Bible Discussion PAGE 157

  • Rei - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    Why are you mentioning Covid-19?. Those words never were typed by me. And I NEVER took words out of context. Your cognitive abilities are too low to understand the very FIRST thing I put which means YOU TAKE THINGS OUT OF CONTEXT THAT I NEVER EVEN SAID. I was addressing the fact that a person here saying that basically children will be vindicated if they were raped or murdered and I was saying NO, they will not, that person was saying that evil people's deeds will evenyually go punished when God basically gets ahold of them (hell). And I was basically say "So" what is THAT going to do? A person who gets punished in the hereafter is NOT going to change the fact that a particular child was raped or murdered. God itself should protect little children. It should not be "don't you worry little one, you being raped and murdered will only last a little while and you will die but I your God will punish them when they eventually die." Wow. Stop talking about Covid 19 when I wasn't
  • Atuman yakubu on John 8:47
    bible exposition and commentary on John 8;47, the desire to hear from God
  • Felix Nkansag Baidoo - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    Who is Christ?
  • Felix Nkansah Baidoo - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    Thank you Chris
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 22
    Jesse, I agree with your position & understanding of the Scripture. Except, I believe that it is: "husbands love your wives" & not "submit". Well, that's okay, even my wife thinks it is: "husbands submit to your wives, in the Lord".
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 91
    I'm so grateful that you wrote to her too. It was hectic here with my 7 yr old grandson.

    My Dad died from Alzheimer's. I came back to Tulsa after vacation with family. As soon as I got back home the Lord said your father is dying. I quizzed my mom & she told me everything. She was running their business and trying to take care of him too. So I moved there to take care of him. I loved him as much as my son. The night he died he had been aspirating food..and he drowned. I was holding him and I felt something Invisible walk in the room. It said Leave. I'm going to take your father now. I was gone 4 minutes and he had passed. His face was so peaceful. I would've fought an army to keep my Dad.

    It was so kind what you said. Very Christ-like. Merciful.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Well done Bob for quickly picking up this New Age teaching which of course has its roots in Hinduism. The sadder part is when folk start to fuse other religions or philosophies with the teachings of God's Holy Word. My forefathers were Hindu; my great grandfather was a priest with multiple wives. At his conversion (I don't know his story), he rejected & cast away everything tainted with idolatry. He knew that you 'cannot serve two masters' - one cannot embrace Jesus Christ & still have a foot in the temple's door. He could still have maintained his priestly position & dignity in society & quietly believed in Jesus, but at what cost? To the damnation of his soul. Syncretism is clearly Satan's chief ploy to divert sometimes earnest, well-meaning people, into a false belief that this new understanding/new light shed upon them is God's great plan & purpose for them & the world. How we need to stay true to the Word of Truth so that lies are what they are: LIES.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Doris, I can't think of any other Scripture than Psalms 91 that provides such assurance & comfort when one is going through deep & dark valleys. I have a dear elderly friend, also Doris by name, so I feel compelled to write, who is now confined in a nursing home, going blind & with alzheimers. She loves the Lord dearly, as you do, and hangs onto Him so tightly, that her present sufferings, though very real, are but just a passing aberration. As apostle Paul said, "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory which shall be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18) and Peter (1 Peter 4:13). So be assured that the serious medical issue you're going through is not just known by those about you, but by the God of Love & Healing. He is Yahweh-Ropheka: I AM the LORD Who Heals (Exodus 15:26). Keep your gaze upon Him, soak yourself in His Love, enjoy His Glorious Presence through the Word & prayer. He is mindful of you & we will lift you up before His Throne.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Peter 2:1
    Eliot, you've raised a lot of issues here. In essence, I see you judging yourself too harshly. Maybe, you're a little like me - being too introspective & harsh on oneself. You've given some great truths there but it may be a lack of understanding, your prayer life & walking each day in the power & joy of the Spirit, that keeps you in a place of frustration, confusion & self deprecation. And of course, our Enemy, Satan, is always prowling about us (1 Peter 5:8) to bring us to sin, particularly in areas of weakness. If we are aware of our weaknesses & failings but also aware of the One Who loves us & guards us, we are better equipped to deal with whatever hits us between the eyes. Your setting up a fruit/veg garden for the future of your kids is a wonderful idea & not a lack of trust in God. God gives us a myriad of bodily faculties & brain power. He gives us doctors, lawyers, govt. services to avail of. If anything is contrary to His Mind, then we have a reason to shun it & let Him speak.
  • Drew on 1 Samuel 17:4
    This passage is based on the Masoretic texts which lists his height as nearly nine feet nine inches , Masoretic is the foundation of the English King James bible, however according to the Dead Sea scrolls his height was closer to 6'9, the dead sea scrolls being much older than the Masoretic texts suggest Goliath's height was changed to make David's feat much greater!
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1:1
    Our God is an Omniscient God, i.e. He knows all things. He knew that Adam & Eve would sin & that this sin would be passed throughout all humanity. He knew that it wouldn't be by the giving of the Law through Moses, that the sin issue would be dealt with (the law was only a schoolmaster (Galatians 3:24,25)) to show Israel & us that we are not able to get right with God by obeying His Laws, simply because we just can't do it. God knew that one day, He would have to send of Himself (His Word, His Son: John 1:1-12) so that the full & only price could be paid for sin, so that man may only just believe in His Sacrifice to be saved & not anything else (Ephesians 2:1-10). So, if God knew all this from the beginning till now, why were Adam & Eve punished, since it was already known by God? It then is a question of obedience. They were not created robotic. God did tell them to not eat of the fruit of that particular tree (Genesis 2:16,17). They had a choice to obey their Creator or not. They chose wrongly!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Revelation 1
    Wolfen244 Chakra has to do with India and the Hindu religion and yoga. Some call it new age, but it is very old. This ties in with kundalini spirit where the serpent climbs your spine and ends up opening the 3rd eye. Yes I know about it as I left this new age junk over 30 years ago. This stuff has nothing to do with biblical Christianity. Throw away your old books and learn from the King James Bible. Jesus was God in the flesh, not a yogi or guru, who came to redeem us from sin and spiritual death.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 22:21
    Patricia,

    Can you please share where in scripture I can find that every Jew had to be saved before they could take the message to the nations. I do not know of any place where Paul taught that. Are you referring only to those who were sent out, or every Jew?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 22
    Sir, I both agree and disagree with what you're saying. First, I do not see anything in Patricia's post stating that she is pastoring a church, or usurping authority over a man. I agree with 1 Timothy 2:12, but that is speaking of a woman being in authority over a man in the church, or pastoring a church, not that a woman cannot teach at all. Women are allowed to teach children in a Sunday school setting, or at home if the man is not fulfilling that role. Women are also allowed to teach other women. However, women are not to hold a position of authority over the men in the church. In other words, women are not allowed to pastor the church. This is not to say that women are inferior to men, and there are plenty of women who would be much better teachers than some of the men out there. But God's order in the church is God, Christ, Man, Woman. As far as submission goes, it always involves a third person, Wives submit to their husbands, husbands submit to their wives, in the Lord!
  • Chris - in Reply on Ecclesiastes 7:26
    This chapter written by Solomon is to give counsel in view of man's wickedness. He gives a series of proverbial sayings concerning wisdom & foolishness. Verse 26 probably refers to a loose woman (harlot). Solomon also refers to her in his Proverbs 6:24-29. Sadly, he uses the female gender to demonstrate his point of seduction, when both genders are equally responsible in the decisions they make. Solomon says that this is "more bitter than death": the seduction into sin's traps. However, he says, both righteous men & women are a rare find (vv 27,28). Not a nice picture at all, but again showing us that our hearts are "deceitful above all things & desperately wicked...." (Jeremiah 17:9).
  • Jesse - in Reply on Galatians 6
    In all honesty, believers are not supposed to try and interpret dreams, so I don't believe anyone here can truly tell you what your dream means. There are people out there that make their living interpreting dreams, but as believers, we're not to go there either. If you feel the Lord is trying to give you a message, you might want to go to Him in prayer and ask. By the description of your dream, I don't think this is any message from the Lord. When He wants us to know something, He will make it very clear as to what He wants us to know. The best answer I can give you is that you just dreamt of a green alligator in muddy water. That's it!
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 24:23
    I think you're enquiring about Isaiah 24:23. If so, then this whole chapter deals with Gods' message to Judah through his servant Isaiah, about the future Great Tribulation to come upon Israel (& the whole world). You should read also chapters 25-27. Isaiah writes specifically to his people & how they will be affected. Jesus also spoke of this time (Matthew 24) & particularly in reference to Isaiah 24:23, Jesus says in Matthew 24:29,30, that "the sun & moon will be darkened & the stars fall & then shall He (the Son of Man) appear in the clouds in great power & glory". We understand that this time will be when Jesus, the King of kings will come from Heaven (where He is now at the Father's Right Hand), to reign on the Earth for a thousand years & sin & Satan will be bound. His children will reign with him for a thousand years in Jerusalem. When we consider all that lies ahead & especially the horrors for those who refuse Jesus, we can but rejoice in the gift of Salvation from God.
  • Nancy on 1 Corinthians 7
    What does Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 7,4 if 1 of the parents is Holly than the other partner is Holly and also their children?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Our heavenly Father,

    We come before you and we thank you for your provision. We humble ourselves before you, and we are so blessed to know that you hear and answer every prayer that is asked according to your will, not ours. Father, we lift up Doris to you that you might heal her and strengthen her during this tough time she is going through. Help her to know that no matter what she is going through, that you are her strength. We know that you alone have the power to heal, but we also understand that there are times when you choose not to heal, and we accept that, because we know it is from you. But we pray Lord, that your will be done in Doris' situation. We pray this in Jesus' name, Amen!
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 9
    Diane, you have rec'd pertinent Scriptures & comment here. I would add: if indeed your contact who is 'struggling with homosexuality' believes that the condition is from birth, not acquired due to other factors, e.g. result from abuse, being led astray, looking for any love, etc., then your contact needs to know that homosexuality is regarded as sin (references given by Bob), & ALL sin can be repented of & a life can turn away from it. Yet, that is easy to say & hard to do. Sin comes to ALL of us: firstly, lust starts off in the mind & when allowed to develop (mature) & produce action (conceive), it brings forth sin; when it is finished, it brings forth death (eternal damnation) (Js 1:15). When we 'nip it in the bud' = in the mind/our desire, then there's no sin. If we allow it to mature & give in to action, sin is the result. Your contact may not easily clear his/her mind of this desire, but restraint to action is paramount. The Holy Spirit truly gives much strength & healing.
  • Ron - in Reply on Revelation 13:13
    5G? That's what I've been finding what could be is making people sick. Who really knows anymore. So much evil the gov as sent out to kill us it's hard to pin point.
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 John 2:23
    Adam, thanks for sharing that. I agree that the King James Version is probably the most accurate English translation we have. It is my bible of choice and is the English version I recommend to people who ask me what bible they should purchase or study from. But like all English translations, it also is a translation.

    I am in no way putting down the King James. Like I said, it is my bible of choice, and the one I study from. I do however change words in my King James Bible when I come across words that need to be changed in order to clarify the meaning of the text and present a more accurate representation of what the English is saying.
  • Eliot on 1 Peter 2:1
    The more I try to be good it seams like just one more huddle is added. I thought I was doing good to set up a garden so my children,( during really hard times ), would have a place to come to and eat out of it. But then I learned what the word guile meant. Instead of trusting God to feed them or choose not to for the life style they live ,I took it upon my own craftiness to do it. Im a true believer but worry that my knowledge God , gave or allowed me to see , coupled with my shortcomings might put me in a bad place.

    God made it clear that it's worse for those who know the truths but end up sinning. No one is free of sin, but the Apostles say you must be like Jesus. This is confusing to me. Sometimes I get mad ,feel that Before I believed , the god of this world ,(satan), had me learn evil. Now it's second nature to spout out sly remarks at the evening news. Or get upset at people. And there is that ever lasting lust for the opposite sex. I don't act on it , I'm been single 22 Y.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 32
    Wayne, 1 Samuel 31 speaks of the deadly arrow strike that King Saul encountered & his command to his armour-bearer to end his life with a sword. The armour-bearer also then fell on his sword probably for what he had done to the king & also to the horror that may come to him by the approaching Philistines. When the enemy came upon the dead bodies, they beheaded Saul, & the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead came to retrieve his body & the others, took them back to Jabesh and burned (cremated) them there. However, this is the only clear instance of this happening. Usually, cremation was practised by the heathen & certainly uncommon among Israel. In Deuteronomy 21:23, the burying of the dead is seen & is common practice. For Christians today, cremation remains an option based on personal belief & high costs of burial, but for those who strongly believe in burial (& I support this), it is wise to put funds aside to meet that future need.
  • Wolfen244 - in Reply on Genesis 4
    Lisa Pensworth, Is this what you are talking about? Revelation Chapter 1 verse 20

    The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

    If so then there is no doubt what they truly are - if you are willing to understand the evidence and the logic. Trust me.
  • Helena Garilano - in Reply on 2 Timothy 1
    Correct!Jesus showed us how to cast our demons of fear out Mark 16:17 Deliverance is a ministry about how to cast our demons
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 15:33
    Vincent, there is no indication that Job lacked food during his lifetime (though of course, he lost so much else). It could be that as a result of his great losses & personal affliction by Satan (boils), that his appetite may not have been normal. Also, we don't hear anymore of his wife after she gives Job some wrong advice (2:9) & a slight reference to her (31:9,10) which is only an illustration Job makes: "if he should give into passion to another woman, then may his wife be given to another man": implying that he would never do such a thing. So, we know little more than this about her, though we could assume that his physical torture was accompanied with 'fireworks' around the house.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    Rei, thank you for your response. I will say two things: we are Christians & as those under our Lord's Directive we are to resist taking the offensive (e.g. just see attacks on Jesus by His accusers/enemies; could He not have given them a solid whipping, tongue-lashing or obliterated them off the face of the Earth). Rather, we are to "follow peace with all men & holy living, without these no man shall see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14, Romans 12:18). If we live by the sword, we shall die by the sword. Secondly, Romans 12:19 & Hebrews 10:30 speak of Vengeance & the right to meet out final judgement, as God's prerogative only & not man's. Yes, we do have the law enforcers on Earth & so we should, but for them to be able to do it perfectly would require a policeman to stand guard outside every house, on every street so as to give us safety. And then, what about the child that runs onto the road in front of a bus, or the young bride just diagnosed with cancer. Needless death?? Where's the comfort here?
  • Troy - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    Wow, Rei. Just tear any old verse from its context and MISapply it to any old thing, eh. "Hey, what does Psalms 23 have to do with COVID 19 China virus?" or "Hey, what does Psalms 23 have to do with the International Space Station?" The answer: very little or probably nothing. And that's the answer to your question too, Rei. But if you do HONESTLY want something helpful for 'little children around the world who have been raped and or murdered'" read Lamentations for something really sad, or read Proverbs. I really feel like your question isn't even a genuine attempt to understand Psalms 23 (or any other verse in Scripture).
  • Lisa Pensworth on Genesis 4
    What are the seven mysteries in the Bible?


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