Bible Discussion PAGE 163

  • Shirley Peggese on 2 Timothy 3:2
    We need to walk by faith and not by site keep our eye on sparrow in Jesus name amen

    S Peggese
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Sorry, that is: wehavekids
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 1
    The Ultimate List of Biblical Female Names (With Meanings)

    "WeHaveLids dot com"

    There's 200 names so you'll have to do the reading yourself. :D
  • Mishael on Halloween Confusion on Genesis 1
    Scriptures for any who are tempted to get into the spirit of Halloween. Hint: it is not a Christian holiday.

    From these scriptures it looks to me like it is an opening forspiritsto step into our world.

    Romans 12:21

    Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

    1 John 4:4

    Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

    Luke 11:22

    But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

    2 Peter 2:19

    While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

    I asked my kid what it was he liked most about Halloween: he said CANDY. We went to the store and he got 20.00 to get the good stuff. Nothing in a Halloween wrappers.

    We had a pumpkin fight in the backyard. Slime seeds everywhere. Everyone liked that.

    Then we watched Dennis the Menace and ate pizza till 8.

    Don't confuse your kids that it's ok to have fun with the devil one day a year. People won't ring your doorbell if the light is off.
  • Fred Scanlan on John 2
    Could there be a revival, or a spiritual awakening! i would ask you older who know the truth too call three or more peoples and speak the gospel found in christ.
  • Brian Ballow on Genesis 1
    What type of oil where they referring to in the old testament?
  • The Incarnation of Jesus - in Reply on Acts 5:5
    Matthew chapter 1

    22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

    23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

    24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

    25 And KNEW HER NOT till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

    COMMENT: Joseph and Mary did not have marital relations until after his birth. Women are counseled even this day to wait 4-6 weeks to resume relations.

    In the Book of Luke you will see that the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary. I wrote on this the other day. The Holy Spirit: is Spirit. God is spirit. Jesus is the Word of God. Mary was not touched by anything physical.

    Mishael
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Matthew 10
    If we are to have the mind of Christ, It is power to be in his spirit! When we speak the truth in love, the holy spirit will do the work for us. When the spirit convicts people of sin they will either except it or reject it. One thing is for sure, it will convict them of sin! If it does not, then we will agree with Paul, when he says their conscience is seared as with a hot iron! Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 60
    We wouldn't be able to do a full study here but I will give you an outline of this chapter 60 in Isaiah.

    This chapter is essentially about the future of Israel & Jerusalem, specifically the glory that will again be theirs in Christ's Millennial Kingdom on Earth. Even though the Gentiles will be in darkness, God's Glory will be seen upon Israel (v 2). This will draw the Gentiles into God's Light (v 3) & they too, if they repent, will share in the Millennial blessings (v 5) & the nations around will brings their offerings to it (vv 6-11). But the nations that remain obstinate & reject Israel will be left to ruin (v 12). Where once Israel was hated & despised, they will be the one to be admired & drawn towards (vv 15,16). The Lord Himself will be there & there will be no more violence or mourning for Jesus will be their continual Light & Salvation (vv 18-21).

    Interestingly, Isaiah 61:1 was quoted by Jesus when He was on Earth & when He ministered in the synagogue (see Luke 4:14-21). Jesus quoted that Isaiah portion, 61:1 to 2a, but He did not quote the second part of verse 2, "the day of vengeance of our God". Jesus sat down & said (in Luke 4:21), "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears", meaning, He made the claim before the Jews gathered there, that He was anointed by God to do all that God had ordained & prophesied in Isaiah 16:1 & 2 by His Coming to Earth. But for the future coming day of vengeance which will be prior to His Second Coming, culminating in the War of Armageddon, He won't come as the healer, comforter & deliverer, but to bring desolation to the world of sinners. And then comes the Millennial Era where Jesus rules from the Earth & what we read in Isaiah chapter 60.
  • JoAnn Scanlan - in Reply on John 1:3
    Another thought on your question "did god create sin" For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,"For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God." Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. This is Romans 8. What we see,and hear, the whole creation is subject too. Referring to it as vanity, here today gone tomorrow!
  • Glad you39re here - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    Sounds a little accusatory to me? Hang out a while and see what you see. Or read some of the history pages of comment.

    If comments are backed up with a lot of scripture; you might be standing on quicksand.

    Mishael
  • Go ye into All of your World - in Reply on Acts 1
    2 Timothy 2:15

    Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Ecclesiastes 12:12

    And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the Flesh.

    1 Thessalonians 4:11

    And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

    1 Corinthians 11:19

    For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

    ((My comment: that You will shine as gold))

    Romans 14:18

    For he that in these things serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

    2 Corinthians 13:7

    Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest:

    See if your Church has mentoring classes.

    Google, street ministry classes online; and see what all that entails. Evangelism is faith with feet. And a whole lot of scripture under the Belt of Truth.

    My prayers go with you, Mishael
  • Pursuing the Holy Spirit - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Are you born again? Did they pray with you to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? With the evidence of speaking in tongues?

    I didn't know who the Holy Spirit was. I had to read New Testament books to know who He is and what He is all about. I knew someone was helping me with deliverance issues. I just didn't really know it was the Holy Spirit helping me. Read the Book of John and underline Holy Spirit verses.

    Read 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14 which speak about tongues. Ask the Holy Spirit to Teach you about who He is, and who Jesus is. Pray for a Teachable spirit (inside of you).

    Tongues is a heavenly language. It's not going to be in English. It edifies you're born again spirit. You'll hear it in your innermost being. Repeat what you hear. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray. Sometimes I just groan.

    Certainly, pray with understanding in your human language; with understanding. Pray for people to come to Jesus and be saved. In no time at all your prayer life will bloom and produce fruits. Be assured that the Holy Spirit is undertaking your growing up in Jesus.

    Get some place quiet and listen for the still small voice.

    Anything the Holy Spirit speaks will be a healing salve on your heart. If a "voice' speaks and it scares you badly.... that was Satanic. Just say, it is written: get thee behind me, Satan! In Jesus Name!!

    Gods blessings on you in your search for all He has purposed for you. Stand strong in the power of His might. Find wisdom in Proverbs.

    Mishael
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 2
    Jesus is God's Son, holy & without sin. He can never lie because lying & all sin comes from a sinful heart & a corrupt nature. And Jesus, even after examination & condemnation by sinful men, was found to be Perfect & Holy, without any sin. So, if you're thinking of something that you've read, then please give us your reference so we can consider it & clarify it.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 27:51
    Matthew 27:51: "And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent".

    This was another great event that took place apart from Jesus' Sacrifice & His Resurrection. Right at the time of Jesus' death, at the evening oblation, the officiating priest would have seen this spectacular event of the heavy veil (curtain) that separated the Holiest Place from the Holy Place in the Temple, was torn apart from top to bottom. If man had cut it, it would probably be cut from bottom to top, but God showed that He did it, from the top downwards.

    This is significant for you & me as it is one of God's declarations that the Work of the Cross (that Work that was planned from the beginning of time for mankind's sins), was finally accomplished with the death of His Son Jesus Christ. His death not only was Jesus being our substitute to pay for our sins, but also averted God's Anger against us sinners. So the rending of the veil indicated that God also opened up the way for those who believe on Jesus, both Jew & Gentile, to now have access direct to God without the need for a priest to intercede or make sacrifice or oblation. Roman Catholics still go to their priest for confession, but the Way has been opened for us to approach God, through His Son, to talk to Him, to confess our sins, & to enjoy His Presence in our lives. Had Christ not died, had the veil not be rent, had not Jesus arisen from the grave, we would still be in our sins & stand guilty before God. Jesus' Sacrifice for us was truly great & for eternity & so we ever remain grateful to Him & growing in love & faith for Him Who has done it all for us.
  • Mild Bill on Psalms 19
    The heavens and earth are glorious and speak of God's majesty, but he shows us a greater glory in his word.What man may never discover in outer space or here on earth,is of little loss.What man may miss as God reveals himself through his word is tragic,with eternal consequences for many.As there is nothing hid from the heat of the sun,there is nothing hidden about the love of his son.What man needs to know,God freely shows.Heaven and Earth will pass away,but God's word will last forever. Richer than gold and sweeter than honey, here in your hands, before your eyes, for you, from him.
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 1
    Hi George. Your question is a very general one so only some options can be given for you to consider:

    1. Are you answering a call of God to serve or is it something you desire from your heart to do to serve the Lord?

    2. Are you looking to serve in your own country or go into cross-cultural ministry in another country?

    3. Is your calling, expertise, or interests lie in evangelism, literature, medical, translation work, other roles?

    4. Are you prepared to support yourself/family, or trust the Lord for support from the Church & others? Or, even a tent-maker position (i.e. you do secular work to earn money but involve yourself more in serving others in another culture).

    5. Is this for a short term or long term commitment?

    6. Are you looking to use the ministry to learn & develop your gifts, or are you already a serving member in a Church, who wants to diversify & meet a ministry's needs?

    Those are some questions that come to mind. I was in my early 30's when the Lord clearly spoke to me whilst in prayer, calling me to serve with a particular mission. That was a faith mission (we had to trust the Lord to provide for our needs) & it took me to France, the U.K. & finally to Pakistan to work among Muslims & also to build up the Church there. That didn't last long (less than two years), as our work was very forthright amongst Muslims, & we were soon arrested, etc. & thrown out of the country. Will you be prepared to face persecution & physical harm if it comes to you for the Gospel's sake?

    Entering full-time work in the Lord's harvest field is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. We are all called to be His witnesses just where we're at, but much prayer is needed for a separate dedicated ministry & that you sense the Lord directing you in this way. There are many Mission agencies who need workers to share in spreading the Gospel to the unreached or unevangelized: you will need to contact them to learn more. Every blessing as you wait upon the Lord.
  • Rose on Psalms 91
    what does it mean let the dead bury there dead.
  • Deuteronomy 23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

    It is clear enough that a dog sells at a price and is distinct from a whore. Both the price of a whore or of a dog are considered abominations.

    Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

    The dog lacks self-control and cannot stay away from the vomit. Similarly the fool lacks self-control.
  • Wayne - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Evolution doesn't say there is no god, it merely describes how a physical process works. No scientific theory uses gods as explanations, but that doesn't mean that science is anti-god.Geocentrism was, in part, a theoretical underpinning of the Roman Catholic Church. Galileo's work brought him to the attention of Church authorities, and in 1615, he was called before the Roman Inquisition, accused of heresy for beliefs which contradicted Catholic scripture. The following year, the Church banned all works that supported Copernicus' theories and forbade Galileo from publicly discussing his works. he published another book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican, which argued both sides of the scientific (and religious) debate but fell squarely on the side of Copernicus' heliocentrism. Galileo was once again summoned to Rome. In 1633, following a trial, he was found guilty of suspected heresy, forced to recant his views and sentenced to house arrest until his death in 1642.359 years after his heresy conviction, Pope John Paul II formally expressed the Church's regret over Galileo's treatment.
  • Tim on Matthew 19
    Very interesting to read that the 12 disciples will sit on Thrones in heaven with Jesus and judge the 12 tribes of Israel at Judgement day. It is shocking to read this knowing Judas was one of the 12 disciples. Does this mean even though he betrayed Jesus and hung himself he is and will be with the Lord forever??? It is making me rethink many things about Judas and God's plans
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 37:29
    What attracted me immediately to your post, was your name 'Perry' & that you appear to be affiliated with the JWs. I recall that many years ago, in the mid '80s in fact, that I took into spiritual counselling & shelter a young lad by the name of Peter Perry who was the son of an elder at a Kingdom Hall & this lad was tarnished with the name 'rebel' because of his departure from 'the faith'. I'm not suggesting that you both are related but that the name & JW connection got me interested to read further. I don't know what happened to Peter as he left & I went into overseas missionary work a little later. Nevertheless, I learned much about the beliefs of the JWs & of course, having over the years, invited some of them who pass by with their tracts, into my home. Sadly, now they seem to avoid me even when I wave to them with my eagerness to engage in conversation. I guess I might be a 'marked' person.

    The two chief areas of disagreement we have, concern the Deity of Jesus Christ & Eternal Punishment of the sinner. The JWs assert that Jesus Christ was a created Being, & of Eternity, that the sinful dead disappear into non-existence while only the righteous will have part in the Millennial Kingdom.

    On these two points particularly, I get passionately excited about, since belief in the JW understanding of these two doctrines (Person of Jesus Christ & of Last Things), I find that the JW's position is untenable when put under the spotlight of Scripture & God's Character of Holiness & Justice. If all sinners just disappeared into a state of non-existence, then why the need of Christ & His salvation? If to only grant us a hope of being with God in Paradise, then this brings little comfort of fleeing from sin's penalty of rejection & eternal fiery judgement. Our singular hope should be to flee the wrath of God because of our sins & into the Arms of a Merciful Saviour for salvation, eternal rest & worship to Him, Who first loved us enough to save us from Satan's domain.
  • Wayne - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    do you think your the first one to say this ? the Bible may be interpreted to support any claim or opinion at hand, a kaleidoscope of words revolved magically by an individual interpreter into any pattern desired.
  • Precious Muchemwa on 1 John 1
    How does one start to pray in tongues I would love to experience that.
  • Bible Guy on Judges 9
    Abimelech was killed at Thebez by a woman, but he tried to prevent it from being true. Judges 9:54 Then he called hastily unto the youngman his armourbearer, and said unto him, "Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, a woman slew him." And his youngman thrust him through, and he died. Now we can all say that Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth was slaughtered at Thebez by a woman, because the truth came out, 2 Samuel 11:21" Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez?" (KJV bible) So this woman was only able to kill him because of his own stipidity and he obviously did not have an helmet on his head. Abimelech really was a bumbling idiot, who attacks towers without wearing any type of head protection? Who fights wars without wearing any type or kind of armour? Abimelech went down in history as a fool killed by a woman only because he had no helmet on his head so it deos not matter what gender the person was sho threw the stone upon his head from a fatal height and he was not paying attention, so his pothetic embarrassment was all in his mind. And Abimelech is going to hell for dying in his sins because Revelation 21:8 says" But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake shich burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (KJV Bible)So Abimelech is in for a rude awakening, he should of thought about his soul instead of his legacy, the lesson to learn from his history is to not do the wrong thing and to repent of your sins and not to die in your sins. there are so many people like Abimelech who think that this world is all there is and once you die you are died forever and all you have is your legacy. But this is not true, there is a heaven and hell and i am going to heaven not to hell, so i will do everything to make to heaven!
  • GEORGE Jacobs III on Acts 1
    i want to join a ministry
  • Jay - in Reply on Acts 5:5
    jesus is not god 1cro 11:3 jhon 14:28
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Acts 5:5
    God is the Father of Jesus.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (Psalms 1:1-2)

    The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright. (Psalms 11:4-7)

    Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)

    Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)

    Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? (2 Corinthians 6:14-15)

    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:11)

    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
  • James Brooks - in Reply on Acts 5:5
    Hey Roxanne;Jesus Father is God ,not Joseph.Joseph and all the rest of us have sinful blood flowing through our veins.It took pure blood shed by Christ to pay that ransom to redeem us back to God.He only had His Father,s blood in Him.Pure and sinless.


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