Bible Discussion PAGE 154

  • Michael Reach on Romans 3
    The KJV differs from NASB, NIV and others in the wording of 2Thes 2:1,2,3. Especially in regards to

    verse 2 where KJV says the day of Christ is at hand, where the others say the day of the Lord has come. We have been told that the NASB comes from older (therefore more trusted) manuscripts by a pastor friend. This guy is, by the way, an expert in Greek and Hebrew and has both masters and

    doctorate degrees. Nonetheless, we prefer the KJV for, perhaps not very good reasons. It seems to us that both KJV and NASB are consistent within themselves but differ greatly, one from the other. Have you any words of wisdom in support of the KJV? Thanking you in advance I am yours in Jesus.

    -- MR
  • Philippians Chapter 3 - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Joy. Peace in the Holy Spirit. Anticipation for what is next. Falling more in love With Our Savior and Lord. Don't allow you happiness be diminished in that.

    Peace, Joy and Happy anticipation for what is Next. Don't let anyone or any thing dampen what you are learning about the Lord.

    Philippians Chapter 3

    12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

    13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] ONE THING I DO, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

    14 I PRESS toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

    15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

    Mishael
  • Memorizing Scriptures - in Reply on Exodus 20
    1 Corinthians 2:16

    For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.

    Philippians 2:5

    Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

    Romans 7:25

    I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with THE MIND I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

    Romans 15:6

    That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Testimony by Mishael: I questioned the Lord one day; shortly after salvation, on these scriptures.

    I said, Lord scientists say we only use 10% of our brains power potential. How come?

    I was sitting waiting for reply. The Holy Spirit said the first scripture above.

    Jesus doesn't have limitations on intelligence. He created it. You can thank the Lord for knowing his mind. There's no limitations. Some things we are unable to receive, because of the "Nay-sayers" that tell us we can't do that. "It's not scriptural'.

    God doesn't withhold good gifts from His children. I asked for better memory and then I RECEIVED IT BY FAITH. My Bible studying and prayer life bloomed! My thanks to God, is using what he gives me.

    You are not limited on asking in child-like faith for what you Need; not wants. Let all your requests be made known to God. He's your Daddy; ABBA. He knows what is good for us. Receive it. Give thanks. Give doubts the boot, out of your heart.

    I used to write scriptures on notebook paper and post it on a cabinet near the stove. I'd be stirring things and had time to look at it.

    Read it out loud. Look at it. Hear your voice saying it. See? Those are the mouth gate, the eye gate and the hearing gate. You're going to learn those scriptures easily. Just keep doing it till it flows right out of your mouth from Memory. You have His Mind at last. There are no limitations on what you can learn now.

    If your kids hear you say it enough, they will learn it too. :D 1 Corinthians 2:16
  • Abigail Robinson - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Will do!
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Lastly. The most important thing, I believe, people should know of is the reality of Jesus Christ and the love of God our Father. To have people like you, and others "born again", is quite the glorious gift from the Lord. That we, with the Holy Spirit, can continue His ministry that He came here to earth to teach us. As none of us chose Him, He chose us all. As He knows our hearts. "No servant is greater than his lord".

    Really, thank you very much again Chris. For being so kind in your reply. God Bless you my brother in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. You are always in my prayers.
  • Mary Collins on Matthew 1
    It is no secret - the rapture will happen as St Matthew has told us. The followers of Christ will be lifted off this planet to meet God in the air just before the Tribulation begins. Their reward for remaining loyal and true to their Maker is that they will escape the utter desolation that will happen before the Second Coming.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Good day Chris,

    Thank you so very much for your warm reply my brother. I really appreciate it. As having anyone to converse about the Lord with is a Blessing to me. What I myself feel most important is, with scriptures in OT, how the lovingkindness, mercy, grace, and compassion of God is so great. And it endureth forever. How His thoughts, and ways, are so high above our ways. Then reading of the teachings of Jesus Christ of say "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you". In Luke "But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven."

    Things like these are truly moving to me and make me feel so humble. His love is so great it is marvelous. As I have seen a person on death row who was an ex satan worshipper. Killed his mother and father along with another person. He was speaking out on how real satan worship was. At the end he stated that the only way out is Jesus Christ. Trying to help others pointing them toward the Lord. As clearly he had an experience with Christ. Seeing things like this and how many other wicked people the Lord will save, to now have them on His side, is amazing.

    My love and forgiveness goes out to everyone. Even the most wicked people have my prayers. The only thing I look down upon is satan and evil itself. Not people. The Lord can save anyone. I do not wish harm or bad on anyone. Especially I would not want someone to be tortured forever. As we know the only one given the right to be the Judge is Jesus Christ. And if I am wrong, and my love is too great, the Lord will guide me where He wants me.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Exodus 20
    Hello Angela,

    As I can't say I remember them in any order. Hopefully this may help. You can break them down into three things God wants us to do and seven things to stay away from. The three to do are: Love God with all your heart and have no other gods, Honor your father and mother, and keep the sabbath day Holy. The seven to "not do", maybe start with: Do not steal, do not lie, do not murder. Then: do not commit adultery, don't take the Lords name in vein, do not worship false idols, and do not covet.

    I guess really just keep going over them and they should stick. As these Ten Commandments are just the beginning of battling, and staying away from, all sin. Which is much more vast. Along with producing much good fruit, in your life, for the Lord.

    God Bless.
  • Glynis on Mark 1
    When and where was the book of Mark written?
  • Marie - in Reply on Isaiah 9:10
    Adam that is completely true scary fact if they dont change their ways and repent life as we all know out will be over America will be destroyed and devoured ....that is where we are heading.
  • Adam - in Reply on Isaiah 9:10
    I agree. I think many Americans prefer lies over truth. When offered facts and data that show the truth they don't seem interested. What they want to be true has become their worldview and is their religion. This is described in Romans 1:25.
  • Marie punta gorda fl - in Reply on Isaiah 9:10
    America is on the path to destruction, wake up Americans for the beginning of the end started into full prophecy 9/11 !! Read your Bibles be assured America will be devoured by her enemies with an open mouth.

    Read and line up old scriptures with today, as we say we were grafted in ...we were and fall shall be the same. Turn back to the Lord Jesus Christ ! There is always hope !
  • Rob - in Reply on Luke 3
    I remember a time in March 21 1988 , when reading the Bible it was just like Jesus speaking to me as I read , I was reading with great earnest , as I needed an answer .

    John 11. 25 26

    I answered yes to verse 26 .

    Instantly my great burden was gone , and life has been quite new since ,I felt clean and new ....
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Psalms 91
    This question you ask is probably what Elijah was asking himself when God took him to heaven in a whirlwind! The fact that you are asking yourself this question , is evidence that you are doing his will. We live we move we have being in him. Our ways are not his ways . Worship Him and he will guide your path. Let the spirit of God abide you, pray always and acknowledge him in all thy ways!
  • Morris on 1 Corinthians 1:12
    Sha'ul (Paul) speaks often in his own name. (John 5:43)

    Sha'ul elevates the Son above the Father. (Matthew 7:21)

    Sha'ul is preaching religion (Matthew 23) that Messiah came to Destroy. He is the wolf (Matthew 7:15 / Genesis 49:27) He is the Pharisee, you are told to beware of.

    He is the man with a vision of Messiah in the desert.

    DO NOT FOLLOW SHA'UL. DO NOT MAKE A COVENANT WITH DEATH.
  • Givemore Maguju on Hebrews 11
    Thank you so much. I really enjoyed Hebrews 11.
  • Alex on Romans 7
    Plz do not be upset about this post its all truth. David was on his roof top when he took bathsheba,she was bathin, But she had a previous husband. Uriah. Christ had already ascended when he took the Church she was bathin in H.G. baptism,But she had a previous husband which was the LAW .Bathsheba had to marry another even David she was dead to Uriah by the body of David, Paul said you are dead to the Law OUR 1ST Husband by the body of Christ that you should be Married to another even Christ . Romans 7 v 4. Bathsheba was barren under Uriah but she was fruitful under David but the 1st Child was sick and died in its infancy,The early Church was fruitful under Christ Jesus ,their 1st Child was Christianity but the Child was sick and died in its infancy there is no more original CHRISTIANITY. Micah said he wd give them up til she that is in travail has given birth ( the woman in Revelation 12 ) giving birth to the Children of the Kingdom,remember Jesus said the good seed are the CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM and Jesus is the father of the children of the Kingdom simply b/c of his good seed the Word. The Kingdom did not come with the early CHURCH But ya see its comes with the WOMAN WITH CHILD unless ya receive the Kingdom as a lil Child etc. Revelation 12 v 10. David put away Uriah with his own words th law. Paul said you are dead to the law by the body of CHRIST THAT YOU SHOULD BE MARRIED TO ANOTHER even CHRIST JESUS AND BRING FORTH FRUIT UNTO GOD, WHICH IS THE H.G. The FATHER said he wd make a new covenant with the house of Israel Not according to the covenant i made with their fathers. A marriage is a covenant we must be married to Christ,And bring forth fruit unto God The H.G . Bathsheba had to travail a 2 nd time to get Solomon which means comforter, The CHURCH WILL HAVE TO TRAVAIL A 2 ND TIME, The 1st child was sick and died in its infancy Christianity. My lil Children of whom i travail in birth AGAIN til Christ is formed in you WHICH IS THE Kingdom, My works shall ye do n Greater.
  • Rob - in Reply on Luke 3
    Luke 18

    The story of the rich young ruler , he had his life in order and Jesus said he lacked 1 thing , then told him what to do , and the young ruler could not . Very good illustration, that few find the way of God through Jesus . But this young ruler had everything good , his life was as far as keeping the law could get him . But he could not follow Jesus , Read the story .
  • Fancy day - in Reply on Revelation 12
    is it a boy or a girl? i love little ones and believe they are a gift from god. please tell me what it is. i will be praying for you today. i am pregnant with my first baby right now, and i know how you feel. praying for you today.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    This Psalm was clearly written by David but because of the mention of the Jerusalem's gates & walls, a city already built, when it wasn't, seems to indicate that David was looking forward to the day when all this would become fact, even the thrones of judgement - the thrones of David would be set there.

    As well, the scribes have classed this Psalm as a Song of Degrees & usually this means that it would be a Psalm that would be recited as worshippers were on their journey to Jerusalem or the Temple. Reading the Psalm, with the oft mentioned word, "Peace", makes it plausible that this could be one of about 15 Psalms that were so used for that purpose.
  • Angela Hope on Exodus 20
    I learned the Ten Commandments using mnemonics, 1bun 2 shoe 3 key & so on, but every time I try to recite them now I get mixed up & can't remember what 10's mnemonic was & I totally miss Commandments 2 & 3!!! Did anyone else use these mnemonics & remember them? Or have other ones I might use? I want to teach my grandchildren but also I want to remember them myself!!

    Please Help!

    I love that this site exists & can easily be found, searched, researched & read. It takes away ANY excuse people might make about not hearing or knowing The Word of GOD & of not believing because they "didn't know."

    Thank You to the many people who would have had to labor to bring this site into existence & to those who maintain it! Keep up the Good Work!

    Evermore.

    Angela
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 1
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    And please don't hold back on such 'sensitive/debatable' matters - others have shared some strange things in the past without adequate biblical support. It's all good for our discussion & learning & I particularly brought it up knowing your zeal for learning more from the Word & to be more like your Saviour. The Lord be with your spirit Richard.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 1
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    Their faith which looked ahead & our faith also had to ultimately rest on a better Sacrifice bringing in a better Covenant (Hebrews 7:19,22). Their faith had to find its hope in Jesus, God's Sacrifice, as ours also, post-Cross, does. Their justification & ours also rest in the Holy One from God. There has been no other way for anyone to be cleansed, forgiven & accepted. To the Gentile unreached with the Gospel, Romans 2:12-16 speaks of these who are also subject to the law written within them & by this law they are judged & will perish, as the law accuses them or they find excuse to sin. But why should they be condemned if Christ is not preached to them? Again, are there any readied by God to go to them so they might hear & believe? We have heard of accounts of tribes so grateful for the Gospel to come, as their hearts have been prepared to look for & receive it. Then there have been those who have been violent to the message, bringing death to the messenger. Those such as Jim Elliot & his four companions reaching out to the Huaorani tribe in Ecuador; or John Chau missionary to the Sentinelese people in the Andaman Islands (off the E. Indian coast) were all martyred for Jesus.

    Or, to the good, decent people we know of, yet never moved to hear or respond to the Gospel. Will their decency & goodness be sufficient to save them in spite of sin? Romans 6:23 and Titus 3:5,6, "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; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour". Even 'all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags' in God's Sight, so as much as we would long & hope for the ultimate saving of even those still without Christ even in death, I believe the Scripture is clear that a person's response to the Cross in this life determines his fate & sadly that fate is both horrible & eternal.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 1
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    The Lord bless you Richard. Your words were very gracious & well thought through & I can see the dilemma that is before us when we consider that there are those who have lived carefully also showing love to others in their lives & not committing some dreadful sin. Or even others who have been engulfed in deception or waylaid by false teachers, never having the chance to receive knowledge of the Truth. These are indeed sad situations for which we aren't privy to the actions of God with them. We are tasked to share the Good News, the Spirit often directing us to the one who has been ordained to Life, even as Romans 10:13,14 clearly teaches us.

    Each person through the ages has had to give an account of himself to God. For the Jew, his obedience to the Law was where his salvation lay, but the Law rather showed him that he failed in his obedience & that repentance & sacrifice was required. Even though the offering of the blood of bulls & goats could never secure God's forgiveness, his coming with a contrite heart, true sorrow for sin, & faith in a merciful God, secured him forgiveness & acceptance. Thus the Hebrews writer demonstrates this in chapter 11 that God looked for faith as the essence for acceptability. "And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided SOME BETTER THING FOR US, that they without us should not be made perfect." (Hebrews 11:39,40).
  • Daniel Mane on Psalms 91
    I know God is moving me forward and directing my walk with him to the next level in our relationship but how do I know when I am following his plan correctly?
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Matthew 1
    "Who he for knew he also did predestinate". Through faith,these words convince me that when we have been called, there becomes a predisposition of who we are and who we will become in this world and the world to come . God has set his own parameters , as you have said " who are we to judge eternal matters!" Is it not enough to believe and live a life unto Him who has died for us? We should humble ourselves before the throne of God! How Satan weaves his discourse into a mans heart, those who deceive themselves who trust not His word. In the beginning was the word! This is the revelation of our creator found in Jesus Christ! In him is the light! God Bless you!
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Hello brother Chris,

    Knowing you and I have a couple views we look differently upon. You are very knowledgeable in the Word of God and I respect you very much. Please don't think I'm affiliated with any group, like JW. As no person, or church, has taught me of or lead me to the Lord. The Holy Bible and what I've experienced, along with receiving the Holy Spirit, is all I have. Now being in a relationship with our Eternal Father and Jesus Christ is all I'll ever need.

    I'm really sorry if my post got to you a little but that is what I feel. I know I could be wrong. To shed a little on a thought of mine: so what if someone lives their life, never was taught the gospel or about Jesus Christ, was a ok person with a good heart, and lost their life in some way. Or with how much lies and deception by satan in this world. If a person was just engulfed in lies their whole life, just enslaved, and never got a chance to believe in the Lord because they were so weak and suffered their whole life. I can't believe our loving Father would ever condemn them to eternal punishment because of how wicked this world is.

    Of coarse I'm not the judge and don't make those decisions. I'll try to keep these things to myself as I don't want to irritate anyone. Especially you Chris.

    God Bless.
  • Deborah Colbert on Genesis 1
    Psalms 122:6 And Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper that love thee

    Question: what is the history in the Bible about this
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Greg, that expression essentially refers to the Sodomites, or as we would say, homosexuals.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Richard, with all due respect to your understanding of Scripture, but I would direct you to Luke 16:19-31, and specifically, verse 23: "And in hell (Gk. Hades) he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom." And verse 28: "For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment."

    And Mark 9:43,44: "And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell (Gk. geennan, or Gehenna), into the fire that never shall be quenched, where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

    This is the sad state of all those who reject Christ & His Gospel - eternal torment awaits them & for this cause the Gospel has to be preached so that men may know the Truth & flee the torment to come. Let's not get trapped in the JW teaching of only death awaiting the sinner - if only ultimately death with little or no suffering, then why flee to the One Who gave His Life to save us from God's Wrath & Judgement. As I ask this to the JWs who visit me (or, used to visit), what then is your Gospel? Is it only to be able to be a part of God's Kingdom or perish into the dust if we reject the Gospel? There's nothing to flee from. If that was the choice given to me, I doubt if I would be moved to convert - yes, it would be lovely to experience eternal life with the Lord, but if it meant that the other option was just to disappear into the earth, then that's not much reason to change my lifestyle. Many believe that now: that there's no God & nothing after the grave. I came to the Lord because of the Spirit's Work of conviction in my heart, of Who God is & that His Judgements against the sinner are certain & that there is eternal suffering for those who reject His offer. It would be lovely to think that a sinner can eventually find freedom from torment but for Revelation 21:8.


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