Bible Discussion PAGE 153

  • Examples of Apostasy on Matthew 1
    John 6:66

    After this many of his disciples TURNED BACK and no longer walked with him


    Hebrews 10

    How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?

    Hosea 14:4

    I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.

    Revelation 3:16

    So, because you are lukewarm, and NEITHER hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

    2 Timothy 2:18

    Who have SWERVED from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some.

    Book of Jude 1:

    For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

    Matthew 10:33

    But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

    Hebrews 9:28

    So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, NOT TO DEAL WITH SIN, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3

    Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction

    Hebrews 3:12

    Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

    Galatians 1:8-9

    But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I SAY AGAIN, If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you (first) received, let him be accursed.
  • Wandering Off and Apostasy on Psalms 34
    I'm writing this as cautionary.

    If you have doubts about the validity of Gods written WORD... you need to search this out yourself.

    Google study how the Bible was assembled and approved as the inerrant Word of God.

    Right now, almost all of the ancient scrolls of the Bible are under protection in Israel. Being compared to what is in our Bibles now. Definitely take a look at that.

    Listen to what Jesus says about this:

    2 And he (Jesus) taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

    3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

    4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

    5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth.

    6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

    7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

    8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

    9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    You are one of these. Figure out which one?

    We are living in the beginning of The Great Falling Away. Many people are just going to wander off and not come back. They worship this world system that does not support Faith in anything.

    There is "wander off".... and there is outright APOSTASY. The Bible in Isaiah says: COME LET US REASON TOGETHER...

    I'm not going to argue myself blue to convince you that Jesus is who He says He is. You need to consider Romans 1:20 and 2:1.

    If we wander away after these people who express doubts as to the validity of the Bible, then your roots are non-existent or drying up. Shaken by the wind.

    Have faith in God and His Word; which is Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Examine yourselves.

  • JIM on Romans 8:24
    Clearly demonstrating once again that JESUS is NOT flesh and bone but of a spirit nature, i.e. is made of energy and not physical things. Demonstrating once again anyone professing FLESH AND BONE jesus-man is a LIAR, charlatan and is bearing false witness!
  • I do not understand vs 24: "Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth."

    Will someone please explain? TIA
  • Mishael - in Reply on Luke 17
    The KJV Bible is the most accurate translation of Canonized Scripture.

    I suggest you do a Google study. Council of Nicea.

    Or perhaps Chris will comment on this later.
  • 1 searching on 1 John 4
    Someone please explain to me what it means to love the brethren ? Especially the part about loving God who you have not seen but hate your brother who you have seen. Is he talking about a christian brother or natural brother?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 5
    If he is not a Christian (and his fruit as a child of God stinks);

    You are free to remarry.

    The marriage chapters.

    1 Corinthians 7, Matthew 5
  • 1 searching on 1 John 2
    Matthew Henry explained vs 1 and to saying when the gospel 'rightly understood and received sets that heart against all sin and stops the practice of it, at the same time gives blessed relief to the wounded consciences of those who have sinned. I agree with this statement for all those who once saved never look back and live a life for the Lord. But people like me who knew the truth, lived it and then fell away, we don't get that blessed relief of consciences at least i don't. I know I am saved but the joy of life is gone, unless i am not understanding.
  • Ptjones on Matthew 24:9
    Matthew 24:32. Our Lord Jesus said this parable to his disciples as a prophecy of future Israel. Fig tree denotes Israel nation. Hosea 9:1.Israel nation rebirthed in 1948. Now it is 72 years passed. Israel is well established showing tender branches. That denotes summer is nearing. What is summer to Israel. Summer is the season of harvest.Matthew 13:39 says harvest denotes end of the world. Yes it is time of Messiah to come. In Psalms 90: 10 says "The days our years are threescore years and ten:and if by reason of strength they may be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow: for it is soon cut off, and we fly away". So Israel remains only eight years (maximum) for harvest. Called, Chosen and faithful - be ready for the glorous event.
  • Ruth - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Mishael - would you pray for my mum. I have put it in the prayer request a minute ago.
  • Cher on Luke 17
    Your trivia on Luke17 has a discrepency in the number of men who had leprosy that came to Jesus. When I read the standard english bible, it says there were 10 men who were lepers. Your King James bible version says there are 11. Who has the correct account of the bible?
  • Cameron Bryant on Jeremiah 12:16
    A clear indication here that his name has been changed early on to the point of all historical records bearing his name may have even been that name they were using incorrectly and then covered over again with generic terms as god and lord, even baal its self means lord. Liveth, coming after the name signifies he is reiterating what he told moses when he told him to tell the israelites I am that I am therefore tell them I AM has sent you. In specific unto whom he made himself known even having a name is it not disrespectful to call your dad by his first name even so the Son acknowledges His Father as living Father and came in His Fathers name saying many things declaring I am the living bread that cometh down from heaven. To address him otherwise would mean you are in opposition to life inquiring like a business proposal instead of inheriting the love that a Father has for his Son and a Son who heeds his Father's words to honor and return the same love he is loved with.
  • Chris - in Reply on Micah 1
    Greg, as with all the prophets sent by God to pronounce judgement on the evils by His people, Micah too, proclaimed God's displeasure for that particular duration of his prophetical utterances. So from Micah 1:1, we see Micah sent as a prophet to Judah during the successive reigns of Kings Jotham, Ahaz & Hezekiah. Prior to Micah, the prophet Amos preached & after Micah, came Isaiah.

    So the 'misbehaviour' that Micah referred to was during the reigns of these three kings. Jothan & Hezekiah were generally considered to be 'good' kings, unlike Ahaz. For the common poor Israelite, they encountered much harassment from enemy armies, also of hardship by the exploitation from the wealthy amongst them (2:1-13), oppression by their rulers (3:1-4) & the many false prophets who misled them from the Truth (3:5-8). Micah, as did Amos, proclaimed judgement on the people as well as crying for social justice. And of course, apart from the sorrows that came to the people at the time, ultimately Judah went into the Babylonian captivity for failure to abide by God's requirements.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 6
    Jim, it was troubling to read your understanding of Genesis chap 6 & particularly likening the Almighty God to a child throwing a 'hissy fit'. You demonstrate a very poor understanding of the Doctrine of God if all you can see in that passage is a simple-minded, irrational God.

    If God Who has the wisdom & power to create all things out of nothing, but as you state, shown Himself to be incapable of controlling His Anger & not displaying the required commonsense, then where does your determination leave you as a simple sinful created being speaking so highly & ignorantly against the Holy Living God?

    Could not your 'wisdom' in judging the Character of God as being flawed, leave you wallowing in your ignorance as one who is destitute of knowledge of Who God is & of His Plans for mankind, that you attempt to make judgement on? It seems that you would need to be at God's side, in full knowledge of His Plans & Purposes, seeing the rampant wickedness of mankind, noting the "preacher of righteousness" (Noah, 2 Peter 2:5) living amongst the wicked, & God's desire to give mankind another chance rather than wiping them all out forever, before even a reasonable judgement from you can be given.

    Rather, we should all plead ignorance on matters that are way beyond our knowledge & our limited narrow worldly perspectives & submit to the All-Wise God Whose Word that goes out accomplishes all that He pleases. By declaring what you have just said only serves to demonstrate that part of your thinking that is perverted & in darkness about the God before Whom you will one day have to stand.
  • Ratio - in Reply on Genesis 6
    14 What then shall we say?(AC) Is God unjust? Not at all!(AD) 15 For he says to Moses,

    "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,

    and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."[f](AE)

    16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy.(AF) 17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."[g](AG) 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.(AH)
  • Rob on Revelation 12
    A few thoughts on the pretrib rapture .

    I remember before I was saved I often worried about getting left behind and I'd check just to make sure some people I though where strong Christians where still present . Glad those days are over ! :)

    If it was true all Christians go so you don't need to believe in it . It's not the second coming of Christ that we need to be ready to open unto him .

    The sad part is so many will be disappointed went it does not happen and may not be able to prepare for the real tough times .

    When I found it to be false it was through the Bible over time , not a slam dunk as it is today . I much preferred the pretrib rapture and dreaded the alternative. But the truth is We are not appointed to wrath of God , but man may have some trouble for us etc .

    But God as Apostle Paul said God shall deliver us from all affection and evil .

    It takes time to realize that this life is temporary and God has such a bigger plan ahead !

    He will get us there any way he wants .

    So don't panic when it does not happen prepare for the worst and anyway . I have no fear of the future , the sooner we leave the better as far as I'm concerned! But God is patient and trying to save more ...
  • Rob - in Reply on Luke 3
    Thank you Chris , I share with hope of helping others , we all have different experiences.

    I like that old hymn Trust and obey , many classics indeed !
  • Rob - in Reply on Matthew 5
    Stay faithful , you have done it so far , don't give in to temptation.

    Only death frees a person from a marriage, read Romans ch 7 .

    There is so much misinformation on divorces theses days .

    God will judge adulterers.

    I met a couple years ago they both where married previous and decided to marry again and started a new marriage that they regretted later .

    They felt they rushed into it and had bad counsel . They broke up the second marriage confessing the sin of it .
  • YAHWEH39S SLAVE - in Reply on Romans 3
    It should say ;that you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by RUACH, nor by word, nor by cepher as from us, as that the day of YAHWEH IS at hand. {ETH CEPHER}
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 91
    There's one on here. Back arrow out to where you come in. Put a Book and scripture In the Search Box. Hit the arrow. The book and verse appear.

    Touch or click a verse. It will turn yellow.

    Scroll down to the Commentary Box and click on that.

    Then you can read the info on your verse.
  • Ranique Walker on 1 Corinthians 13
    Hey dear I hope your doing more
  • Tianna on Genesis 3
    i love this :)
  • Regina Bhebhe on Psalms 91
    I would love to have a bible commentary
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 3
    Your testimony Rob, was heartening to read, showing that in spite of your efforts, it took the blessed work of God's Spirit to make the difference to bring you to the points of acknowledgement , conviction & true cleansing. This old hymn immediately came to mind, which I think you may know:


    I know not why God's wondrous grace

    To me He hath made known,

    Nor why, unworthy as I am

    He claimed me for His own.


    But "I know Whom I have believed

    And am persuaded that He is able

    To keep that which I've committed

    Unto Him against that day."


    I know not how this saving faith

    To me He did impart,

    Nor how believing in His word

    Wrought peace within my heart.


    I know not how the Spirit moves,

    Convincing men of sin,

    Revealing Jesus through the Word,

    Creating faith in Him.


    I know not what of good or ill

    May be reserved for me,

    Of weary ways or golden days,

    Before His face I see.


    I know not when my Lord may come,

    At night or noon-day fair,

    Nor if I'll walk the vale with Him,

    Or "meet Him in the air."

    May the joy of your salvation be your ever-present experience.
  • Hindering Influences and the Great Falling Away - in Reply on Romans 3
    When in doubt read the Commentary:

    Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:2

    2:2 Be not shaken in mind - In judgment. Or terrified - As those easily are who are immoderately fond of knowing future things. Neither by any pretended revelation from the Spirit, nor by pretence of any word spoken by me. (Paul the Apostle)

    People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:2

    2Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled. Be not agitated, or in distress. Neither by spirit. By some one who says he has a revelation of the Spirit. Nor by word, nor by letter AS FROM US. Nor by one who claims to quote a word or letter FROM US. It is thought that a FORGED letter had been circulated to which Paul alludes. In the close of this Epistle he shows how his letters may be known to be genuine. Some suppose, however, that by "letter" he refers to an incorrect interpretation which was placed on his first letter.

    I notice that verse 3 seems to bear up, what Paul said in verse 2. We need to remember that Paul was probably incarcerated at this time.

    The Falling Away of the Church is going on right now in the world. Lots of things happening to distract us and keep us preoccupied with a world going mad.

    Verse 7: The Holy Spirit is restraining the Reveal of Antichrist, until God the Father takes Him out of the way.

    This is not a good time to be backsliding or having one last fling.

    We were told to have our lamps full of the Oil of the Holy Spirit and to be listening and looking for the Bridegroom.

    If you have any unsaved loved ones; now is the time to urge them to come to Jesus now, and not Harden their hearts. Make your peace, forgive Everyone and say goodbye. We're that close.

  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Dear brother Richard.

    Your attitude & heart's response to those without Christ on this side of the grave, was very special to read & worthy of praise to the Lord for His Work of Grace & Humility that He has done, & is doing, in your life. That in very truth ought to be the attitude of every Spirit-filled child of God, looking not in condemnation on the evil in others, but recognizing the great deception that they're under with their resulting follies, for which their only healing balm can be faith in the shed Blood of Jesus. And even to pray for those who hate or persecute us does indeed take a great measure of love & compassion for them, which only can come from the Spirit of Love & Grace. And with such a Spirit, how can one ever wish for the suffering of another whether in life or death. May we, as we study the operation of God, as One Holy, Merciful & Just, lead us into His Truth that we may both love & warn others accordingly. May the Spirit of Christ be your ever-present Help & Guide Richard, in your life which is in Christ, in God.
  • Jim on Genesis 6
    Genesis 6 clearly demonstrates that God has the mind of a toddler or small child, throwing a hissy fit over his creation and then getting angry and murdering them, before crying over having had a hissy fit and getting upset and saving noah. No adult doesn't just pull all the weeds because one is a dandelion and looks like a flower - no, an adult will pull all the weeds, i.e. not save noah because he appears as though he is not a weed, even though he was, being human.
  • Rob - in Reply on Luke 3
    Prior to this experience I cleaned up my life seeking to live right by the teaching of the word , I did not know this is repentance in action , just seemed like the right thing to do . But it was not enough . I knew what it meant follow Jesus , total commitment even death if needed to be faithful.

    Death to self the world and evil . The Bible convinced me that I was still without God . As good as I could be I still knew nothing as I should . A very hard lesson to learn . But he changed me , I did not do it .

    Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith . When we look back we see this clearer . At the time I did not see it clearly as now .
  • Greg Moniz on Micah 1
    How long was this misbehavior going on for God decided pass judgement
  • Rachel briggs on Matthew 5
    my husband divorced me and got married to once of the women he slept with. Can i remarry? i never cheated on him. he divorced me 13 years ago and till this day i never remarried.

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