Bible Discussion PAGE 160

  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on Romans 1:17
    Romans 1:16-17 is often used as the key verses to summarize the book of Romans. Paul declares boldly why he is not ashamed of the gospel about Jesus that he preaches around the world. This message is nothing less than the power of God for everyone who believes, both Jews and Gentiles. It is about being declared righteous by God because of our faith in Him. Paul put the same idea this way in Philippians 3:8-9: "that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith." This is God's gospel: God's "good news" for humanity. Paul quotes Habakkuk 2:4 to show this is not a new idea: "The righteous shall live by his faith."
  • Soft Answers - in Reply on Proverbs 15:1
    Proverbs 15:1

    A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

    Proverbs 25:15

    By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

    Job 41:3

    Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?

    This is the 2nd time showing this....
  • God39s child - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Yes that is absolutely true. We all fall short of the goodness of God but we are saved by His grace!

    He is GOOD and MERCIFUL and JUST and He will forgive us of our sins because our Father sent His Son to die for us, so His blood will wash us clean.

    "Life is in the blood", I've heard that and thought: of course life is in the blood, because without blood we would die. But today I saw it in a different light. "Life is in The blood", His blood, that cleanses us and washes us clean, but also gives us LIFE! A new and a different kind of life from this earthly world. Spiritually, we have LIFE! Eternal life because we are His!

    But in the Word it also says not to sin willfully. Meaning, if you know right from wrong, take the the right rode. Listen to the Holy Spirit and what He is telling you to do. Always obey your parents. Walk through life with reference to what the Bible says.

    Always check yourself, don't rush things because patience brings peace. Don't ignore the Holy Spirit, if you do, it leads to roads that will make you steer from the ways of the Lord and before you know it, you could be so far off into the world, you start doubting the existence of God, of Jesus, and you could even find yourself going against Him, denying Him, hating Him. And you NEVER want to go there, it's a scary place to be.

    If you know you shouldn't be writing, singing, watching something or dancing a certain way, talking a certain way, wearing certain clothes that will make men or woman lust after you, than don't do it, don't run over the Holy Spirit.

    And of course I am guilty of doing just that. So I know it's a real fight to free from temptation. But a little tip to help you stay away from temptations from Satan: Stay away from anything that would put you in a position where you would face temptations.

    Praise the Lord through anything & everything.

    Love the Lord with all your might, heart, mind and soul, Love Him with an everlasting love...

    Just as He has loved you
  • Honoring the known will of God - in Reply on Revelation 1
    I've written on this before. It's in the 1-100 history pages somewhere. I only know what the Lord spoke to me. I don't know much about how Catholics worship. The issue came about because of public hatred towards Catholics. Jesus sent this through the Holy Spirit to teach us.

    When Archangel Gabriel told Mary what was going to happen. Luke 1:48 is a PROPHESY that has been continually performed throughout generations of Catholics mostly.

    Why is this done? Mary is Jesus's mother!

    Jesus wants his mother's name to be blessed.

    Can any of us remember in a Baptist, Charismatic, Assembly of God, Pentecostal, Methodist, Presbyterian, & 10,000 others EVER say what's written in Luke 1:42 ???!!

    No One Does! Every year we give Mary a place in our Christmas manger scenes in the front of our homes because the public tells the Churches that manger scenes at the Churches are illegal now.

    Look at the Christmas programs: people spending big loot to out decorate their neighbors!! Does anyone else hate this?

    This is Jesus's Mom! All cowards should be ashamed: my opinion. My opinion and $1.50 will get me a ride downtown on a bus.

    "All generations shall call me Blessed." Who in the Church world has fulfilled that prophesy? Just this approaching holiday season, may we truly celebrate Jesus and the whole family of God around the globe.

    Eat green popcorn balls and tell our testimonies of when we became Christians.

    Let the kids hear the story of Jesus's birth.

    If we do this I pray that God will turn back the virus, to whom released it on the world.

    I'm really praying that all of us will remember those who are grieving with loss.

    Help us to turn towards God again with our whole heart, kneel and ask for favor against this virus. The Body of Christ can do that.

    Last year I sat down for many days and read all the way from Joshua to Chronicles to find out a mystery. God showed me, that EVERY time the nations repented and turned back to God, he helped them.
  • Andy G van den Berg on Acts 8
    Acts 8:22

    The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and is not of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).



    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Revelation 12:9) and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), as mankind follows after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Galatians 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Revelation 12:9).

    It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know the true Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 3:3,5; Revelation 1:1), and only then will you be able to overcome the spirit of this world (1 John 5:4; Revelation 3:21) and learn what it means to Repent and how this whole world has been deceived (Revelation 12:9). It should also be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).

    Luke 15:10. LIKEWISE, I SAY UNTO YOU, THERE IS JOY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ANGELS OF GOD OVER ONE SINNER THAT REPENTETH
  • Isaac awuah on Job 1
    what is the meaning of Job 1:8. why did God initiated the conversation
  • ALU FRIDAY on Ezra 10:17
    Your comment...i need bible commentary& bible questions
  • Grace QA Moderator - in Reply on Matthew 12:42
    I'm quite knowledgeable about Jewish culture, so I'll answer this correctly

    Some non-Jews have only vaguely heard about the word "Sabbath" (called Shabbat in Yiddish) but it is less known that there are a few different types of Sabbaths, such as, what I call, the Soil Sabbath in Leviticus 25. Since you obviously mean the weekly Sabbath, the quick answer is that it is generally from 6p.m. Friday evening to 6p.m. Saturday evening. The long answer involves where on the planet one lives, the season, and/or how strictly a Rabbi defines the timing of sunset

    The fact that no one rushed to answer this before me shows me 2 insights: That some of the regular responders at least have the humility to know that they didn't know, and I see an opportunity to use your question as an original teaching example: that just because the Bible doesn't mention a keyword, or a phrase, or the details, or it's own doctrine, the ancient Jews from the time of Moses were very smart to figure it out from Genesis chapter one

    Too bad white culture Bible Colleges and seminaries don't teach logic, reading comprehension, and analytical thinking skills because apostasy and unnecessary controversies such as the centuries old Trinity, the Rapture, and the fable about Genesis Six's sexual "angels" continue as proofs that most pastors, ministers and priests have failed in their teachings and duty-of-care responsibility charged by God. Furthermore, they are too afraid to question and investigate the fake additions to the New Testament that has been wrongly attributed to Saint Paul, such as the supposed dogma that 'women are inferior and unable to teach'
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    Dear Flossy, thanks for what you shared. You belong here.

    >You can't help someone drowning if you are drowning also.

    >You can't be sick and help another sick person.

    Have you ever challenged these thoughts you wrote? Where does this belief come from? Everyone is a work of progress. We're all imperfect. We all are on a journey. We all can grow and CAN change if we try. We can learn to love ourselves more, to give ourselves a break and to give others a break. We can show compassion to anyone. It doesn't take any special qualifications to help others. It doesn't even require arms, legs, the ability to speak. For example, most have the ability to smile and show appreciation to another. To pay a compliment. To show you care. Have you seen the YouTube video of the man with no arms, legs who became a motivational speaker?

    I know the quoted statements above are not true, because my mentor suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts throughout his life. Thank God he did not believe what you said, because he helped save my life. And not just me, he's been an inspiration to so many people- more than he even realizes. But yes, he has a thorn in his flesh 2 Corinthians 12:6-7 just like Paul from the Bible did. Have you ever noticed that God has a special liking for disadvantaged people? Moses had a speaking impediment and yet God asked him to be the leader of possibly over a million Israelites. Etc. The reality is even the people you can't see flaws on, have big flaws they are aware of. We do have a choice of what we do with our gifts and abilities though.

    I would challenge you to start using your gifts to help others. You will in turn feel great about doing it. It may be a challenge during this temporary pandemic, but there are other ways to show acts of kindness to others and do things to ease someone else's burden. Have you considered praying for some of the many needs on this website who share their prayer requests?

    God is a great designer and he loves you even if you don't know it yet. You're here for a reason.
  • Inez on Proverbs 15:1
    How do you explain "a soft answer"
  • Orex Job Kombea on Genesis 1
    Dear Author,



    Greetings in the name of almighty Jesus. 'Praise God', Amen!

    My name is Orex Job Kombea, a Christian fellow.

    I am bit clinked and alarmed in the points that you put out from the Book of Genesis. I have few ideas and conceptions.

    "The Biological perspectives are impacted for the Biblical purposes as a whole world.The Book of Genesis may not only the avenue that soughts the knowledge on

    the Biological Sciences in the Bible. But there are other books that sought the references how God designed and created the Biological world which mankind may uncover that seems the mystery.

    The book of Isaiah 28:10 quotes; "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little". Which implies that the Biblical Science quotes are not that aligned into the analytical sequence so that mankind may identify them into the quick and easy paces. They are scattered all over in the book of Bible into both the Old and the New Testaments. Therefore, we'll have to seek them bit by bit and discover them, and literally analyse them into a whole reference that will become a whole approached knowledge.

    Into such a concept the Biological perspectives are impacted for the Biblical purposes. Romans 8:28. "And we know that in all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose" .



    For instance, What is the purpose of the animal 'BIRD'? Since every creation is created and made for purposes it got its name: acrostically we define it. "Best Informer Resource Daily". Birds' devine purpose is to inform mankind for daily time telling globally.

    Note: every creation got its name for its purposes. Therefore the name that each creation got is power and life for purpose. Like the name 'JESUS', " Jehovah Saves Us". Sarah and Abraham changed their names and they experienced the blessing, 'son Isaac'. Name is purpose.

    I be contacted for further!

    Thank you.....
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Maccabees 4
    This testimony has so blessed my heart! We never know what happens with the seed that we sow. We just pray that the Lord would rain on it and bring in the harvest. To this day I still pray people I prayed with 35 years ago, are still in Jesus.

    The Holy Spirit is all over me right now; I will say thank you and will see you tomorrow, blessed Brother.
  • Flossy Ann Archibeque - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    I have made my promise to God clear. I have said repeatedly, release some of this sorrow and I will help other people who are struggling. You can't help someone drowning if you are drowning also. I know what its like when you feel like no one has your back and you never knew trust to begin with. I have been there. I can only help people once I'm well enough to. You can't be sick and help another sick person. That is what got me pulled into addiction to begin with. I had depression already, I was trying to help this person who was addicted, we ended up in a relationship. I wanted to make him happy, he needed me to be more "social" and eventually, he wore me down. I started using. I knew it was bad but I wasn't close, couldn't feel God at the time. Satan worked on me 4 months. 4 months and I finally caved. I thought well no one cares, this isn't getting easier, I will do it just enough to get through this time. I had an eating disorder 10+ years before I got into this addiction and part of it was running. I had to run a certain amount of time a day to stay a certain type of way so that someone would love me. I was working full time then and trying to run and trying to support my now- boyfriend's drug habit and I was thinking I'm spending so much time driving around and money I might as well be doing it. So I started using and realized the eating thing took care of itself. I think I would have kept on doing it if it didn't bother me we were lying to everyone all the time. But it did bother me. So that is why I can't be helping people right now. When I develop some better coping mechanisms and have a more solid feeling of trust in who God is and who I am, yes. I will help people. But, I cannot right now. I'm dealing with my own mess right now and going through all the lies and trauma in my past and its a lot to deal with sober considering I spent my life running from pain. I just get overwhelmed at times and that is why I go to these sites for prayer.
  • Flossy Ann Archibeque - in Reply on Matthew 24:9
    The earliest memory of rejection I recall was when I was 10. I came to my parents for comfort. I was sad and didn't know why. I have had clinical depression. 20+ years barely responds to anything. I was afraid. They told me stop acting spoiled and punished me. I realized I had to deal with it on my own so I started cutting myself. They noticed it and got annoyed, (because I made them look bad.) I "ruined" Christmas that year. Don't come from that angle if you haven't been raised that way. I never, learned to trust. I never learned to. It must have been nice to be loved for who you are. To accept God's love so easily. I STRUGGLE, STRUGGLE to accept God's love into my heart because I had to defend myself when I was younger and had to build up a wall to keep myself safe. My father was an alcoholic and unpredictable and would lash out at times. My mother was a narcissist. I had to compete with my brother for love. We were loved based on how well we performed, in school, in public, what else did we do to make them look good. You couldn't be flawed it was unacceptable. You had to hide your problems. I am in recovery for addiction. So yes, I am working on things. I didn't even realize how many lies were told to me. I was told over and over you can't trust anyone. I was raised catholic. My father moved here from New Mexico because he was ashamed of his family history and thought he could run away from it. As soon as I started showing symptoms of mental illness from his side of the family he was trying to run away from, I was blamed for it. My father said I reminded of him of his mother and he hates her. I live with family in Minnesota. Hurt people hurt people. Both my parents were dysfunctional and should have never had children. My mother's mother was dying when she was pregnant with me. I was delivered via emergency c section. You don't know my history. I care about people. I could care a lot more if I didn't have all this emotional baggage. Ignore me if I offend you.
  • Anon - in Reply on Revelation 1
    I'm Christian. I worship Jesus Christ. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Not Mary or anyone else. Where in the Bible does it say to worship Mary, or anyone else? I know where it says to not worship idols.

    In Christian church the Bible is freely used, open and taught. Is this so in Catholicism? No.

    How many more shall I add to this list?
  • Carleton - in Reply on Hebrews 2
    Good evening Greg, My wife and young son went into the wilderness today to see some absolutely beautiful waterfalls created by our great God. Regarding sinners I think you understand that a death sentence was placed upon Adam and Eve and their children. Thus our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. My life had to be sacrificed by faith and repentance outside of the gate like Jesus. Fully believing this was so, like many, I could enter through the torn veil without fear and find my new life in the Mercy Seat where Jesus covers my sins. To continue to willing sin I would be again an unbeliever, but His grace is sufficient. I remain until the end of this life a sinner saved by grace and am assured of this position by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which comforts me when I do well and reproves me when I error.

    It seems some of your concerns are outside of the believer's Kingdom (which I refer to as His Church). I love my neighbor as I understand my own unrighteousness and unworthiness. I pray for those who are at fault with the laws of their respective lands that they can repent and find grace with God and man. But for their punishment I leave it to the magistrate. As Christians we are likely the most accountable to the laws of the land because we were bought for a price and do not want to ever devalue the work of Jesus at Calvary.

    1 Corinthians 15:47

    The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

    Do we as Christians not want to be more like Him at any cost?

    Thank you for your thoughts.

    Carleton
  • Stephen - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 15
    Hi, Deaths Victory, Nothing comes back from the grave as it is only dust of whom God had made us, but; the twinkling of the eye there is change in death and the rising of ones soul. As 1 Corinthians 15 speaks very clearly of the changes made in death as it is swallowed up in victory to those that have spiritually followed Christs teaching here on earth. Those who have loved his appearing through the victory of Jesus Christ's sacrifice. Thanks be to God for his great love in sending his Son Jesus.
  • T - in Reply on Matthew 28
    Wonderful Mishael! Truly enjoyed reading your responses in this discussion. Your time is well served.
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Maccabees 4
    It was several years later before I fully surrendered to the Lord and was born again a new man, but the beginning was a street preacher. I left a dance party in the summer, too hot too crowded and too... Skateboarded a mile to downtown in a small town when I heard these two preachers speaking out. What caught my attention was one had an accent that I recognized. Starting talking and I asked him where he was from, my original same city across the nation. We dialed in together little by little that we had been next door neighbors, he was the kid brother to my good friend. Well this helped be to believe that God was now talking with me via this street preacher. While he was visiting town he took me to a Calvary Calvary Baptist Church a few times. Before he left town I had decided to accept Jesus the way they do and was received warmly. I loved this man for his part, eventually he moved to my same town but by then I had left the beginning of reaching out as a Christian to know God more. I learned several years later that this street preacher did marry locally but died from cancer in his low 30's. But I remember him now. As my life failed to improve by my lack of grace I finally visited a Mennonite Church where after an evening service I was invited to a home where a visiting relative who was a pastor who was sitting on the floor because all the chairs were taken asked me if I had ever been born again, and I told him my experience at the Calvary Church. He asked me about repentance in that experience which I could not recall. I went to several Church meetings over the course of a few months and my heart became burdened and I repented what was on my heart but somehow I lacked faith and continued on my work trip. After returning I visited the Church on a Wednesday eve on my next truck trip. Heard a testimony on lacking faith. Later that evening at a dock I had a simple prayer to Jesus and immediately had peace by the Holy Spirit in my heart. Thank you street preachers!
  • T - in Reply on John 10:30
    There can be no sin near God. As Jesus and the Father are one, in that moment a separation had to occur. Jesus TOOK ON, ALL sin. That sin had to be separated from God. The English translation for the word 'enkataleipo' (Greek) is abandoned or left behind. That sin had to be abandoned and left behind. Jesus, the man of flesh who took on the sin, was left behind. Jesus in resurrection of Spirit was not abandoned.
  • Mishael on 1 Maccabees 4
    Everyone who has Youtube, listen to a song:

    "I Saw Him" by Terry Talbot
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 5
    John 3

    Nicodemas asked Jesus the same question.

    Fleshly birth

    Spiritual birth
  • Mishael - in Reply on John 10:30
    Comment only: Jesus experienced the pain of being separated from His Father.

    If we were more sensitive we would feel that too when we sin knowing full well that we are doing it.

    A conscience that feels no pain is seared. just like a strip steak you throw on a burning hot skillet.

    Jesus suffered through pain of separation for every human mentioned in John 3:16. All humanity: from Genesis to Revelation.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 22
    If I offended you, I apologize. None was intended. It's been a strange day in here. I know nothing about the Catholic religion.

    In the prayer request room I do meet people who have spiritual needs that greatly exceed what their religion provides to them.

    Have a blessed evening.
  • What is the Ministry - in Reply on Matthew 28
    The fishers of men is in Matthew 4:18

    Four of Jesus's disciples were fisherman: Peter , Andrew and Brothers James and John.

    Talking of the five fold Ministry comes from Ephesians 4:11. The Holy Spirit gives gifts to the Church as He Wills; with signs following. Men cannot appoint themselves.

    We can all pray for the Holy Spirit to give us his gifts. 1 Corinthians 12. (1 Corinthians 12:28 ). 1 Peter 4:7-11

    You will know if Jesus calls you to minister.

    Find the chapter on the body of Christ. We're all part of that.

    He called me. I sprinted out to Street and made a fool of me. I crawled home. After a while the Lord said: are you through doing it your way? ( such a quiet, non- judgmental voice) I said YES!! He will be our Teacher.

    May God bless you. Mishael
  • When Go Ye turns inside to become GO ME - in Reply on 1 Maccabees 4
    I cut my little baby Christian teeth, in street evangelism. Three years in the alien capital (Roswell) of the US; 3 years in Tulsa the Christian capital; 3 years in Austin, the witches capital. Very few tv preachers dare to go in there. That's why I teach praying to the Lord of the Harvest so much. Go where He leads you.

    There lots of people teaching street evangelizing online. Praise God! A lot of people on youtube teaching on spiritual warfare. Always take your angels along :)

    I think depression amongst Christians occurs when their GO YE turns to GO ME on the inside. It fights against the spirit.

    Mishael
  • Sheila Hedgepeth - in Reply on Ephesians 6
    Thank you.
  • Poch Suzara on John 10:30
    If. as Jesus revealed as a truth in the bible, also known as the GOOD BOOK, that "I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE" - John 10:30 - why would Jesus, as the only begotten Son of God, while crucified and dying on cross cry out loud: "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?" Matthew 27:46

    Poch Suzara
  • Robert DeHaan on Psalms 145
    O how this world loves itself, instead of the creator of things. we should thank the lord through out the day, at noon time and in the evening. majesty, glory and honor belong only to the almighty one. worship and praise god each day. he is always there and his love so divine, full of grace. how i love the name of jesus christ our savior and king eternal.
  • A Bible believa - in Reply on Revelation 22
    Umm... I don't see your intent. Are you agreeing with me or disagreeing?


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