholics occasionally & so am aware of their ingrained beliefs accompanied with the fear that holds them bound to the Church. Also to state, the very fact that you're troubled by this very important matter now, tells me that God's Spirit is at work in you to give you His Salvation. All your past history with the RC Church was for a season & for a reason, so that you may come to this time now when you realize that "I must be sure of being forgiven, of being in God's family & of an eternity with Him in Heaven - I don't want to feel lost or rejected anymore".

    Well, the good news is that the Bible has all the answers for each one of us. What you had learnt about the Deity (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) is true: one God revealed to us in His three persons. If one part of God was missing, then He wouldn't be God & we would all be damned for our sins. Catholic teaching has evolved over time: at one time you were not allowed to read the Bible because you were told that you couldn't understand it & it was up to the priest to teach you from it. Now they allow you to read it for yourself. (See 2 Timothy 3:16).

    You were told that it was only through the Church you could be saved; the Bible teaches that it is only through Jesus Christ we can be saved (John 3:16: "whoever believes IN HIM shall not perish but have everlasting life". Acts 4:12:"for there is NONE OTHER NAME under Heaven, whereby we must be saved"). Once, you had to go to Confession, to a priest who acted as God's intermediary for you & you could then be absolved of your sins.
  • Bob Grove - in Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 3
    Chris there is so much that could be said , but really it's all been said in the bible already .

    I do believe there will be a lot of surprises of what the future holds . Jesus will build his church and the gates of hell will not prevail.

    The more I read the bible the more I realize the church if you want to call it that has been deceived in so many doctrines of men . The only cure is prayerful study of the bible and turn off the preachers that are mainstream. So many of these false teachings started over 100 yrs ago . And even some of them after the departure of the apostles. But we still have the One faith delivered unto the saints , found in the Bible . I'm disappointed that the Apocrypha was removed , terrible mistake , the KJV translators where God fearing men and I think they got it right .
  • FAnn Anglin on Isaiah 43
    On Is:43 Friends let no one deceive you-there is Sin always will be Sin

    That's the reason why Jesus left His Throne sitting on the Wright Hand of God The Father and come down to give Himself a

    Ransome for UsAll, because God The Father couldn't fine anyone sinless, So Jesuscame down n died to save UsAll and because of His Love for us(John ch3:16-21

    Because of Sin, why Jesus had to come down born as a little child, InviteHim to come N abide in You(The HolySpirit)

    Then the Father will see us through Jesus He is the only way to The Father. God the Fatherwants us to seek Him n talk with Him but we have to go through that Door which is Jesus(the only Perfect One)Sin will always be here Be Bless
  • Nilermon on 2 Esdras 1
    Where can I get a complete version of a KJV Bible, there are too many Bible versions around the globe, the NIV, SNV or what ever... They're just don't get to my nerves some of the Bible verses their are allegedly removed and watering down every verses, now this scribes from the dead sea scrolls and some of these "Apocrypha" including the Book of Enoch, which was removed by roman catholic saints back days thousands of years back... Where can I purchase Bibles that are complete and original rather than reading the Obscured Bibles of pastors and roman catholic priest's.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 22
    Don't be afraid to use this website for all of your needs. When you came into it and clicked on Questions: near it was a link to Become A Christian. You have so many questions; I think you will find them there.

    I think God is calling you into a deeper relationship with Him. I know it's hard to switch to a different kind of church. More important is to combine it with a commitment to read the KJV Bible. Start in 1, 2, 3, John, in the back and read all the way through it. Underline 1 John 1:9. Jesus is who we confess our sins to. For me it was like an emergency room I had to go to a lot. Chris thinks the New King James Bible is easier to read.

    Right now my phone is going dead and I will have to write back tomorrow evening, since I am child sitting a frisky 7Yr old grandson tomorrow. I'm going to copy something after this that will help you explore and navigate this website for studying purposes. God hold this child under your wings and keep her safe from all enemies: in Jesus Name.

    *****

    If you don't understand something; enter this website and use the SEARCH box. Type in a few words from the verse you want explained. Hit the New Testament only button; if that is where your scripture is.

    Tap on the verse and it should turn yellow. Scroll downward till you see the COMMENTARY box. Open it and read what elder Scholars have commented on that scripture.

    Really good Bible Study helps!

    If the search engine can't find your scripture you'll see another BOX to take you directly to Google. I find a LOT of verses that way.

    There's some really good links on the opening page to go to to learn new scripture or explanation.

    Scroll to the red area and click or tap on: become a Christian. You can do this. You can ask Chris to help you. He knows what you're going through.

    Until tomorrow. Be at peace. Mishael
  • Judy Kay - in Reply on Psalms 91
    I'm glad you asked this question because I understand how confusing that sentence might sound. I hope I make it clear, and I hope it makes you smile at yourself.

    It doesn't mean that anyone "made" the Lord like you make a cake, but more like you make a friend.

    Does that make sense? Oh, there's that word again.

    Smiles and love!
  • Paul D Collins on Revelation 6
    in the gospels of Matt, Mark and Luke Jesus is telling His apostles what the seals are. He tells of the false prophets (anti=christs) coming.
  • Chris - in Reply on Wisdom of Solomon 3
    Don't stop Bob - I like it! The Church needs good, strong prophetical words of warning at this time - to really shake her up. I don't refer much to the Apocryphal books but do admit there is much in there that is worthy for contemplation, & what you've said aligns well with the Canon of Scripture.

    "And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:7,8). I wonder what the condition of His Bride will be at His Coming? Will she be anxiously awaiting His Coming or recoiling in shame for her many hidden & overt sins?
  • Kathy smyth on James 1:17
    Victor thank you so much somebody finally stating the truth. The first 10 posts that I read the majority of all of all of them had to do with work salvation. That scripture that talks about enduring to the end that is not even talking about the saints that are save now. You have to know what dispensation your reading about. I believe this is talking to the Saints that gets saved during the tribulation or those during the thousand year millennial reign.Which is another dispensation.I can't believe how many people do not understand the gospel of grace that Paul taught about, the mystery gospel. God bless you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Titus 1:13
    Arlene, Paul is writing to his 'son in the faith', Titus, who was left at Crete to build up the Church there. However, many of those who attended the Church, both indigenous & of Jewish stock, were less than upright in their teaching & manner of living. So bad was their condition, that we even developed an English word for that type of behaviour: Cretin.

    So Paul was instructing Titus to not only appoint good, spiritual Church leaders, but to also rebuke & correct the wayward Cretians in their behaviour. So, to "be sound in faith" means that these people needed to get back to apostolic teaching & a correct understanding of God's Word & with real faith, and not behave in a carnal, godless manner.
  • Ruth - in Reply on Matthew 5
    is not going to church one on the Lord's day one of the 10 commandments? and doesn't the bible say Christians should pray together, fellowship and encourage each other? plus children need to see people going to church. we are their role models. if we do not support the churches there will be none. he wants us to go to church.
  • Nick Macdonald on Tobit 6
    Nicole. keep at it.. giving up is never an option.Walking away from GOD because people are fools, is not very clever. Every thing we have about GOD, has a value, we do need to determine it's truth, as WE see it. not as someone else see's it..Study to show yourself approved.. doesn't mean to study for someone else's benefit.. He who adds or removes from this book.. is there, to let us know, "Someone is going to mess with them" most likely all have been. The Preserved WORD of GOD is Jesus.. not a bible. We're told this :-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." :- I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." preserved through time. from the Beginning to the end. Be safe, be well. study on Nicole..
  • Douglas on John 3:16
    God so loved the world He gave us Yeshua Jesus christ who is Emanuel meaning ( "God with us") to be joint heirs with Lord for all eternity. Requirement Accept Jesus in your Heart and believe he is who he says he is thou shalt be saved. He died on the cross and rose defeated Satan went into the bowels of the earth and with a shout The gates of hell swung open Jesus preached to the Fallen angels Locked up in Tartarus, and led a procession of old Testament Saints from Paradise where Satan held them and took them to Heaven. How Great is our God, read the word of God show thyself approved. Accept Jesus as your saviour He really does Love us all. Eternity is just too long to be lost and undone and wrong.
  • Steve Johnson on James 1
    1) describe "the book of life", and who makes entries there?

    2) describe paradise, and how individuals are assigned to each side.

    3) describe "the great white throne judgement".

    4) describe "the lake of fire", and who will face that punishment.

    i thank you...
  • Carleton - in Reply on Revelation 12:14
    There are likely more than a few Christians who continue to believe that the return of the Lord will be sudden as well as His harvest.

    Could the woman in the wilderness be the Bride keeping herself only unto Him?
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 25:40
    Thank you Mishael! I am thankful for Christian Schools. All three of my Children go or have gone all their school lives to a self funded Christian School where singing praises becomes a life long passion. Again, even under the most strict regulations these children sing where they can happily. As parents in the same home their singing in the background warms our hearts. God will always provide a way of encouragement for the Christian without unnecessary offense to the neighbor. As the Bible suggests praying for our leaders is a requirement of the Christian believer, but really it is our reasonable service with love in our hearts. For information sake I have not voted nor signed petitions since my conversion some 30 years ago. I would to send you a song if you like with a reply email address.

    Thank you very much for your time this day and this KJV online help site!

    Carleton Johnston
  • The woman being Israel, Revelation 12:14 and the women was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

    This could be America helping Israel, we are the only one that stands with Israel. America would not be part of the global system and would help Israel during the great tribulation. Pray for America and Israel.
  • Arlene Kampe on Titus 1:13
    What does it mean to be "sound in the faith"?
  • Bob Grove on Wisdom of Solomon 3
    What a book of wisdom , there is nothing amiss . The end of the chapter is very revealing to the times in which we live .

    We do live in very adulterous times . And the offspring will be ungodly and bring destruction . ( if they repent salvation is open to all ) but are we not seeing this happening today ? Lawlessness etc...

    Even in Christendom half the people are divorced and many remarried! This is adultery . You don't even have to go that far , there are other ways of adultery to corrupt like adult entertainment etc.

    In the time before Noah the sons of God began to intermarry with women of ungodly men , this was the beginning of the end for that world . Unequal yoke produced destructive offspring. And the rest was history as we know what happened .

    The sons of God where Gods people , not demons or angels as some think . They are sexless and not able to produce offspring with men .

    In Genesis men began to call on the Lord , these where Gods people , they walked with God , how about Enoch ? I'm stopping here , getting long .
  • Carleton - in Reply on Revelation 22
    Hi, only today I heard a Wedding message that was from Revelation 22. The Gospel message, the glory of the Bible because of the hope provided, is reiterated in the last verses of Revelation. The message is to "Come". The reason to come is a reconciled peace in one's soul with God through his son Jesus. There is no other way to answer this message than to simply come and hear and believe by faith that the blood of the Lamb can cover you. Then the Spirit and the Bride can teach you enough that repentance within your life can come to pass. A new creature will be made if one follows through with a true repentance. Then the peace of God that drew you to "Come" will enter your soul and provide grace and peace to finish this part of eternity in the flesh. The wonderful part of this message is to come as you are and there are no exceptions on who may answer this message, it is for everyone while time remains. God bless our meditations and hope and bravery.
  • Power of Praise and Song - in Reply on Matthew 25:40
    In my experience, the Lord inhabits the praises and songs of His people. I believe in the power of praise.

    I get healed and revved up, all at the same time.

    I think we all should sign that petition. The attorney filing against this motion against the churches is Jay Sekulo: attorney to President Trump.

    There's another petition for people who want choice for schools, for their kids. Parents choose what school they want their kids to attend. The states will have to adjust funding for violent schools that are dangerous for anyone to attend. It's not meant to hurt the people. It's meant to NOT keep throwing money away on a broken school system. It's meant to finally see schools improve as students and teachers pull out of this void of never having funds to improve school experience.

    ACLJ.org/petitions

    My grandson attends a public Christian school that is Choice funded. He learns a Bible scripture every day. The environment is safe; great Christian teachers; lots of outings to museums to learn of all the sciences; exposure to an environment that is able to lift up Jesus. I think it is great. God says: Choose + Life

    So that you and your children may live.

    Deuteronomy

    Mishael
  • Word 76 on 2 Thessalonians 1
    Those that didn't wait for the True Christ and followed the first false messiah the antichrist who stands up in Jerusalem claiming he is God and he has supernatural powers so the world believe he is what he says he is and Christian who follow him did not obey the truth of the Gospels so they are in big trouble. They listen to a liar who claims he is going to fly them away and other lies.
  • Mishael and Reading the Book of Revelation - in Reply on Ezekiel 3
    Never wait on someone to spoon feed the Bible to you. Go grab a "Bible steak" and enjoy, any time you want to.

    God gives a blessing to anyone who reads the Book of Revelation. No matter how many times you do it. That's a little preached fact. Revelation 1:3. Claim the blessing.

    I showed you the verse; it's up to you to bless yourself. I read it out loud so the demons can hear how they're going to hell with Satan: again, again, again etc. lol

    I lived in Tulsa 3 years. I heard Christians be naughty saying things about him. I heard them one day laughing about him and what the unbelievers said about him daily on the radio. A holy righteous anger flared up in me and I shouted at them: So! You're going to slice up a brother in the Lord, and leave him for dead??? The Holy Spirit TOLD me not to listen to them. Move along ...

    I listen to Oral Roberts on YouTube Teaching the Book of Revelation ALL the time. He teaches the Word and leaves himself out of it. His comments can be backed up by other scriptures. All the segments are numbered so you can listen to it in order.

    I highly recommend it. A peace settles over my spirit that is almost palpable. A seemingly mysterious Book is not a mystery anymore. These things are coming to the earth and we need to know what is happening. I would NOT steer you wrong.

    Ask God to bless your body and heal you; finances; children to be Saved; and other requests. Use that promised blessing


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